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    Experts predict population crisis in Ukraine this year due to war
    Aug02

    Experts predict population crisis in Ukraine this year due to war

    Experts predict a demographic crisis in Ukraine in 2016 due to the war in Donbas, according to a UNIAN correspondent. Director of the Ukrainian Institute of Research of Extremism Oleh Zarubinsky and his deputy Bohdan Petrenko explained that Ukraine saw a decline in the birth rate in 2013-2015, and although the major consequences of the...

    Visited occupied Donbas, Savchenko reveals
    Aug02

    Visited occupied Donbas, Savchenko reveals

    Member of Parliament Nadiia Savchenko says she has visited the occupied areas of Donbas in eastern Ukraine to talk to the local residents. ”I`ve been there, but the representatives of the self-proclaimed ”DPR” [Donetsk People`s Republic] and ”LPR” [Luhansk People`s Republic] were not aware of this. I entered the territory beyond the contact line...

    SBU security service detains advocate of fake Kyiv People`s Republic
    Aug02

    SBU security service detains advocate of fake Kyiv People`s Republic

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has detained an advocate of a fake Kyiv People`s Republic, the SBU press center said. The man posted an electronic announcement on public PCs at a social establishment in Kyiv, urging the creation of a self-proclaimed republic. During a search of his house, security service officers found emails on his PC sent...

    Ukraine reduces gas imports in July by nearly 32%
    Aug02

    Ukraine reduces gas imports in July by nearly 32%

    Ukraine reduced gas imports in July by 31.8% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 409 million cubic meters, according to Ukrtransgaz, operator of the country`s gas transport system. Natural gas imports in Ukraine were undertaken by five companies during the period. ”Gas supplies over the last 248 days have been carried out solely from Europe,” the press...

    Finance Ministry to verify operation of ”single customs window” this week
    Aug02

    Finance Ministry to verify operation of ”single customs window” this week

    Ukraine`s Ministry of Finance will this week inspect checkpoints and places where customs clearance of goods takes place to verify the operation of an automated ”single window” system, which was launched at Ukrainian customs houses from August 1, the ministry`s press service reported. The Finance Ministry noted that the introduction of the...

    Ukraine`s hryvnia ranked world`s most underestimated currency
    Aug02

    Ukraine`s hryvnia ranked world`s most underestimated currency

    The Ukrainian hryvnia has been ranked the world`s most underestimated national currency, according to The Big Mac index for July 2016 compiled by The Economist. According to the data, Ukraine`s national currency is underestimated by 68.8% against the U.S. dollar and by 62.6% against the euro. The estimated value of the dollar against the hryvnia...

    Possible EAEC expansion poses no threat to Ukraine`s foreign trade: Da Vinci AG forecast
    Aug02

    Possible EAEC expansion poses no threat to Ukraine`s foreign trade: Da Vinci AG forecast

    The possible expansion of the Eurasian Economic Community (EAEC) does not represent a serious threat for Ukraine`s foreign trade, according to a forecast of the Da Vinci AG analytical group provided to UNIAN. Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS affairs Leonid Slutsky suggested that Tajikistan may this year express its intention to join...

    NNSA reaches important milestone with B61-12 life extension program
    Aug02

    NNSA reaches important milestone with B61-12 life extension program

    The Department of Energy`s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) announced that they recently formally authorized the production engineering phase of its B61-12 warhead life extension program (LEP). This important milestone comes after four years of work in the development-engineering phase of the program, and marks the final...

    Russia detains 143 railroad cars from Ukraine bound for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
    Aug02

    Russia detains 143 railroad cars from Ukraine bound for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan

    Acting in line with its new restrictions imposed on Ukrainian transit from July 1, Russia has detained on its border 143 railroad cars en route from Ukraine to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, citing data from the rapid response headquarters, reported. ”According to the...

    Savchenko on hunger strike again, demands release of Ukrainians in captivity
    Aug02

    Savchenko on hunger strike again, demands release of Ukrainians in captivity

    Ukrainian MP Nadia Savchenko is on hunger strike to protest the inaction of the Ukrainian government on the release of Ukrainians in captivity. ”I`ve tried many methods to fight for these guys, like the world fought for me. Now I will fight for them as I fought for myself. One of the mechanisms to accelerate my release was a hunger strike to...

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