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    Poroshenko`s envoy in Cabinet Balcerowicz names key markets for Ukraine
    May20

    Poroshenko`s envoy in Cabinet Balcerowicz names key markets for Ukraine

    Leszek Balcerowicz, the president`s representative in the Cabinet of Ministers and the co-chair of the group of strategic advisors on reform support in Ukraine, says Ukraine`s focus should be on the markets of western countries, and those of Turkey and China in the east.”The most important partners are the West, Turkey and China,” Balcerowicz...

    Russian troops use heavy weapons with Avdiyivka being hottest spot
    May20

    Russian troops use heavy weapons with Avdiyivka being hottest spot

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 15 times in the past 24 hours, using heavy weapons, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO). See map in full size The industrial area on the southern outskirts of the town of Avdiyivka remains the hottest spot on the map of...

    EU imposes further sanctions on North Korea
    May20

    EU imposes further sanctions on North Korea

    The European Union expanded its sanctions regime against North Korea on Thursday over the rogue nation`s recent missile tests, adding 18 people and an entity it says is involved in the country`s weapons programs to its blacklist, according to The Wall Street Journal.The names of the sanctions targets will be released when the measure is...

    Hryvnia official exchange rate still 25.25 to dollar
    May20

    Hryvnia official exchange rate still 25.25 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Thursday evening set the official hryvnia exchange rate at UAH 25.25 to the dollar.The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for May 20:$100 costs UAH 2,525.9572 (on May 19, it was UAH 2,525.7239);EUR 100 costs UAH 2,828.3143 (on May 19, it was UAH...

    The Times: Russia builds military base at Palmyra ruins
    May20

    The Times: Russia builds military base at Palmyra ruins

    Russian forces have built a military camp inside the Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra, provoking protests from archaeologists, according to The Times.The American Schools of Oriental Research published satellite images showing the construction of a military base at the edge of the ancient site. It appeared to include a helicopter pad, two...

    ”Terrifying report” by Huff Post shows how pro-Russian separatists tortured 4,000 people
    May19

    ”Terrifying report” by Huff Post shows how pro-Russian separatists tortured 4,000 people

    Oleksandr Hryshchenko`s only worry was feeding his ornamental fish at his office, but what happened to him, has changed his life in a terrible way, writes Samantha Meier in her article titled ”Terrifying report shows how pro-Russian separatists tortured 4,000 people.””In June 2014, the vet was on his way to work in Luhansk, when the city was in...

    SBU busts Kyiv city officials on bribe
    May19

    SBU busts Kyiv city officials on bribe

    The Security Service of Ukraine with the assistance of top leaders of the Kyiv City State Administration exposed criminal activity of officials of the administration`s urban development department and the State Service for Emergency Situations, according to the SBU press service.The officials demanded money from the directors of gas-filling...

    NATO-Ukraine Commission meeting in Warsaw to become platform for support – Stoltenberg
    May19

    NATO-Ukraine Commission meeting in Warsaw to become platform for support – Stoltenberg

    The upcoming meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in the framework of a NATO summit in Warsaw will be an ”important platform” to express political support and discuss practical cooperation, according to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, an UNIAN correspondent reported from Brussels.”We have decided to convene a meeting of the...

    EgyptAir confirms discovery of MS804 fragments
    May19

    EgyptAir confirms discovery of MS804 fragments

    EgyptAir airline has confirmed on Twitter the discovery of the floating fragments of the missing A320 aircraft flight MS804.According to the press release, Egypt`s Foreign Ministry handed a letter to the Ministry of Civil Aviation of the country, officially declaring the discovery of the A320 airliner wreckage near the Greek island of...

    Ukraine`s banking system posts UAH 7.7 bln loss in 1Q
    May19

    Ukraine`s banking system posts UAH 7.7 bln loss in 1Q

    The banking system of Ukraine including the insolvent financial institutions has recorded a UAH 7,740 billion loss in the first quarter of 2016, the bank records say that are published by the National Bank of Ukraine for the first quarter according to International Financial Reporting Standards.According to the data published, solvent banks`...

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