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    Putin: Russia, EU should draw conclusions from events in Ukraine
    May26

    Putin: Russia, EU should draw conclusions from events in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said the ”necessary conclusions” should be drawn from the events in Ukraine and a single zone of economic and humanitarian cooperation must be built in a vast area between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, that`s according to his article published in the Greek newspaper Kathimerini titled ”Russia and Greece:...

    Rozenko clarifies earlier statement on alternative energy resources for rural areas
    May26

    Rozenko clarifies earlier statement on alternative energy resources for rural areas

    Vice Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko argues that apart from criticism stirred up by his earlier call for rural residents to consider the possibility of using alternative energy sources instead of natural gas, it [proposal] has found enormous support from those people who have a clue about energy efficiency.Some regions of Ukraine can boast good...

    NBU supports lifting 2% forex tax
    May26

    NBU supports lifting 2% forex tax

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) plans further easing of foreign currency restrictions and supports the abolition of a 2% deduction to the Pension Fund on foreign currency exchange transactions, according to the regulator`s posting on Facebook referring to the chief of the NBU`s open market op`s dept Serhiy Ponomarenko.According to Ponomarenko,...

    Savchenko to join Parliament’s National Security and Defense Committee – MP
    May26

    Savchenko to join Parliament’s National Security and Defense Committee – MP

    Member of Parliament Nadia Savchenko will become member of the Verkhovna Rada`s Committee on National Security and Defense, MP Ivan Krulko has told 112 Ukraine TV Channel. ”After the meeting at the Presidential Administration, Savchenko attended a meeting of the Batkivschyna faction. We had a very warm conversation. Nadia is a team player and...

    Oil regains $50 as dollar weakens
    May26

    Oil regains $50 as dollar weakens

    Brent crude traded above $50 a barrel for the first time since November amid a retreat in the dollar, according to Bloomberg.Crude oil rallied after data showed U.S. stockpiles declined more than forecast at a time when output is shrinking in Nigeria and Venezuela, Bloomberg reports.Brent crude rose 0.7% to $50.09 a barrel as of 07:23 London...

    Sweden votes yes to controversial NATO deal
    May26

    Sweden votes yes to controversial NATO deal

    Swedish Parliament ratified the so-called Host Nation Support Agreement (HNSA) late Wednesday afternoon which could allow NATO to deploy forces in Sweden, according to The Local.Originally signed in September 2014, the HNSA with NATO would allow the alliance to transport helicopters, aircraft and ships across Swedish territory, but only upon...

    Ukraine needs comprehensive and rapid reforms – Balcerowicz
    May26

    Ukraine needs comprehensive and rapid reforms – Balcerowicz

    Leszek Balcerowicz, the president`s representative in the Cabinet of Ministers and co-chair of the group of strategic advisors on reform support, says Ukraine needs comprehensive and rapid reforms, the lack of which over the period of Ukraine`s independence has resulted in very low standards of living.Speaking at the National Council of Reforms...

    Militants fire mortars, grenade launchers on ATO forces in last day
    May26

    Militants fire mortars, grenade launchers on ATO forces in last day

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 28 times in the past 24 hours, mostly after dark, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).”The enemy has not stopped shelling our positions in the vicinity of the temporarily occupied city of Donetsk and the town of Horlivka....

    Obama`s role in freeing Savchenko ”very important” – Ukraine`s Ambassador to U.S.
    May26

    Obama`s role in freeing Savchenko ”very important” – Ukraine`s Ambassador to U.S.

    U.S. President Barack Obama has played a very important role in the return of the Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadia Savchenko to Ukraine, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly has told Hromadske TV.”The [Ukrainian] president was absolutely right when he said that this was possible due to strong international support. President Obama...

    G7 Summit opening in Japan
    May26

    G7 Summit opening in Japan

    A two-day summit of the G7 has opened in Japan today, May 26. The venue of the meeting is located on the island of Honshu. The top officials will meet in the national park Ise-Shima on the Pacific coast.Enhanced security measures have been introduced in Japan. 23,000 police officers are involved in ensuring public order, according to ZN.UA citing...

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