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    Ukraine honoring memory of liquidators and victims of Chornobyl disaster
    Apr26

    Ukraine honoring memory of liquidators and victims of Chornobyl disaster

    A variety of commemorative events to mark the 30th anniversary of the accident at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant are being held in Kyiv and Kyiv region since the evening of April 25.On Monday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his wife Maryna Poroshenko opened a series of events dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl...

    Ukraine ready to hold gas talks with the EU, Russia ”any time convenient for Brussels”
    Apr26

    Ukraine ready to hold gas talks with the EU, Russia ”any time convenient for Brussels”

    Ukraine informed the European Commission on its readiness to hold negotiations on gas issues in a trilateral format, according to a representative of the country`s Energy Ministry.Ukraine informed the European Commission on its will to hold gas talks in the Ukraine – EU – Russia format ”any time convenient for Brussels,” Director for...

    State Property Fund not to allow Akhmetov to turn energy companies into private JSCs
    Apr26

    State Property Fund not to allow Akhmetov to turn energy companies into private JSCs

    State Property Fund said that it would be more difficult for the state to monitor the private joint-stock companies, as they are subject to lower disclosure requirements.The State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPF) at the meetings of shareholders of energy generating companies Kyivenergo and DTEK Krymenergo” (both Kyiv-based), in which it owns 25%...

    Russian Prosecutor General says Right Sector plots coup in Russia
    Apr26

    Russian Prosecutor General says Right Sector plots coup in Russia

    Russian Prosecutor General Yuriy Chaika has said that ”supporters of the Ukrainian Right Sector made attempts to organize mass riots in order to commit the coup d`etat in Russia,” RIA Novosti reports.”We have blocked access to pages in VKontakte social network, through which the supporters of the Ukrainian Right Sector nationalist group...

    State-owned Ukreximbank reduces losses by 3.5 times in 1Q
    Apr26

    State-owned Ukreximbank reduces losses by 3.5 times in 1Q

    Ukreximbank in the first quarter of 2016 reported UAH 1.357 billion losses, which is 3.5 times less than the losses in the same period last year.As reported in the bank statements in the information disclosure system of the National Commission on Securities and Stock Market, its assets from the beginning of the year grew by 11.3% up to UAH...

    United Cyber Caliphate: Pro-IS hackers announce data theft of U.S. State Dept. employees
    Apr26

    United Cyber Caliphate: Pro-IS hackers announce data theft of U.S. State Dept. employees

    A team of hackers supporting the Islamic State terror group announced Sunday it had stolen the names, phone numbers and other personal information of State Department employees, releasing some screenshots in a message vowing to ”crush” the United States, according to Fox News.The hackers, known as the United Cyber Caliphate, made the announcement...

    NBU notes slight increase in Ukraine`s GDP in 1Q
    Apr26

    NBU notes slight increase in Ukraine`s GDP in 1Q

    Ukraine`s economic activity kept growing in 1Q 2016 with real GDP reporting slight increase in annual terms, as expected in the previous forecast, according to the April Inflation Report of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), published on its website.The forecast for annual real GDP growth remained unchanged – 1.1% in 2016 and 3.0% in 2017....

    Poroshenko brings Miklos, Balcerowicz in National Reform Council
    Apr26

    Poroshenko brings Miklos, Balcerowicz in National Reform Council

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has made changes in the composition of the National Council of reform with his decree of April 25, published on the official website of the President of Ukraine.According to the decree, First Deputy Head of Presidential Administration of Ukraine Vitaliy Kovalchuk will be part of the National Reform...

    Energy Ministry submits project of Naftogaz restructuring to EU
    Apr26

    Energy Ministry submits project of Naftogaz restructuring to EU

    The Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine in the framework of the restructuring and de-monopolization of the national gas market has submitted to the Secretariat of the European Energy Community a modified model of restructuring of the state`s largest energy holding Naftogaz of Ukraine, taking into account the requirements of European...

    Powerful explosion destroys five garages in Kyiv
    Apr26

    Powerful explosion destroys five garages in Kyiv

    In the early hours of Tuesday, April 26, a major blast rocked the Podil district of Kyiv as several private garages were leveled with the explosion, according to the press office of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.When fire and rescue units arrived at the emergency call, several garages were on fire. A few minutes later there was an...

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