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    Ukraine set to boost its nuclear and hydropower generation – PM
    Oct19

    Ukraine set to boost its nuclear and hydropower generation – PM

    Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman has stated that Ukraine plans to boost generating capacities of its nuclear and hydroelectric power plants. ”I would like to emphasize that we will increase nuclear energy and hydropower generation capacities. This task belongs to the scope of our national security,” the prime minister said at a...

    OSCE records over 450 explosions in Donetsk region
    Oct19

    OSCE records over 450 explosions in Donetsk region

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has said it recorded over 450 explosions in Donetsk region. ”The SMM observed more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region, including over 450 explosions compared with 236 the day before. More than 350 explosions were recorded in areas to the north-east of Mariupol,” the OSCE SMM said in a daily...

    Ukraine bans operations of Russian payment systems in its territory
    Oct19

    Ukraine bans operations of Russian payment systems in its territory

    Kyiv authorities have banned operations of Russia`s payment systems in the territory of Ukraine as part of its sanction policy against the Russian Federation. The corresponding decree signed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko regarding the National Security and Defense Council`s decision dated September 16, 2016 ”On application of special...

    Naftogaz files arbitration against Russia to recover $2.6 bln for Crimea assets lost
    Oct19

    Naftogaz files arbitration against Russia to recover $2.6 bln for Crimea assets lost

    National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine and six of its subsidiaries initiated arbitration proceedings against Russia seeking to recover damages arising from the Russian Federation`s seizure of company`s assets in Crimea following the 2014 annexation of the peninsula, according to Naftogaz`s press service. ”On Monday, October 17, 2016,...

    Poroshenko meets with King Harald V of Norway
    Oct19

    Poroshenko meets with King Harald V of Norway

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with King Harald V of Norway, the president`s press service has reported. In the course of the audience, His Majesty noted historic importance of the first official visit of the Ukrainian President to the Kingdom of Norway, the press service said. Poroshenko thanked His Majesty for supporting Ukraine`s...

    Poroshenko, Prime Minister of Sweden coordinate positions  ahead of EU meeting in Brussels
    Oct19

    Poroshenko, Prime Minister of Sweden coordinate positions ahead of EU meeting in Brussels

    In the course of the official visit to Norway, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Lofven, according to the president`s press service. The parties coordinated positions on the priority tasks in the Ukraine-EU interaction on the eve of the European Council`s session in Brussels on...

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 25.66 to dollar
    Oct19

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 25.66 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Tuesday evening strengthened the official hryvnia exchange rate by 12 kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.66 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for October 19: $100 costs UAH 2,566.3049 (on October 18, it was UAH...

    Reuters: Oil rises on U.S. crude inventory draw, falling Chinese output
    Oct19

    Reuters: Oil rises on U.S. crude inventory draw, falling Chinese output

    Oil prices rose on Wednesday, lifted by a report of a drop in U.S. crude inventories and declining production in China, while an upbeat OPEC statement on its planned output cut also supported the market, according to Reuters. A slightly weaker dollar boosted oil as well, traders said, as it makes fuel purchases cheaper for countries using other...

    Russia refuses to include EU as 3rd party in transit dispute with Ukraine in WTO
    Oct19

    Russia refuses to include EU as 3rd party in transit dispute with Ukraine in WTO

    Ukraine has requested the European Union to become an interested third party in its dispute with Russia in the World Trade Organization over the blocking of Ukrainian transit, while Russia rejected such move, according to Nicholas Burge, Head of Trade and Economic Section at the EU Delegation to Ukraine. Despite the initial refusal, Russia will...

    Ukraine Def. Minister discusses with U.S. congressmen prospects of lethal aid
    Oct19

    Ukraine Def. Minister discusses with U.S. congressmen prospects of lethal aid

    Ukraine`s Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak held talks with representatives of the US Congress Mr William Florence and Mr Andrew P. Harris, according to the ministry press service. The parties discussed the situation in Donbas and the progress of troops` disengagement, the press service reported. The Minister of Defence of Ukraine said Russian...

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