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    Canada adds Crimean officials to sanctions list
    Nov29

    Canada adds Crimean officials to sanctions list

    In order to maintain the necessary pressure on Russia until it fully complies with its international obligations with respect to Ukraine, the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations have been amended to list 15 additional separatist individuals, including six members of Russia`s State Duma from Crimea, who are subject to an asset freeze...

    France calls for U.N. Security Council meeting on Aleppo
    Nov29

    France calls for U.N. Security Council meeting on Aleppo

    French foreign affairs minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called on Tuesday for an immediate United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo, which has been devastated by fighting, according to Reuters. ”More than ever before, we need to urgently put in place means to end the hostilities and to allow...

    Ukraine reports 38 attacks in Donbas in last day, hot spot near Mariupol
    Nov29

    Ukraine reports 38 attacks in Donbas in last day, hot spot near Mariupol

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 38 times in the past 24 hours, and most of the attacks were recorded in the Mariupol sector in Donetsk region, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. ”Russia`s hybrid military force used 120mm and 82mm mortars,...

    EU visa suspension mechanism to be considered in Jan
    Nov29

    EU visa suspension mechanism to be considered in Jan

    The official website of the European Parliament (EP) has announced a preliminary date for consideration of a European Union visa suspension mechanism, which visa waivers for Ukraine depend on. The consideration is preliminarily scheduled for January 18, 2017, the EU services said. MEPs plan to consider relevant regulation 2016/0142 (COD) in first...

    Yanukovych summoned for questioning as suspect in treason case
    Nov29

    Yanukovych summoned for questioning as suspect in treason case

    The Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) of Ukraine has summoned former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who now resides in Russia, for questioning in Ukraine as a suspect in the treason case. Summonses for interrogation have been posted on the PGO`s official website. Yanukovych was invited to appear at 10:00 local time on December 5 and...

    Ukraine`s budget saves $3 mln due to UNDP drug procurement in first two weeks
    Nov29

    Ukraine`s budget saves $3 mln due to UNDP drug procurement in first two weeks

    Ukraine has already saved US$3 million in budget funds due to medicine procurements through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the first two weeks. ”Few weeks in UNDP`s renewed medicine procurement cycle for 2016, amounts contracted so far already show savings of US$3 million compared to prices from 2015, which are immediately...

    Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine reacted on journalists’ investigation about President`s Spanish villa
    Nov29

    Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine reacted on journalists’ investigation about President`s Spanish villa

    National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine has changed its position on whether President Petro Poroshenko should have declared ownership of a Spanish seaside villa, raising questions about the state agency`s independence from the presidential administration, RFE/RL reports. Poroshenko`s ownership of the multimillion-dollar luxury villa...

    Norway resumes high-level trade talks with Russia after two-year break
    Nov29

    Norway resumes high-level trade talks with Russia after two-year break

    Norway has resumed high-level talks with Russia on trade and economic cooperation that were broken off after Moscow annexed Crimea in 2014, according to Reuters. ”This is the first time Norway and Russia hold bilateral meetings at the ministerial level since 2014,” the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries said in a statement on...

    Ukraine`s international reserves shrink first time in 7 months
    Nov29

    Ukraine`s international reserves shrink first time in 7 months

    Foreign reserves of Ukraine decreased by 1.9%, to $ 15.2 billion in November, according to the National Bank of Ukraine. The current level of international reserves of Ukraine amounted to $15.2 billion, the NBU has told UNIAN. Thus, compared with the beginning of November, the reserves fell by $0.3 billion, or 1.9%. As UNIAN reported earlier,...

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 25.65 to dollar
    Nov29

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 25.65 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Monday evening strengthened the official hryvnia exchange rate by seven kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.65 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for November 29: $100 costs UAH 2,565.9521 (on November 28, it was...

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