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    Berlin meeting: Poroshenko agrees not to restore control of the border by Ukrainian government – armed OSCE mission will control it
    Oct20

    Berlin meeting: Poroshenko agrees not to restore control of the border by Ukrainian government – armed OSCE mission will control it

    The leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France, and Russia agreed to draw up a road map by the end of November to carry out the Minsk peace agreement for eastern Ukraine, according to Radio Liberty. After six hours of talks on the wars in Ukraine and Syria in Berlin on October 19-20, German Chancellor Angela Merkel emerged to say the leaders ”didn`t...

    EU leaders and slackers in supporting Ukraine`s reforms – Euromaidan Press
    Oct20

    EU leaders and slackers in supporting Ukraine`s reforms – Euromaidan Press

    There is a regional divide in the willingness of EU member states to assist Ukraine, which undermines the EU`s effectiveness as a political player: the northern and eastern member states actively support Ukraine`s transition, there is a lack of engagement by many western and southern member states, Euromaidan Press reports. In a report from...

    U.S. presidential debate: Trump won`t commit to accept poll result – BBC
    Oct20

    U.S. presidential debate: Trump won`t commit to accept poll result – BBC

    Republican Donald Trump has refused to commit to accepting the election result if he loses, in the final TV debate against Hillary Clinton, according to BBC. ”I will tell you at the time,” he told moderator Chris Wallace. For days he has claimed the election is ”rigged”, BBC wrote. The Las Vegas debate continued the campaign`s bitter tone, with...

    Reuters: Oil prices dip after strong rally, but sentiment remains confident
    Oct20

    Reuters: Oil prices dip after strong rally, but sentiment remains confident

    Oil prices dipped on Thursday on profit taking after markets rallied the previous day due to a draw in U.S. stocks and an expectation of an OPEC-led cut in production, according to Reuters. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were trading at $51.38 per barrel at 0238 GMT, down 22 cents from their last close, Reuters wrote....

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.69 to dollar
    Oct20

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.69 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Wednesday evening lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by three kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.69 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for October 20: $100 costs UAH 2,569.3239 (on October 19, it was UAH...

    Ukrainian anticorruption activists dare `sissy pants` officials to declare assets – RFE/RL
    Oct20

    Ukrainian anticorruption activists dare `sissy pants` officials to declare assets – RFE/RL

    Ukrainians are attempting to shame top public officials into disclosing their financial assets by calling those who don`t ”sissy pants,” RFE/RL reports. Anticorruption activists played off the word ”trusi,” which means both underwear and cowards in Ukrainian, to emphasize their point as they assembled in front of the parliament building in Kyiv...

    Poland`s ex-transport minister appointed head of Ukraine`s State Motorway Agency Ukravtodor
    Oct20

    Poland`s ex-transport minister appointed head of Ukraine`s State Motorway Agency Ukravtodor

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on October 19 appointed Poland`s former Minister of Transport Slawomir Nowak head of the State Motorway Agency (Ukravtodor). ”Our position is that high-quality roads, highways that will connect us with Europe should be built in Ukraine, therefore we have to improve the professional level of Ukravtodor,” said...

    Ukraine`s second try to sell OPP, starting price UAH 5.16 bln
    Oct20

    Ukraine`s second try to sell OPP, starting price UAH 5.16 bln

    The Ukrainian Cabinet at its Wednesday meeting approved the conditions for a new auction to sell 99.6% of shares of Odesa Portside Chemical Plant (OPP) at a starting price of UAH 5.16 billion (nearly $200 million). The starting price approved is 2.6 times lower than that set by the Cabinet in July prior to the first bidding, which failed due to...

    New Airborne Brigade created in Ukrainian Army
    Oct20

    New Airborne Brigade created in Ukrainian Army

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine formed a new airborne unit, the 45th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade, according to the press center of the General Staff, BBC Ukrainian Service reports. ”The young brigade is armed exclusively with new models of equipment and weapons, including BTR-3DA armed personnel carrier, automated system of management of...

    Belgium seeks explanations from Russian envoy over Syria airstrike statement
    Oct20

    Belgium seeks explanations from Russian envoy over Syria airstrike statement

    The Belgian Defense Minister Steven Vandeput is to ask the Russian Ambassador to Belgium Aleksandr Tokovinin for an explanation following accusations by Russian claiming the Belgian Airforce killed civilians during bombings of targets in Syria, deredactie.be reports. Speaking on Wednesday morning, Mr Vandeput told VRT News that ”It could be that...

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