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    Militants reduce intensity of attacks, but use banned weapons
    Apr23

    Militants reduce intensity of attacks, but use banned weapons

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 19 times in the past 24 hours, using banned weapons, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).”The Russian-backed mercenaries fired 82mm mortars five times on ATO forces, including three times on the defenders of the town of...

    Obama, Cameron stress need to resolve conflict in Ukraine
    Apr23

    Obama, Cameron stress need to resolve conflict in Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have stressed the need to resolve the conflict in Ukraine.”We have to continue to invest in NATO so that we can meet our overseas commitments, from Afghanistan to the Aegean. We have to resolve the conflict in Ukraine and reassure allies who are rightly concerned about Russian...

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 25.34 to dollar
    Apr23

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 25.34 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Friday evening strengthened the official hryvnia exchange rate by three kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.34 to the dollar.The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for April 25:$100 costs UAH 2,534.3646 (on April 22, it was UAH...

    Ukraine signs historic Paris climate deal
    Apr22

    Ukraine signs historic Paris climate deal

    Ukraine was among 171 countries whose delegates have finished signing the Paris climate agreement at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday, April 22. It was a record number of the signatories to a new international treaty, which was adopted in Paris in December 2015. France`s president Francois Hollande was the first to sign the document. He...

    Russia says grants Ukraine request to delay eurobond case defense
    Apr22

    Russia says grants Ukraine request to delay eurobond case defense

    Russia agreed to give Ukraine extra time to file its defense over a $3 billion debt owed to Moscow so Kyiv can ”soberly” assess the situation, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Friday, according to Reuters. ”We have given the new government of Ukraine extra time in order for Kyiv to soberly assess the situation, revise previously...

    NATO`s new deterrent may include bigger Black Sea presence
    Apr22

    NATO`s new deterrent may include bigger Black Sea presence

    NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow says that Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania may expand the NATO alliance`s maritime presence in the Black Sea as part of a broader strategy to deter Russia, according to Reuters. NATO is looking to counter Russia`s military build-up in Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014, and in the Black...

    Ukrainian troops eliminate militant mortar detachment in Donbas
    Apr22

    Ukrainian troops eliminate militant mortar detachment in Donbas

    Footage of how Ukrainian troops are eliminating a militant mortar detachment in the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) zone in eastern Ukraine has become available on the Internet, according to Ukrainian blogger Roman Sinitsin.According to him, five militants were killed and 10 were wounded. ”One merry battalion has blown separatists up with antitank...

    OSCE rep reacts to ban on Russian movies in Ukraine
    Apr22

    OSCE rep reacts to ban on Russian movies in Ukraine

    OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic warns that recent legislative steps to introduce a ban in Ukraine on Russian films produced since the beginning of 2014 could limit the free flow of information.”Even under the state of hostilities democratic countries have a responsibility to carefully address the potentially...

    Justice ministry, IT volunteers launch business registration online
    Apr22

    Justice ministry, IT volunteers launch business registration online

    The Ukrainian Justice Ministry and IT specialists working on a volunteer basis have launched two new services to register a private business and a company on the iGov online portal in a move to fight corruption and improve interaction between government agencies.”From today, we`re launching two new services, which are most popular according to...

    Ukraine reduces oil production by 12% in three months
    Apr22

    Ukraine reduces oil production by 12% in three months

    Oil production in Ukraine decreased by 12.3% to 412,000 tonnes in January-March 2016 in comparison with January-March 2015, according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Oil production in March compared with February 2016 increased by 4.6% up to 140,000 tonnes. Compared to March 2015, oil production fell by 13.9%. As UaPosition reported...

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