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    Russia spied on Latvian politicians, journalists and state institutions – Latvia`s national security service
    Mar29

    Russia spied on Latvian politicians, journalists and state institutions – Latvia`s national security service

    Last year, Russia engaged in cyber espionage against certain Latvian politicians, journalists, and government agencies, according to Janis Maizitis, Head of the Constitution Protection Bureau, Latvia`s national security authority, Delfi reports. See also: Polish lawyer charged with spying for Russia convicted to 4 years in prison At the same...

    Brexit officially launched as EU`s Tusk gets PM May`s letter
    Mar29

    Brexit officially launched as EU`s Tusk gets PM May`s letter

    The United Kingdom has formally informed the European Union of its intention to withdraw, thus launching the Brexit process. A corresponding letter from British Prime Minister Theresa May, triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty, was delivered to Donald Tusk, the European Council President Donald Tusk, according to BBC News. This way, the UK...

    Federation Council in Russia approves ban on money transfers to Ukraine
    Mar29

    Federation Council in Russia approves ban on money transfers to Ukraine

    The Federation Council on Wednesday endorsed a bill prohibiting money transfers from Russia to Ukraine via international payment systems, Prime news agency reports. According to the law, in case a foreign state enforces bans on Russian payment systems, cross-border money transfers without opening a bank account will only be possible from Russia...

    NATO`s Supreme Commander Scaparrotti calls on U.S. to provide lethal aid to Ukraine
    Mar29

    NATO`s Supreme Commander Scaparrotti calls on U.S. to provide lethal aid to Ukraine

    U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, who is both the U.S. European Commander and NATO`s Supreme Commander, told a House of Representatives Armed Services Committee Tuesday that Washington should consider granting Ukraine lethal aid to deter Russian-backed militants, Washington Examiner reports. ”I personally believe that we need to consider lethal...

    Ukraine`s property fund drafts new privatization bill to sell smaller companies via ProZorro
    Mar29

    Ukraine`s property fund drafts new privatization bill to sell smaller companies via ProZorro

    The State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPF) together with the Economic Development and Trade Ministry have drafted a bill on privatization, providing for the sale of small-scale companies on e-platforms, such as ProZorro.Prodazhi, head of the State Property Fund Ihor Bilous told a press conference. ”Under this bill, we are introducing two groups of...

    Ukraine more than triples cranberry, blueberry exports in 2016
    Mar29

    Ukraine more than triples cranberry, blueberry exports in 2016

    Ukrainian agri-businesses exported 2,900 tonnes of cranberries and blueberries last year, which was 3.3 times more than in 2015, according to the press service of Ukraine`s Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food. The shipments in monetary terms amounted to $6.9 million, it said. Poland, the Netherlands and Belarus were the biggest importers of...

    Russian Sberbank`s Ukrainian subsidiary to be sold for about $130 mln
    Mar29

    Russian Sberbank`s Ukrainian subsidiary to be sold for about $130 mln

    The sum is comparable to the capital of Russia`s Sberbank subsidiary in Ukraine PJSC Sberbank, which is estimated at $144 million, according to international accounts for January-September 2016, Kommersant publication reports citing its sources. All funds will be transferred immediately after the purchase and sale contract comes into force, the...

    Donetsk militants open fire as OSCE monitors try to enter occupied village of Kozatske
    Mar29

    Donetsk militants open fire as OSCE monitors try to enter occupied village of Kozatske

    Russian-controlled militants of the ”DPR” terrorist organization have opened fire to force the Special Monitoring Mission`s patrol out of the eastern part of the occupied Kozatske in Donetsk region, according to the OSCE spot report. ”At 11:07 on 28 March, an SMM patrol composed of six members and two armored vehicles approached a compound where...

    London Court greenlights expedited consideration of ”Yanukovych debt” case; Ukraine to appeal
    Mar29

    London Court greenlights expedited consideration of ”Yanukovych debt” case; Ukraine to appeal

    The High Court of Justice in England on Wednesday, March 29, approved a motion for expedited consideration of Russia`s lawsuit against Ukraine regarding the so-called ”$3 billion Yanukovych debt,” having not recognized the validity of Ukraine`s arguments in this case, Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk told a Kyiv briefing. ”We just received a...

    IMF technical mission on tax policy completes work in Ukraine
    Mar29

    IMF technical mission on tax policy completes work in Ukraine

    A technical mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on tax policy has completed its work in Ukraine as part of a two-week visit, according to the Ukrainian Finance Ministry. ”The Ministry of Finance has been advised, in particular, on regulations on funds transfer pricing, an improvement in the simplified tax system and the introduction...

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