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    Russia`s FSB said to have set sights on paintings stolen from Italy, found in Ukraine
    May11

    Russia`s FSB said to have set sights on paintings stolen from Italy, found in Ukraine

    Russia`s FSB Federal Security Service has been developing its own operation to track down 17 precious paintings stolen from a museum in Verona, Italy, and recently recovered in Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian State Border Service.”During the investigation, the border guards have learnt that the search for the paintings was also in the sphere...

    OSCE: Journalists` personal data leak in Ukraine endangers their safety
    May11

    OSCE: Journalists` personal data leak in Ukraine endangers their safety

    OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic says that journalists` personal data leak in Ukraine endangers their safety.”This is a very alarming development which could further endanger the safety situation for journalists,” she said in a statement on Wednesday, May 11.This week a Kyiv-based website, ”Myrotvorets” (psb4ukr.org),...

    EBRD could bid for Ukraine`s largest chemical plant in Odesa
    May11

    EBRD could bid for Ukraine`s largest chemical plant in Odesa

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a key Ukrainian lender, could take part in the privatization of a large chemical plant in Odesa, the south of Ukraine, according to Reuters.”[EBRD`s Managing Director for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus Francis] Malige said the EBRD could take a 15-25% stake in the privatization of...

    Normandy Four FMs agree ”int`l component” should be present in Donbas
    May11

    Normandy Four FMs agree ”int`l component” should be present in Donbas

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says that the Normandy Four foreign ministers agree that the presence of an ”international component” in Donbas is needed to ensure security, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”We`ve agreed that an international component is important to us. We`ve agreed that an OSCE mission could be this component,”...

    Ukroboronprom boasts own military products in impressive video
    May11

    Ukroboronprom boasts own military products in impressive video

    Ukraine`s major state-owned arms manufacturer Ukroboronprom has published an impressive video presenting the achievements of the Ukrainian defense industry.”Kyiv armored plant – the pride of Ukrainian defense industry. The powerful military equipment, which is produced by Ukroboronprom, is appreciated both by our armed forces and foreign...

    Armenian representative to Eurovision-2016 waves Nagorno-Karabakh flag on air, sparks controversy
    May11

    Armenian representative to Eurovision-2016 waves Nagorno-Karabakh flag on air, sparks controversy

    Iveta Mukuchyan from Armenia stirred up controversy during tonight`s semi final after she waved the Nagorno-Karabakh flag during the voting recap. When a Swedish journalist from national tabloid Aftonbladet asked her about it at the press conference, the Armenian representative explained that she ”just wants peace on the borders,” according to...

    NBU streamlines internal audit procedure in Ukrainian banks
    May11

    NBU streamlines internal audit procedure in Ukrainian banks

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has approved a new resolution streamlining the internal audit organization in Ukrainian banks, according to a posting on the regulator`s website.The resolution was developed in accordance with the requirements of Ukrainian legislation and international standards and is implemented within the framework of the...

    Ukraine starts flour exports by sea
    May11

    Ukraine starts flour exports by sea

    PJSC State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine has carried out flour shipments worth 5,000 tonnes to Libya for the first time using a sea route, the Corporation`s press service reported referring to Director of Processing Department Viacheslav Tsehelnyk.”The State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine has successfully fulfilled a contract...

    Financial aid to Ukraine in 2016 to be limited to IMF tranche, U.S. and EU loans  – expert
    May11

    Financial aid to Ukraine in 2016 to be limited to IMF tranche, U.S. and EU loans – expert

    The situation on the Ukrainian interbank currency market will remain volatile, and the financial assistance to Ukraine from its official creditors this year will come in the form of the next bailout tranche under the IMF`s Extended Fund Facility (EFF) approved in March 2015 and related loans from the U.S. government and the European Union, chief...

    Ukraine, China agree to simplify visa regime
    May11

    Ukraine, China agree to simplify visa regime

    Ukraine and China have agreed on implementing steps to soften mutual visa regime, that`s according to a statement by Ukraine`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs following negotiations between heads of Ukraine`s and China`s consular services, Ukraine Today reported.”We reached an agreement in principle on undertaking mutual steps to simplify the...

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