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    Oil prices rise as investor sentiment turns upbeat – Reuters
    Apr22

    Oil prices rise as investor sentiment turns upbeat – Reuters

    Oil prices rose on Friday, setting crude futures on course for solid weekly gains, as market sentiment turned more upbeat despite ongoing oversupply, according to Reuters.International benchmark Brent crude futures LCOc1 were trading at $44.88 per barrel at 07:13 GMT, up 35 cents, or 0.8%, from their last settlement, Reuters wrote.U.S. West Texas...

    Mejlis representations may open in Brussels, Washington in autumn
    Apr22

    Mejlis representations may open in Brussels, Washington in autumn

    MP from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc and Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Refat Chubarov does not rule out the opening of the Mejlis representative offices in Brussels and Washington this autumn.”Since the Russian occupation of Crimea, the main area of our activities is in the capitals of some countries, where the main international...

    Ukraine boosts gas production
    Apr22

    Ukraine boosts gas production

    Natural gas production in Ukraine in January-March 2016, excluding the Russian-annexed Crimea, increased by 2.4% year-over-year, up to 4.9 billion cubic meters, according to State Statistics Service of Ukraine.Gas production in March 2016 compared with the previous month increased by 6.4% – up to 1.7 billion cubic meters. while gas...

    Losses of Ukraine`s operating banks in 1Q at UAH 8 bln
    Apr22

    Losses of Ukraine`s operating banks in 1Q at UAH 8 bln

    44 Ukrainian banks in March performed with losses totaling UAH 7.3 billion, according to the National Bank of Ukraine.Total losses of banks operating in Ukraine, excluding those insolvent, as of April 1, 2016, amounted to UAH 8.011 billion, which is almost two times lower than on April 1 of the previous year.As reported on the website of the...

    NBU approves mechanism for implementing sanctions on persons from ”Savchenko List”
    Apr22

    NBU approves mechanism for implementing sanctions on persons from ”Savchenko List”

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has provided application of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions) against individuals involved in the organization, illegal detention and imprisonment in the Russian Federation of Ukrainian citizens Nadia Savchenko, Oleh Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko.According to the regulator`s...

    New Infrastructure Minister hopes to sign ”Open Sky” with EU in July
    Apr22

    New Infrastructure Minister hopes to sign ”Open Sky” with EU in July

    The Ministry of Infrastructure expects that the Open Skies agreement between Ukraine and the European Union may be signed in July 2016, the newly-appointed Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan said during the Ukrainian infrastructure forum.”The key point is the signing of an Open Skies agreement with the EU. This time, we have another date...

    Groysman orders probe into Danylyuk`s offshore companies
    Apr22

    Groysman orders probe into Danylyuk`s offshore companies

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has instructed law enforcement agencies to investigate the accusations against Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk regarding his offshore companies.”I think that the Minister should give explanations for everything that has been done in previous years [before the appointment]. If the answer means he is...

    Chechen court finishes judicial probe in Karpiuk-Klykh case
    Apr22

    Chechen court finishes judicial probe in Karpiuk-Klykh case

    The judge appointed the debate in the case of the Ukrainian citizens Mykola Karpyuk and Stanislav Klykh for May 4, according to the Ukrainian journalist Anton Naumlyuk. Judge Vahid Ismayilov once again rejected the defense`s motion for termination of the criminal prosecution of Ukrainians under Art. 209 of the Criminal Code (robbery) due to the...

    Russia sends highest number of submarines to Scottish, Scandinavian coastlines in 20 yrs
    Apr22

    Russia sends highest number of submarines to Scottish, Scandinavian coastlines in 20 yrs

    Russian attack submarines are increasingly patrolling the coasts of Scandinavia and Scotland, the Mediterranean and the North Atlantic, a U.S. Navy chief has said, according to The Daily Mail. Vladimir Putin`s recent boost to the submarine fleet means Russia now has the most underwater attack vessels in the area in two decades, The Daily Mail...

    Russian forces in Syria fire at least twice on Israeli military aircraft
    Apr22

    Russian forces in Syria fire at least twice on Israeli military aircraft

    Russian forces in Syria have fired at least twice on Israeli military aircraft, prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to seek improved operational coordination with Moscow, Israel`s top-selling newspaper said on Friday, according to Reuters. The unsourced report in Yedioth Ahronoth gave no dates or locations for the incidents nor any...

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