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    Russia refuses to return Sentsov to Ukraine
    Oct21

    Russia refuses to return Sentsov to Ukraine

    The Russian Federation has refused to return Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov sentenced in Russia for 20 years to Ukraine, Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine on European Integration Sergiy Petukhov wrote on Facebook. At the same time, he did not specify the reasons for refusal of Sentsov`s extradition. Ukrainian film director Sentsov was...

    Czechs set up unit to counter perceived propaganda threat from Russian
    Oct21

    Czechs set up unit to counter perceived propaganda threat from Russian

    The Czech interior ministry has set up a unit to counter what it sees as propaganda from Russia and elsewhere that has been affecting public opinion in the European Union and NATO member nation, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said on Thursday, according to Reuters. The counterintelligence service said in September that Russia was conducting ”an...

    Naftogaz CEO reports on targeted use of $500 mln loan
    Oct21

    Naftogaz CEO reports on targeted use of $500 mln loan

    Andriy Kobolev, CEO of Ukraine`s state-owned oil and gas company Naftogaz of Ukraine, has informed that the company will use a $500 million loan it has received from Citybank and Deutsche Bank under the World Bank`s guarantee to cover cash deficiency during the heating season. ”Actually it will be used primarily to cover cash shortages of...

    Italy`s Renzi forces retreat from new sanctions on Russia
    Oct21

    Italy`s Renzi forces retreat from new sanctions on Russia

    Matteo Renzi has forced a retreat from new sanctions on Russia as Germany, France and Britain pulled back their demand for fresh EU penalties against Moscow over the bombardment of Aleppo, according to the Financial Times. During nine hours of talks at a European summit in Brussels, the Italian prime minister succeeded in removing a proposal for...

    Reuters: Strong dollar pulls down oil despite tightening fundamentals
    Oct21

    Reuters: Strong dollar pulls down oil despite tightening fundamentals

    Oil prices fell on Friday, pulled down by a stronger dollar, but traders said there were signs that physical fuel markets were tightening after two years of ballooning oversupply, according to Reuters. The dollar rose to its highest level since March against a basket of other leading currencies on Friday, potentially crimping demand as fuel...

    Russia`s strategy to weaken EU, but its unity will be kept – Tusk
    Oct21

    Russia`s strategy to weaken EU, but its unity will be kept – Tusk

    President of the European Council Donald Tusk has said that the Russia`s strategy is to weaken the European Union, but its unity will be kept. ”This evening we had a broad discussion about Russia. Leaders emphasized all sorts of Russian activities, from airspace violations, disinformation campaigns, cyber attacks, interference into the political...

    National Bank of Ukraine cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.70 to dollar
    Oct21

    National Bank of Ukraine cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.70 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Thursday evening lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by one kopiyka, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.70 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for October 21: $100 costs UAH 2,570.3574 (on October 20, it was UAH...

    Ukrainian Parliament adopts joint Declaration of Remembrance and Solidarity, later to be endorsed by Poland`s Sejm
    Oct21

    Ukrainian Parliament adopts joint Declaration of Remembrance and Solidarity, later to be endorsed by Poland`s Sejm

    The Joint Declaration of Remembrance and Solidarity of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and The Sejm of the Republic of Poland Sejm with Poland, adopted in Kyiv Thursday, notes the need to boost efforts for carrying out unbiased research on certain historical issues. Rada Speaker Andriy Parubiy said that the text was also supported by the committee...

    Poroshenko, Stoltenberg discuss strengthening Ukraine-NATO cooperation
    Oct21

    Poroshenko, Stoltenberg discuss strengthening Ukraine-NATO cooperation

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in NATO Headquarters in Brussels discussed the issues of deepening cooperation between Ukraine and NATO, according to an UNIAN correspondent reporting from a joint briefing of the two leaders. The Ukrainian president said he discussed with Mr...

    EBU delegation visits Kyiv, host city of Eurovision 2017
    Oct21

    EBU delegation visits Kyiv, host city of Eurovision 2017

    The Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola Sand, and the Chair of the Reference Group, Dr. Frank-Dieter Freiling, have visited Kyiv, where they with host broadcaster NTU as well as officials from the Ukrainian government and City of Kyiv to discuss plans for the forthcoming contest, Eurovision.tv reports. With nearly 200...

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