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    Ukraine sees 7.6% rise in industrial output in Feb, first time in three years
    Mar23

    Ukraine sees 7.6% rise in industrial output in Feb, first time in three years

    Industrial output in Ukraine grew by 7.6% in February 2016 year-over-year, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine reported.Industrial output growth as compared to the same period in 2015 was recorded for the first time in the last three years.Industrial output in February grew by 8.2% as compared to January 2016. Growth by 2.9% has been recorded...

    U.S. envoy surprised at Russian OSCE monitors` access to Ukraine after Russian aggression
    Mar23

    U.S. envoy surprised at Russian OSCE monitors` access to Ukraine after Russian aggression

    U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Daniel Baer says he is surprised by Ukraine`s position as for Russian OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) personnel`s access to Ukrainian territory after Crimea and Donbas were occupied by Russia.”Given the Russian invasion [of Ukraine], it is striking that...

    Fitch withdraws Ukrzaliznytsia`s ratings, rates its legal successor, Ukrainian Railway
    Mar23

    Fitch withdraws Ukrzaliznytsia`s ratings, rates its legal successor, Ukrainian Railway

    Fitch Ratings on March 22, 2016, withdrew the State Administration of Railways Transport of Ukraine`s (Ukrzaliznytsia) ratings including its Long-term foreign currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of `C` and Long-term local currency IDR of `RD` (Restricted Default).This follows the reorganization of Ukrzaliznytsia into Public Joint Stock Company...

    EU calls on Kremlin to immediately, unconditionally release Savchenko
    Mar23

    EU calls on Kremlin to immediately, unconditionally release Savchenko

    High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini regrets that Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko was sentenced on Tuesday ”despite many calls” and demands her immediate release, according to a statement published on the European External Action Service.”We continue to add our voices to the many...

    Hryvnia strengthens to UAH 26.12 to dollar on interbank market
    Mar23

    Hryvnia strengthens to UAH 26.12 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Wednesday strengthened to UAH 26.00/26.12 to the dollar by the middle of trade, a broker at a commercial bank has told an UNIAN correspondent.Hryvnia quotes against the euro have settled at UAH 29.0990/29.2300, while those against the Russian ruble have settled at UAH...

    Lavrov: It`s Putin to decide on Savchenko swap
    Mar23

    Lavrov: It`s Putin to decide on Savchenko swap

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says that the Russian side has heard of proposals to exchange Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, but under Russian laws, it is the Russian president who is to decide on this matter, according to Russian news agency TASS.”We hear of proposals as for the swap, and the issue will be considered in full accordance...

    Syrian forces preparing for launching offensive in Palmyra
    Mar23

    Syrian forces preparing for launching offensive in Palmyra

    The Syrian government army supported by self-defense forces has regained control over the El-Hayal mountains to the south-west of ancient Palmyra, SANA news agency reported on Wednesday, TASS reported.A representative of the Syrian army told SANA that the government forces were currently preparing for a decisive offensive at Palmyra in two...

    Shymkiv: Ukraine may launch 5G, skipping 4G
    Mar23

    Shymkiv: Ukraine may launch 5G, skipping 4G

    Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Dmytro Shymkiv says Ukraine may be ready for the launch of 5G (mobile networks of the 5th generation), skipping 4G tenders, LІGA.net reported.Shymkiv forecasts that 4G licenses will be unnecessary if commercial equipment for 5G networks is available on the market by the time of the next...

    Right Sector declares ambitious plans to partake in elections
    Mar23

    Right Sector declares ambitious plans to partake in elections

    The new leader of the Right Sector organization Andriy Tarasenko has said that his party will take part in all elections to be conducted in Ukraine, Liga.Novosti reported.”We will certainly take part in all elections: local, by-elections and snap parliamentary ones. But this is not an end in itself for us,” Tarasenko said.In addition, the leader...

    Russian warplane carrying 160 servicemen leaves Syria
    Mar23

    Russian warplane carrying 160 servicemen leaves Syria

    The Il-76 aircraft carrying 160 military servicemen who performed the task of materiel support of the Russian air group in Syria has left Hmeimim airbase and headed for Russia, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry has told reporters, according to Russian news agency TASS.The military service members who have left Hmeimim performed...

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