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    Ukrainians need to know about tortures prisoners go through in Chechnya – former detainee
    May24

    Ukrainians need to know about tortures prisoners go through in Chechnya – former detainee

    I want Ukrainians to know about the tortures authorities use to get confessions out of prisoners in Chechnya. That is a quote from a letter by Musa Lomaev addressed to the newsroom of TSN (Television Service of News, 1+1 Media), according to Ukraine Today. In May 2004, Lomaev was a young student in Grozny. He was detained, kidnapped and taken in...

    Poroshenko holds telephone conversation in Normandy format
    May24

    Poroshenko holds telephone conversation in Normandy format

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a telephone conversation in Normandy format upon his return to Kyiv from his working visit to Istanbul, the president`s press service reports.Poroshenko stressed the deteriorating situation in Donbas, especially the shelling near Avdiyivka, which poses a real obstacle to reaching any progress in a peaceful...

    Reuters: Russian agriculture minister granted entry to France despite sanctions
    May23

    Reuters: Russian agriculture minister granted entry to France despite sanctions

    France granted Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev an entry visa, the ministry said on Monday, even though he is on a European Union list of Russians banned from entering the bloc after Moscow annexed Ukraine`s Crimea peninsula, according to Reuters.It was not immediately clear why France made an exception for the minister, who headed...

    Another Ukrainian bank goes bankrupt
    May23

    Another Ukrainian bank goes bankrupt

    Bank Mykhailivsky has been declared insolvent due to risky deals, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).The NBU board says it has decided to declare Kyiv-based Bank Mykhailivsky as insolvent because it conducted dubious operations with individual deposits.As the NBU said on its website, Mykhailivsky was designated as a problem bank on...

    Poroshenko: We`ll do everything possible for Savchenko to return in May
    May23

    Poroshenko: We`ll do everything possible for Savchenko to return in May

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that much effort is being made to bring Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, who was illegally convicted in Russia, back to Ukraine in May.”We will do everything possible for Nadia to return home as soon as possible. I`ll do everything to bring her back this month,” he told journalists in Turkey answering a...

    MP calls on SBU, MFA to declare Gorbachev persona non grata for backing the annexation of Crimea
    May23

    MP calls on SBU, MFA to declare Gorbachev persona non grata for backing the annexation of Crimea

    Member of Parliament, adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister Anton Gerashchenko has lodged a motion with the SBU Security Service of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), asking to refuse entry into Ukraine to former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev for backing the annexation of Crimea, according to 112.ua. ”I think...

    The Moscow Times: Russian journalist Shlosberg to receive first Nemtsov prize
    May23

    The Moscow Times: Russian journalist Shlosberg to receive first Nemtsov prize

    Russian journalist and politician Lev Shlosberg has been awarded the inaugural Boris Nemtsov Foundation prize for ”defending the values of freedom and democracy in Russia,” according to The Moscow Times, which quotes Russian news agency TASS` Russian-language service.Shlosberg will be awarded the prize in Bonn, Germany on June 12, coinciding with...

    Bloomberg: Russia goes it alone with first eurobond since sanctions
    May23

    Bloomberg: Russia goes it alone with first eurobond since sanctions

    Struggling to cover a widening budget gap, Russia is selling its first eurobond since being hit with international sanctions two years ago, with state bank VTB Capital as the sole organizer of the deal after the U.S. and European Union warned foreign banks against participating, according to Bloomberg.Russia said in the prospectus Monday that...

    Cabinet seeks getting up to UAH 250 mln from reorganization, privatization of State Land Bank of Ukraine
    May23

    Cabinet seeks getting up to UAH 250 mln from reorganization, privatization of State Land Bank of Ukraine

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine expects that the planned for 2016 restructuring or privatizing of the State Land Bank of Ukraine will bring the country`s budget UAH 200-250 million, according to the Government`s plan of priority steps for 2016.According to the document, the relevant legislative initiative should be drafted by the Ministry of...

    Economy Ministry forecasts 4% growth of Ukraine`s economy in 2017
    May23

    Economy Ministry forecasts 4% growth of Ukraine`s economy in 2017

    Ministry of Economic Development and Trade predicts economic growth of Ukraine not less than 4% in 2017, First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade Yuliya Kovaliv said during the Kyiv Economic Forum.”We expect the growth of the Ukrainian economy this year, as well as a significant – three times – reduction of inflation, and in 2017...

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