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    Ukrainian National Police chief: Only 32% of police in gear
    Jun17

    Ukrainian National Police chief: Only 32% of police in gear

    National Police Chief Khatia Dekanoidze says only 32% of officers of Ukraine`s National Police are in full gear, as required, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”Currently, the level of availability of equipment for the police is 32%,” she told journalists in Kyiv on Friday.This figure should increase to 50% until the end of the current year,...

    CIA director says Islamic State still serious threat – Reuters
    Jun17

    CIA director says Islamic State still serious threat – Reuters

    Islamic State`s ”terrorism capacity and global reach” have not been reduced, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency said on Thursday, adding that the group has tens of thousands of fighters around the world, far more than al Qaeda had at its height, according to Reuters.John Brennan told U.S. lawmakers in a rare public hearing of the...

    Ukraine`s gross foreign debt shrinks to $117.4 bln
    Jun17

    Ukraine`s gross foreign debt shrinks to $117.4 bln

    Ukraine`s gross foreign debt in Q1 2016 shrank by $1.371 billion, or 1.2%, as compared with Q4 2015, to $117.358 billion, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).The U.S. dollar remains the core foreign currency of Ukraine`s foreign borrowings accounting for 74.3% of the borrowed funds as of April 1, the NBU said.As of April 1, general...

    EU extends sanctions on Russia-annexed Crimea until mid-2017
    Jun17

    EU extends sanctions on Russia-annexed Crimea until mid-2017

    The European Union extended for a year on Friday a ban on business dealings with the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014 in a move that has not been internationally recognized, according to Reuters.The sanctions, now prolonged until June 23, 2017, prohibit imports of products from Crimea, any investment there,...

    USAID ready to give Ukraine additional $142 mln in aid
    Jun17

    USAID ready to give Ukraine additional $142 mln in aid

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is ready to give Ukraine additional $142 million in financial assistance to support energy, judicial reforms and decentralization.Relevant agreements have been reached during a meeting of Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman with USAID Administrator Gayle Smith in Washington,...

    Poroshenko: We`ve lost 35 military medics since ATO
    Jun17

    Poroshenko: We`ve lost 35 military medics since ATO

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reports that 35 military medics have been killed during the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbas, which began on April 7, 2014, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”Unfortunately, we`ve lost 35 military medics, who fulfilled their duty to the very end, saving the life of their sworn brothers,” he said at the...

    U.S. elections: Sanders `to work with Clinton` to beat Trump
    Jun17

    U.S. elections: Sanders `to work with Clinton` to beat Trump

    Bernie Sanders has promised to work with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, but has stopped short of endorsing her, according to the BBC.The Vermont senator told his supporters in a speech that it was vital that they stop the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, from winning the White House, the BBC reports.He also...

    Avakov says about 44% of Ukrainians trust National Police
    Jun17

    Avakov says about 44% of Ukrainians trust National Police

    Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has said that about 44% of Ukrainian citizens trust the National Police of Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”In the wake of changes in the national police based on the first steps, society gave credit, and now about 44% of people trust the brand new police,” Avakov said on Friday at an official...

    NBU lets banks accept electronic documents for export-import control
    Jun17

    NBU lets banks accept electronic documents for export-import control

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has allowed banks to use electronic communication for the exchange of information needed to control export and import transactions by residents, according to the regulator`s posting on its website.On June 16, 2016, the NBU adopted resolution No. 347, enacting changes to the regulation on procedures for control...

    Obama calls for action on guns after meeting with Orlando families
    Jun17

    Obama calls for action on guns after meeting with Orlando families

    U.S. President Barack Obama pleaded with lawmakers to take action to prevent gun violence after meeting with families of the victims of Sunday`s mass shooting in Orlando, according to The Hill.The president pledged to be ”relentless” in going after international terrorist groups but said passing new gun laws is a crucial step in preventing...

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