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    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 24.88 to dollar
    Jun16

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 24.88 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Wednesday evening strengthened the official hryvnia exchange rate by three kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 24.88 to the dollar.The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for June 16:$100 costs UAH 2,488.7642 (on June 15, it was UAH...

    BelTA: Next round of Minsk talks on Ukraine slated for June 29
    Jun16

    BelTA: Next round of Minsk talks on Ukraine slated for June 29

    Ambassador Martin Sajdik, the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group on the implementation of the peace plan in the east of Ukraine, says the next round of talks on Ukraine will take place in Minsk on June 29, according to Belarus` largest news agency Belarusian Telegraph Agency...

    Russia football fan at Euro 2016 reportedly served as ”volunteer” in Donbas – media
    Jun16

    Russia football fan at Euro 2016 reportedly served as ”volunteer” in Donbas – media

    Journalist of the U.K. Independent Kim Sengupta has talked to a young Russian who revealed, among other things, that he had served as a ”volunteer” with the combined Russian-separatist forces in Donbas, Ukraine`s east, in 2014, according to The Independent.”Two years ago, at the towns of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk, in rebel eastern Ukraine, Nikolai...

    White House to commit $220 mln in new assistance to Ukraine in 2016
    Jun16

    White House to commit $220 mln in new assistance to Ukraine in 2016

    Pending Congressional notification, the White House plans to commit $220 million in new assistance to Ukraine this year in support of economic, political, and energy reforms, according to The White House`s Office of the Press Secretary.”This assistance package will continue our support for Ukraine`s efforts to strengthen democratic institutions...

    Ukroboronprom showcases UA-made drones at exhibition in France
    Jun15

    Ukroboronprom showcases UA-made drones at exhibition in France

    Ukraine`s major state-owned arms manufacturer Ukroboronprom has for the first time presented technological developments of the Ukrainian military and industrial complex, in particular, domestic drones, at the Eurosatory 2016 international defense and security exhibition, the company`s press service reported.”Ukroboronprom is supplying the...

    EU may tie visa-free regime for Ukraine, Georgia to suspension mechanism
    Jun15

    EU may tie visa-free regime for Ukraine, Georgia to suspension mechanism

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday endorsed swift approval of visa-free access to the European Union for Georgia, but suggested the move could be linked to visa liberalization for Ukraine, Reuters reports.Both countries have met the criteria for the EU visa waiver, but Berlin earlier this month led last-minute opposition to the process...

    Parliament holds hearings on Crimea return strategy
    Jun15

    Parliament holds hearings on Crimea return strategy

    The strategy of Crimea`s return to Ukraine must nest on the idea of returning the people and preventing legitimization of the Russian occupation of the Ukrainian peninsula, that`s according to Deputy Justice Minister on European Integration Serhiy Petukhov, an UNIAN correspondent reported from the Verkhovna Rada Wednesday.”Crimea return strategy...

    Donbas militants ”sentence” UN official for ”war crimes”
    Jun15

    Donbas militants ”sentence” UN official for ”war crimes”

    The pro-Russian militants said that UN representative Yuriy Suprun was ”convicted of war crimes,” while a historian Ihor Kozlovskiy was a ”spy,” refusing to release both men, as reported by Ukraine`s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral contact group, Ukrainian President`s envoy on a peaceful settlement of the situation...

    Ukrainian becomes new Chief Technology Officer at Airbus Group
    Jun15

    Ukrainian becomes new Chief Technology Officer at Airbus Group

    A 36-year-old Ukrainian Paul Eremenko, ?a former Google and Motorola executive, has been appointed as new Chief Technology Officer at Airbus Group, according to Ukraine Today.Eremenko is currently heading the Group`s Silicon Valley Innovation Centre based in San Jose, California. Being an aeronautics and astronautics engineer, he has previously...

    NATO chief demands Russia withdraw from Ukraine: RFE/RL
    Jun15

    NATO chief demands Russia withdraw from Ukraine: RFE/RL

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has called on Russia to withdraw its troops and military equipment from Ukraine and to stop supporting separatists in Donbas, according to RFE/RL.Jens Stoltenberg spoke to the reporters after a Wednesday meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels also attended by Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan...

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