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    Russian troops attack Ukraine 30 times in last day, hot spot in Mariupol sector
    Oct20

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 30 times in last day, hot spot in Mariupol sector

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 30 times in the past 24 hours, including 21 in the Mariupol sector, four barrages in the Luhansk sector, and five in the Donetsk sector, according to the press center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, the...

    European Parliament has stable majority to introduce vise-free travel regime with Ukraine
    Oct20

    European Parliament has stable majority to introduce vise-free travel regime with Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, according to the president`s press service. The Head of State informed on the results of the meeting in the Normandy format held in Berlin on October 19, the press service said. The parties discussed the necessity of continuation of sanctions against...

    State Savings Bank of Ukraine Oschadbank posts over UAH 400 mln profit since year`s start
    Oct20

    State Savings Bank of Ukraine Oschadbank posts over UAH 400 mln profit since year`s start

    PJSC State Savings Bank of Ukraine Oschadbank posted UAH 410.7 million in net profit in the first nine months of 2016, as compared to a loss of UAH 5.4 billion in the same period last year, the press service of the bank reported. Bank`s operating income in the period under review exceeded UAH 7 billion, including almost UAH 5 billion in net...

    Ukrainian state-owned postal services provider Ukrposhta mulls expanding its financial services
    Oct20

    Ukrainian state-owned postal services provider Ukrposhta mulls expanding its financial services

    State-owned postal services provider Ukrposhta proposes amendments to the current legislation which would allow Ukrposhta`s entry into the financial services market and the issuance of own payment cards to service individuals` accounts, according to Ukrposhta Director General Ihor Smilyansky. ”It is about the expansion of financial services...

    Normandy Four talks in Berlin: briefing of President Poroshenko. Video & translation
    Oct20

    Normandy Four talks in Berlin: briefing of President Poroshenko. Video & translation

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko elaborated on the outcome of a five-hour meeting of the Normandy Four leaders in Berlin late Wednesday, speaking at a briefing following the talks. UNIAN translated into English the text of the briefing published by LІGA.net, including answers to questions from reporters. Video: First point The very fact that...

    Ukraine not to raise utility tariffs at IMF request
    Oct20

    Ukraine not to raise utility tariffs at IMF request

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine denies the possibility of utility tariff increases at the request of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the country`s key creditor, according to a posting on the government`s Twitter page. ”The arrangements with the IMF stipulate that tariffs must be at a level ensuring the full coverage of costs. No...

    BBC: North Korea carries out second failed missile launch
    Oct20

    BBC: North Korea carries out second failed missile launch

    North Korea has conducted an unsuccessful launch of an intermediate-range missile, according to the South Korean military, the BBC has reported. This is the second failed test in less than a week after the North`s recent launch of a Musudan missile, which has an estimated range of 4,000km (2,500 miles), according to the BBC. It is said to be...

    Ukraine views $3 bln loan as Putin`s bribe to Yanukovych to give up EU integration plans
    Oct20

    Ukraine views $3 bln loan as Putin`s bribe to Yanukovych to give up EU integration plans

    Kyiv authorities consider a $3 billion loan from Russia negotiated between then-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2013 as a `political bribe`, which the Kremlin paid to encourage Ukraine to give up its EU integration plans. In this regard, Ukraine is ready to defend its position in court, Ukraine`s...

    Major Russian naval deployment to intensify Aleppo assault – Reuters
    Oct20

    Major Russian naval deployment to intensify Aleppo assault – Reuters

    Russian warships off the coast of Norway are carrying fighter bombers that are likely to reinforce a final assault on the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo in two weeks, a senior NATO diplomat said on Wednesday, citing Western intelligence, according to Reuters. The fleet passed by the Norwegian city of Bergen on Wednesday, the diplomat said, while...

    Retail trade in Ukraine up by 3.3% since year`s start
    Oct20

    Retail trade in Ukraine up by 3.3% since year`s start

    Retail trade turnover in Ukraine grew by 3.3% since the beginning of the year, as compared to the same period last year (in constant prices), to UAH 829.8 billion, according to the State Statistics Service. The highest growth in retail turnover was recorded in Lviv and Kyiv regions – up by 7.6% and 6.9%, to UAH 49.2 billion and UAH 43.9 billion,...

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