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    Ukrainian Prosecutor says criminal case opened against Interior Minister Avakov
    Sep14

    Ukrainian Prosecutor says criminal case opened against Interior Minister Avakov

    Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko says that his office (PGO) has opened a criminal case against Interior Minister Arsen Avakov on the basis of a letter sent by Vitaliy Shabunin, head of the board of the Anti-Corruption Action Center (AntAC), a Ukrainian civil society organization, according to Channel 24. ”Every day I get [letters] from...

    Russian troops open fire and kill Ukrainian soldiers but Ukraine ready to observe Donbas truce with no time limit
    Sep14

    Russian troops open fire and kill Ukrainian soldiers but Ukraine ready to observe Donbas truce with no time limit

    Head of the Ukrainian team of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) on the settlement of the Donbas crisis Major General Borys Kremenetsky says Ukraine consistently fulfills its obligations to abide by the ceasefire along the entire contact line in Donbas and is ready to observe the truce with no time limit. ”The Ukrainian members...

    Kremlin`s TV channel RT faces Ofcom inquiry – The Times
    Sep14

    Kremlin`s TV channel RT faces Ofcom inquiry – The Times

    RT, the Kremlin`s English-language TV channel, is to be investigated for bias after it launched an inaccurate attack on a fracking company, The Times reported. Ofcom, the regulator, which has upheld 15 breaches of broadcasting rules against the station, known as RT, has announced a fresh investigation, The Times wrote. Last month The Times...

    Ukraine may decommission part of gas network on lower Russian supplies – Reuters
    Sep13

    Ukraine may decommission part of gas network on lower Russian supplies – Reuters

    Ukraine may decommission part of its gas transit system due to a sharp fall in the amount of Russian gas being pumped to Europe via Ukraine, the head of Ukraine`s gas transport monopoly Ihor Prokopiv was quoted on Tuesday as saying, according to Reuters. Around 40% of Russia`s gas exports to Europe currently pass through Ukraine but several new...

    On way to reconciliation: Ukraine, Poland to jointly analyze Volyn tragedy
    Sep13

    On way to reconciliation: Ukraine, Poland to jointly analyze Volyn tragedy

    Poland`s Foreign Minister Witold Jan Waszczykowski has expressed support for historians who work to search for ways of reconciliation between the Ukrainian and Polish peoples, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”We do not manipulate these complex and problematic issues that must be solved, especially between neighbors, and have positive...

    The National Bank of Ukraine expects $2.3 bln from IMF in 2016
    Sep13

    The National Bank of Ukraine expects $2.3 bln from IMF in 2016

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) expects to receive the third loan tranche from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) worth $1 billion in mid-September, following a meeting of the IMF Executive Directors on Ukraine`s issue, which has been scheduled for September 14. ”It is $1 billion in the SDR equivalent. Funds are usually received within 2-3...

    Ukraine to get visa-free regime with EU in October – Poroshenko
    Sep13

    Ukraine to get visa-free regime with EU in October – Poroshenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has stated that he hopes Ukraine will be granted a visa-free travel with the European Union in October. ”I hope that in a few weeks, in October, we will have a visa-free regime [with the EU],” Poroshenko said during the opening ceremony of a new kindergarten in the village of Yuvileyne, in Dnipropetrovsk...

    Russia proposes to develop a parallel ”road map” of the Minsk agreements’ implementation
    Sep13

    Russia proposes to develop a parallel ”road map” of the Minsk agreements’ implementation

    Russia proposes to develop a ”road map” to ”move from the dead point” the implementation of the Minsk agreements – each step in strengthening security regime has to be accompanied by the promotion of political reforms to legalize the Russian militants in Donbas, according to a UNIAN correspondent in Russia. ”We are convinced of the need to move...

    Currency black market in Ukraine is estimated at $1 bln per month – Experts
    Sep13

    Currency black market in Ukraine is estimated at $1 bln per month – Experts

    The realistic monthly turnover of the currency black market in Ukraine is estimated at about $1 billion, which is higher by 16 times than the official statistics on foreign exchange transactions in the country. This was stated by associated expert of the Center for Economic Strategy Oleksandr Zholud at a round table in Kyiv, who was referring to...

    Odesa Port-Side Chemical Plant starting price may drop to $300 mln – Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine
    Sep13

    Odesa Port-Side Chemical Plant starting price may drop to $300 mln – Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine

    The starting price of the Odesa Port-Side Chemical Plant (OPP), the country`s major chemical producer, which is prepared to be put up for sale at a new auction in late October, may be reduced to $150 million, Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU) Ihor Bilous told reporters. ”I believe we need to set the starting price at $150...

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