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    Deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods 1.4 times up in seven months
    Aug31

    Deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods 1.4 times up in seven months

    The deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods January through July 2016 was estimated at US$2.529 billion, which was 1.4 times up on the deficit registered in the seven months of 2015 at $1.812 billion. Goods exports in the period under review totaled $17.924 billion, having declined by 11.6% year-over-year, while imports shrank by 7.4%, to...

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.65 to dollar
    Aug31

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.65 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Tuesday evening lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by 17 kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.65 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for August 31: $100 costs UAH 2,565.2241 (on August 30, it was UAH...

    Poroshenko`s office elaborates how Ukraine gets ready for possible Russian incursion
    Aug31

    Poroshenko`s office elaborates how Ukraine gets ready for possible Russian incursion

    Spokesman for the Ukrainian Presidential Administration for Anti-Terrorist Operation issues Colonel Andriy Lysenko assures that Ukraine`s armed forces are ready to deter a possible incursion by Russian troops into Ukrainian territory, according to TV Channel 112 Ukraine. ”What has been happening, what forces are arriving from the Russian...

    Ukraine MFA: Russia does not need Donbas
    Aug31

    Ukraine MFA: Russia does not need Donbas

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin recently pointed out that Russia does not need Donbas, noting that everything happening in the region was an attempt to destabilize the situation in Ukraine. ”I believe we are witnessing a situation of classical, hybrid hot war, which began with the occupation of Crimea, through the actual occupation of...

    Ukraine to spend almost US$1 bln on reform of state coal mines by 2020
    Aug30

    Ukraine to spend almost US$1 bln on reform of state coal mines by 2020

    Ukraine`s Energy and Coal Industry Ministry plans to spend UAH 25.287 billion, or $US 0.99 billion at the current forex rate, on the reform of state-owned coal mines until 2020, according to the ministry`s coal industry reform program. Of the funds, UAH 10.572 billion, or $0.41 billion, will be allocated from the national budget. The ministry...

    Russia blocks Normandy meeting at G20 summit, separate meetings scheduled
    Aug30

    Russia blocks Normandy meeting at G20 summit, separate meetings scheduled

    Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov has announced that no meeting in the Normandy format between the presidents of Germany, France and Russia is scheduled on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China, the leaders will have separate meetings, according to Russian news agency RIA Novosti. Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to meet with...

    Ukraine extradites Moldovan businessman accused of money laundering
    Aug30

    Ukraine extradites Moldovan businessman accused of money laundering

    Ukrainian authorities have extradited businessman Veaceslav Platon, a citizen of Moldova and the Russian Federation, to Moldova, the Moldovan prosecutor general`s office reported on its website. ”Businessman Veaceslav Platon, who was arrested by the Ukrainian authorities at the request of the Moldovan prosecutors, was extradited to the Republic...

    Ukrainian banks` operating losses reduce by more than threefold
    Aug30

    Ukrainian banks` operating losses reduce by more than threefold

    Losses at Ukraine`s operating banks decreased by more than threefold in January-July 2016 to UAH 9.3 billion compared with the same period last year, according to a post on the National Bank of Ukraine`s (NBU`s) website. ”The drop in losses was solely due to the reduction in transfers to reserves under the banks` asset-side operations, since...

    France`s Hollande says real risk of escalation in Ukraine – Reuters
    Aug30

    France`s Hollande says real risk of escalation in Ukraine – Reuters

    French President Francois Hollande warned on Tuesday that tensions in Ukraine had worsened in recent months and were at risk of further deteriorating, according to Reuters. ”This summer, the situation has become much worse. The risks of escalation are high,” Hollande told an annual gathering of French ambassadors, as reported by Reuters. Hollande...

    Ukraine reports 1 killed and 9 wounded in actions in past 24 hours
    Aug30

    Ukraine reports 1 killed and 9 wounded in actions in past 24 hours

    One Ukrainian soldier was killed and nine others were wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to a spokesman for the Ukrainian Presidential Administration. ”There was one killed in action (KIA), nine wounded in action (WIA) and two cases of concussion,” Andriy Lysenko, administration spokesman for Anti-Terrorist...

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