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    Komorowski, Hollande want to agree on ‘independent response’ to shelling in Mariupol
    Jan28

    Komorowski, Hollande want to agree on ‘independent response’ to shelling in Mariupol

    Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has discussed the situation in Ukraine with Ukrianian President Petro Poroshenko, and separately with his French counterpart Francois Hollande on Tuesday evening, the president’s office reported. “It was a continuation of a telephone conversation between the presidents of Poland and Ukraine that...

    Situation in Ukraine’s eastern regions. Map
    Jan28

    Situation in Ukraine’s eastern regions. Map

    The situation in eastern Ukraine remains tense. Despite the declared ceasefire, terrorists continue to fire at Ukrainian army positions. The map reflecting the situation in Donbas as of 12.00 on January 28 has been released by the information and analytical center of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council.

    Ukraine lowers in world economic freedom ranking
    Jan28

    Ukraine lowers in world economic freedom ranking

    Ukraine ranks the 162nd in the updated version of the Index of Economic Freedom ranking. It has been reported by the U.S. research think tank Heritage Foundation. “Ukraine’s economic freedom score is 46.9, making its economy the 162nd freest in the 2015 Index. Its score is 2.4 points lower than last year, reflecting declines in eight...

    Obama, Merkel agree to hold Russia accountable
    Jan28

    Obama, Merkel agree to hold Russia accountable

    U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed the need to hold Russia accountable for the escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine in a telephone conversation. According to the White House press-service, the conversation took place on Monday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “The leaders expressed...

    Freedom House: World democracy under greater threat than at any point in last 25 years
    Jan28

    Freedom House: World democracy under greater threat than at any point in last 25 years

    Aggressive tactics by authoritarian regimes and an upsurge in terrorist attacks contributed to a “disturbing decline in global freedom in 2014,” reads the Freedom House report on condition of political rights and freedoms for 2014, Ukrinform reports. “Acceptance of democracy as the world’s dominant form of government-and...

    Russia reminds about Ukraine’s debts
    Jan28

    Russia reminds about Ukraine’s debts

    Head of the Russian presidential administration Sergei Ivanov said that Ukraine owes Russia not only $3 billion in loan taken during Yanukovych regime, but Ukraine also received $25 billion in loans from Russian banks. The Russian official made the statement in Oswiecim, Poland, on Tuesday, Ukrinform correspondent in Poland reported. “The...

    Canada can allocate $20 million to Ukrainian agrarians – Pavlenko
    Jan28

    Canada can allocate $20 million to Ukrainian agrarians – Pavlenko

    Ministry of Agrarian Policy is conducting negotiations with Canadian colleagues on allocation of $20 million to finance small and medium businesses. Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Oleksiy Pavlenko said this to an Ukrinform correspondent. “We are currently negotiating on strengthening trade relations with the Canadian side. It is too...

    U.S. Treasury ready to step up pressure on Russia
    Jan28

    U.S. Treasury ready to step up pressure on Russia

    The United States is willing to strengthen sanctions against the Russian Federation, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Joseph Lew has said at joint briefing with finance minister of Ukraine Natalie Jaresko, an Ukrinform correspondent has reported. “We remain prepared to do more… To that end, we will continue to work with our allies to...

    Unemployment rolls soar to 50,000 in Zaporizhya region
    Jan28

    Unemployment rolls soar to 50,000 in Zaporizhya region

    In Zaporizhya region, unemployment has soared to threatening highs: 86 unemployed compete for one job opening, while the number of jobs openings crashed by two and a half times. The issue was discussed at a press conference regarding the problems of employment in the region, the Ukrinform correspondent reported. “As of today, Zaporizhya...

    Health insurance not mandatory – Kvitashvili
    Jan28

    Health insurance not mandatory – Kvitashvili

    Health insurance will not be compulsory under the leadership of Ukrainian Health Minister Alexander Kvitashvili. Insurance policy will be enjoyed only by those who can buy it, and the state will take care of the others. The minister said this, answering the question of an Ukrinform correspondent. “A special law on medical insurance is not...

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