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    Government outlines priority areas for 2017 state budget
    Aug31

    Government outlines priority areas for 2017 state budget

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has identified priority areas for state development and the estimated funding of key sectors of the national economy within the framework of drafting the 2017 state budget, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said at a cabinet meeting. Groysman stated high priority has been placed on financing the...

    Ukraine reports one wounded in actions in past 24 hours
    Aug31

    Ukraine reports one wounded in actions in past 24 hours

    One Ukrainian soldier was wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to a spokesman for the Ukrainian Presidential Administration. ”There was one wounded in action (WIA) as a result of militant shelling in the village of Pisky,” Andriy Lysenko, administration spokesman for Anti-Terrorist Operation issues, stated during...

    NBU liquidates KSG Bank because of money-laundering activities
    Aug31

    NBU liquidates KSG Bank because of money-laundering activities

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) on August 30 decided to revoke KSG Bank`s license and liquidate it following the discovery of systematic violations of the anti-money-laundering legislation, particularly in the performance of risky activity related to financial monitoring, according to a post on the NBU website. The bank is being liquidated...

    Ukraine convenes Contact Group video conference due to militant violations of ceasefire
    Aug31

    Ukraine convenes Contact Group video conference due to militant violations of ceasefire

    Ukraine will host an emergency video conference with the Tripartite Contact Group in response to militants not complying with the ceasefire, beginning on August 31 at midnight, Darka Olifer, the press-secretary of Ukraine`s envoy to the Contact Group on Donbas settlement and former president of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma wrote on Facebook. Olifer said...

    NABU detains Ukrzaliznytsia branch official for misappropriating more than UAH 13 mln
    Aug31

    NABU detains Ukrzaliznytsia branch official for misappropriating more than UAH 13 mln

    Officers of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) have detained, in Lviv, an official of the Ukrainian Railways` Ukrzaliznytsia branch for allegedly misappropriating more than UAH 13 million in public funds, according to the NABU press service. The detained official is said to have misappropriated UAH 13.65 million in public funds...

    EP proposed abolishing visas for Ukrainians at once as whole
    Aug31

    EP proposed abolishing visas for Ukrainians at once as whole

    The draft report of the European Parliament on granting a visa-free regime for Ukraine called for the immediate approval of the whole proposal of the European Commission. The relevant proposal in the draft document was prepared by the rapporteur Maria Gabriel (Bulgaria, European populists), and it will first be considered at a meeting of the...

    Russia`s war in Ukraine: The medals and treacherous numbers – Bellingcat
    Aug31

    Russia`s war in Ukraine: The medals and treacherous numbers – Bellingcat

    Thousands of Russian servicemen participated in combat operations in Donbas in 2014 and 2015, according to a new report from Bellingcat experts. The war in eastern Ukraine goes by multiple names; most often, terms such as ”Ukrainian civil war” or ”Ukrainian conflict” are used to describe it. However, the implication that this is solely an...

    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...

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