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    Ukrainian government raised electricity price by 30% from March 1, 2017, Russia-occupied Donbas continues to receive electricity for free
    Mar01

    Ukrainian government raised electricity price by 30% from March 1, 2017, Russia-occupied Donbas continues to receive electricity for free

    This is the fifth planned increase in electricity tariffs for the households. Compared with April 2015, the electricity tariffs increased by 3.5 times. Earlier, in February 2015, The National Energy and Utilities Regulation Commission (NEURC) approved a two-year schedule of raising electricity tariffs for the households.According to the plan,...

    Ukraine signs IMF memo to unlock next loan tranche
    Mar01

    Ukraine signs IMF memo to unlock next loan tranche

    Ukraine has signed an International Monetary Fund memorandum, paving the way for the disbursement of the next tranche of loans under its $17.5 billion bailout program, a source in the central bank said on Wednesday, according to Reuters. ”The Ukrainian side has signed the updated memorandum on cooperation,” the source told Reuters. Disbursements...

    Naftogaz to import gas from Slovakia, Poland, Hungary in March
    Mar01

    Naftogaz to import gas from Slovakia, Poland, Hungary in March

    Ukraine`s national JSC oil and gas giant, Naftogaz of Ukraine, plans to import gas from Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary in March. ”Imports from Slovakia will be about 40 million cubic meters per day. As for Poland and Hungary – we`ll see, as these routes are auxiliary for Naftogaz,” the company`s CCO Yuriy Vitrenko said at the Ukrainian Energy...

    Russia must be sat down at negotiating table to discuss its pullback from Crimea – Chubarov
    Mar01

    Russia must be sat down at negotiating table to discuss its pullback from Crimea – Chubarov

    Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Member of Parliament of Ukraine Refat Chubarov says Russia must be forced to sit down at the negotiating table to discuss its withdrawal from the Crimean peninsula, according to Censor.net. ”We should not waste time in creating an international platform for the de-occupation of Crimea and the...

    Trump intelligence nominee sees Russia one of maing challenges
    Mar01

    Trump intelligence nominee sees Russia one of maing challenges

    President Donald Trump`s nominee to be the director of national intelligence pledged on Tuesday to support thorough investigation of any Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, Reuters reports. ”I think this is something that needs to be investigated and addressed,” former Republican Senator Dan Coats told the Senate...

    Russia needs war in Donbas – MFA Ukraine
    Mar01

    Russia needs war in Donbas – MFA Ukraine

    The number of attacks on the Ukrainian positions by the Russian-backed militants in Donbas has sharply increased over the past day, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Mariana Betsa wrote on Twitter. ”Ukraine wants peace, Russia needs war. 117 attacks by Russian militants, 2 UA servicemen KIA, 2 WIA, heavy weaponry used,” she tweeted....

    Trialogue on EU visa waivers for Ukraine ends successfully
    Mar01

    Trialogue on EU visa waivers for Ukraine ends successfully

    Interinstitutional talks between the Council of the European Union, the European Commission and the European Parliament on EU visa liberalization for Ukraine have ended successfully, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels. ”The Council of the EU, the European Parliament, and the European Commission have made a decision to grant a...

    Ukraine reports 84 enemy attacks in Donbas with using heavy artillery, mortars and tanks
    Feb28

    Ukraine reports 84 enemy attacks in Donbas with using heavy artillery, mortars and tanks

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 84 times in the past 24 hours with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size ”In the Mariupol sector, the invaders fired 122mm artillery systems on...

    Russia, China block U.N. sanctions on Syria over gas attacks
    Feb28

    Russia, China block U.N. sanctions on Syria over gas attacks

    Russia on Tuesday cast its seventh veto to protect the Syrian government from United Nations Security Council action, blocking a bid by Western powers to impose sanctions over accusations of chemical weapons attacks during the six-year Syrian conflict, according to Reuters. China backed Russia and cast its sixth veto on Syria, Reuters said....

    Ukrainian military suffer losses at Svitlodarska Duha bulge – media
    Feb28

    Ukrainian military suffer losses at Svitlodarska Duha bulge – media

    Two soldiers of the 54th separate mechanized brigade were killed at the Svitlodarska Duha bulge in the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone in Donbas on Tuesday, Tyzhden.ua reported, citing its sources. No other details have been reported so far. On Monday, February 27, Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) press officer Leonid Matiukhin said that...

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