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    Rubizh-2016 strategic command and staff exercise kicks off in Ukraine
    Oct18

    Rubizh-2016 strategic command and staff exercise kicks off in Ukraine

    Rubizh-2016 strategic command and staff exercise kicked off in Ukraine, according to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Command and control strategic and operations strategic organizations, as well as assigned military units are involved in these large-scale maneuvers, the ministry reports. The command and control organizations will train to...

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 29 times in last day, mostly in Mariupol sector
    Oct18

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 29 times in last day, mostly in Mariupol sector

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 29 times in the past 24 hours, including 20 in the Mariupol sector, six barrages in the Luhansk sector, and three in the Donetsk sector, according to the press center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, the...

    National Bank of Ukraine approves Foreign Exchange Intervention Strategy for 2016-2020
    Oct18

    National Bank of Ukraine approves Foreign Exchange Intervention Strategy for 2016-2020

    The Board of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) approved the Foreign Exchange Intervention Strategy for 2016-2020, which defines the policy of presence of the central bank in the interbank foreign exchange market under the inflation targeting regime and maintaining of flexible hryvnia exchange rate formation, according to a posting on the...

    Ukraine announces `Normandy Format` meeting in Berlin on October 19
    Oct18

    Ukraine announces `Normandy Format` meeting in Berlin on October 19

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has agreed to a so-called ”Normandy Format” meeting in Berlin on October 19, bringing together Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine for talks on the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine, a statement said on Tuesday, Reuters reported. Fighting between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed rebels has killed more...

    European Commission reaffirms full support in introduction of visa-free regime with Ukraine
    Oct18

    European Commission reaffirms full support in introduction of visa-free regime with Ukraine

    The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin held a meeting with the First Vice-President of the European Commission for the Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, Rule of Law and Charter of Fundamental Rights Frans Timmermans in Brussels on October 17, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. The sides...

    Poroshenko makes first official visit to Norway
    Oct18

    Poroshenko makes first official visit to Norway

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has arrived on an official visit to Norway. The agenda of the first visit in the history of bilateral relations provides for the meetings with the Prime Minister of Norway, the President of the Storting (the Norwegian Parliament) and the audience with the King of Norway, the Presidential Administration...

    Oil edges up as analysts say market could be closer to balance than expected
    Oct18

    Oil edges up as analysts say market could be closer to balance than expected

    Oil prices rose early on Tuesday as some analysts said markets might not be quite as oversupplied as suggested by many, with global inventories rising less than expected ahead of the high-demand winter heating season in the northern hemisphere, according to Reuters. A drop in the dollar away from seven-month highs the previous day also supported...

    State Property Fund of Ukraine regulator postpones privatization of four oblenergos until December
    Oct18

    State Property Fund of Ukraine regulator postpones privatization of four oblenergos until December

    The State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU) has postponed until December the privatization of state-owned shares in Mykolaivoblenergo, Khmelnytskoblenergo, Ternopiloblenergo and Kharkivoblenergo, the SPFU reported on its website. Previously, the SPFU planned to put up state entities for sale at an auction in November. The SPFU also announced that...

    Deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods estimated at $1.5 bln
    Oct18

    Deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods estimated at $1.5 bln

    Deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods in January-August 2016 amounted to $1.465 billion as compared to a surplus of $548.5 million in the same period last year, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine reported on its website. Goods exports from Ukraine in January-August 2016 fell by 9% year-over-year (y-o-y), to $22.719 billion, while goods...

    Trump: I’ll meet with Putin before Inauguration Day
    Oct18

    Trump: I’ll meet with Putin before Inauguration Day

    In an interview Monday with talk-radio host Michael Savage, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said that if he wins in November, he might meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin prior to the inauguration in January. “Putin has no respect at all for Obama.And Obama doesn’t like Putin. They have a great dislike for each other,” Trump...

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