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    Russia takes Nadia Savchenko`s sister off wanted list
    May06

    Russia takes Nadia Savchenko`s sister off wanted list

    Savchenko`s lawyer Ilya Novikov published on Facebook a document signed by a Russian investigation official on taking Vira Savchenko, sister of illegally imprisoned in Russia Ukrainian female pilot and MP Nadia Savchenko, off the wanted list.”The search for Vira Savchenko has stopped,” he said in a statement.Novikov also released a copy of the...

    NBU expands assets by UAH 38 bln
    May05

    NBU expands assets by UAH 38 bln

    In Q1 2016, NBU assets increased by UAH 38 billion to UAH 887.2 billion compared with the beginning of the year, says the statement of financial position of the National Bank of Ukraine.”Such growth in NBU assets can be primarily attributed to non-residents` securities, the volume of which increased by UAH 85.3 billion in Q1. In addition, banks...

    Mariupol hosts counterterrorism drills
    May05

    Mariupol hosts counterterrorism drills

    The National Police Department in Donetsk region held large-scale counterterrorism exercises on the eve of the second anniversary of the attempt of the pro-Russian militants to seize Mariupol police headquarters on May 4, as reported by local police press service.The exercises involved Donetsk regional police, the National Guard, and the State...

    Slovakia Foreign MInister supports granting Ukraine visa-free regime
    May05

    Slovakia Foreign MInister supports granting Ukraine visa-free regime

    Slovakian Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak said that Slovakia sees no problem in the abolition of EU visa requirements for Turkish citizens traveling to the European Union and in the country`s support for visa liberalization for Kosovo, Ukraine or Georgia, given the nominees meet the required criteria, Blic reports.Lajcak stressed that the...

    Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu announces resignation
    May05

    Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu announces resignation

    Ahmet Davutoglu confirmed that he will formally step down at his party`s congress on 22 May following local media reports of his imminent resignation, The Independent reported.”I decided that for the unity of the (ruling party) a change of chairman would be more appropriate. I am not considering running at the May 22 congress,” Mr Davutoglu told...

    Heating tariffs in Ukraine rise by 75-90%
    May05

    Heating tariffs in Ukraine rise by 75-90%

    The National energy and utility regulator increased central heating tariffs in Ukraine by an average of 75-90% by a corresponding decision taken at the agency`s meeting on May 5.The rates have been increased against the backdrop of of the establishment from May 1 of a single gas price for the households at UAH 6,879 per 1,000 cubic meters.”The...

    Poland bans Russian propaganda journalist from entering Schengen zone – media
    May05

    Poland bans Russian propaganda journalist from entering Schengen zone – media

    Polish authorities have banned RIA Novosti ”Rossiya Segodnya” journalist Leonid Sviridov from entering Poland and all other member states of the Schengen zone until December 2020, says the Russian journalist`s lawyer Yaroslav Helstovsky, Latvia-based Meduza.io reported citing RIA Novosti.Poland`s Foreign Office has ruled that Leonid Sviridov`s...

    Ukraine`s state debt hits 80% of GDP by end of 2015
    May05

    Ukraine`s state debt hits 80% of GDP by end of 2015

    Ukraine`s state and government-guaranteed debt estimated in U.S. dollars decreased by 6.2% to $65.5 billion in 2015, accounting for 80% of the country`s GDP, according to an annual report by the Financial Stability Council, posted on the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) website.The Financial Stability Council was set up in March 2015 under a...

    OSCE drones spot large concentration of weaponry near Svitlodarsk in Donbas
    May05

    OSCE drones spot large concentration of weaponry near Svitlodarsk in Donbas

    Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine Alexander Hug says that OSCE drones have spotted a large concentration of weapons near government-controlled Svitlodarsk in Donbas, Ukraine`s east. ”South-east of government-controlled Svitlodarsk, our unmanned aerial vehicles have been recording a large...

    Bangladesh Bank officials say to meet NY Fed, SWIFT; seek to recover stolen money
    May05

    Bangladesh Bank officials say to meet NY Fed, SWIFT; seek to recover stolen money

    Bangladesh`s central bank chief will meet the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a senior executive from global financial messaging service SWIFT next week to seek the recovery of about $81 million stolen by hackers, officials in Dhaka said, according to Reuters.Two Bangladesh Bank officials said the bank believed both the New York...

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