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    Biden: Crimean provocation totally Russia`s responsibility
    Aug13

    Biden: Crimean provocation totally Russia`s responsibility

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has held a phone conversation with U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, the president`s press service has reported. The leaders discussed the current security situation caused by provocative actions by the Russian side in occupied Crimea and the escalation in Donbas, according to the press service. Poroshenko has...

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.04 to dollar
    Aug13

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.04 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Friday evening lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by 19 kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.04 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for August 15: $100 costs UAH 2,504.4197 (on August 12, it was UAH...

    State Special Communications Service of Ukraine denies certification for electronic declaration system
    Aug13

    State Special Communications Service of Ukraine denies certification for electronic declaration system

    The State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine has denied the issuance of a certificate of conformity of the electronic declaration system with personal information protection standards for the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC), the Service reported on its Facebook page. It is reported that...

    Government of Ukraine submits Savchenko-Sentsov sanction list for NSDC approval
    Aug13

    Government of Ukraine submits Savchenko-Sentsov sanction list for NSDC approval

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has submitted for approval of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) a list of individuals involved in trumping up cases against Nadiya Savchenko, Oleh Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko, that will be subject to targeted sanctions, including economic ones. According to government resolution No. 574, the...

    Ukrenergo mulls using UAVs to detect defects in transmission lines
    Aug13

    Ukrenergo mulls using UAVs to detect defects in transmission lines

    State-run company Ukrenergo, operator of Ukraine`s power grids, plans to buy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for detection of defects in transmission lines that are located in hard-to-access areas, the company`s press service reported. ”It is planned that unmanned aerial vehicles and compact manned aircraft will be used to improve the performance...

    Russia deploys S-400 anti-aircraft missile system in Crimea
    Aug13

    Russia deploys S-400 anti-aircraft missile system in Crimea

    The Russian Federation anti-aircraft missile regiment based in Crimea has received an S-400 Triumf air defense missile system that will be used in the upcoming Caucasus-2016 strategic maneuvers, the press office the Southern Military District reported on Friday, according to TASS. ”The anti-aircraft missile regiment of the 4th Air Force and Air...

    State budget receives over UAH 73 bln in single social security tax payments since start of year
    Aug12

    State budget receives over UAH 73 bln in single social security tax payments since start of year

    Payments of single social security tax to the budget in January-June 2016 amounted to UAH 73.3 billion, or 100.6% of the target figure for the current year, the State Fiscal Service reported on its website. The Fiscal Service has not provided comparable data from the previous year. However, it has been reported that proceeds from payments of...

    Naftogaz plans to complete selection of gas suppliers in mid-August
    Aug12

    Naftogaz plans to complete selection of gas suppliers in mid-August

    National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine plans to complete the process of selecting suppliers of natural gas to Ukraine in mid-August using a US$300 million loan provided by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Naftogaz Commercial Director Yuriy Vitrenko told journalists. ”Till date, we have successfully held three...

    Ukraine demands Russia immediately grant OSCE access to occupied Crimea
    Aug12

    Ukraine demands Russia immediately grant OSCE access to occupied Crimea

    Ukraine`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has demanded that the Russian Federation immediately grant the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine secure and unrestricted access to the occupied territory in Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. ”Ukraine`s Foreign Ministry has turned to the occupier state`s Foreign Ministry with the demand that...

    Ukraine to spend 3% of GDP on defense in 2017: Finance minister
    Aug12

    Ukraine to spend 3% of GDP on defense in 2017: Finance minister

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk said the draft national budget for 2017 foresees that spending on the law-enforcement sector in 2017 will remain at the same level as 2016, i.e. 5% of the GDP, including 3% on defense alone. ”In 2017, our approach will be the same, this is our priority. The law-enforcement block will be given 5% of...

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