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    DW: Heavy rains cause deadly flooding in southern Germany
    May30

    DW: Heavy rains cause deadly flooding in southern Germany

    Three people have been killed as violent weather struck the southwestern German state of Baden-Wurttemberg. Heavy rain caused an underground car park to collapse, according to Deutsche Welle.Much of the destruction is centered in the town of Schwabisch Gmund in the East Wurttemberg region. Authorities said a volunteer firefighter was killed while...

    Ukrainian fruit growers seek state support
    May30

    Ukrainian fruit growers seek state support

    The Ukrainian association of gardening and small fruit growing, Ukrsadprom, appeals to the Ukrainian authorities for support of the domestic gardening, berry growing and germination sectors with a view of mitigating the consequences of trade war with Russia.Ukrsadprom sent an open letter with the relevant appeal to the president of Ukraine, the...

    Poroshenko appoints new ambassador to Hungary after two-year break
    May30

    Poroshenko appoints new ambassador to Hungary after two-year break

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appointed Liubov Nepop Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Hungary, according to presidential decree No. 228 of May 30.Nepop has previously held the position of Acting Chairman of the Mission of Ukraine to the European Union.In 1997-2000 and 2007-2008, she worked at the Embassy of...

    Deposit Guarantee Fund reveals Khreschatyk Bank managers` crimes
    May30

    Deposit Guarantee Fund reveals Khreschatyk Bank managers` crimes

    The inventory of the assets and liabilities of Kyiv`s insolvent Khreschatyk Bank carried out by the Individual Deposit Guarantee Fund since it has introduced its provisional administration has revealed numerous facts that could have been the causes behind the bank`s financial losses.The Fund`s press service reported that the Fund was planning to...

    Ukrainian political prisoners Afanasyev, Soloshenko ask for clemency in Russia
    May30

    Ukrainian political prisoners Afanasyev, Soloshenko ask for clemency in Russia

    Moscow and Kyiv are now discussing conditions for the transfer of Ukrainian political prisoners Hennadiy Afanasyev and Yuriy Soloshenko from Russia to Ukraine after they have filed a petition for clemency in Russia, according to Russian news agency RIA Novosti.”There is an agreement in principle on the transfer of Afanasyev and Soloshenko. And...

    3 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 8 wounded in Donbas in last day
    May30

    3 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 8 wounded in Donbas in last day

    Three Ukrainian servicemen were killed in action in ATO zone over the last day, eight more servicemen were wounded in action. “Ukrainian troops incurred these losses in the Donetsk and Mariupol sectors,” said Colonel Andriy Lysenko, spokesman of Administration of the President of Ukraine on ATO-related issues at a press-briefing at Ukraine Crisis...

    Hryvnia trades at UAH 25.19 to dollar on interbank market
    May30

    Hryvnia trades at UAH 25.19 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Monday set at UAH 25.14/25.19 to the dollar by the middle of trade, a broker at a commercial bank has told an UNIAN correspondent.Hryvnia quotes against the euro have settled at UAH 27.9880/28.0380, while those against the Russian ruble have settled at UAH...

    Juncker plans to visit Russia in June
    May30

    Juncker plans to visit Russia in June

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has agreed to attend an event in Russia next month, a Commission spokeswoman said on Monday, in a move that may stir debate on the EU`s fraught relations with Moscow, according to Reuters.”President Juncker has been invited and plans to participate in the St. Petersburg International Economic...

    Poroshenko appoints Gerasimov as his new envoy in Rada
    May30

    Poroshenko appoints Gerasimov as his new envoy in Rada

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree appointing Artur Gerasimov as presidential envoy in the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine`s parliament.The text of the relevant decree is posted on the president`s official website.”I order to appoint Artur Gerasimov presidential envoy in the Verkhovna Rada (by consent),” the document says.As UNIAN...

    EBRD to reduce investment in Ukraine in 2016
    May30

    EBRD to reduce investment in Ukraine in 2016

    President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Suma Chakrabarti says that Ukraine`s political impasse has paralyzed decision-making in the first quarter so the Bank will invest less in the country this year, according to Reuters.”This year, I don`t think we`ll get anywhere near 1 billion euros because, frankly, the...

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