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    Refinancing rate to be lowered to 15% per annum – NBU
    Sep16

    Refinancing rate to be lowered to 15% per annum – NBU

    The National Bank of Ukraine has decided to lower the refinancing rate by 0.5 percentage points, or to 15%, per annum. The decision comes into effect September 16, the regulator told UNIAN. ”The Board of the National Bank of Ukraine has decided to lower its refinancing rate to 15% per annum from September 16,” a statement...

    The human rights situation in eastern Ukraine worsening – UN
    Sep16

    The human rights situation in eastern Ukraine worsening – UN

    A new UN report released on Thursday describes the deterioration of the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine, as a result of escalating hostilities between June and August, and the continued disregard for the protection of civilians by both sides of the conflict. The report, which covers the period from mid-May to mid-August, shows a 66%...

    Ukraine starts legal proceedings to contest Russian transit embargo in WTO
    Sep16

    Ukraine starts legal proceedings to contest Russian transit embargo in WTO

    Ukraine has started the procedure within the framework of the World Trade Organization to challenge the decision of the Russian Government to impose an embargo on the transit of Ukrainian goods via the Russian territory toward third states, in particular Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. According to the press service of the Ministry of Economic...

    EU court confirms Yanukovych asset freeze for 12 months from March 6, 2015
    Sep16

    EU court confirms Yanukovych asset freeze for 12 months from March 6, 2015

    The General Court of the European Union has confirmed the freezing of funds of three Ukrainians, one being Viktor Yanukovych, the former President of Ukraine, for the period from March 6, 2015 until March 6, 2016. The decision concerns Viktor Yanukovych, one of his sons Oleksandr Yanukovych, and Andriy Klyuyev, who headed President Yanukovych`s...

    EU prolongs for 6 mths sanctions over violation of Ukraine`s sovereignty
    Sep16

    EU prolongs for 6 mths sanctions over violation of Ukraine`s sovereignty

    The European Union has adopted the decision to prolong for another six months the sanctions imposed against 146 individuals and 37 companies for the violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, the EU Council told a UNIAN correspondent in Brussels. The decision was taken without discussion, by written procedure. As UNIAN...

    IMF confirms it may decide on new disbursement to Ukraine by year-end
    Sep16

    IMF confirms it may decide on new disbursement to Ukraine by year-end

    The International Monetary Fund, Ukraine`s largest lender, which decided on a third US$1 billion disbursement to Ukraine on September 14, may consider a new disbursement by the end of the current year. ”On the next review [of the Extended Fund Facility] and next disbursement – that could be by the end of the year. I don`t have the exact date,”...

    No full ceasefire: Donbas militants open fire in Avdiyivka
    Sep16

    No full ceasefire: Donbas militants open fire in Avdiyivka

    The militants fired rocket-propelled grenades twice on the Avdiyivka industrial zone since the beginning of the day, the press officer of the Donetsk sector Oleksandr Zavtonov said on 112 Ukraine TV Channel. ”Since 00:00 Kyiv time, the situation in the area of responsibility of the Donetsk operational-tactical group has calmed down sharply,...

    The National Bank of Ukraine allows companies to buy foreign currency to repay loans to non-residents
    Sep16

    The National Bank of Ukraine allows companies to buy foreign currency to repay loans to non-residents

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has eased foreign exchange market restrictions for businesses, which were introduced in 2014-2015 to stabilize the national currency, namely by allowing companies to buy foreign currency to repay loans to non-residents provided the availability of own foreign currency funds on accounts. NBU Resolution No. 386,...

    Kremlin: No Donbas ceasefire promises given to Germany as Russia ”not party to conflict”
    Sep16

    Kremlin: No Donbas ceasefire promises given to Germany as Russia ”not party to conflict”

    The Kremlin has stated it did not promise Germany to ensure the ceasefire in Donbas as Russia ”is not party to the conflict”, and it`s ”the armed forces of Donbas” that oppose Ukraine, Russia`s presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told an UNIAN correspondent in Moscow. ”There is a ceasefire, which is violated… In this wording, Moscow could...

    Kremlin explains why it refuses from holding Normandy Four meeting
    Sep16

    Kremlin explains why it refuses from holding Normandy Four meeting

    Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the Normandy format meeting at the highest level would be held only when there were ”real issues” to be discussed, an UNIAN correspondent in Russia reported. When asked whether high-level talks in the Normandy format could be restarted in October, Peskov said: ”We are not...

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