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    SBU explains denial of access to prisons for UN SPT: Russian in mission
    May26

    SBU explains denial of access to prisons for UN SPT: Russian in mission

    The Security Service of Ukraine denied access to the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) to several locations in Mariupol and Kramatorsk due to the presence of a ”Russian” in the mission, First Deputy Minister of Justice Natalia Sevostianova told journalists on Thursday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.According to...

    Final text of Memorandum with IMF to be ready shortly – NBU Governor
    May26

    Final text of Memorandum with IMF to be ready shortly – NBU Governor

    Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeriya Gontareva expects that the final draft of the updated Memorandum on cooperation between Ukraine and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) based on the results of the latest IMF mission`s work will be finished within the next few days.”We expect that the final draft of the Memorandum will be ready...

    Coal Ministry plans privatization and liquidation of state mines
    May26

    Coal Ministry plans privatization and liquidation of state mines

    Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Minister Ihor Nasalyk says his ministry intends to carry out privatization and liquidation of a number of state-owned mines.”Eleven mines will be liquidated, and we plan to bring back the profitability at 15 mines to proceed with the privatization,” the minister said during a presentation of the ministry`s draft...

    Ukraine may file 6th lawsuit against Russia to ECHR
    May26

    Ukraine may file 6th lawsuit against Russia to ECHR

    Ukrainian Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko does not rule out the submission of the sixth lawsuit against Russia to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), according to an UNIAN correspondent.In his comments to journalists, Petrenko reminded that Ukraine was drafting its fifth claim to the ECHR, which concerned the illegal ban of the Mejlis of...

    Kremlin says supports Poroshenko`s wish ”to return Donbas”
    May26

    Kremlin says supports Poroshenko`s wish ”to return Donbas”

    The Kremlin supports Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko`s wish ”to return Donbas” for humanitarian reasons but does not accept any claims on Crimea, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday, according to TASS.”If he meant returning Donbas for humanitarian reasons, this statement can be supported,” said Peskov when...

    Poland backs launching Khmelnytskiy NPP – Rzeszow power line
    May26

    Poland backs launching Khmelnytskiy NPP – Rzeszow power line

    Polish company Polenergia International supports the Energy Bridge project, which involves the commissioning of the 750 kV Khmelnitsky NPP – Rzeszow (Poland) overhead transmission line for the resumption of Ukrainian electricity exports, vice president of Polenergia International Grzegorz Stanislawski said during the Energy...

    Moscow, Kyiv discussing release of other detained Ukrainians
    May26

    Moscow, Kyiv discussing release of other detained Ukrainians

    Moscow and Kyiv are holding consultations on extradition of other detained citizens to Ukraine, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Thursday, according to TASS.”Of course, the Ukrainian side raises questions about concrete names in contacts. The subject is being discussed,” he said, TASS reports.Peskov said that the discussion was...

    NBU cuts key policy rate to 18%
    May26

    NBU cuts key policy rate to 18%

    The Board of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has decided to cut the key policy rate to 18%, effective May 27, 2016.The move was made possible due to a steady disinflation trend, which is consistent with the inflation objectives for 2016 and 2017, according to the official website of the regulator.In April 2016, as expected, twelve-month...

    ”Too much violence”: Obama urges G7 to resolve situation in Ukraine
    May26

    ”Too much violence”: Obama urges G7 to resolve situation in Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama said that the G7 member states should continue to seek ways to resolve the situation in Ukraine, where a high level of violence is still being recorded, according to an UNIAN correspondent reporting on Obama`s visit to Japan where he participates in the G7 Summit.”We began to touch on some of the key security issues...

    Ukraine expects to see EU `visa decision` before summer break
    May26

    Ukraine expects to see EU `visa decision` before summer break

    Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze says Ukraine has fulfilled all visa-liberalization requirements and will insist on the adoption of a final decision from the European Union on the introduction of a visa-free regime with Ukraine before the summer break. ”We will insist that the...

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