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    French President congratulates Ukraine on Independence Day, calling it `key actor` on global scene
    Aug24

    French President congratulates Ukraine on Independence Day, calling it `key actor` on global scene

    French President Francois Hollande said that Ukraine asserted itself as a key actor on the European and global scene. Hollande stated this in his congratulatory message to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the Ukrainian people on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Ukraine`s Independence. ”Despite all the pressures and crises, Ukraine...

    The Guardian: Ukraine`s medicine bill slashed by 25% after UK firm brought in to handle procurement
    Aug24

    The Guardian: Ukraine`s medicine bill slashed by 25% after UK firm brought in to handle procurement

    A British company hired to buy medicines for Ukraine`s health ministry has succeeded in cutting prices by up to a quarter, in a rare success for anti-corruption efforts, The Guardian reported. Last year, under pressure from activists demanding action against graft, the health ministry brought in Crown Agents, a not-for-profit development company...

    Experts lower Ukraine economic outlook for 2016, forecast higher growth in subsequent years
    Aug24

    Experts lower Ukraine economic outlook for 2016, forecast higher growth in subsequent years

    Economists have downgraded the growth projection for Ukraine`s economy in 2016 by 0.1 percentage points to 1%, but improved projections of the economic growth in 2017 and 2018 to 2.9% and 3.6%, respectively, according to an updated expert consensus forecast compiled by Ukraine`s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. Experts have also...

    Putin`s adviser calls ”nonsense” audio tapes released by Ukraine proving his masterminding of separatism in Crimea
    Aug23

    Putin`s adviser calls ”nonsense” audio tapes released by Ukraine proving his masterminding of separatism in Crimea

    Sergey Glazyev, adviser to the president of Russia, has called recent statements of the Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine (PGO) about his involvement in crimes against Ukraine`s territorial integrity and instigation of a war in this country as ”nonsense”, RBC reported. ”I will not comment on this nonsense of the Nazi criminals,” Glazyev...

    Militants destroy Ukrainian stronghold near Donetsk
    Aug23

    Militants destroy Ukrainian stronghold near Donetsk

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions near the village of Luhanske, Ukrainian news service TSN reported. The militants were attacking the Ukrainian army with armored vehicles, grenade launchers and machine guns. One of the strongholds of the 54th Brigade was destroyed by a powerful mine. No casualties or injuries...

    Klymenko, Kurchenko inflict loss of UAH 200 bln on Ukraine – Prosecutor`s Office
    Aug23

    Klymenko, Kurchenko inflict loss of UAH 200 bln on Ukraine – Prosecutor`s Office

    Former Minister of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine Oleksandr Klymenko and fugitive businessman Serhiy Kurchenko inflicted losses of UAH 198 billion on the state, said Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko in his speech marking the 25th anniversary of Ukraine`s Independence, RBC-Ukraine reported. ”According to data provided by a special group tasked...

    Ukrainian government approves higher excise tax rates and royalties
    Aug23

    Ukrainian government approves higher excise tax rates and royalties

    Ukraine`s Cabinet of Ministers has approved draft amendments to the Tax Code outlining an increase in some taxes, adjusted according to consumer price indexes and industrial producers` prices. A decision in this regard was made at a government meeting, it was reported. Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk noted that it was a technical issue, which...

    Putin, Merkel and Hollande hold phone conversation
    Aug23

    Putin, Merkel and Hollande hold phone conversation

    Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of France Francois Hollande today, August 23, the Kremlin`s press service reported. It is reported that the three leaders have discussed the internal Ukrainian crisis and the possibility of implementing the Minsk agreements...

    Girlfriend of energy watchdog`s head buys $2 mln house just before coal price rises – media
    Aug23

    Girlfriend of energy watchdog`s head buys $2 mln house just before coal price rises – media

    Sleuth journalists from the TV program `Nashi Groshi with Deny Bigus` have revealed that the common-law wife of Dmytro Vovk, 27, chairman of the National Commission of Ukraine for Energy, Housing and Utilities Services Regulation (NCER), in February 2016, acquired a mansion in the village of Ivankovychi outside Kyiv with worth an estimated...

    Trump calls for special prosecutor to investigate Clinton Foundation
    Aug23

    Trump calls for special prosecutor to investigate Clinton Foundation

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump urged the Justice Department on Monday to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate if donors to the Clinton Foundation got special treatment from the State Department when it was run by his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, according to Reuters. Trump made the appeal at a rally before thousands of...

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