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    Obama to discuss Russia`s militarization with Nordic leaders
    May13

    Obama to discuss Russia`s militarization with Nordic leaders

    Russia`s increased military assertiveness will be at the top of the agenda when U.S. President Barack Obama meets with the leaders of five Nordic countries on May 13, according to Radio Liberty.The leaders of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Iceland are making a visit to the White House, where Obama will welcome the leaders for talks on...

    Krym.Realii chief says ban won`t stop website
    May13

    Krym.Realii chief says ban won`t stop website

    Volodymyr Prytula, the chief of RFE/RL`s news website Krym.Realii, says that neither the website`s editors nor RFE/RL were warned of claims or allegations against the site before Russian internet regulator Roskomnadzor began to block access to it last night. Denial of access to the website has been reported in many cities in Russia and...

    Easing of sanctions to provoke Russia to new ”actions” – Parubiy
    May13

    Easing of sanctions to provoke Russia to new ”actions” – Parubiy

    hairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy says that easing of sanctions by Western countries against Russia will provoke the Russian leadership to the new ”actions,” according to an UNIAN correspondent.During a joint press point with the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Pedro Agramunt, Parubiy told...

    NBU wants to abolish 2% pension levy in currency purchases
    May13

    NBU wants to abolish 2% pension levy in currency purchases

    Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Kateryna Rozhkova has said that the regulator supports the abolition of the 2% levy to the Pension Fund from foreign exchange transactions.”The most sensitive topic, which has once again been raised by the participants of the meeting, was a problem of the existence of ”black” currency exchange...

    Finance Ministry says will focus on fiscal service reform
    May13

    Finance Ministry says will focus on fiscal service reform

    The Ukrainian Finance Ministry has named a reform of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, which incorporates tax and customs services, as its priority, and said it would soon publish the first results of certain anti-corruption measures taken as part of the fight against corruption in the government.”There is no doubt that we need a tax...

    Website that leaked data on journos closes under public pressure
    May13

    Website that leaked data on journos closes under public pressure

    Ukrainian website Myrotvorets has announced its closure against the background of a public outrage it sparked by revealing personal information about journalists, cameramen and other media employees that had received ”permits” to report from militant-controlled territories of Donbas from the self-proclaimed authorities.”Taking into account the...

    Ukraine may get $1.7 bln from IMF by mid-year – Moody`s
    May13

    Ukraine may get $1.7 bln from IMF by mid-year – Moody`s

    Moody`s Investors Service expects that the IMF could disburse a long-awaited $1.7 billion tranche to Ukraine before mid-year, according to a posting on the website of the international rating agency.”Ukraine`s progress on political and economic reforms stalled during budget preparations late last year and more recently during the drawn-out...

    Cameron announces creation of 1st ever global forum on asset recovery
    May13

    Cameron announces creation of 1st ever global forum on asset recovery

    Among a number of major commitments made after the Anti-Corruption summit in London, British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday announced the creation of the first-ever global forum to step up international efforts on asset recovery, to focus on assisting Ukraine, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, and Tunisia, according to the UK Government`s...

    Militants attack ATO forces 10 times in last day, use mortars, RPGs
    May13

    Militants attack ATO forces 10 times in last day, use mortars, RPGs

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 10 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).In the Donetsk sector, the Russian-backed gangs attacked Ukrainian positions twice near the town of Avdiyivka, using grenade launchers of various systems,...

    Finance Ministry insists on implementing pension reform this year
    May13

    Finance Ministry insists on implementing pension reform this year

    Ukraine`s Finance Ministry insists on carrying out a pension reform as early as in 2016, along with introducing changes to the budgetary process, said Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk at the annual meeting of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London.”It is very important that we start a pension reform. In...

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