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    Russia innovator of modern state propaganda: Freedom House
    Apr27

    Russia innovator of modern state propaganda: Freedom House

    In 2015 Russia came out as ”an innovator of modern state propaganda” as global press freedom declined to its lowest level in 12 years, the U.S.-based human rights watchdog concluded in its annual report, released on April 27, according to Ukraine Today.Freedom House, which campaigns for the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world,...

    Cabinet appoints acting Health Minister
    Apr27

    Cabinet appoints acting Health Minister

    The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers has appointed Viktor Shafransky acting Minister of Health, according to Vice Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko`s Facebook posting.”More important news. Today, the Government appointed Viktor Shafransky Acting Minister of Health. We are waiting for the Verkhovna Rada to appoint the minister,” wrote Rozenko.Viktor...

    Belarus imposes temporary entry ban against Ukrainian President`s envoy for Donbas settlement
    Apr27

    Belarus imposes temporary entry ban against Ukrainian President`s envoy for Donbas settlement

    The Belarusian side has banned from entering its territory the first deputy chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Iryna Gerashchenko, according to deputy chief of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration, Kostyantyn Yeliseyev, an UNIAN correspondent reported.According to him, the Belarusian side, as well as Russia, has banned Gerashchenko...

    Cabinet struggles to control use of subsidies by heat generating companies
    Apr27

    Cabinet struggles to control use of subsidies by heat generating companies

    In 2015, Ukraine spent UAH 153 billion on the so-called energy subsidies, of which only UAH 25 billion were aimed at subsidizing the population, according to the Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services, Hennadiy Zubko after a government meeting Wednesday.”We have spent UAH 153 billion on energy subsidies,...

    Heating tariffs rise following gas price
    Apr27

    Heating tariffs rise following gas price

    After the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has adopted the decision to raise gas prices for households to market levels from May 1, the price of thermal energy for the population will be increased by 60%, according to Ukraine`s Energy Ministry.The heating tariffs will inrease from UAH 652/Gcal to UAH 1,041/Gcal, according to the Ministry of...

    Cabinet raises gas price for population
    Apr27

    Cabinet raises gas price for population

    The Cabinet of Ministers, as planned, has set a single gas price for the population at the level of UAH 6,879 per 1,000 cubic meters.Presenting the decision, First Deputy Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv and Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Ihor Nasalyk said that the establishment of such a price would put an end to speculation on the gas...

    Poroshenko, Tusk, Juncker to meet in June despite postponed summit – EU official
    Apr27

    Poroshenko, Tusk, Juncker to meet in June despite postponed summit – EU official

    European Council President Donald Tusk, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will meet in June ahead of the European Union summit, the official EU representative has told an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels.”The summit has been postponed, but the leaders will meet in June ahead of the...

    U.S. puts no date on elections in Donbas, but insists on Minsk II – Nuland
    Apr27

    U.S. puts no date on elections in Donbas, but insists on Minsk II – Nuland

    U.S. Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland has refuted claims that the United States put a date on when elections in Donbas need to happen, saying that reports made by some MPs are incorrect, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”Your report of our session with the Rada yesterday is completely inaccurate. We have...

    Kobolev on talks with Gazprom: we will focus on gas transit, not on purchase
    Apr27

    Kobolev on talks with Gazprom: we will focus on gas transit, not on purchase

    NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine expects to negotiate with the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom, but, most likely, the talks will concern the conditions of gas transit through Ukraine, not its purchase for Ukrainian consumers, Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolev told journalists.”Our position is that we are waiting for negotiations with Gazprom, and we hope that...

    SFS opens another case against Shuster for grand tax evasion
    Apr27

    SFS opens another case against Shuster for grand tax evasion

    The State Fiscal Service (SFS) of Ukraine has launched a probe against a citizen of Canada, TV host Savik Shuster and managers of Savik Shuster Studio into tax evasion, the press service of the SFS reports.Shuster has been living in Ukraine since 2005. In 2008, he received an interest bearing loan in the amount of EUR 1.34 million on his foreign...

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