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    Privatization watchdog seeks to ensure efficient sale of Odesa chemical plant
    Jul13

    Privatization watchdog seeks to ensure efficient sale of Odesa chemical plant

    Head of Ukraine`s State Property Fund (SPF) Ihor Bilous has voiced doubts about the ability to conduct a successful competition for the privatization of a 99.6% stake in Odesa Portside Chemical Plant (OPP), which has been scheduled for July 26.Also, Bilous has not ruled out the possibility that the SPF may again call for bids, Bilous wrote on his...

    Ukraine threshes nearly 8 mln tonnes of grain
    Jul13

    Ukraine threshes nearly 8 mln tonnes of grain

    Ukrainian farmers have threshed 7.9 million tonnes of grain from 2.2 million hectares (ha), as of July 12, 2016, which is 24% of their target, according to the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry`s press service.The average yield capacity of grain crops is 34.9 centners per ha.In particular, the wheat harvest was 3.7 million tonnes from 1 million...

    EP to hear report on proposed visa-free travel for Ukraine on Sept 5
    Jul13

    EP to hear report on proposed visa-free travel for Ukraine on Sept 5

    A report in support of the European Commission`s initiative to grant Ukraine visa-free travel will be presented to the European Parliament on September 5, according to a UNIAN correspondent.”I intended to present my report before summer but, unfortunately, due to the outcome of the UK referendum, some committee meetings have been cancelled and...

    Ukraine`s Supreme Court says judges in Maidan rulings broke judicial oaths
    Jul13

    Ukraine`s Supreme Court says judges in Maidan rulings broke judicial oaths

    The Supreme Court of Ukraine has recognized that three judges – Alla Chalaya, Yulia Shvachach and Vitaliy Martsynkevych – violated their judicial oaths when issuing decisions on the detention of activists during the Maidan events in Ukraine, which occurred from late 2013 until 2014, according to a lawyer.”The judges of the Maidan will be held...

    Reuters: Syrian rebels say Russian jets hit refugee camp along Jordan border
    Jul13

    Reuters: Syrian rebels say Russian jets hit refugee camp along Jordan border

    Jets believed to be Russian on Tuesday struck a refugee camp along Jordan`s north-eastern border with Syria, killing at least 12 people and injuring scores in the first such Russian strike near the Jordanian border, rebels said, according to Reuters.Several jets flying at high altitudes struck at noon a makeshift camp where a few hundred, mostly...

    Russia`s Vnesheconombank mulls selling its Ukrainian subsidiary by mid-2017
    Jul13

    Russia`s Vnesheconombank mulls selling its Ukrainian subsidiary by mid-2017

    The State Corporation Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank) is in talks with several parties to sell its Ukrainian subsidiary Prominvestbank, as it plans to withdraw from Ukraine`s banking market by mid-2017, according to Vnesheconombank Chief Sergey Gorkov.”The development bank should not be engaged in the...

    ATO HQ: Russian proxies widely use banned mortars, artillery in Donbas
    Jul13

    ATO HQ: Russian proxies widely use banned mortars, artillery in Donbas

    Russian-backed militants have been widely using the categories of mortars and artillery in Donbas that were banned under the Minsk peace agreement, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters.”In the Donetsk sector, the enemy used 122mm artillery systems to shell our positions in the village of Mykolaivka...

    Hundreds forcibly disappeared in Egypt crackdown, says Amnesty – BBC
    Jul13

    Hundreds forcibly disappeared in Egypt crackdown, says Amnesty – BBC

    Egypt`s security services have forcibly made hundreds of people disappear and tortured them in the past year to try to tackle dissent, according to a new report by Amnesty International, BBC reported. Students, political activists and protesters – some as young as 14 – have vanished without a trace, the report says. Many are alleged...

    Ukrainians pay UAH 5.2 bln in military tax
    Jul13

    Ukrainians pay UAH 5.2 bln in military tax

    The State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFS) has reported that Ukrainian taxpayers have contributed UAH 5.2 billion in military taxes to the nation`s budget during the January-June 2016 period.Further, military tax collections have increased by 20% year-over-year, according to the State Fiscal Service.”Given the situation in the east of the country,...

    Nafta buys 50% in Uzhgorod gas field from American Cub Energy
    Jul13

    Nafta buys 50% in Uzhgorod gas field from American Cub Energy

    Slovak gas company Nafta has acquired a 50% stake in the Uzhgorod gas field from U.S. Cub Energy Inc., which has assets in Ukraine, as was reported by Cub Energy.The cost of the purchase has been estimated at EUR 1.5 million, according to Cub Energy.Nafta International B.V. (the Netherlands), the subsidiary of Slovakia`s Nafta, acquired 50% in...

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