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    Yatseniuk demands Verkhovna Rada adopt government bills this year
    Dec25

    Yatseniuk demands Verkhovna Rada adopt government bills this year

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has stressed the importance of a number of bills tabled in the Verkhovna Rada, including budget bills. He urged the coalition to “find the courage” to approve them before the end of the year. He said this at a meeting of the National Reform Council on Wednesday, an Ukrinform correspondent...

    Mercenaries in Crimea trained by ex-commander of Ukrainian Internal Forces – Tymchuk
    Dec25

    Mercenaries in Crimea trained by ex-commander of Ukrainian Internal Forces – Tymchuk

    Training of mercenaries for Donbas in Crimea is carried out by former commander of the Internal Forces of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine Lieutenant General Stanislav Shuliak. Head of the Information Resistance group Dmytro Tymchuk wrote on Facebook. “In Crimea, training of mercenaries for Donbas continues on the basis of training camps of the...

    New fighters and Russian paratroopers pulled to Donetsk
    Dec25

    New fighters and Russian paratroopers pulled to Donetsk

    Terrorists are conducting an active rotation of personnel near Donetsk, and Russian paratroopers are being pulled to this area. Information Resistance group leader Dmytro Tymchuk reported this on his Facebook page. “In the Kuibyshevsky district of Donetsk the command of Russian-terrorist forces is actively conducting a rotation of personnel...

    Russian military move freely on Ukrainian positions near Donetsk – Tymchuk
    Dec25

    Russian military move freely on Ukrainian positions near Donetsk – Tymchuk

    Russian army officers move freely on the positions taken by Ukrainian military near Donetsk. Information Resistance group leader Dmytro Tymchuk reported this on his Facebook page. “The appearance of Russian Armed Forces officers has been recorded in the area between the localities of Krasnohorivka and Pisky. They describe themselves as...

    NBU cuts official hryvnia exchange rate by 11 kopecks
    Dec24

    NBU cuts official hryvnia exchange rate by 11 kopecks

    The official exchange rate of the hryvnia against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday, December 24, shrank by 11 kopecks compared to Tuesday, from UAH 15.6617 per dollar to UAH 15.7702 per dollar, according to the website of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU). The official exchange rate of the hryvnia against the euro amounted to UAH 19.2602 per euro...

    Naftogaz deficit may be UAH 31.5 billion
    Dec24

    Naftogaz deficit may be UAH 31.5 billion

    The Finance Ministry expects that Naftogaz of Ukraine deficit will be UAH 31.5 billion next year. Deputy Finance Minister Ihor Umansky told a briefing Wednesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “UAH 31.5 billion is in the draft budget to compensate a difference to Naftogaz for the purchase of imported gas, which is used by communal heating...

    West has allowed Russia to start war in Ukraine – Estonian president
    Dec24

    West has allowed Russia to start war in Ukraine – Estonian president

    Estonian President Toomas Ilves believes that the West has not adequately responded to Russian occupation of Crimea and Russian aggression in Donbas. He said this in an interview with the American Interest online news site. “Since the invasion and annexation of Crimea, we’ve seen the collapse of the Transatlantic security environment as...

    Contact Group on Ukraine meets in Minsk
    Dec24

    Contact Group on Ukraine meets in Minsk

    A meeting of the Contact Group on Ukraine, involving representatives of the OSCE, Kyiv and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics,” has begun in Minsk, according to Interfax. The meeting of the trilateral contact group is being held in the center of Minsk at Dipservice Hall (Reception House). “It is...

    Finance Ministry expects gas price at $345
    Dec24

    Finance Ministry expects gas price at $345

    The Finance Ministry of Ukraine expects the average price for imported gas in 2015 to be $345 per thousand cubic meters. Deputy Finance Minister Ihor Umansky said this at a briefing on Wednesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “The price is $345. This is the price calculated by NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine in the current conditions in...

    Presidential Administration hopes holidays will not prevent agreement with IMF
    Dec24

    Presidential Administration hopes holidays will not prevent agreement with IMF

    The next macro-financial assistance package from the EU and the next IMF tranche are expected in late January 2015. Deputy Head of Ukraine’s Presidential Administration Valeriy Chaly said this at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “There is a political decision regarding IMF and EU assistance. Now,...

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