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    Ukraine-IMF Memorandum assumes restructuring of ”Yanukovych debt”
    Apr05

    Ukraine-IMF Memorandum assumes restructuring of ”Yanukovych debt”

    The updated Memorandum on cooperation under Extended Fund Facility signed by Ukraine and the International Monetary Fund assumes that the restructuring will be achieved of a $3 billion ”Russian debt” on general terms, applied to other holders of Ukrainian Eurobonds, who have agreed to restructuring. ”It is assumed that the Russian-held bond will...

    Turkey indicates Ukrainian preference for Altay tank engine tech – media
    Apr05

    Turkey indicates Ukrainian preference for Altay tank engine tech – media

    Turkey may ditch attempts to obtain Japanese and Austrian technology to develop a ”national engine” for its first indigenous new-generation tank in the making, instead turning to Ukraine, according to Defense News. In the past few years, Turkey has unsuccessfully tried to obtain Japanese and Austrian technology for the Altay engine, Defense News...

    Ukraine appoints Ukraine`s envoy to Romania
    Apr05

    Ukraine appoints Ukraine`s envoy to Romania

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appointed Oleksandr Bankov as the extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Ukraine to Romania. ”To appoint Oleksandr Serhiiovych Bankov as an extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Ukraine to Romania,” according to presidential decree No. 99 of April 4. Earlier, Poroshenko appointed Ihor...

    Ukraine hopes for another $4.5 bln from IMF by year-end
    Apr05

    Ukraine hopes for another $4.5 bln from IMF by year-end

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) expects that Ukraine will receive three more disbursements from the IMF to the tune of some US$4.5 billion by the end of the year. ”We hope that Ukraine will continue following the path of reform as part of cooperation with the IMF, and we`ll get three more tranches by the end of the current year,” NBU Deputy...

    Ukraine to step up agricultural cooperation with Saudi Arabia
    Apr05

    Ukraine to step up agricultural cooperation with Saudi Arabia

    Ukraine plans to step up cooperation with Saudi Arabia in the agrarian sector, invite investors from that country and facilitate their investment in domestic livestock and fishery, as well as boost bilateral trade, according to the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry`s press service. ”Important tasks are to boost trade between the...

    Oil rises to near one-month high on gradual tightening of supplies
    Apr05

    Oil rises to near one-month high on gradual tightening of supplies

    Oil prices climbed to a one-month high on Wednesday on signs of gradual tightening in a market bloated by years of overproduction that has left storage tanks around the world brimming with unsold fuel, according to Reuters. Prices for front-month Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil, were at $54.40 per barrel at 0345 GMT, up...

    EU official says no sign Trump plans to ease Russia sanctions – media
    Apr05

    EU official says no sign Trump plans to ease Russia sanctions – media

    A senior European Union official said on Tuesday he had seen no sign that U.S. President Donald Trump`s administration planned to lift sanctions on Russia over its activities in Ukraine, and warned that unilateral American sanctions on Russia could destabilize some European energy markets, according to Reuters. See also: The U.S. Treasury...

    North Korea fires missile into sea
    Apr05

    North Korea fires missile into sea

    North Korea has test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile from its eastern port of Sinpo into the Sea of Japan, the BBC reported. South Korea`s defense ministry said the missile flew about 60km (40 miles), according to the BBC. It is the latest in a series of tests which the North says is peaceful but is widely believed to be part of a program...

    Trump talks to Putin, offers ”full support” following St. Petersburg attack
    Apr05

    Trump talks to Putin, offers ”full support” following St. Petersburg attack

    U.S. President Trump spoke with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday to condemn the deadly attack on a St. Petersburg subway train, the White House said in a statement, Yahoo News reports. Trump ”expressed his deepest condolences to the victims and their loved ones, and to the Russian people,” the statement said, according to Yahoo...

    Russia violates Geneva Convention by forcing Crimeans to serve in army – MFA Ukraine
    Apr05

    Russia violates Geneva Convention by forcing Crimeans to serve in army – MFA Ukraine

    The Russian Federation violates the provisions of the Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 1949 (4th Geneva Convention), by forcing Crimean residents to serve in the Russian army, Deputy Foreign Minister Serhiy Kyslytsia wrote on Twitter. ”As an occupying power (UNGA Resolution), Russia violates Art. 51 of the 4th...

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