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    Romny mayor detained for accepting bribe
    Aug19

    Romny mayor detained for accepting bribe

    Serhiy Salatun, mayor of the town of Romny in Sumy region, has been detained for accepting a UAH 50,000 bribe, the press service of the Military Prosecutor`s Office of the central region of Ukraine reported. ”The mayor demanded and received these funds from the regional manager of one of the companies for providing it with permits for...

    Border guards test modernized patrol boat
    Aug19

    Border guards test modernized patrol boat

    Border guards have tested a UMS-1000 new modernized boat, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine told a UNIAN correspondent. The UMS-1000 new upgraded high-speed patrol boat, which is designed for seas, rivers and lakes, recently set sail. According to authorities, this boat is different from other boats under the same project, which were...

    Yanukovych may be interrogated on Berkut case in autumn: Lawyer
    Aug19

    Yanukovych may be interrogated on Berkut case in autumn: Lawyer

    Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych may give evidence in the trial of the Berkut riot police officers, which is taking place in the Kyiv Sviatoshynskiy District Court, Yanukovych`s lawyer Vitaliy Serdiuk said, according to Radio Liberty. ”According to information provided by the Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) during the trial,...

    Turkish Stream project to have negative consequences for Ukraine: Naftogaz CEO
    Aug19

    Turkish Stream project to have negative consequences for Ukraine: Naftogaz CEO

    Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolev said Ukraine may lose 15 billion cubic meters (bcm) of Russian gas out of the 70 bcm being transported through its territory following the construction of the Turkish Stream pipeline to be carried out by Russia. The project aims at enabling gas transit across the Black Sea, bypassing Ukraine. ”The implementation of...

    California Senate adopts resolution on occasion of Independence Day of Ukraine
    Aug19

    California Senate adopts resolution on occasion of Independence Day of Ukraine

    Ambassador of Ukraine to USA Valeriy Chaly took part in California Senate resolution vote on the occasion of Independence Day of Ukraine on August 24, 2016. The resolution supported by the upper house of the California State Legislature stresses the significant contribution of the Ukrainian Americans in enriching political, economic and cultural...

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 73 times in last day
    Aug19

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 73 times in last day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 73 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. Most of enemy attacks – 38 instances – were recorded in the Donetsk sector. The enemy fired banned 152mm artillery systems on the Ukrainian...

    Reuters: Brent crude oil prices dip on U.S. profit taking
    Aug19

    Reuters: Brent crude oil prices dip on U.S. profit taking

    Brent crude oil prices dipped in early Asian trading hours on Friday, but remained near two-month highs with Brent still holding above $50 per barrel in a bull-run that has lifted the market by over 20% since early August, Reuters reported. International benchmark Brent crude oil futures were trading at $50.80 per barrel at 8.56 p.m. ET, down 9...

    AP: Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign
    Aug19

    AP: Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign

    A firm run by Donald Trump`s campaign chairman directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine`s ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favor of the country`s pro-Russian government, emails obtained by The Associated Press show. Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, never...

    Ukraine`s anti-graft agency reveals details of secret ledgers with Trump`s campaign chief
    Aug19

    Ukraine`s anti-graft agency reveals details of secret ledgers with Trump`s campaign chief

    The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine has revealed details of handwritten ledgers, which show $12.7 million in undisclosed cash payments designated for Donald Trump`s campaign chief Paul Manafort from former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych`s Regions Party between November 20, 2007 and October 5, 2012. ”We emphasize that mentioning...

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.17 to dollar
    Aug19

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.17 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Thursday evening lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by nine kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.17 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for August 19: $100 costs UAH 2,517.0910 (on August 18, it was UAH...

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