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    Naftogaz not to pay Gazprom for gas consumed in occupied Donbas
    May18

    Naftogaz not to pay Gazprom for gas consumed in occupied Donbas

    NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine has not received natural gas from Gazprom at the entry points to the national gas transportation system located in the territories beyond government control, and therefore the company does not intend to pay for it, according to the Naftogaz statement released by its press service.The statement was published in connection...

    Cabinet approves terms of OPP privatization
    May18

    Cabinet approves terms of OPP privatization

    The Ukrainian government has approved terms of privatization of a 99.6% stake in one of Ukraine`s largest chemical producers Odesa Portside Chemical Plant (OPP) with a starting offer of UAH 13.175 billion.During the presentation at a government meeting, Chief of the State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPF) Ihor Bilous noted that the current price was...

    Ukraine`s Anti-Corruption watchdog reports of high profile arrest
    May18

    Ukraine`s Anti-Corruption watchdog reports of high profile arrest

    Deputy prosecutor of Kyiv region was arrested by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau for stealing the produce from Ukraine`s Agrarian Fund worth UAH 300 million, according to Artem Sytnyk, the NABU director.The investigation of a theft of 30,000 tonnes of sugar from the state-owned Agrarian Fund led the NABU detectives to a deputy prosecutor of...

    Chronicles of occupation: New round of repression in Crimea
    May18

    Chronicles of occupation: New round of repression in Crimea

    On the eve of the tragic date – the anniversary of the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people – the occupation authorities in Crimea have been tightening the screws ever more thoroughly.After the so-called ban was imposed against the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people by the ”supreme court” of Crimea, which is in fact the Kremlin`s...

    Local budgets see 46.8% increase in revenue since year-start
    May18

    Local budgets see 46.8% increase in revenue since year-start

    Revenue of the general funds of Ukraine`s local budgets, excluding transfers, in January-April 2016 totaled UAH 41.7 billion, which was 46.8%, or UAH 13.3 billion, up on the same period last year (in comparable conditions), according to Ukraine`s Finance Ministry.When making the estimates, the ministry excluded territories beyond the control of...

    NATO risks nuclear war with Russia `within year`, warns senior general – The Independent
    May18

    NATO risks nuclear war with Russia `within year`, warns senior general – The Independent

    NATO risks a nuclear war with Russia within a year if it does not increase its defense capabilities in the Baltic states, one of the alliance`s most senior retired generals has said, according to The Independent.General Sir Richard Shirreff, who served as NATO`s Deputy Supreme Allied Commander in Europe between 2011 and 2014, said that an attack...

    Foreign direct investment in Ukraine grows by 0.7% Q1
    May18

    Foreign direct investment in Ukraine grows by 0.7% Q1

    Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Ukraine`s economy (non-resident shareholders` equity) as of April 1, 2016 amounted to $42.820 billion, which was higher by 0.7%, or $297 million, as compared to $42.523 billion recorded at the beginning of the year, according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine.The first quarter saw an inflow of $1.036...

    Nuland: U.S. won`t recognize Donbas elections outside Minsk framework
    May18

    Nuland: U.S. won`t recognize Donbas elections outside Minsk framework

    U.S. Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland has said that the United States will not recognize elections in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People`s Republics if they run counter to the Minsk agreements, according to Russian news agency TASS.”We will not recognize the results – or will anybody else in the...

    Defense Ministry introduces new Ukrainian-made light machine gun
    May18

    Defense Ministry introduces new Ukrainian-made light machine gun

    The Ukrainian Defense Ministry has put a new domestically produced light machine gun (LMG) into service of Ukraine`s Armed Forces, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”A Mayak KM-7.62 LMG has been put into service of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Thus, since the beginning of the year five new models of weapons and military hardware have been...

    Poroshenko: Deportation of Crimean Tatars – shared pain
    May18

    Poroshenko: Deportation of Crimean Tatars – shared pain

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says the forcible deportation of the Crimean Tatars from Crimea under Joseph Stalin`s rule is a shared pain.”On May 18, 1944, a criminal eviction of the Crimean Tatars from Crimea began. We share this pain,” Poroshenko wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.On May 18, Ukraine commemorates victims of the genocide of the...

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