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    Ukrainian Food Safety Service bans some farmers from exporting barley, soybean, corn to China
    Aug31

    Ukrainian Food Safety Service bans some farmers from exporting barley, soybean, corn to China

    The State Service for Food Safety and Protection of Consumers of Ukraine (Derzhprodspozhyvsluzhba) has detected pests, disease-causing organisms, and nematodes in barley, soybean, and corn grown by some farmers, which violates phytosanitary requirements for exports from Ukraine to China. ”As of August 25, inspections of crops for compliance with...

    Hryvnia weakens to UAH 26.10 to dollar on interbank market
    Aug31

    Hryvnia weakens to UAH 26.10 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Wednesday fell to UAH 26.00/26.10 to the dollar by the middle of trade, a broker at a commercial bank has told an UNIAN correspondent. Hryvnia quotes against the euro have settled at UAH 28.8930/29.0050, while those against the Russian ruble have settled at UAH...

    ”All for all”: DPR hints at possibility  of prisoner exchange
    Aug31

    ”All for all”: DPR hints at possibility of prisoner exchange

    The so-called government of the Donetsk People`s Republic (DPR), operating as a terrorist organization, has not excluded the possibility of an early exchange of prisoners of war with Kyiv under the ”all for all” formula, DPR Ombudswoman, Daria Morozova, told journalists, RIA Novosti reported. ”Despite the fact that some members of the...

    U.S. explains unwillingness to restore relations with Russia
    Aug31

    U.S. explains unwillingness to restore relations with Russia

    The U.S. doubts the possibility of returning to ”business as usual” with Russia at this stage. ”Now, there`s been some progress towards the implementation of Minsk, and that`s a good thing – progress by both sides. There needs to be more,” U.S. State Department spokesperson John Kirby said at a daily press briefing in Washington, DC, on August...

    NBU to disclose information on penalties imposed on banks for legislative violations
    Aug31

    NBU to disclose information on penalties imposed on banks for legislative violations

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) will start publishing data from August 31 on measures taken against banks for violating the anti-money laundering regulations and for undertaking risky activity that threatens the interests of depositors and creditors. The regulator said the relevant information will be updated on a monthly basis on the NBU`s...

    Ukraine ends visa-free deal with North Korea to keep out `ineligible persons`
    Aug31

    Ukraine ends visa-free deal with North Korea to keep out `ineligible persons`

    Ukraine has revoked a Soviet-era deal that allowed visa-free travel for North Koreans, the latest setback for isolated North Korea which has been under growing pressure since the UN Security Council imposed toughened new sanctions in March, according to Reuters. A Ukraine government document seen by Reuters said that the government approved a...

    Steinmeier: Key to returning to G8 in Moscow
    Aug31

    Steinmeier: Key to returning to G8 in Moscow

    German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said that Russia`s return to the G8 could be discussed if substantial progress was made in eastern Ukraine and at the talks on the ceasefire in Syria, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”The conflicts in Syria and Ukraine demonstrate our interest not to exclude Russia from close cooperation...

    Justice minister: EU will not lift sanctions against Yanukovych, Klyuyev
    Aug31

    Justice minister: EU will not lift sanctions against Yanukovych, Klyuyev

    European sanctions against former Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych, his son Oleksandr Yanukovych, Andriy Klyuyev and Serhiy Klyuyev will not be lifted, Ukrainian Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko said on Ukrainian TV Channel 5, RBC-Ukraine reported. ”Sanctions against Yanukovych, his son and the Klyuyev brothers will not be lifted, as the...

    Reuters: SWIFT discloses more cyber thefts, pressures banks on security
    Aug31

    Reuters: SWIFT discloses more cyber thefts, pressures banks on security

    SWIFT, the global financial messaging system, on Tuesday disclosed new hacking attacks on its member banks as it pressured them to comply with security procedures instituted after February`s high-profile $81 million heist at Bangladesh Bank, Reuters reported. In a private letter to clients, SWIFT said that new cyber-theft attempts – some of...

    Russian proxies attack Ukraine 75 times in past 24 hours
    Aug31

    Russian proxies attack Ukraine 75 times in past 24 hours

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 75 times in the past 24 hours – 24 times in the Donetsk sector, 25 times in the Mariupol sector and 26 times in the Luhansk sector – according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters. In the Donetsk sector, at the beginning of the day,...

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