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    Nuclear fuel imports from Sweden account for 41.6% in H1, balance from Russia
    Aug22

    Nuclear fuel imports from Sweden account for 41.6% in H1, balance from Russia

    Shipments of nuclear fuel, produced by U.S.-Japanese Westinghouse, from Sweden to Ukraine accounted for 41.6% of the fuel elements required by Ukrainian nuclear power plants (NPPs) in the first six months of 2016, while the share of supplies from Russia`s TVEL was 58.4%, according to the State Statistics Service. Fuel elements imported from...

    Ukraine reports 6 WIA in past 24 hours
    Aug22

    Ukraine reports 6 WIA in past 24 hours

    Six Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to a spokesman for the Ukrainian Presidential Administration. ”There were six wounded in action (WIA),” Andriy Lysenko, administration spokesman for Anti-Terrorist Operation issues, stated at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday, a UNIAN correspondent...

    Finance Minister: New IMF tranche depends on full operation of e-declaration
    Aug22

    Finance Minister: New IMF tranche depends on full operation of e-declaration

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk has said problems with the launch of the electronic declaration of civil servants` income in Ukraine pose a threat to the disbursement of the third tranche of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan to Ukraine, according to the business news portal Epravda. ”We are working with our international...

    Ukraine`s Naftogaz offers industry better gas prices
    Aug22

    Ukraine`s Naftogaz offers industry better gas prices

    NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine will reduce the minimum price of natural gas for industrial consumers by 7.9% to UAH 6,036 per 1,000 cubic meters from September 1, 2016, compared with UAH 6,556 in August 2016, according to a statement by the company. Simultaneously, the company will lower the ceiling price for industrial consumers by 3.8% to UAH 6,762...

    Russia `showed-off` over use of Iran airbase for Syria strikes – BBC
    Aug22

    Russia `showed-off` over use of Iran airbase for Syria strikes – BBC

    Iran says Russia has stopped using one of its airbases to bomb targets in Syria for the time being, according to the BBC. Foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said the operation was ”over for now” and that the planes had ”gone”, the BBC reports. Defense Minister Hossein Deghan had earlier criticized Russia for publicizing the raids last week,...

    Ukrzaliznytsia head: Railway giant loses billions of hryvnias every year due to corruption
    Aug22

    Ukrzaliznytsia head: Railway giant loses billions of hryvnias every year due to corruption

    Wojciech Balczun, the chairman of the PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia board, has said the railway giant loses billions of hryvnias every year due to corruption, whose scale he realized when he took up the reins of the company was far more serious than he had expected. ”I thought it could be a problem, but did not imagine it was so serious. Almost from the...

    6 National Guard`s soldiers in militant captivity, 24 MIA
    Aug22

    6 National Guard`s soldiers in militant captivity, 24 MIA

    Six soldiers of the National Guard of Ukraine are still in militant captivity, while 24 are missing in action (MIA), National Guard Commander Yuriy Allerov said, according to a UNIAN correspondent. Speaking at the opening ceremony of a memorial for soldiers of the northern operational and territorial associations of the National Guard, who...

    Ukraine consumes less petrol, more diesel in H1
    Aug22

    Ukraine consumes less petrol, more diesel in H1

    Ukraine reduced petrol consumption by 5.3% year-on-year in the first six months of 2016 to one million tonnes, while consumption of diesel increased by 1.7% to 1.9 million tonnes, according to the Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Ministry. Boiler oil consumption grew by 2.5 times to 367,600 tonnes. As UNIAN reported earlier, citing data from...

    Lithuanian president congratulates Ukrainians ahead of Independence Day
    Aug22

    Lithuanian president congratulates Ukrainians ahead of Independence Day

    Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has recorded a video message in which she congratulated Ukraine on its 25th anniversary of independence. The video with Grybauskaite`s message in Ukrainian was posted on Facebook by the Lithuanian Embassy in Ukraine. ”Twenty-five years ago, your nation decided to create independent Ukraine. Protect its...

    Afanasyev, Soloshenko to work in Ukraine MFA: Klimkin
    Aug22

    Afanasyev, Soloshenko to work in Ukraine MFA: Klimkin

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said Yuriy Soloshenko and Hennadiy Afanasyev, two Ukrainian citizens liberated from Russian imprisonment, will assist in the liberation of Ukrainian political prisoners in the Russian Federation. ”We faced fundamentally new challenges in the last 2.5 years. For example, the release of our political...

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