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    Six days of air strikes and rebel shelling in Syria`s Aleppo kill 200 people
    Apr28

    Six days of air strikes and rebel shelling in Syria`s Aleppo kill 200 people

    Six days of air strikes and rebel shelling in Aleppo, which is split between government and rebel forces, have killed 200 people, two-thirds of them on the opposition side, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says, according to Reuters.Air strikes destroyed a hospital and killed dozens of people in rebel-held areas of Syria`s Aleppo including...

    Reuters: Spooked by Russia, Lithuania spares no money for defense
    Apr28

    Reuters: Spooked by Russia, Lithuania spares no money for defense

    Worried by an increasingly militarist Russia next door, Lithuania is putting the finishing touches to a dummy settlement in the Pabrade training area so it can teach its soldiers how to fight in towns and villages, according to Reuters.The first such facility in the Baltic states, it is seen as a symbol of how seriously those countries now view...

    Russian VEB`s Ukraine subsidiary posts UAH 20.3 bln loss in 2015
    Apr28

    Russian VEB`s Ukraine subsidiary posts UAH 20.3 bln loss in 2015

    One of Ukraine`s largest banks, Prominvestbank, owned by Russia`s Vnesheconombank (VEB) posted UAH 20.274 billion, or $805 million, in loss in 2015, which was 3.4 times up on 2014, according to the bank`s announcement of its updated financial results in the National Securities and the Stock Market Commission`s information disclosure...

    Ukraine slightly liberalizes forex rules for importers
    Apr28

    Ukraine slightly liberalizes forex rules for importers

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has liberalized forex rules for importers, having announced that foreign currency receipts in the form of loans borrowed from foreign banks to pay for imports are no longer subject to mandatory sale on Ukraine`s interbank forex market.This is stipulated in NBU resolution No. 290, which is becoming effective from...

    Poroshenko: Nadia Savchenko`s sister back in Ukraine
    Apr28

    Poroshenko: Nadia Savchenko`s sister back in Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reports that Vira Savchenko, the sister of Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, who is imprisoned in Russia, has freely crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border to return home.”The [Ukrainian] Consul General in Rostov has just informed me that Vira Savchenko crossed the Ukrainian border, and has already returned to...

    More than 40% of Ukrainians oppose idea of amnesty for separatists – poll
    Apr28

    More than 40% of Ukrainians oppose idea of amnesty for separatists – poll

    42.3% of Ukrainians do not support amnesty for members of separatist movements, who have not committed serious crimes, that`s according to a survey conducted by Razumkov Center.According to the survey, a relative majority of respondents do not support amnesty for all members of separatist movements, who have not committed serious crimes (42.3%)....

    Swedish TV channel postpones anti-Ukrainian film about Maidan
    Apr28

    Swedish TV channel postpones anti-Ukrainian film about Maidan

    SVT TV channel has decided to delay broadcasting of the French documentary ”Ukraine – Dark Side of the Revolution ” until further notice, according to Svenska Dagbladet.The movie would have been shown in SVT2 on Sunday, according to the report.Axel Arne, project manager for SVT`s Documents from the Outside, says that the decision is not due to...

    French Parliament invites Govt to lift sanctions against Russia
    Apr28

    French Parliament invites Govt to lift sanctions against Russia

    The lower chamber of the French parliament, the National Assembly, has voted for the resolution urging the government to act for the lifting of economic sanctions imposed by the West against Russia for its aggression in Ukraine, the National Assembly wrote on Twitter.The voting involved 101 MPs, of which 55 supported the resolution and 44 were...

    Surplus of Ukraine`s consolidated budget down fourfold in 1Q
    Apr28

    Surplus of Ukraine`s consolidated budget down fourfold in 1Q

    The consolidated budget of Ukraine has a surplus at the level of UAH 3.432 billion in the first quarter of 2016, four times less than the surplus of UAH 14.236 billion for the same period of the previous year.According to data published on the website of the Ukrainian Finance Ministry, the consolidated budget revenues in January-March compared to...

    Money from occupied Donbas: stolen currency appears on Russian ”black market”
    Apr28

    Money from occupied Donbas: stolen currency appears on Russian ”black market”

    A significant amount of banknotes stolen from the ATMs and bank vaults of Donbas and Luhansk region resurfaced in Moscow, according to several bankers and a law enforcement source, Forbes.ru reports.The mediators are trying to informally exchange them with a discount, using their connections among top managers of large Moscow banks.One of the...

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