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    Ukraine Parliament publishes state budget 2017
    Dec28

    Ukraine Parliament publishes state budget 2017

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has published on its website the law on the state budget of Ukraine for 2017 with the limit deficit at UAH 77.5 billion, or 3% of GDP. The document status reads that the law published was passed in parliament on December 21, while its transitional provisions say that the legislation comes into force on January 1,...

    National Bank of Ukraine provides PrivatBank with another UAH 10 bln loan
    Dec28

    National Bank of Ukraine provides PrivatBank with another UAH 10 bln loan

    The National Bank of Ukraine provided the recently nationalized PrivatBank with a UAH 10 billion refinancing loan to support liquidity, the central bank`s press service told UNIAN. Data on loan parameters, including its term, interest rate, and collateral, belong to the category of a bank secret, according to Law of Ukraine ”On banks and banking...

    Minsk deal not to be implemented, Normandy format must be expanded – Foreign Minister of Poland
    Dec28

    Minsk deal not to be implemented, Normandy format must be expanded – Foreign Minister of Poland

    ”In our opinion, the Minsk agreements will not be implemented,” said Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski. According to the minister, in order to put an end to the conflict in Donbas, it is necessary to expand the Normandy format. He stressed that Poland, as a country bordering with the aggressor state, is insisting on expanding the group...

    5.6 magnitude quake hits Romania overnight Wednesday, Ukraine feels tremors
    Dec28

    5.6 magnitude quake hits Romania overnight Wednesday, Ukraine feels tremors

    An earthquake with a 5.6 magnitude was recorded in Romania in the early hours of Wednesday, December 28, while Ukrainians could also feel it. Tremors were reported in Odesa, Kryvyi Rih, Kyiv, Khmelnytsky, Chernivtsi, and other cities across Ukraine. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the hypocenter of the earthquake with a 5.6 magnitude was...

    Court intervenes in gas dispute, says Polish utility – Deutsche Welle
    Dec28

    Court intervenes in gas dispute, says Polish utility – Deutsche Welle

    Polish energy concern PGNiG says it`s won a European Court of Justice stay on high-volume gas deliveries by Russia`s Gazprom through the pipeline ”OPAL.” The conduit forwards supplies to the Czech Republic and Germany, according to Deutsche Welle. A European Commission decision in October to enlarge a previous 50-percent cap of Gazprom deliveries...

    U.S. extended sanctions against Russian companies enter into force
    Dec28

    U.S. extended sanctions against Russian companies enter into force

    Embassy of Ukraine in the USA has reported that the decision on the introduction of the U.S. additional sanctions against Russian companies entered into force. ”The United States continues to build up pressure on Russia with new sanctions for its violation of international law and fueling the conflict in eastern Ukraine. 15 Russian arms sector...

    Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry approves increase in railway tariffs
    Dec28

    Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry approves increase in railway tariffs

    Tariff Committee of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine has agreed the increase in tariffs on passenger and cargo transportation by rail in 2017 proposed by PJSC Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) in a draft financial plan, Ukrzaliznytsia CEO Wojciech Balczun said at a press conference. ”Tariff Committee of the Ministry of Infrastructure...

    ”Silence mode” in Donbas not working: Russian militants fire on Ukraine positions in all directions
    Dec27

    ”Silence mode” in Donbas not working: Russian militants fire on Ukraine positions in all directions

    Russian-backed militants continue to violate ceasefire in the ATO zone, press secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine for ATO Oleksandr Motuzyanyk has told a Kyiv briefing Tuesday, according to an UNIAN correspondent. View map in full size ”The past 24 hours proved that the enemy does not comply with the agreements reached previously on...

    U.S. committed to NATO, Baltic security – senator John McCain
    Dec27

    U.S. committed to NATO, Baltic security – senator John McCain

    The United States is committed to the security of the Baltic region and NATO, Republican senator John McCain said in the Estonian capital on Tuesday, during a visit seen as a bid to soothe concerns over the policy of President-elect Donald Trump, according to Reuters. Trump unnerved many in Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia by saying on the campaign...

    Ukraine gets European Union`s second tranche of financial aid worth EUR 55 mln
    Dec27

    Ukraine gets European Union`s second tranche of financial aid worth EUR 55 mln

    Ukraine has received the second tranche of the financial assistance of the European Union in the amount of EUR 55.125 million in the framework of a financing agreement signed between the Government of Ukraine and the European Commission in 2014. As reported on the website of the Ministry of Finance, these funds represent the second and final...

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