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    NABU finishes investigation of case initiated by Abromavicius
    Apr01

    NABU finishes investigation of case initiated by Abromavicius

    The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Thursday has completed the pre-trial investigation of a case regarding wrongful influence exerted by Executive Director and Acting Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Naftogaz of Ukraine Andriy Pasishnyk on Ukrainian Minister of Economic Development and Trade Aivaras Abromavicius,...

    Poroshenko should choose next prosecutor general transparently – NYT
    Apr01

    Poroshenko should choose next prosecutor general transparently – NYT

    The situation with corruption in Ukraine is unlikely to change unless President Petro Poroshenko and Parliament agree to install some real corruption fighters and approve serious judicial reform, reads The New York Times editorial ”Ukraine`s Unyielding Corruption.””The Ukrainian Parliament finally voted to oust Ukraine`s odious prosecutor...

    Obama meets with Poroshenko in Washington, confirms possibility of granting $1 bln loan
    Apr01

    Obama meets with Poroshenko in Washington, confirms possibility of granting $1 bln loan

    In the course of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, as reported by the Ukrainian president`s press service.The Heads of State discussed the situation in Donbas and Crimea. They also coordinated efforts aimed at full implementation of the Minsk agreements...

    Gen. Breedlove: NATO switches to deterrence policy  in Eastern Europe
    Apr01

    Gen. Breedlove: NATO switches to deterrence policy in Eastern Europe

    The United States and NATO are switching their defense policy from assurance to deterrence in Eastern Europe, according to commander of U.S. European Command Gen. Philip Breedlove who spoke in the Latvian capital Riga Thursday, Defense News reports.Breedlove commented this way on Pentagon’s intentions to deploy an additional...

    Formation of new Govt opens possibilities for providing additional financial assistance to Ukraine – Biden
    Apr01

    Formation of new Govt opens possibilities for providing additional financial assistance to Ukraine – Biden

    The formation of a new government, oriented on reforms and cooperation with the IMF, opens possibilities for providing the third loan guarantee of $1 billion to Ukraine, as well as for assistance of other international financial institutions, that`s according to Joe Biden who held a working meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in...

    Kerry to visit Ukraine soon
    Apr01

    Kerry to visit Ukraine soon

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is to visit Ukraine soon, according to the Ukrainian president`s press service.The future visit was on the agenda of a recent joint meeting of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Washington, D.C., which was also attended by Kerry, Poroshenko`s press service said.”The parties...

    U.S., China agree to sign Paris climate change agreement on April 22
    Apr01

    U.S., China agree to sign Paris climate change agreement on April 22

    U.S. President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of the People`s Republic of China announce their countries will sign a Paris climate change agreement on April 22.”The two Presidents announce another significant step in their joint climate efforts. The United States and China will sign the Paris Agreement on April 22nd and take their...

    Poroshenko, Biden discuss Donbas peacekeepers, Minsk Protocol, anti-Russian sanctions
    Apr01

    Poroshenko, Biden discuss Donbas peacekeepers, Minsk Protocol, anti-Russian sanctions

    The possibility of deploying an international mission in Donbas and the implementation of the Minsk Protocol with ways of greater involvement of the United States were on the agenda of a meeting between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Washington, D.C., in the early hours of Friday, according to the...

    Ukraine`s budget in Feb sees UAH 4.9 bln deficit due to social spending
    Apr01

    Ukraine`s budget in Feb sees UAH 4.9 bln deficit due to social spending

    Ukraine`s national budget was executed with a deficit of UAH 4.9 billion, or about $187 million, in February 2016, which translated into a combined deficit of UAH 2.4 million in January-February 2016, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).The deficit was formed due to an expected increase in social spending with a simultaneous slowdown...

    OSCE sees four trucks with coal in occupied Donbas close to Russian border
    Apr01

    OSCE sees four trucks with coal in occupied Donbas close to Russian border

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has reported it saw four trucks with coal in occupied Ukrainian territory close to the border with Russia.”Four trucks (Ukrainian license plates) loaded with coal were parked alongside the road,” the OSCE SMM said in its daily update based on information received as of 19:30 local time on...

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