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    NSDC approves Strategic Defense Bulletin
    May21

    NSDC approves Strategic Defense Bulletin

    The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine at a meeting May 20 adopted the Strategic Defense Bulletin defining the key tasks and directions of reforming of the defense sector of Ukraine, according to the NSDC press service.The document, which was drafted in close cooperation with the advisers from the NATO member states, stipulates the...

    Germany stands against welcoming Russia back to G8
    May20

    Germany stands against welcoming Russia back to G8

    As a result of its military intervention in Georgia, Russia should be temporarily barred from G8 meetings, said a leading conservative parliamentarian in Germany, according to Deutsche Welle.The leading industrial nations should meet as the G7 without Russia, Eckart von Klaeden, foreign policy spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel`s Christian...

    Ukraine launches restructuring of defense, security sectors to join NATO – Poroshenko
    May20

    Ukraine launches restructuring of defense, security sectors to join NATO – Poroshenko

    The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine chaired by President Petro Poroshenko has considered the Strategic Defense Bulletin, which has been elaborated with participation of experts from NATO and the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, according to the president`s press service.”The given project is virtually the beginning of real...

    Naftogaz completes repayment of $300 mln EBRD loan
    May20

    Naftogaz completes repayment of $300 mln EBRD loan

    National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine has paid the last tranche of the loan together with interest on the renewable credit line of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in the amount of $300 million, according to a company statement.”On May 16, Naftogaz of Ukraine paid the last tranche of the loan on a renewable...

    Provisional administration introduced in Fidobank
    May20

    Provisional administration introduced in Fidobank

    The Individual Deposits Guarantee Fund today, May 20, has decided to appoint a provisional administration to Fidobank owned by Oleksandr Adarich. Earlier this week, the bank reported problems with liquidity and outflow of funds from customer accounts.As reported on the website of the Fund, the decision is made based on the decision of the...

    EU states agree to make it easier to suspend visa-free travel
    May20

    EU states agree to make it easier to suspend visa-free travel

    European Union nations agreed Friday to make it easier to suspend its visa waiver programs with some countries, just as Turkey is trying to secure visa-free travel for its citizens, The New York Times reported citing the Associated Press.EU interior and migration ministers sealed an agreement on the emergency brake system during talks in...

    U.S. allocating another $28 mln in humanitarian assistance to Ukraine
    May20

    U.S. allocating another $28 mln in humanitarian assistance to Ukraine

    The U.S. Government is providing another $28 million in humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, according to Nancy I. Jackson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration who spoke at a Kyiv briefing today, May 20.”The continued support from the international community is critical to...

    Russian sabotage group gets into SBU trap near Donetsk
    May20

    Russian sabotage group gets into SBU trap near Donetsk

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine in a special operation in the area of the Anti-Terrorist Operation killed one and seriously wounded another three militants from the Russian ”DPR” (“Donetsk Public Republic”) sabotage group which penetrated positions of the Ukrainian troops, the SBU press service has told UNIAN. ”SBU operatives were...

    Energy Ministry supports introduction of coal royalties in Ukraine
    May20

    Energy Ministry supports introduction of coal royalties in Ukraine

    The Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine supports the proposal of the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC) to introduce coal royalties in Ukraine, Ukraine`s Energy Minister Ihor Nasalyk told journalists.”We support the introduction of coal royalties in Ukraine – not now but a bit later,” the minister said without...

    Rada adopts bill on higher social standards from Dec
    May20

    Rada adopts bill on higher social standards from Dec

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted a draft law on amendments to the state budget, envisaging an increase in social standards starting from December 1, 2016, by 10% instead of 6% as originally planned.The bill on amendments to the Law of Ukraine ”On the State Budget of Ukraine for 2016” (in the part related to social standards and...

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