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    Information Policy Ministry a threat to media freedom – OSCE
    Dec03

    Information Policy Ministry a threat to media freedom – OSCE

    OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic believes that the creation of the Ministry of Information Policy poses a threat to media freedom in Ukraine. Mijatovic wrote this on her Twitter page. “Ukraine’s initiative to create a ministry of information is a clear threat to media freedom. This is not the way to counter...

    Naftogaz will repay USD 1.65 billion of debt to Russia by year end
    Dec03

    Naftogaz will repay USD 1.65 billion of debt to Russia by year end

    NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine will pay the second half of debt for Russian gas, which is USD 1.65 billion, by the end of this year. Energy and Coal Industry Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn told a briefing at the Cabinet, a Ukrinform correspondent reports. “As far as I remember, the second part of debt will be paid by the year end,” he said. According to...

    Yatseniuk: State budget for 2015 will be tough
    Dec03

    Yatseniuk: State budget for 2015 will be tough

    Ukraine’s state budget for 2015 will be tough, because the task of the Ukrainian economy is to “survive” and form the basis for further growth and stability. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said this at the first meeting of the newly appointed government on Wednesday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. “The law of...

    Militants attack ATO forces 19 times today
    Dec03

    Militants attack ATO forces 19 times today

    As of 13:00, 19 unsuccessful attacks of militants were recorded at the ATO forces with the use of various types of weapons. The ATO press center informs. “Shelling was carried in the direction of inhabited areas, as such as Zolote, Stanytsia Luhanska, Donetsky, Novobakhmutivka, Opytne, Tonenke, Donetsk, Avdiyivka, Mius, Nikishyne, Artemove,...

    EU transfers EUR 500 mln to Ukraine
    Dec03

    EU transfers EUR 500 mln to Ukraine

    The European Commission on Wednesday transferred EUR 500 million as macro-financial assistance to Ukraine, the European Commission has told a Ukrinform correspondent. “The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, today disbursed EUR 500 million to Ukraine,” reads the report. This disbursement adds to the EUR 860 million provided so...

    Negotiations will eliminate disruptions of Russian coal supply – Demchyshyn
    Dec03

    Negotiations will eliminate disruptions of Russian coal supply – Demchyshyn

    Newly elected Energy and Coal Industry Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn believes that the problem of coal supplies from Russia can be solved through negotiations. He said at his first press conference as minister, Ukrinform reports. “There is a problem with the supply of imported coal from Russia, which was limited to some extent. I definitely...

    About 8,000 terrorists killed in Donbas
    Dec03

    About 8,000 terrorists killed in Donbas

    The losses of militants and Russian mercenaries who are terrorizing the population in Donbas have reached about 8,000 people since the beginning of the anti-terrorist operation, the press center for the anti-terrorist operation has reported. “The losses of militants since the beginning of the anti-terrorist operation are estimated at about...

    Ukraine can pay for 1 billion cu m of Russian gas even today
    Dec03

    Ukraine can pay for 1 billion cu m of Russian gas even today

    NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine plans to make an advance payment for the future supply of 1 billion cu m of gas from Russia over Wednesday-Thursday. Energy and Coal Industry Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn told a briefing at the Cabinet, a Ukrinform correspondent reports. “An advance payment is planned for 1 billion cu m, which we intended to use this...

    NSDC reports significant losses among militants near Donetsk airport
    Dec03

    NSDC reports significant losses among militants near Donetsk airport

    Militants have sustained significant losses near the Donetsk airport when they tried to attack it and eventually retreated. Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) information and analytical center spokesman Andriy Lysenko said this at a briefing on Wednesday. “Despite active efforts by terrorists and Russian forces to seize...

    New government to present program of its activity this week
    Dec03

    New government to present program of its activity this week

    The program of activity of the new Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine should be prepared by the end of the week for further representation in parliament. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said this at the first meeting of the newly appointed government on Wednesday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. “We agreed that the government action...

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