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    State property regulator begins preparations for selling 2 HPPs, 7  oblenergos
    Aug09

    State property regulator begins preparations for selling 2 HPPs, 7 oblenergos

    The State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPF) has begun preparations for putting up for sale state-owned shares in several energy companies, namely two hydro power plants (Dniprodzerzhynsk HPP and Mykolayiv HPP) and seven regional power distribution companies (oblenergos), the SPF press service reported. According to the report, 99.9% of shares in the...

    Crossing through Chonhar checkpoint in Crimean direction resumed
    Aug09

    Crossing through Chonhar checkpoint in Crimean direction resumed

    The Russian occupying forces have resumed handling of traffic on their side of the Chonhar checkpoint, the press center of Ukraine`s State Border Guard Service reported. ”The Russian occupying forces have resumed handling traffic on their side of Chonhar checkpoint. Today, the controlling authorities of the occupying country have suspended the...

    Reuters: Putin says Russia will end sanctions on Turkey gradually
    Aug09

    Reuters: Putin says Russia will end sanctions on Turkey gradually

    Russia will phase out sanctions against Turkey step-by-step but the priority is to bring bilateral ties between the two countries to their pre-crisis level, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday, Reuters reported. Putin, after meeting with President Tayyip Erdogan, said the talks will have an important bearing on the future of...

    Gazprom asks Ukraine to boost gas transit due to Nord Stream repairs
    Aug09

    Gazprom asks Ukraine to boost gas transit due to Nord Stream repairs

    Russia`s gas giant Gazprom has asked Ukrainian state-run Ukrtransgaz, operator of the local gas transport system, to ensure an increase in gas transit shipments via Ukraine due to ongoing repairs to the Nord Stream gas pipeline, according to Ukrtransgaz`s press service. ”Yesterday, Gazprom filed an application with Ukrtransgaz for boosting...

    Fitch expects moderate economic recovery in Ukraine in 2016
    Aug09

    Fitch expects moderate economic recovery in Ukraine in 2016

    Fitch Ratings has downgraded its forecast for Ukraine`s economic growth in 2016, lowering the GDP growth rate to 1% from the previously announced 2%. ”Fitch expects only moderate economic recovery in Ukraine (we forecast GDP growth of 1% in 2016 with medium-term growth of 2%),” a Fitch statement said. Fitch earlier lowered its economic growth...

    EU imposes sanctions against two Russians
    Aug09

    EU imposes sanctions against two Russians

    The European Union (EU) has imposed sanctions against two Russian citizens suspected of terrorism, according to the decisions published in the Official Journal of the EU. Aslan Avgazarovich Byutukaev and Ayrat Nasimovich Vakhitov are named in the sanctions list. They are suspected of being associated with the ISIL (Da`esh) and the Al-Qaeda...

    Ukraine reports one killed and five wounded soldiers in past 24 hours
    Aug09

    Ukraine reports one killed and five wounded soldiers in past 24 hours

    One Ukrainian soldier was killed and five were wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to Oleksandr Motuzianyk, presidential spokesman for ATO issues. ”There was one killed in action (KIA) and five wounded in action (WIA),” he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday, a UNIAN correspondent reported. According to...

    Situation deteriorating on border with Crimea: Occupiers block exit to mainland Ukraine
    Aug09

    Situation deteriorating on border with Crimea: Occupiers block exit to mainland Ukraine

    Occupiers have halted operations at the Chonhar checkpoint in Crimea, according to the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service. ”The supervisory bodies of the country-occupier have prepared documents only for those persons who are traveling to the temporary-occupied peninsula, and only at the Chaplynka checkpoint,” the report read. The Kalanchak...

    Erdogan arrives in St. Petersburg for meeting with Putin
    Aug09

    Erdogan arrives in St. Petersburg for meeting with Putin

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in St. Petersburg for talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, according to Russian news agency TASS. This will be the first personal meeting between the Russian and Turkish heads of state since last November. The talks that are expected to mark a thaw in the 8-month freeze in bilateral...

    Bloomberg: Bulgaria may restore Russian gas pipeline, nuclear plant
    Aug09

    Bloomberg: Bulgaria may restore Russian gas pipeline, nuclear plant

    Bulgaria and Russia agreed to resurrect the canceled South Stream natural gas pipeline across the Black Sea and the Belene nuclear power plant as the Balkan country strives to reduce penalty payments over unfulfilled contracts awarded to Russia by international courts, according to Bloomberg. Bulgaria and Russia agreed to set up working groups...

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