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    Fitch upgrades 7 Ukrainian banks on sovereign rating change
    Nov23

    Fitch upgrades 7 Ukrainian banks on sovereign rating change

    Fitch Ratings has upgraded the Long-Term Foreign Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) of seven Ukrainian banks to `B-` from `CCC`, Fitch Ratings said in its press release. The Outlooks on six of the banks` Long-Term IDRs are Stable, the Outlook on PJSCCB Pravex-Bank (Pravex) is Negative, according to Fitch. The banks are JSC The State...

    Reuters says Russia smuggling jet fuel into Syria despite EU sanctions
    Nov23

    Reuters says Russia smuggling jet fuel into Syria despite EU sanctions

    Russian tankers have smuggled jet fuel to Syria through EU waters, bolstering military supplies to a war-torn country where Moscow is carrying out air strikes in support of the government, according to sources with knowledge of the matter, Reuters reports. At least two Russian-flagged ships made deliveries – which contravene EU sanctions...

    Press service of Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk reveals why he gave $150,000 to Trump in 2015
    Nov23

    Press service of Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk reveals why he gave $150,000 to Trump in 2015

    Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk gave $150,000 to the Trump Foundation in 2015 for the organization of Donald Trump`s participation in a conference, according to Ukrainian news outlet Ukrayinska Pravda. ”The money was paid to president-elect Trump`s foundation for support of a video conference call during the Yalta European Strategy annual...

    The Hague court accepts evidence of Russia`s war crimes in Ukraine
    Nov23

    The Hague court accepts evidence of Russia`s war crimes in Ukraine

    The International Criminal Court in The Hague has accepted the evidence of Russia`s war crimes committed amid the conflict in Donbas, Ukraine`s prosecutor general Yuriy Lutsenko claimed Tuesday, according to Ukraine Today citing Interfax. ”Yesterday at the ICC prosecutor`s office we contemplated the evidence of Russia sending regular troops...

    European Parliament approves resolution on European Defense Union
    Nov23

    European Parliament approves resolution on European Defense Union

    Terrorism, hybrid threats and cyber- and energy insecurity leave EU countries no choice but to step up their security and defense cooperation efforts, thus paving the way to a European Defense Union, according to a resolution passed by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Tuesday. The resolution on the European Defense Union was approved...

    Ukrainian film wins at London Crystal Palace International Film Festival
    Nov23

    Ukrainian film wins at London Crystal Palace International Film Festival

    Ukrainian movie “My Grandmother Fanny Kaplan” won in a ”Best Foreign Film” nomination at London Crystal Palace International Film Festival, according to Ukraine Today. The melodrama focuses on a little-known love story of the terrorist, Fanny Kaplan, with the brother of Vladimir Lenin, Dmitriy Ilyich Ulyanov. The movie also questions...

    Ukraine produces almost 1.5 mln tonnes of sugar since Aug 20
    Nov23

    Ukraine produces almost 1.5 mln tonnes of sugar since Aug 20

    Ukrainian sugar refineries have processed 10.08 million tonnes of sugar beets and produced 1.48 million tonnes of sugar since the launch of the current sugar production season on August 20, according to the Ukrtsukor sugar producers` association. The amount is about 77% of the output projected by Ukraine`s Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry in the...

    United Nations Office for Project Services to open Ukraine Office
    Nov23

    United Nations Office for Project Services to open Ukraine Office

    The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), which is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world, is going to open an office under the government of Ukraine. An agreement on the creation of the office was signed between the...

    Ukraine gets EUR 2 mln in equipment from EU for joint border with Belarus
    Nov23

    Ukraine gets EUR 2 mln in equipment from EU for joint border with Belarus

    The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine has received new equipment and vehicles worth EUR 2 million from the European Union for strengthening its joint border with Belarus, according to an UNIAN correspondent. The official ceremony took place on Zamkova Hora Hill (Castle Hill) in the northern city of Zhytomyr on Tuesday, November 22. The event...

    European Parliament call for end to Turkey EU membership
    Nov23

    European Parliament call for end to Turkey EU membership

    The leaders of the European Parliament`s two largest groups called on Tuesday for the European Union to halt membership talks with Turkey because of its post-coup purges, according to Reuters. ”Our message to Turkey is very clear: accession negotiations should be frozen immediately,” said Manfred Weber, the head of the largest faction in the...

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