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    The Netherlands unlikely to ratify Ukraine-EU Association deal – Dutch Prime Minister
    Sep22

    The Netherlands unlikely to ratify Ukraine-EU Association deal – Dutch Prime Minister

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said that his country is unlikely to sign off a trade deal between the EU and Ukraine given the negative outcome of the earlier non-binding referendum on this issue, according to The Financial Times. Despite months of diplomatic efforts to come up with a solution, Mr Rutte told Dutch MPs on Thursday: ”I think...

    OSCE to monitor situation in Donbas round the clock – Ukrainian security envoy
    Sep22

    OSCE to monitor situation in Donbas round the clock – Ukrainian security envoy

    Ukraine`s envoy for security issues at Minsk peace talks Yevhen Marchuk says that the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has pledged to monitor the situation in the conflict zone in Donbas round the clock, according to the Ukrainian news portal Apostrophe. ”For the first time, and it is very important, the OSCE has undertaken to monitor...

    New ”humanitarian” convoy arrives in Donbas from Russia
    Sep22

    New ”humanitarian” convoy arrives in Donbas from Russia

    A new, 56th ”humanitarian” convoy sent by Russia`s Emergency Situations Ministry has arrived in Russia-occupied Donbas. ”Trucks formed by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry in a humanitarian convoy have reached their destinations in Donetsk and Luhansk regions,” the ministry announced on Thursday. The ministry claims that the freight would...

    Ukroboronprom insists no Russian materials used for Dozor-B – Tymchuk
    Sep22

    Ukroboronprom insists no Russian materials used for Dozor-B – Tymchuk

    Ukraine`s state-owned defense giant Ukroboronprom has denied media reports about using Russian-made armor for its Dozor-B armored vehicles, according to head of the Information Resistance Group and MP Dmytro Tymchuk. ”Earlier media reported that the armor did not provide the required protection level, and the examination of its chemical...

    Ukraine marks 300th day without Russian gas
    Sep22

    Ukraine marks 300th day without Russian gas

    Ukraine has not purchased natural gas from Russia`s gas monopoly Gazprom for 300 days, according to Ukrtransgaz, the operator of the country`s gas transportation system. ”We have not imported gas from Russia for 300 days,” the company said on its website. As was earlier reported, Ukraine suspended purchases of natural gas from Russia`s Gazprom in...

    Ukraine`s GDP grows mainly due to investment – NBU
    Sep22

    Ukraine`s GDP grows mainly due to investment – NBU

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) says that investment has become a major driving force of economic growth in the second quarter of this year, being propped up by improved business expectations. Real GDP grew by 1.4% in Q2, 2016 year-over-year, and it increased by 0.6% as compared to Q1, 2016 (excluding seasonal factors), the regulator said in a...

    Ukraine sees industrial production growth resume in August
    Sep22

    Ukraine sees industrial production growth resume in August

    Ukraine`s industrial output in August 2016 grew by 3.4% year-over-year (y-o-y), after a 0.2% decrease recorded a month before, according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Industrial output in August 2016 compared to July 2016 shrank by 0.8%, after a 7% increase in July 2016 from June 2016, the statistics agency said in a report. Since...

    Poroshenko: Next secretary-general should act according to UN Charter without compromise
    Sep22

    Poroshenko: Next secretary-general should act according to UN Charter without compromise

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko believes that the next United Nations secretary-general should be uncompromised in respect of UN Charter and to use all the tools and resources in the event of a threat to peace and security, an UNIAN correspondent said during a general debate at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly. ”This year, we...

    ”Ceasefire” in Donbas: 14 attacks on Ukrainian troops in past day
    Sep22

    ”Ceasefire” in Donbas: 14 attacks on Ukrainian troops in past day

    The Russian occupation forces attacked Ukrainian positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, 14 times in the past day, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters. In particular, five attacks were reported in the Donetsk sector. Militants used grenade launchers, machine-guns and small arms to shell areas near the...

    EBRD, World Bank welcome reversal of decision on changing Naftogaz charter
    Sep22

    EBRD, World Bank welcome reversal of decision on changing Naftogaz charter

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the World Bank have welcomed a decision by the government of Ukraine to reverse last week`s changes of the charter of the energy company Naftogaz, according to a joint statement. ”We are very happy that out of this situation a renewed consensus has emerged towards the shared goal of...

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