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    Ukraine PM calls decision to impose moratorium on increasing utility tariffs ”dead end”
    Jul18

    Ukraine PM calls decision to impose moratorium on increasing utility tariffs ”dead end”

    Ukraine`s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has called the decision on the moratorium on increasing utility tariffs, and possible compensation for differences in rates by means of local budgets, a ”dead-end”.The decision was made by some local authorities, including those in Kyiv.”Each of you, if possible, can use the national gas transmission...

    Ukrainians vote for Kyiv`s international airport to be renamed after hetman
    Jul18

    Ukrainians vote for Kyiv`s international airport to be renamed after hetman

    Voting on renaming Boryspil, Kyiv`s international airport, has ended.A majority of participants have voted for the airport to be renamed after Ukrainian hetman Ivan Mazepa, the Infrastructure Ministry reported on its website.The hetman`s name received 12,800 votes, while 9,297 votes went to aircraft designer Igor Sikorsky. The third most-popular...

    EU to decide on visa-free regime for Ukraine this fall, journalist tweets
    Jul18

    EU to decide on visa-free regime for Ukraine this fall, journalist tweets

    European Union ambassadors will decide on whether to enact a visa-free regime for Ukraine and Georgia in the fall of 2016, RFE/RL`s correspondent Rikard Jozwiak tweeted.The last meeting of the EU ambassadors will be held on Wednesday, July 20, before the holidays, according to Jozwiak.The ambassadors will only discuss the issue of a suspension...

    Ukraine sees decline in oil and gas condensate production since start of year
    Jul18

    Ukraine sees decline in oil and gas condensate production since start of year

    Ukraine witnessed a decline in oil and gas condensate production in January-June 2016 of 10.2% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 1.1 million tonnes, the press service of Ukraine`s Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry reported.The Ukrgasvydobuvannya and Ukrnafta companies, owned by NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, reduced the production of oil and gas condensate...

    Employees of Khreschatyk bank stole over UAH 81 mln of depositors` funds – prosecutors
    Jul18

    Employees of Khreschatyk bank stole over UAH 81 mln of depositors` funds – prosecutors

    Employees of PJSC Commercial Bank Khreshchatyk, acting as an organized criminal group, stole funds from 54 depositors totaling more than UAH 81 million UAH, according to officials.A pre-trial investigation, overseen by the prosecutor`s office in Kyiv, was completed as part of a criminal case against 16 officials of the Kyiv regional branch of...

    Customs reform to consider positive results of national police reforms – Finance Minister
    Jul18

    Customs reform to consider positive results of national police reforms – Finance Minister

    Ukraine`s Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk has said customs reform in Ukraine should follow the approach applied while reforming the national police.In an interview with one of the country`s leading TV channels, Danylyuk stated it was the only effective way to combat corruption, attract new people and alter the officers` attitude toward...

    3 wounded as militants shoot at peaceful protesters in occupied Donbas: Intel
    Jul18

    3 wounded as militants shoot at peaceful protesters in occupied Donbas: Intel

    A shooting broke up a peaceful rally in the militant-occupied town of Komsomolsk, as Russian proxies attempted to disperse protesters, wounding at least three, according to a report by Ukraine`s military intelligence.Discontent is growing about the presence of Russian occupation troops among residents of the temporarily occupied areas in eastern...

    1 KIA, 5 WIAs among Ukraine forces in Donbas in last 24 hrs – ATO HQ
    Jul18

    1 KIA, 5 WIAs among Ukraine forces in Donbas in last 24 hrs – ATO HQ

    One Ukrainian soldier was killed and another five were wounded over the past day in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation in eastern Ukraine, according to the ATO HQ.The information was reported at a Kyiv briefing by Andriy Lysenko, the spokesman for the Presidential Administration for ATO issues on Monday.As UNIAN reported earlier, over the...

    President signs law allowing companies to restructure debts owed to banks
    Jul18

    President signs law allowing companies to restructure debts owed to banks

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the law on financial restructuring, which regulates the procedure for restructuring operating businesses` debts owed to banks, according to a post on the Ukrainian parliament`s website.Notably, adoption of the law will allow Ukraine to fulfill its obligations outlined in the memorandum [of...

    Oil prices largely unchanged as market shrugs off Turkey coup bid
    Jul18

    Oil prices largely unchanged as market shrugs off Turkey coup bid

    Oil prices were virtually unchanged in choppy Asian trade on Monday following gains last week as traders shrugged off the impact of Friday`s attempted coup in Turkey, while upbeat economic data from the United States lent price support, Reuters reported.Brent crude futures rose 2 cents at $47.63 a barrel as of 0653 GMT after closing up 24 cents...

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