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    Russia skips nuclear security summit over lack of cooperation with partners – Peskov
    Mar30

    Russia skips nuclear security summit over lack of cooperation with partners – Peskov

    Russia has refused to take part in this week`s nuclear security summit in Washington over the lack of cooperation with partners on this issue, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday, according to Russian news agency TASS.”The nuclear security issue is rather topical. At the same time, Moscow considers that working on issues linked to...

    Council of Europe concerned events in PGO may compromise reform process
    Mar30

    Council of Europe concerned events in PGO may compromise reform process

    The Council of Europe has said that the recent events in the Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine may compromise the reform process or allow to speed it up, and calls on to appoint the new leadership that will be consigned to the reforms and the fight against corruption, Director of Human Rights in the Council of Europe`s Directorate General...

    Defense Ministry to recertify staff
    Mar30

    Defense Ministry to recertify staff

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has announced recertification of the ministry`s officials.”I`ve made a decision to optimize the personnel structure of the Defense Ministry and revise functional responsibilities of the ministry`s officials. I have to admit that it is impossible to operate efficiently in such an overstaffed system. The...

    Fiscal Service raids Kyiv forex booths following reports on police cover-up
    Mar30

    Fiscal Service raids Kyiv forex booths following reports on police cover-up

    The State Fiscal Service of Ukraine on March 29, conducted searches in Kyiv`s illegal exchange booths, seizing more than UAH 10 million in cash, the press service of the agency said.”According to the results of searches in illegal currency exchange offices in the city of Kyiv conducted on March 29, the officers of the Main Investigation...

    Militants mortar ATO forces, residential buildings
    Mar30

    Militants mortar ATO forces, residential buildings

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 72 times in the past 24 hours, using banned weapons along the entire demarcation line, according to press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).The militants were most active in the Donetsk sector. In particular, they fired on ATO forces in the...

    Poroshenko to discuss Sakvarelidze`s return to PGO with new PG
    Mar30

    Poroshenko to discuss Sakvarelidze`s return to PGO with new PG

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is planning to discuss with the new Prosecutor General the reinstatement of the dismissed Deputy Prosecutor General Davit Sakvarelidze and his team, Sakvarelidze said in an interview with the Ukrainian news magazine Novoe Vremya after his meeting with the president.”The President said that nothing had changed...

    Average wages in Ukraine grow by 5.1% in Feb
    Mar30

    Average wages in Ukraine grow by 5.1% in Feb

    Ukraine`s State Statistics Service has reported that the average wages paid to full-time employees in Ukraine in February 2016 grew by 5.1%, or UAH 223, from January 2016, to UAH 4,585, or about $173.5, per person.This indicator is 3.3 times higher than the minimum wages in Ukraine, which is set at UAH 1,378, or about $52.The average wage in...

    Oil prices rebound on less than expected build in stocks
    Mar30

    Oil prices rebound on less than expected build in stocks

    Oil futures rebounded in Asian trade on Wednesday, buoyed by a less than expected build in crude oil stockpiles last week, Reuters reported.A weakening dollar also lent some support but concern that a two-month rally was fading in an oversupplied market put a ceiling on gains, according to Reuters.Brent futures LCOc1 climbed 28 cents to $39.42 a...

    Poroshenko starts 4-day working visit to U.S.
    Mar30

    Poroshenko starts 4-day working visit to U.S.

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will be on a working visit to the United States from March 30 to April 2, the presidential press service reported.In the framework of the visit, the Ukrainian president will take part in the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington at the invitation of President of the United States Barack Obama.The agenda of the...

    Putin`s shadow government for Donbas exposed: BILD Exclusive
    Mar30

    Putin`s shadow government for Donbas exposed: BILD Exclusive

    The records of the ”Inter-ministerial Commission for the Provision of Humanitarian Aid for the affected Areas in the Southeast of the Regions of Donetsk and Luhansk” from October 23, 2015 reveal what observers have long feared: The Russian government is steering all affairs of the ”separatist areas” in the east of Ukraine, Germany`s BILD...

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