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    Hryvnia weakens to UAH 25.31 to dollar on interbank market
    Aug19

    Hryvnia weakens to UAH 25.31 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Friday fell to UAH 25.27/25.31 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 28.6040/28.6810, while those against the Russian ruble have settled at UAH 0.3950/0.3960....

    Russia conducts military exercises in occupied Crimea
    Aug19

    Russia conducts military exercises in occupied Crimea

    Russian divisions responsible for providing logistical support are determining what tasks are needed to support the forces in occupied Crimea, according to RIA Novosti. ”The divisions providing logistical support have started working on practical tasks to support the forces in the sea and ground landfills of the Republic of Crimea,” Russian...

    Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine to demand payment of UAH 85 bln fine from Gazprom
    Aug19

    Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine to demand payment of UAH 85 bln fine from Gazprom

    The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (ACU) is ready to go to court over payment of a UAH 85 bln fine imposed on Gazprom for abusing its monopoly of the Ukrainian natural gas transit market, ACU Head Yuriy Terentyev told reporters. According to Terentyev, the Russian company was trying, by all means, to challenge ACU`s decision on imposition of...

    Yatsenyuk summoned to court on Grigorishin`s claim
    Aug19

    Yatsenyuk summoned to court on Grigorishin`s claim

    The Kyiv Pechersk District Court has summoned former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to a meeting on October 13 as a defendant in a suit filed by Ukrainian-born Russian billionaire Konstantin Grigorishin. The relevant summons was published today in the Ukrainian government`s Uriadovy Kurier newspaper. ”To the attention of Arseniy...

    Finance Ministry backs proposal to raise minimum price of alcohol
    Aug19

    Finance Ministry backs proposal to raise minimum price of alcohol

    Ukraine`s Finance Ministry has published a draft resolution on its website proposing to increase the minimum price of alcohol. The document has been released for public debate. Earlier, on August 12, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade also proposed that the price of vodka and alcoholic beverages be raised by 24%, the price of cognac...

    Merkel sees no end to EU sanctions against Russia
    Aug19

    Merkel sees no end to EU sanctions against Russia

    There is no reason to lift the European Union`s sanctions against Russia as Moscow has not fulfilled all of its commitments under the Minsk peace plan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview published on Friday, according to Reuters. Merkel told the RedaktionsNetzwerks Deutschland (RND) that Russia had caused a major crisis by...

    Corrupt judge delivers decision in Odesa Refinery case in favor of fugitive businessman Kurchenko
    Aug19

    Corrupt judge delivers decision in Odesa Refinery case in favor of fugitive businessman Kurchenko

    The Odesa region Economic Court on Thursday, August 18, approved the registration of the monetary claims of creditors of the PJSC Odesa Refinery, acknowledging the plant`s debt in the amount of UAH 14 billion to companies owned by fugitive Ukrainian businessman Serhiy Kurchenko, who was in charge of the Yanukovych family`s shadow businesses,...

    Romny mayor detained for accepting bribe
    Aug19

    Romny mayor detained for accepting bribe

    Serhiy Salatun, mayor of the town of Romny in Sumy region, has been detained for accepting a UAH 50,000 bribe, the press service of the Military Prosecutor`s Office of the central region of Ukraine reported. ”The mayor demanded and received these funds from the regional manager of one of the companies for providing it with permits for...

    Border guards test modernized patrol boat
    Aug19

    Border guards test modernized patrol boat

    Border guards have tested a UMS-1000 new modernized boat, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine told a UNIAN correspondent. The UMS-1000 new upgraded high-speed patrol boat, which is designed for seas, rivers and lakes, recently set sail. According to authorities, this boat is different from other boats under the same project, which were...

    Yanukovych may be interrogated on Berkut case in autumn: Lawyer
    Aug19

    Yanukovych may be interrogated on Berkut case in autumn: Lawyer

    Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych may give evidence in the trial of the Berkut riot police officers, which is taking place in the Kyiv Sviatoshynskiy District Court, Yanukovych`s lawyer Vitaliy Serdiuk said, according to Radio Liberty. ”According to information provided by the Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) during the trial,...

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