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    NATO official says Donbas conflict already ”frozen”
    May19

    NATO official says Donbas conflict already ”frozen”

    Head of the NATO Military Committee Petr Pavel gave a forecast of further developments in Donbas, branding the current situation in eastern Ukraine a ”frozen conflict” in an exclusive interview with the Ukrainian media outlet Apostrophe.The NATO official said that the situation in eastern Ukraine was close to the establishment of a frozen...

    U.S. Congress endorses allocation of $150 mln for Ukraine security
    May19

    U.S. Congress endorses allocation of $150 mln for Ukraine security

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $610.5 billion defense policy bill with a 277-147 vote, providing for a $150 million security assistance for Ukraine, according to Bloomberg.The U.S. House of Representatives (the lower house of Congress) supported the allocation for a Ukraine $ 150 million on security in 2017.The approved draft provides...

    Missing EgyptAir jet: 2 bodies, floating objects found in search area
    May19

    Missing EgyptAir jet: 2 bodies, floating objects found in search area

    An EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean south of Greece on Thursday, with Athens saying the plane swerved in mid-air before plunging from cruising height and vanishing, Reuters reports.Greek state television said aircraft debris had been found in the sea during a search for...

    Prozorro e-procurement system gets int`l award
    May19

    Prozorro e-procurement system gets int`l award

    The World Procurement Awards (WPA) has distinguished Ukrainian e-procurement system Prozorro with its Public Sector Award, according to a posting on the WPA website.The winners in each category were announced during a ceremony held in London on May 18.The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine notes this is the first time when the...

    NATO Foreign Ministers sign Accession Protocol with Montenegro
    May19

    NATO Foreign Ministers sign Accession Protocol with Montenegro

    Today, May 19, all 28 NATO Foreign Ministers signed the Accession Protocol for Montenegro, according to an UNIAN correspondent reporting from Brussels.The decision is ”a clear sign that NATO`s door remains open for partners that share and promote our values,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaking at a joint press conference with...

    Experts mention two factors behind buckwheat price hikes in Ukraine
    May19

    Experts mention two factors behind buckwheat price hikes in Ukraine

    Buckwheat price hikes in some cases go as high as UAH 45 per kilo with the average price being UAH 32.28 per kilo, as available stocks of up to 5,000 tonnes in warehouses (vs. 128,000 tonnes harvested last year) are being depleted while intermediary agents and retailers are engaged in speculative activity, according to the Ukrainian Agrarian...

    The Daily Beast: Death of free media in Russia
    May19

    The Daily Beast: Death of free media in Russia

    An earthquake has shaken Russia`s battered media landscape. In one day, on Friday, May 13, Russia`s biggest independent media holding company, RBC (Russian Business Consulting), lost three top editors — Yelizaveta Osetinskaya, editor in chief of the overall media group; Maksim Solyus, editor of the RBC newspaper; and Roman Badanin, editor of its...

    Ukraine`s chief banker estimates banking transparency at 98%
    May19

    Ukraine`s chief banker estimates banking transparency at 98%

    National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Governor Valeriya Gontareva says the transparency of the Ukrainian banking system is currently estimated at 98%, with only a few small banks having failed by now to get documents about their ownership structure verified.Gontareva noted that two years ago the situation was totally different when 27% of the banking...

    Ukraine intel: Russian have deployed several dozen multiple rocket system in Donbas
    May19

    Ukraine intel: Russian have deployed several dozen multiple rocket system in Donbas

    Russian proxies have deployed 40 Grad, four Smerch and three Uragan multiple rocket launcher systems (MRLS) in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry`s Main Intelligence Directorate. ”In particular, the intelligence has recorded 11 cases of violation of the Minsk agreements and spotted 40 Grad MRLS near the towns of...

    Hryvnia trades at UAH 25.30 to dollar on interbank market
    May19

    Hryvnia trades at UAH 25.30 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Thursday set at UAH 25.25/25.30 to the dollar by the middle of trade, a broker at a commercial bank has told an UNIAN correspondent.Hryvnia quotes against the euro have settled at UAH 28.3430/28.3960, while those against the Russian ruble have settled at UAH...

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