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    Hryvnia weakens to UAH 25.15 to dollar on interbank market
    Aug17

    Hryvnia weakens to UAH 25.15 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Wednesday fell to UAH 25.11/25.15 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 28.2960/28.3360, while those against the Russian ruble have settled at UAH...

    Energoatom sees revenue from electricity sales rise to UAH 23 bln in 7 months
    Aug17

    Energoatom sees revenue from electricity sales rise to UAH 23 bln in 7 months

    State-run enterprise Energoatom, which operates all Ukrainian-based nuclear power plants, reported that its revenue from electricity sales in January-July 2016 grew by 4.4% year-over-year (y-o-y) to UAH 22.731 billion. Wholesale electricity market payments for electricity supplied by Energoatom amounted to UAH 19.932 billion (87.7%) in the...

    Ukraine`s former tax chief Klymenko summoned to PGO for questioning
    Aug17

    Ukraine`s former tax chief Klymenko summoned to PGO for questioning

    The former head of the State Tax Service (2011-2012) and income and tax minister from 2012 to 2014, Oleksandr Klymenko, has been summoned to the Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) for questioning, according to the summons published on the website of the PGO. At 10:00 on August 19, Klymenko must appear in the second investigative department of the...

    Toretsk mayor suspected of infringing on territorial integrity of Ukraine
    Aug17

    Toretsk mayor suspected of infringing on territorial integrity of Ukraine

    Donetsk region prosecutor Yevhen Bondarenko has officially handed over to Volodymyr Sliptsov, mayor of the town of Toretsk, a message that he is suspected of being involved in the infringement of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and being part of a terrorist organization, the press service of the prosecutor`s office in Donetsk region told a...

    OCCRP: International trade with Crimea ongoing despite sanctions
    Aug17

    OCCRP: International trade with Crimea ongoing despite sanctions

    After Russian troops occupied the Crimean peninsula two years ago, the Kyiv government moved to block trade at all commercial ports, however, more than 600 vessels have reportedly entered Crimean ports in the past two years, according to a report published on the website of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). The OCCRP...

    Putin to visit annexed Crimea this week: Media
    Aug17

    Putin to visit annexed Crimea this week: Media

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to visit annexed Crimea this week, Russian news agency RBC reported, citing two interlocutors close to the Kremlin and a source close to the embassy of the Southern Federal District. The visit is scheduled for Friday, August 19. Putin may meet local officials and visit the Tavrida youth camp, which is...

    Russian troops attack ATO forces 52 times in last 24 hours, use heavy weapons
    Aug17

    Russian troops attack ATO forces 52 times in last 24 hours, use heavy weapons

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 52 times in the past 24 hours, including 23 times in the Donetsk sector, 20 times in the Mariupol sector and nine times in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. The situation in the Donbas...

    Reuters: Oil prices fall on doubts producers can agree output restraint
    Aug17

    Reuters: Oil prices fall on doubts producers can agree output restraint

    Oil prices fell away from 5-week highs early on Wednesday, as analysts doubted possible producer talks to rein in ballooning oversupply would be successful, according to Reuters. Brent crude futures LCOc1 were trading at $48.92 per barrel at 0158 GMT, down 31 cents from their last settlement, Reuters wrote.  Despite the dip, prices are still up...

    Militants attack Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint at night
    Aug17

    Militants attack Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint at night

    Combined Russian-separatist forces continued to attack positions of the State Border Guard Service`s military last night, according to the press service of the agency. ”Last night, from 21:00 to midnight, Russian-backed mercenaries shelled the Stanytsia Luhanska entry/exit checkpoint from Grand Prince Ihor Mount. The terrorists used grenades...

    Artistic gymnast Verniaiev bags first Olympic gold medal for Ukraine
    Aug17

    Artistic gymnast Verniaiev bags first Olympic gold medal for Ukraine

    Ukrainian artistic gymnast Oleg Verniaiev has won a first gold medal for Ukraine in the men`s parallel bars competition at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 16. Verniaiev, 22, showed the result of 16.041, which let him beat U.S. gymnast Danell Leyva, who won the silver medal with 15.900 and Russian David Belyavskiy, who got...

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