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    Ukraine receives second EUR 600 mln disbursement from EU
    Apr05

    Ukraine receives second EUR 600 mln disbursement from EU

    The European Union has provided its second tranche of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine in the amount of EUR 600 million, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tweeted. Today the EU made the 2nd payment of €600m to Ukraine as a part of its Macro-Financial assistance to stabilize & reform its economy,” Petro Poroshenko tweeted. As UNIAN...

    Ukraine takes nearly 4 bcm of gas from underground storage in 2017
    Apr04

    Ukraine takes nearly 4 bcm of gas from underground storage in 2017

    Natural gas stocks in Ukraine`s underground gas storage facilities shrank by 3.9 billion cubic meters (bcm) in January-March 2017, which was 1.6 bcm down year-over-year, according to state-run Ukrtransgaz, the gas transport system operator. In total, Ukraine pumped 6.7 bcm out of underground storage during the heating season, which started on...

    Fitch affirms Ukraine`s Kyiv and Kharkiv at `B-`, outlook stable
    Apr04

    Fitch affirms Ukraine`s Kyiv and Kharkiv at `B-`, outlook stable

    Fitch Ratings has affirmed Kyiv`s and Kharkiv`s Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at `B-,` according to Fitch press releases. The outlooks on both cities are stable, Fitch Ratings said. The agency also affirmed Kyiv`s National Long-Term Rating at `BBB(ukr).` The affirmation of Kyiv`s Long-Term Foreign- and...

    Suspected gas attack on Syria`s rebel-held Idlib kills at least 35 – media
    Apr04

    Suspected gas attack on Syria`s rebel-held Idlib kills at least 35 – media

    A suspected gas attack by Syrian government or Russian jets killed at least 35 people, including nine children, in the northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday, a British-based war monitoring group said, according to Reuters. The Syrian army could not immediately be reached for comment. Damascus has repeatedly denied using chemical weapons,...

    Poltorak sees cyber security as priority of Ukraine-Canada cooperation
    Apr04

    Poltorak sees cyber security as priority of Ukraine-Canada cooperation

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak sees cyber security as a priority in cooperation between the Ministries of Defense of Ukraine and Canada, according to a statement posted on the Ukrainian ministry`s website. ”The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine will cooperate with Canada in many aspects, including those related to cyber security. It`s...

    Energy Minister Nasalyk reports $901,000, EUR 240,000, UAH 1.4 mln in savings
    Apr04

    Energy Minister Nasalyk reports $901,000, EUR 240,000, UAH 1.4 mln in savings

    Ukraine`s Energy and Coal Industry Minister Ihor Nasalyk declared UAH 1.2 million, or US$44,415, in income for 2016, as well as $901,000, EUR 240,000 and UAH 1.4 million (or $51,813) in savings in a declaration of assets for 2016, according to his e-declaration posted in the state register of income declarations. The ministry`s income in 2016 was...

    Transit of Russian gas via Ukraine up 20%
    Apr04

    Transit of Russian gas via Ukraine up 20%

    Transit of natural gas through the Ukrainian gas transport system (GTS) in January-March 2017 increased by 20% compared with the same period in 2016, up to 23.2 billion cubic meters, according to state-owned company Ukrtransgaz. In March, the transit volume amounted to 6.6 bcm, which corresponds to the indicators of March 2016, the report says....

    OSCE reports civilian casualties in Donbas: 21 killed, 95 injured in 2017
    Apr04

    OSCE reports civilian casualties in Donbas: 21 killed, 95 injured in 2017

    Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine Alexander Hug has reported about civilian casualties in the war in eastern Ukraine, saying 21 civilians were killed and 95 were injured since the beginning of the current year, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”Violence comes with human cost: since January...

    Ukraine cannot delay raising effective pension age – IMF
    Apr04

    Ukraine cannot delay raising effective pension age – IMF

    Ukraine cannot afford to delay comprehensive pension reform much longer, including by raising the effective retirement age, the IMF said in a press release following a Monday meeting of the Executive Board on the Ukrainian issue. ”Notwithstanding the large fiscal adjustment, public debt remains high. The urgency of structural fiscal reforms to...

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister expresses condolences to families of victims of St. Petersburg subway bombing
    Apr04

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister expresses condolences to families of victims of St. Petersburg subway bombing

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin on Twitter has expressed his condolences to the victims of the attack in the St. Petersburg subway earlier on Monday. Klimkin also noted that the Ukrainian diplomats were checking information on possible casualties among the Ukrainian citizens. ”We are checking, whether there are any Ukrainians were hurt...

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