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    Two EU countries ”hinder” visa liberalization for Ukraine
    Oct28

    Two EU countries ”hinder” visa liberalization for Ukraine

    France and Belgium have ”concerns” over the level of Ukraine`s anti-corruption efforts and in this regard, they have hinted at Kyiv`s failure to complete the implementation of criteria required to obtain a visa-free travel with the EU, according to journalists and experts on visa-free subjects after the meeting of EU ambassadors, held on October...

    Ukraine repels Russian attack on Avdiyivka`s ”promzone”: Russian militants suffer losses
    Oct28

    Ukraine repels Russian attack on Avdiyivka`s ”promzone”: Russian militants suffer losses

    In a failed attack on the industrial zone in the town of Avdiyivka [the so-called ”promzone”] in Donbas, the occupation forces suffered losses, in particular seven KIA and another 17 WIA, that`s according to Andriy Lysenko, the speaker of the Defense Ministry on ATO. ”Yesterday`s aggressive actions have cost the enemy dearly. Enemy losses over...

    Share of nuclear power in electricity generationin Ukraine to amount to 53% in 2017 – Energy Ministry
    Oct28

    Share of nuclear power in electricity generationin Ukraine to amount to 53% in 2017 – Energy Ministry

    The Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine has developed the forecast balance of electricity for 2017, according to which it is planned to increase the share of nuclear power plants, operated by the National Nuclear Energy Generating Company Energoatom, in the production of electricity up to 53%, to 83.3 billion kWh, Director of the...

    National Bank of Ukraine raises forecast for Foreign Direct Investment in 2016
    Oct28

    National Bank of Ukraine raises forecast for Foreign Direct Investment in 2016

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has raised its forecast for the income from foreign direct investment in the current year from $2.4 billion to $3.3 billion, NBU Governor Valeria Gontareva said at a press conference. ”The main driver of economic growth will be a significant increase in investment activity, which started this year. Reduced risk...

    Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine reveals UAH 1 bln fraud at insolvent Finance and Credit Bank
    Oct28

    Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine reveals UAH 1 bln fraud at insolvent Finance and Credit Bank

    The Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) has exposed an illegal financial transaction by employees of insolvent Finance and Credit Bank, a spokeswoman for Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko Larysa Sargan wrote on Facebook. ”The department for investigation of particularly important cases in the field of economy with the operational support...

    Ukraine`s consolidated budget deficit touches UAH 32 billion
    Oct28

    Ukraine`s consolidated budget deficit touches UAH 32 billion

    Ukraine`s consolidated budget deficit in the first nine months of 2016 was at UAH 31.692 billion, compared to a surplus of UAH 32.509 billion in the same period last year, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) reported on its website. The consolidated budget revenues for the first nine months of 2016, excluding intergovernmental transfers, amounted...

    Russian political scientist suggests Putin, Surkov`s goal in Ukraine
    Oct28

    Russian political scientist suggests Putin, Surkov`s goal in Ukraine

    The Russian president`s envoy Vladislav Surkov pursues no private goals in Ukraine, Russian political scientist, scholar and publicist Andrey Piontkovsky said in an interview with Online.ua. ”Had they told him to love Ukraine, he would have loved it. They told him to destabilize [the country] – so he has been destabilizing it. Surkov is Putin`s...

    Russian troops attacked Ukraine 54 times in last day
    Oct28

    Russian troops attacked Ukraine 54 times in last day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 54 times in the past 24 hours, including 34 in the Mariupol sector, three barrages in the Luhansk sector, and 17 in the Donetsk sector, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Mariupol...

    Yazidi activists win Sakharov Prize, but opaque process sparks debate
    Oct28

    Yazidi activists win Sakharov Prize, but opaque process sparks debate

    The European Parliament has awarded its Sakharov Prize For Freedom Of Thought to two Yazidi survivors of sexual enslavement and other brutality at the hands of the militant group Islamic State (IS), but the choice was marred by a dispute that cast a pall over the informal process to pick a winner, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty...

    Ukraine PM Groysman and French Foreign Minister Ayrault discuss deployment of OSCE police mission in Donbas
    Oct28

    Ukraine PM Groysman and French Foreign Minister Ayrault discuss deployment of OSCE police mission in Donbas

    Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman and French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Thursday discussed the prospects of deploying an armed OSCE police mission in Donbas, the press service of the Ukrainian Government reported. The prime minister thanked France for its assistance to Ukraine in countering Russian aggression. ”The...

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