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    President explains why Rada on a hurry with budget
    Dec29

    President explains why Rada on a hurry with budget

    The Verkhovna Rada adopted the state budget on a night for December 29, since today Ukraine should present to the IMF Mission macrofinancial indexes for getting the international finance aid. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko told a press conference. If someone wanted to postpone this and to discuss it for another two weeks – it would...

    Many of released hostages were sentenced to be shot – Poroshenko
    Dec29

    Many of released hostages were sentenced to be shot – Poroshenko

    President Poroshenko called the release from captivity of 150 Ukrainian military a positive ending of the year. He said this at a press conference. “It was not just the release of hostages, which took place gradually. These hostages were denied the release for six months. Many of them were sentenced to be shot because they were soldiers of...

    Global security system destroyed – Poroshenko
    Dec29

    Global security system destroyed – Poroshenko

    A global post-war security system was destroyed in 2014, so the world has become less safe. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said this at a press conference on Monday. “The world has become less safe, less predictable, and a global post-war security system has been destroyed. It no longer works,” he said. According to him, the...

    Ukrainian humanitarian aid delivered to Telmanivsky district
    Dec29

    Ukrainian humanitarian aid delivered to Telmanivsky district

    Sunday, representatives of the ATO headquarters and Donetsk regional state administration delivered six trucks with products to front-line villages in the south of the region. The press service of Donetsk regional state administration informs. “Cereals, macaroni products, potatoes, onions, carrots, beets, apples, tangerines, oranges, flour,...

    Ukraine vows to hold talks until release of last Ukrainian captive
    Dec29

    Ukraine vows to hold talks until release of last Ukrainian captive

    The Ukrainian side will continue to hold talks on the release of fighters from captivity until they all return home. Anti-terrorist operation spokesman Andriy Lysenko said this at a briefing on Monday. “Negotiations on the release of our citizens from captivity of militants will be held as long as we release our last guy and bring him...

    One serviceman killed in Donbas in past 24 hours
    Dec29

    One serviceman killed in Donbas in past 24 hours

    One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed in the area of the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours. Anti-terrorist operation spokesman Andriy Lysenko said this at a briefing on Monday. “One Ukrainian military – a fighter from the Azov battalion – has been killed over the past 24 hours. Nobody has been...

    Parasiuk says why deputies press on budget
    Dec29

    Parasiuk says why deputies press on budget

    People’s deputy Volodymyr Parasiuk said that some parliamentarians were in a hurry with approval of the budget because they could not abolish their charters for celebrating the New Year. He wrote this on Facebook. “Today, we were sitting in the Verkhovna Rada “to the finish,” because some deputies could not abolish their charters for...

    IMF mission to return to Ukraine after Orthodox Christmas
    Dec29

    IMF mission to return to Ukraine after Orthodox Christmas

    The mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will continue its work in Ukraine on January 8, the IMF’s press service has reported. “The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is moving expeditiously to continue discussions with the Ukrainian authorities on the IMF-supported economic reform program aiming to stabilize the Ukrainian...

    MPs cut number of taxes in Ukraine from 22 to 9
    Dec29

    MPs cut number of taxes in Ukraine from 22 to 9

    The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, has adopted amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine envisaging a reduction in the number of taxes from 22 to 9. A total of 250 MPs voted for bill No. 1578 on the introduction of amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine and some laws of Ukraine (on tax reform), an Ukrinform correspondent reported. The...

    Poland vows to support Ukraine at NATO forum
    Dec29

    Poland vows to support Ukraine at NATO forum

    Poland will support partnership with Ukraine at the NATO forum in the context of the country’s cancellation of its non-bloc status. Polish Deputy Prime Minister and National Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak said this in a telephone conversation with Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, online news website Polskie Radio reported....

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