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    Ukrenergo mulls using UAVs to detect defects in transmission lines
    Aug13

    Ukrenergo mulls using UAVs to detect defects in transmission lines

    State-run company Ukrenergo, operator of Ukraine`s power grids, plans to buy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for detection of defects in transmission lines that are located in hard-to-access areas, the company`s press service reported. ”It is planned that unmanned aerial vehicles and compact manned aircraft will be used to improve the performance...

    Russia deploys S-400 anti-aircraft missile system in Crimea
    Aug13

    Russia deploys S-400 anti-aircraft missile system in Crimea

    The Russian Federation anti-aircraft missile regiment based in Crimea has received an S-400 Triumf air defense missile system that will be used in the upcoming Caucasus-2016 strategic maneuvers, the press office the Southern Military District reported on Friday, according to TASS. ”The anti-aircraft missile regiment of the 4th Air Force and Air...

    State budget receives over UAH 73 bln in single social security tax payments since start of year
    Aug12

    State budget receives over UAH 73 bln in single social security tax payments since start of year

    Payments of single social security tax to the budget in January-June 2016 amounted to UAH 73.3 billion, or 100.6% of the target figure for the current year, the State Fiscal Service reported on its website. The Fiscal Service has not provided comparable data from the previous year. However, it has been reported that proceeds from payments of...

    Naftogaz plans to complete selection of gas suppliers in mid-August
    Aug12

    Naftogaz plans to complete selection of gas suppliers in mid-August

    National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine plans to complete the process of selecting suppliers of natural gas to Ukraine in mid-August using a US$300 million loan provided by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Naftogaz Commercial Director Yuriy Vitrenko told journalists. ”Till date, we have successfully held three...

    Ukraine demands Russia immediately grant OSCE access to occupied Crimea
    Aug12

    Ukraine demands Russia immediately grant OSCE access to occupied Crimea

    Ukraine`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has demanded that the Russian Federation immediately grant the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine secure and unrestricted access to the occupied territory in Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. ”Ukraine`s Foreign Ministry has turned to the occupier state`s Foreign Ministry with the demand that...

    Ukraine to spend 3% of GDP on defense in 2017: Finance minister
    Aug12

    Ukraine to spend 3% of GDP on defense in 2017: Finance minister

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk said the draft national budget for 2017 foresees that spending on the law-enforcement sector in 2017 will remain at the same level as 2016, i.e. 5% of the GDP, including 3% on defense alone. ”In 2017, our approach will be the same, this is our priority. The law-enforcement block will be given 5% of...

    Gerashchenko: Moscow has long-severed diplomatic relations with Ukraine
    Aug12

    Gerashchenko: Moscow has long-severed diplomatic relations with Ukraine

    Iryna Gerashchenko, first deputy chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada and Ukraine`s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral contact group on Donbas settlement, said Russia severed diplomatic relations with Ukraine when it occupied the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and part of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. ”In fact, Moscow has...

    IMF`s decision on new loan for Ukraine in August: Finance ministry
    Aug12

    IMF`s decision on new loan for Ukraine in August: Finance ministry

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk has said the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will decide on the disbursement of a new loan tranche for Ukraine late in August. He noted that Ukraine had not yet received the scheduled third tranche as the Board had not considered the issue yet. ”The Board will officially meet...

    Ukraine`s Foreign Ministry wants OSCE monitors at border with Crimea
    Aug12

    Ukraine`s Foreign Ministry wants OSCE monitors at border with Crimea

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked international organizations to undertake measures to gain access to the border with Russia and Russia-occupied Crimea and to Ukrainian citizens presently in Russian detention. ”The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has officially sent a note to the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in...

    Putin sacks Kremlin chief of staff Sergey Ivanov
    Aug12

    Putin sacks Kremlin chief of staff Sergey Ivanov

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has sacked Kremlin chief of staff Sergey Ivanov and appointed him special presidential envoy for environmental activity, ecology and transport, the Kremlin press service said on Friday, according to Russian news agency TASS. Ivanov, 63, served as Russia`s defense minister between March 2001 and February 2007. He...

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