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    Ukraine slaps sanctions against Russia law-enforcers, judges over Sentsov, Kolchenko
    Sep17

    Ukraine slaps sanctions against Russia law-enforcers, judges over Sentsov, Kolchenko

    The National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine on Friday decided to introduce sanctions against representatives of Russia`s law enforcement agencies and the judiciary over the illegal prosecution of Ukrainian citizens – film director Oleh Sentsov and activist Oleksandr Kolchenko. In particular, the NSDC simultaneously considered the...

    Azov regiment announces creation of own party
    Sep17

    Azov regiment announces creation of own party

    A new political party to be created on the initiative of the Azov regiment`s heads will appear in Ukraine on October 14, according to Mariupol`s local news portal 0629. Commander of the Azov regiment Andriy Biletsky says that the party will be based on the principle of a network, 0629 reported. ”Existing parties in Ukraine [often] have fake...

    Poroshenko: No more step further until Russia honors Donbas commitments
    Sep17

    Poroshenko: No more step further until Russia honors Donbas commitments

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said Ukraine will not make any further steps in the settlement of the situation in Donbas without Russia`s honoring its commitments to ensure security there. ”I am often blamed. They say that the Ukrainian side continues `to resist` and does not move forward on the political track of the Minsk process. I...

    IMF`s third $1 bln tranche arrives in Ukraine
    Sep16

    IMF`s third $1 bln tranche arrives in Ukraine

    The National Bank of Ukraine has announced that International Monetary Fund (IMF) funds worth $1 billion in the equivalent have arrived in Ukraine. This was the third disbursement authorized by the positive review by the IMF`s Executive Boards of the Extended Fund Facility program on September 14, the NBU said. Ukraine`s Finance Ministry said...

    Poroshenko to discuss further U.S. support at meetings with Obama, Clinton, Trump
    Sep16

    Poroshenko to discuss further U.S. support at meetings with Obama, Clinton, Trump

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hopes for further U.S. support to Ukraine after the presidential elections. ”I believe in the American people. A democratic country cannot ignore the opinion of its people. I will have a meeting with President Obama, and I asked for a meeting with both U.S. presidential candidates – one of the candidates has...

    Large-scale privatization to kick off next month – Poroshenko
    Sep16

    Large-scale privatization to kick off next month – Poroshenko

    The launch of a large-scale privatization in Ukraine is set for as early as next month, aiming to attract potential investors, according to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. ”The large-scale privatization in Ukraine will begin next month: energy facilities, the Odesa Port-Side Chemical Plant and other SOEs,” Poroshenko said while delivering a...

    Ukraine mulls banning Russia from financing media in Ukraine
    Sep16

    Ukraine mulls banning Russia from financing media in Ukraine

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian parliament) is drafting a bill that will ban Russia from financing media operating in Ukraine, Ukrainian news service TSN reported citing head of the parliamentary committee on freedom of speech and information policy Victoria Syumar. ”With regard to what has been done, the Committee and Ukrainian MPs have...

    Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine readies to press charges in case of Party of Regions` ”black accounts”
    Sep16

    Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine readies to press charges in case of Party of Regions` ”black accounts”

    The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) in the framework of investigation of the case of ”black accounts” of the Party of Regions intends to announce a series of suspicions, NABU Chief Artem Sytnik told journalists, a UNIAN correspondent reported. ”Now we are preparing to press charges in this case, as the signatures and handwriting...

    Ukraine to allocate UAH 14 bln in excise tax revenues for road construction next year
    Sep16

    Ukraine to allocate UAH 14 bln in excise tax revenues for road construction next year

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine next year plans to use proceeds from excise tax payments and allocate UAH 14.2 billion from tax collections for repairs and construction of roads, according to Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. The government also plans to additionally attract $1 billion in the context of cooperation with international...

    Kyiv expects to receive $1 bln in U.S. loan guarantees by end of September
    Sep16

    Kyiv expects to receive $1 bln in U.S. loan guarantees by end of September

    Ukraine expects to receive $1 billion of loan guarantees from the U.S. Government by the end of September and to issue Eurobonds, a source in the government told UNIAN. ”We think, [it will happen in] the end of the month,” the source said. The receipt of funds has become possible following the positive decision of the International Monetary Fund...

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