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    ISIS vow `black days` ahead for West after Brussels attacks
    Mar23

    ISIS vow `black days` ahead for West after Brussels attacks

    ISIS is boasting it is behind the bloodbath in Brussels in revenge for ”aggression” against it – and is promising more atrocities including on the UK, according to The Daily Star.In a statement released through one of its propaganda outlets, the so-called Islamic State said: ”Explosive belts and devices” were used to massacre passengers checking...

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 26.10 to dollar
    Mar23

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 26.10 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Tuesday evening strengthened the official hryvnia exchange rate by 50 kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 26.10 to the dollar.The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for March 23:$100 costs UAH 2,610.2487 (on March 22, it was UAH...

    Dairy war: Moldova mulling import duties, Ukraine promises retaliation
    Mar22

    Dairy war: Moldova mulling import duties, Ukraine promises retaliation

    If the Moldovan authorities introduce import duties on Ukrainian dairy products to satisfy demands by that country`s dairy producers, Ukraine will have to address the World Trade Organization (WTO) with a complaint, and may also impose similar trade restrictions, according to the Ukrainian agriculture ministry.”We, in turn, will take all steps...

    Body of Ukrainian journalist Gongadze finally buried
    Mar22

    Body of Ukrainian journalist Gongadze finally buried

    The body of Ukrainian journalist Georgy Gongadze was buried in Kyiv on March 22, almost 16 years after he was killed, according to Radio Liberty.Gongadze, who exposed high-level political corruption, was kidnapped in September 2000 and his decapitated body was later found outside Kyiv, RFE/RL reported.Then-President Leonid Kuchma was accused of...

    Russia tells WTO about concern over gas transport system reform in Ukraine
    Mar22

    Russia tells WTO about concern over gas transport system reform in Ukraine

    Russia has addressed the World Trade Organization (WTO), expressing concerns about the reform of management of Ukraine`s gas transportation system (GTS) and its compliance with the WTO rules, according to the Ukrainian Economic Development and Trade Ministry`s press service.None of the WTO member states has supported Russia`s position, the...

    Russian court sentences Savchenko to 22 years in prison
    Mar22

    Russian court sentences Savchenko to 22 years in prison

    The Donetsk City Court of Russia`s Rostov region has sentenced Ukrainian pilot, MP and member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Nadia Savchenko to 22 years` imprisonment in a penal colony. In addition, the Russian court fined up Savchenko to RUB 30,000 for illegally crossing the Russian border.In particular, the court sentenced Savchenko to 18...

    IS claims responsibility for Brussels attacks
    Mar22

    IS claims responsibility for Brussels attacks

    Terrorists of the Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the attacks in the Belgian capital.”ISIS claims responsibility for the Brussels attacks which claimed the lives of 28 and injured dozens others,” Israel News Flash reported on Twitter.As UaPosition reported earlier, two explosions were heard at Brussels airport early on Tuesday...

    Ukraine okays draft reform of state intellectual property system
    Mar22

    Ukraine okays draft reform of state intellectual property system

    Ukraine`s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade has approved a draft document for an overhaul of the state system of intellectual property legal protection, the ministry`s press service reported.Ukraine`s trade envoy Nataliya Mykolska stated that the reform concept envisages the creation of a national intellectual property authority on the...

    Over 500 killed in areas covered by Syria truce in first 23 days
    Mar22

    Over 500 killed in areas covered by Syria truce in first 23 days

    A total of 530 people were killed in the first 23 days of a truce in Syria in areas covered by the cessation of hostilities agreement, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday, according to Reuters.In areas not covered by the ceasefire, which came into force on February 27, 1,279 people were killed, the British-based Observatory...

    Poroshenko on explosions in Brussels: World changing dramatically
    Mar22

    Poroshenko on explosions in Brussels: World changing dramatically

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has briefed commanders of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at a meeting on Tuesday on tragic events in Brussels where several explosions have rocked the international airport and metro stations, according to the president`s press service.”The world has been changing dramatically. Ukraine and the world will not be...

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