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    NBU eases requirements for purchasing foreign currency under $6,000
    Jun09

    NBU eases requirements for purchasing foreign currency under $6,000

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has cancelled a requirement for banks to make copies of ID`s with foreign individual exchange operations not exceeding UAH 150,000 ($6,000).Relevant resolution No. 341 will come into effect on June 15.Individuals still need to provide identification documents, but banks will only be required to make copies when...

    Netherlands to discuss referendum`s results on Ukraine Association at EU summit
    Jun09

    Netherlands to discuss referendum`s results on Ukraine Association at EU summit

    Dutch delegation wants to discuss at the upcoming EU summit June 28-29 possible solutions to the situation that has developed over the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement considering a negative stance voiced by of the Dutch voters in the referendum, an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels reports.Foreign Minister of the Netherlands Bert Koenders wrote a...

    Gazprom`s Nord Stream-2 project faces new challenges
    Jun09

    Gazprom`s Nord Stream-2 project faces new challenges

    Germany`s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel stated there were three conditions for his country to support the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project, Russian newspaper Vedomosti reported.According to Gabriel, the project must meet the requirements of the EU legislation, not threaten the transit of gas from Russia via...

    Kyiv Zhulyany Airport to be named after Ukrainian genius Sikorsky
    Jun09

    Kyiv Zhulyany Airport to be named after Ukrainian genius Sikorsky

    Kyiv International Airport can be renamed after the Ukrainian aircraft designer genius Ihor Sikorsky, the press service of Kyiv City State Administration has reported.On Wednesday meeting, the Commission for names of Kyiv City State Administration decided to bring to the public discussion of the issue of assigning the airport the name of the...

    Chinese, Russian warships sail near disputed East China Sea islands – Reuters
    Jun09

    Chinese, Russian warships sail near disputed East China Sea islands – Reuters

    Japan is concerned over three Russian and one Chinese warship sailing close to what Japan considers its territorial waters in the East China Sea for the first time, increasing tensions over the disputed area, according to Reuters.Japan said a Chinese frigate sailed within 24 miles (38 km) of the contested territory, the islands known as the...

    Russia to set up joint air defense system with ex-Soviet allies
    Jun09

    Russia to set up joint air defense system with ex-Soviet allies

    Russia is working on setting up a joint air defense system with all of its ex-Soviet military allies, a senior official said on Wednesday, according to Channel NewsAsia.”The merger of regional air defense systems will pave the way for creating a common air defense (system) over the entire territory of the Collective Security Treaty Organization,”...

    Russia`s independent media take on state TV
    Jun09

    Russia`s independent media take on state TV

    Russia`s NTV state television channel is facing an unexpected backlash over a bit of its trademark anti-Western rhetoric, RFE/RL reports.After NTV accused a newspaper of doing Washington`s bidding, independent media have rallied to defend their colleagues, launching a nationwide campaign to denounce propaganda on state television, according to...

    Gas price for Ukraine ”absolutely comfortable” – Russian Energy Minister
    Jun09

    Gas price for Ukraine ”absolutely comfortable” – Russian Energy Minister

    Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said the contract price of Russian gas for Ukraine in the second quarter of 2016 was ”absolutely comfortable” even without discounts, and Moscow was not willing to discuss lower prices with Kyiv, according to RBC.Novak recalled that the contract price of Russian gas in the second quarter of 2016 is...

    Russian proxies attack Ukraine 43 times in last day amid escalation
    Jun09

    Russian proxies attack Ukraine 43 times in last day amid escalation

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 43 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.In the Donetsk sector, the Russian-backed mercenaries fired from all types of small arms and mortars of various calibers on the Ukrainian...

    SBU releases recordings of tapped conversations of Frenchman planning attacks during EURO-2016
    Jun09

    SBU releases recordings of tapped conversations of Frenchman planning attacks during EURO-2016

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has published on its YouTube channel fragments of conversations of a French citizen Gregoire Moutaux, who is suspected of plotting terrorist attacks during the EURO-2016 football tournament.In these fragments, the French national (call sign Muto) speaks in broken English supposedly with a citizen of Ukraine.The...

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