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    Joint Investigation Team to present interim results of MH17 downing probe late September
    Sep21

    Joint Investigation Team to present interim results of MH17 downing probe late September

    The Joint Investigation Team consisting of representatives of Ukraine, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Australia and Belgium September 28 will present the interim results of the probe into the crash of Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 flight MH17, according to a joint statement of the participating countries` foreign ministers, published on the website...

    France and Germany working to bring Poroshenko, Putin for Normandy Four summit
    Sep21

    France and Germany working to bring Poroshenko, Putin for Normandy Four summit

    French President Francois Hollande has announced that France and Germany are working to arrange a Normandy Four meeting in coming weeks, according to Deutsche Welle`s Ukrainian language service. ”German Chancellor Angela Merkel and myself have taken the lead to organize a meeting with the presidents of Russia and Ukraine [Vladimir Putin and Petro...

    Trump demonstratively ignored President of Ukraine in New York
    Sep21

    Trump demonstratively ignored President of Ukraine in New York

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump already has a contentious relationship with Kyiv, irking the Ukrainian public and government officials with his praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Moscow-friendly views on the annexation of Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine Now, invited to meet with Ukrainian President Petro...

    Ukraine sends UAH 2.8 bln in budget funds for rebuilding Donbas – local official
    Sep21

    Ukraine sends UAH 2.8 bln in budget funds for rebuilding Donbas – local official

    Chairman of the Donetsk military and civil administration Pavlo Zhebrivskyi says UAH 2.8 billion (about U.S. 108 million) in budget funds has been allocated for rebuilding the damaged infrastructure of Donbas region, according to Ukrainian news agency RBC Ukraine. ”It took a year to have UAH 2.8 billion transferred in the treasury accounts of...

    Canada immigration minister: No visa exemption for Ukrainians in near term
    Sep21

    Canada immigration minister: No visa exemption for Ukrainians in near term

    Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship John McCallum says Canada will not review requirements in the near future for Ukrainian nationals to be exempted from visa. ”Given the importance of Canada`s relationship with Ukraine, officials have been closely monitoring migration trends and country conditions in Ukraine. At this time,...

    State Property Fund of Ukraine says four investors interested in Odesa chemical plant
    Sep21

    State Property Fund of Ukraine says four investors interested in Odesa chemical plant

    Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU) Ihor Bilous says four investors have shown interest in acquiring 99.6% of shares in the country`s major chemical producer, the Odesa Port-Side Chemical Plant (OPP). ”Currently, there are at least four potential bidders in the auction for the OPP sale,” Bilous wrote on Facebook. As was reported...

    Ukraine Supreme Court rejects Gazprom`s appeal against $3.4 bln monopoly fine
    Sep21

    Ukraine Supreme Court rejects Gazprom`s appeal against $3.4 bln monopoly fine

    The Supreme Court of Ukraine has refused to consider a claim filed by Russian gas monopoly Gazprom seeking to challenge a decision by the Anti-monopoly Committee of Ukraine (ACU) to fine the company UAH 85 billion (about $3.4 billion) for abusing monopoly on Ukraine`s gas transit market. A relevant court decision was published in the national...

    Vladimir Putin is the man to watch at the UN as he deepens Russia`s role in the Middle East
    Sep21

    Vladimir Putin is the man to watch at the UN as he deepens Russia`s role in the Middle East

    Vladimir Putin is the man to watch on the global stage these days, the assertive Russian president who casts himself as a peacemaker even as he plays a troublemaker, according to the Los Angeles Times. From cyberspace to the Middle East, he has reset large parts of the international agenda and kept the White House and its allies off balance and...

    Biden to Poroshenko: Steps taken to go ahead with $1 bln loan guarantee
    Sep21

    Biden to Poroshenko: Steps taken to go ahead with $1 bln loan guarantee

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has met with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, during which the U.S. official informed that all policy steps had been taken to go ahead with the issuance of Ukraine`s third U.S. sovereign loan guarantee of up to U.S. $1 billion, according...

    Retail trade turnover in Ukraine grew in eight months-State Statistics Service
    Sep21

    Retail trade turnover in Ukraine grew in eight months-State Statistics Service

    Retail trade turnover in Ukraine grew by 3.1% in January-August 2016, as compared to the same period last year (in constant prices), amounting to UAH 731.6 billion, according to the State Statistics Service. The highest retail turnover growth was recorded in Lviv and Kyiv regions – by 7.7% and 7.3%, to UAH 43.3 billion and UAH 38.5 billion,...

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