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    Finance Ministry expects IMF Executive Board meeting on Ukrainian issue in June
    May17

    Finance Ministry expects IMF Executive Board meeting on Ukrainian issue in June

    The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine expects that the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will discuss the Ukrainian issue, namely, the disbursement of a $1.7 billion tranche to the country, in June, Ukraine`s Deputy Finance Minister Yuriy Butsa told reporters.”The Board meeting is not linked to the mission`s departure but to...

    Klitschko to be removed from post of chairman of BPP party
    May17

    Klitschko to be removed from post of chairman of BPP party

    Vitaliy Klitschko will be removed from the post of chairman of the Block of Petro Poroshenko (BPP) party by the decision of the party congress, Ukrainian Segodnya daily newspaper has reported, with reference to MP from the BPP Oleksiy Honcharenko.”This issue will be discussed at the party congress. It`s too early to speak about his successor,” he...

    Five Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas in last day
    May17

    Five Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas in last day

    No Ukrainian soldiers were killed but five were wounded in the Donbas conflict zone over the last 24 hours, head of the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters, Colonel Oleksandr Motuzianyk said at a briefing on Tuesday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”Over the last day, we haven`t lost any Ukrainian soldiers, but...

    Deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods grows by 11 times in Q1
    May17

    Deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods grows by 11 times in Q1

    The deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods in January through March 2016 amounted to $961.3 million, up by 10.6 times compared to a deficit of $90.2 million in the same period last year, according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine.Exports of goods from Ukraine in the period under review decreased by 18.5% year-over-year to $7.719...

    Thailand to close Koh Tachai island over tourism damage
    May17

    Thailand to close Koh Tachai island over tourism damage

    Thai authorities are set to close the island of Koh Tachai, saying heavy tourism is negatively affecting natural resources and the environment, according to the BBC.The island, off Phang Nga province, is part of the Similan National Park, the BBC reports.Almost all Thai marine national parks close from mid-May to mid-October, for monsoon season,...

    Anger in Moscow, joy in Kyiv, after Ukraine`s Eurovision triumph – The Guardian
    May17

    Anger in Moscow, joy in Kyiv, after Ukraine`s Eurovision triumph – The Guardian

    Russia`s political establishment reacted with howls of indignation on Sunday to Ukraine`s victory at the Eurovision song contest, demanding an inquiry into how a politicized song was allowed to be included in the event and threatening to boycott next year`s contest, according to The Guardian.Victory for Jamala, the Crimean Tatar jazz singer who...

    ABC News: U.S. Navy poised to take ownership of its largest destroyer
    May17

    ABC News: U.S. Navy poised to take ownership of its largest destroyer

    The U.S. Navy is ready to take ownership of the Zumwalt, its largest and most technologically sophisticated destroyer, according to ABC News.Sailors` uniforms and personal effects, supplies and spare parts are being moved aboard the 610-foot warship in anticipation of crew members taking on their new charge, said Capt. James Kirk, the destroyer`s...

    Crimea becomes less attractive to Russian tourists – Kommersant
    May17

    Crimea becomes less attractive to Russian tourists – Kommersant

    Crimea becomes less attractive to Russian tourists, according to Russian newspaper Kommersant, which has analyzed data provided by air ticket sales agents.They have estimated that the number of air tickets to Simferopol bought by individual travelers from Russia has decreased by 25% this year.Having once spent holidays in the annexed Crimea,...

    Ukrainian banks post almost UAH 77.9 bln in loss in 2015
    May17

    Ukrainian banks post almost UAH 77.9 bln in loss in 2015

    Ukraine`s banking system posted almost UAH 77.935 billion in loss under the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) last year with the losses of solvent Ukrainian banks alone being estimated at UAH 71.891 billion, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).Insolvent banks` losses totaled UAH 6.044 billion.State-owned banks posted...

    Rada fails to adopt bill on ”thieves in law” criminal liability
    May17

    Rada fails to adopt bill on ”thieves in law” criminal liability

    Ukraine`s Verkhovna Rada has not supported draft law No. 1188 in the first reading on amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine that establish criminal liability for ”thieves in law” and increase responsibility for crimes committed by criminal groups, according to an UNIAN correspondent.The decision was supported by a mere 183 MPs out of...

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