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    National Bank of Ukraine reports 10% rise in money transfers into Ukraine in 3Q 2016
    Dec30

    National Bank of Ukraine reports 10% rise in money transfers into Ukraine in 3Q 2016

    The volume of private transfers to Ukraine in the third quarter of 2016 amounted to $1.438 billion, which is $127 million, or 9.7% more than in the same quarter of 2015, according to the NBU website. The NBU says that compared with the previous quarter, the volume of private transfers to Ukraine in the third quarter increased by $69 million, or...

    Austrian government to seek easing Russia sanctions during 2017 OSCE presidency
    Dec30

    Austrian government to seek easing Russia sanctions during 2017 OSCE presidency

    The Austrian government seeks to have the EU sanctions against Russia eased, according to the country`s foreign minister Sebastian Kurz, Spiegel reports. From January 2017 Austria will be chairing the OSCE, and it intends to seek through the organization a change of the EU sanctions policy toward Russia, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria...

    OSCE spots vehicle for dead Russian soldiers transportation on Ukraine-Russia border
    Dec30

    OSCE spots vehicle for dead Russian soldiers transportation on Ukraine-Russia border

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in its weekly report says the monitors have spotted a vehicle with a sign Gruz 200 [`Cargo 200`, or killed in action] and several ambulance vehicles at the checkpoint on the border with Russia. ”On 22 December at 16:09hrs the OT [observer team] in Donetsk BCP [border crossing point] observed a van with...

    ”Economic iintelligence expert from Moscow” to take part in National Bank audit of PrivatBank`s Cyprus branch
    Dec30

    ”Economic iintelligence expert from Moscow” to take part in National Bank audit of PrivatBank`s Cyprus branch

    Deputy head of the NBU audit inspection at the Cyprus branch of the recently nationalized PrivatBank was appointed Mikhail Lastovsky, the economist close to the Russian government, co-director of the group on corruption risks analysis at the coordination commission of Russia`s ”Open Government”, that`s according to a creative producer of 1+1`s...

    Ukraine introduced sanctions against Russia
    Dec30

    Ukraine introduced sanctions against Russia

    The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) has introduced additional sanctions against individuals and legal entities of the Russian Federation, the NSDC`s press service said on Thursday. In particular, ”the sanctions have been imposed on Crimea residents who have been elected to the Russian State Duma, as well as against the...

    Ukrainians overqualified for Polish job market
    Dec30

    Ukrainians overqualified for Polish job market

    About a third of Ukrainians coming to Poland for work are university educated, but only some 5,000 out of more than a million Ukrainians found a suitable job in 2016, a new report shows, according to Radio Poland. Polish employers are eager to hire Ukrainians mostly for manual labor, often at construction sites, because their salary expectations...

    New sanctions, expulsion of diplomats ”not the sum total” of response to Russia`s actions – Barack Obama
    Dec30

    New sanctions, expulsion of diplomats ”not the sum total” of response to Russia`s actions – Barack Obama

    U.S. President Barack Obama has commented on the latest sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States, which were officially confirmed by the State Treasury December 29, according to the White House press service. ”These actions are not the sum total of our response to Russia`s aggressive activities. We will continue to taka a variety of...

    U.S. has not said its last word on Donbas – Ukraine`s Presidential Administration
    Dec30

    U.S. has not said its last word on Donbas – Ukraine`s Presidential Administration

    The United States has not said its last word in the process of Donbas settlement yet, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Kostyantyn Yeliseyev has said in an interview with Obozrevatel. ”We look forward to the U.S. joining the Normandy format. We believe that with the arrival of the new administration, the U.S. position to...

    Living wage in 2017 will be increased to USD 65 – Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine
    Dec30

    Living wage in 2017 will be increased to USD 65 – Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine

    The government will raise the living wage for able-bodied persons in 2017 in three stages – up to UAH 1,762, Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine Andriy Reva said on a conference call about raising the minimum wage from January 1, 2017. ”The living wage for able-bodied persons is set at UAH 1,600 from January 1, 2017, UAH 1,684 from May 1, and...

    Ukraine unilaterally hands over 15 militants
    Dec30

    Ukraine unilaterally hands over 15 militants

    Ukraine has unilaterally handed over 15 militants, previously detained for participating in illegal groups, to representatives of the so-called ”DPR”/”LPR,” according to a message on the website of the SBU Ukrainian Security Service. According to the agency, the Ukrainian government has taken such a goodwill gesture with the hope to finally...

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