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      The court seized “Boyko’s towers” stolen by Russia
      Jan07

      The court seized “Boyko’s towers” stolen by Russia

      Pechersk district court of Kyiv seized the floating drilling rigs “Peter Godovanets» and “Ukraine» (so-called “Boyko’s towers»), which belong to the company “Chornomornaftogaz» Russia expropriated earlier. This is stated in the court decision and published in the Unified State Register of Court Decisions. According...

      Hackers caused a blackout for the first time, researchers say
      Jan07

      Hackers caused a blackout for the first time, researchers say

      Hackers caused a power outage in Ukraine during holiday season, researchers say, signalling a potentially troubling new escalation in digital attacks. WP: Hackers caused a blackout for the first time, researchers say …read more Source: The American Center for a European...

      13 people put on Interpol wanted list for serious crimes in ATO zone
      Jan07

      13 people put on Interpol wanted list for serious crimes in ATO zone

      Thirteen dangerous criminals who have committed serious criminal offences and crimes against peace and security in the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) zone in eastern Ukraine have been put on Interpol’s international wanted list, the media liaison office of the Ukrainian National Police’s main department in Donetsk region has reported....

      Keeping hope alive
      Jan07

      Keeping hope alive

      Many Russians find it hard to accept that Ukraine is really a state; moreover, Ukrainians are essentially Russians. The territory they inhabit is therefore part of Moscow’s patrimony. At the heart of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is the contested legacy of a long-forgotten superpower: Kievan Rus. The Economist: Keeping hope alive...

      Russia and Ukraine, Joined at the Hip No More
      Jan02

      Russia and Ukraine, Joined at the Hip No More

      By Leonid Bershidsky Russia and Ukraine have spent most of their post-Soviet history as Siamese twins, but for the last two years they’ve been undergoing political and economic separation surgery. It will probably be more or less complete in 2016, and though both twins are in for a grim period, the weaker one, Ukraine, has […] …read...

      Putin Gets Tough Grades for Managing Russia’s Economy
      Dec30

      Putin Gets Tough Grades for Managing Russia’s Economy

      President Putin scored an F, the lowest possible, from 27 percent of respondents in a Bloomberg survey that invited them to assess his management of the economy in crisis. Top officials including Putin and Medvedev have blamed sanctions, lower commodity prices and the standoff over Ukraine for helping push the economy into its first recession […]...

      Russia continues demanding paying off Yanukovych’s debt
      Dec30

      Russia continues demanding paying off Yanukovych’s debt

      Finance Minister of Russia Anton Siluanov has confirmed the intention to sue Ukraine in order to collect $3 billion Eurobond debt and threatened with the possibility of further seizure of Ukrainian assets in Russia. Russian Minister said this in an interview with Russia-24 TV channel. The Ukrainian Eurobonds purchased by Russia in the end of […]...

      Budget 2016 may not be approved by the IMF
      Dec30

      Budget 2016 may not be approved by the IMF

      Ukraine said on Wednesday it had doubts that the International Monetary Fund would approve all changes adopted by parliament in the 2016 state budget, a condition to secure the next tranche of financial aid. “I’m not entirely sure that all these changes will be agreed”, Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko told a news conference....

      Importing stability: Ukrainian and Polish central banks signed €1billion currency swap deal
      Dec27

      Importing stability: Ukrainian and Polish central banks signed €1billion currency swap deal

      Narodowy Bank Polski (NBP) and the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) agreed to establish a zloty/hryvnia currency swap line on Dec. 22. The deal, worth 1 billion euros, has been signed for six months, with the possibility of an extension. The move (of opening the swap line) looks logical for Poland, as supporting the payment […] …read more...

      Ukraine MPs Approve Tit-For-Tat Russian Trade Embargo
      Dec27

      Ukraine MPs Approve Tit-For-Tat Russian Trade Embargo

      Ukraine’s parliament voted on Thursday to give the government the right to impose a trade embargo against Russia, which said last week that it would suspend a free trade zone with Ukraine from Jan. 1. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered free trade with Ukraine to be suspended in a decree last week which cited “extraordinary […]...

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