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    Net profit of Ukraine`s military company Ukroboronprom grows by 31.2% in 2016
    Apr18

    Net profit of Ukraine`s military company Ukroboronprom grows by 31.2% in 2016

    Ukraine`s state-run Ukroboronprom Concern, which incorporates major enterprises of the country`s military and industrial complex, posted UAH 28.3 billion, or US$1.06 billion, in net profit in 2016, which was 31.2% up from 2015, according to the company`s financial report. Ukroboronprom`s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and...

    IMF offers recipe for Ukraine`s pension system
    Apr18

    IMF offers recipe for Ukraine`s pension system

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it is early to introduce defined contribution (DC) plans in Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian economic news portal Ekonomichna Pravda (EP). ”The introduction of the so-called DC system (Tier 2) in addition to the existing system, as many insist on, will not make any sense without fixing the drawbacks...

    Trump congratulates Erdogan on successful referendum, White House says
    Apr18

    Trump congratulates Erdogan on successful referendum, White House says

    U.S. President Donald Trump has called Recep Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate the Turkish president on his success in a referendum that will expand his powers, the White House said on April 17, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). The move came despite concerns raised by the U.S. State Department, European voting monitors, and...

    Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs explains how Ukrainians from occupied Donbas will use visa-free regime with EU
    Apr18

    Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs explains how Ukrainians from occupied Donbas will use visa-free regime with EU

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (MFA) has noted that citizens of Ukraine who live in the territories of Russian-occupied Crimea and certain regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions will be able to use the advantages of a visa-free regime with the European Union by obtaining Ukrainian biometric passports, the Department of Consular...

    6 private houses damaged in attack on Ukraine`s Avdiyivka on Monday
    Apr18

    6 private houses damaged in attack on Ukraine`s Avdiyivka on Monday

    Russia`s hybrid forces have attacked residential areas of the Ukrainian-controlled town of Avdiyivka in Donetsk region, six private houses have been damaged, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters. ”The Ukrainian members of the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) report ongoing attacks by...

    Former Trump aide advises Chinese tycoon on building contracts
    Apr18

    Former Trump aide advises Chinese tycoon on building contracts

    Paul Manafort, Donald Trump`s former campaign chairman, who has deep ties to Russia, is offering advice to a Chinese billionaire on how to win construction contracts for the U.S. president`s promised $1tn infrastructure buildout, according to the Financial Times (FT). Mr Manafort ran Mr Trump`s campaign for several months until he was replaced by...

    Normandy Four leaders discuss release of Donbas hostages
    Apr18

    Normandy Four leaders discuss release of Donbas hostages

    The leaders of the Normandy Four – Ukraine, Germany, France, and Russia – have discussed the release of Donbas hostages in the all-for-all format among other issues during their recent phone conversation, according to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko`s press service. ”The leaders urged to intensify efforts to liberate and exchange detained...

    RF Armed Forces command bans men without military registration from leaving Donetsk and Luhansk People`s Republics – Intel
    Apr17

    RF Armed Forces command bans men without military registration from leaving Donetsk and Luhansk People`s Republics – Intel

    Command of the Russian Armed Forces has banned men without military registration certificates from leaving the temporarily occupied territories in Donbas, the so-called ”DPR” and ”LPR” (the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People`s Republics), according to the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine`s Defense Ministry. ”The command of the RF...

    RFE/RL: Hague court to issue ruling on Ukraine case against Russia on April 19
    Apr17

    RFE/RL: Hague court to issue ruling on Ukraine case against Russia on April 19

    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) says it will issue a ruling on April 19 on Kyiv`s bid to block Russia from sending money, weapons, and troops to eastern Ukraine, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). The ruling will take place at the Peace Palace in The Hague in the Netherlands, the ICJ said. The event will be streamed...

    Over 1,200 troops participating in NATO drills in Latvia`s Summer Shield
    Apr17

    Over 1,200 troops participating in NATO drills in Latvia`s Summer Shield

    Latvia`s Defense Ministry has announced the launch of the 14th Summer Shield large international military exercises in the country on Monday, April 17, according to the Russian news agency TASS. More than 1,200 soldiers from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, the United States, Canada, Germany, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Sweden, and the...

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