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    Ukraine asks IMF to change loan tranches schedule
    Apr01

    Ukraine asks IMF to change loan tranches schedule

    Ukraine has asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to change the schedule for further revisions of the program within the Enhanced Financing Facility (EFF) and the next loan tranches receipt, according to the relevant Requests for Rephasing of Access included in the agenda of the IMF`s Executive Board meeting to be held on April 3 and posted...

    2 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 9 wounded during 37 Russian attacks in Donbas
    Mar31

    2 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 9 wounded during 37 Russian attacks in Donbas

    Intensity of attacks on the Ukrainian military positions along the entire line of contact in Donbas has considerably increased after the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk announced another (the 7th) “full ceasefire” had been agreed from Saturday, April 1, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO)...

    Electricity down in Avdiyivka, water supplies suspended
    Mar31

    Electricity down in Avdiyivka, water supplies suspended

    The Ukrainian-controlled town of Avdiyivka in Donbas remains without electricity and water supplies due to the damage at a high-voltage line feeding the area, according to Ukraine`s State Service for Emergency Situations. ”As of 07:00 on March 30, there is no centralized power supply; water supplies to the town have been suspended. Central...

    Germany hiring extras to play ”Russians” in NATO, U.S. military drills
    Mar31

    Germany hiring extras to play ”Russians” in NATO, U.S. military drills

    Extras are being hired by a German recruitment agency to act as civilian population in a conflict zone in the framework of NATO and U.S. military exercises, TSN news service reports. Offered to play regular farmers or shopkeepers, the candidates are told fluency in English and German is welcomed, as well as Russian, Polish and Czech, according to...

    China interested in Ukrainian beef
    Mar31

    China interested in Ukrainian beef

    China is interested in beef shipments from Ukraine and plans to send its mission late in April to verify Ukraine`s state food safety control system, according to the press office of the State Biosecurity and Consumer Protection Service. ”The possibility of exporting Ukrainian beef to the market of China is being actively considered now. With this...

    NATO continues supporting Ukraine`s cyber defense
    Mar31

    NATO continues supporting Ukraine`s cyber defense

    The Alliance consistently supports Ukraine in the area of cyber defense, as well as command and control reform, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in his doorstep statement ahead of the meetings of NATO Foreign Ministers in Brussels March 31. ”We will close the ministerial meeting with a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission,”...

    National Bank estimates Ukraine`s foreign trade deficit
    Mar31

    National Bank estimates Ukraine`s foreign trade deficit

    The balance of foreign trade in goods in Ukraine recorded a deficit of US$1.211 million in January-February 2017, according to the website of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU). The figure is 11% down from a $1.361 billion deficit recorded in January-February 2016, reads the report. Exports of goods in January-February 2017 grew by 34.6%, to...

    Tillerson to push NATO allies on military spending, press Russia on Ukraine – RFE/RL
    Mar31

    Tillerson to push NATO allies on military spending, press Russia on Ukraine – RFE/RL

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has arrived in Brussels to attend a March 31 NATO meeting that was rescheduled to allow him to attend, RFE/RL reports. A senior State Department official told reporters that Tillerson will push alliance members to increase their defense spending and will work with allies to press Russia to abide by the Minsk...

    Russia`s hybrid warfare arsenal battle-tested in Ukraine
    Mar31

    Russia`s hybrid warfare arsenal battle-tested in Ukraine

    The combined use of propaganda and cyberwarfare to support military operations on the ground are hallmarks of Russian ”hybrid warfare,” Nolan Peterson wrote in an article titled ”In Ukraine, Russia Weaponizes Fake News to Fight a Real War”, published by The Daily Signal. ”Three years into the Russian aggression, we have experienced every Kremlin...

    Ukraine boosts sunflower oil output by 43%
    Mar31

    Ukraine boosts sunflower oil output by 43%

    Large and medium-sized Ukrainian enterprises have produced 2.92 million tonnes of sunflower oil since the beginning of the current 2016-2017 marketing year (MY, September 2016 – August 2017), which is 43% more year-over-year (y-o-y), according to UkrAgroConsult press service.< ”It is a record-breaking season… Sunflower oil output at large...

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