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UNIAN: Hryvnia sets new record

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The National Bank of Ukraine on Jan. 15 evening weakened the official hryvnia exchange rate by 44 kopiykas, bringing the national currency to Hr 35.07 to the euro. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Hryvnia sets new record appeared first on KyivPost.

Most Georgians support goal of accession to EU, NATO

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TBILISI – Most Georgians support the goal of entering into the European Union and NATO pursued by the national government, the U.S. National Democratic Institute (NDI) said on Tuesday following a public opinion poll held in Georgia. Seventy-two percent of the respondents said they accepted ...

Former U.S. envoy to Ukraine: Lavrov's statement on Budapest Accord absurd

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Steven Pifer, a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, who is now an expert at the U.S-based Brookings Institution, has called absolutely absurd a statement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov who claimed Russia had not violated the Budapest Memorandum since it did not use nuclear weapons again...

NATO Military Committee to discuss new command structure of Alliance and situation in Donbas

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Chiefs of the General Staffs of the NATO member states will discuss topical issues of the Alliance's activities and the security situation in the east of Ukraine under the conditions of Russian aggression.

Ukraine to get 30 diesel locomotives from General Electric

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GE Transportation, a division of U.S. company General Electric, will provide Ukraine with 30 diesel locomotives as part of the Ukrzaliznytsia modernization project.

The Moscow Times: Parts of Russia descend into -60 Celsius winter

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Siberia is living up to its reputation as one of the world’s coldest regions with bone-chilling temperatures recorded on Jan. 15. Read more here. Публикация от Anastasia Gruzdeva (@anastasiagav) Янв 13, 2018 at 5:09 PST Social media accounts from Russia’s northeastern Sakha republic showed thermo...

Trade envoy: Ukraine becomes EU's second largest butter supplier in 2017

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Ukraine ranked second in terms of butter supplies to the European Union, while New Zealand topped the rating, according to Ukraine's Trade Representative Nataliya Mykolska.

Hungary accuses Ukraine of restricting language use

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Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has said that Ukraine is abusing the right of national minorities to use their native languages.

RFE/RL: Ukraine conflict has increased spread of HIV in 'silent epidemic'

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The conflict in eastern Ukraine has increased the spread of HIV throughout the country as people have been uprooted by the violence, a new study finds, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL).

Governor General of Canada to pay official visit to Ukraine on January 18

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Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau has announced that Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will visit Ukraine and Latvia from January 17 to 19, 2018.

RFE/RL: Ukraine war has increased spread of HIV in ‘silent epidemic’

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The conflict in eastern Ukraine has increased the spread of HIV throughout the country as people have been uprooted by the violence, a new study finds. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: Ukraine war has increased spread of HIV in ‘silent epidemic’ appeared first on KyivPost.

Russian proxies attack Ukraine three times in last day, no casualties reported

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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas three times in the past 24 hours, with no Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed or wounded in action, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.

The Times: Missing man who participated in Donbas war was tortured and burnt, say friends

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Human remains have been found in Guernsey in a burnt-out car belonging to a man who helped to fight Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine. Read more here. The post The Times: Missing man who participated in Donbas war was tortured and burnt, say friends appeared first on KyivPost.

Pifer calls absurd Lavrov's statement on Budapest Memorandum

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A statement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Russia has not allegedly violated the Budapest Memorandum is absurd, and Lavrov understands this perfectly.

Militants launched three attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

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Russian-backed militants continued to violate the New Year and Christmas ceasefire regime and they launched three attacks on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the ATO area in Donbas in last day.

Ukrinform: Separatists launched three attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas

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Russian-backed separatists continued to violate the New Year and Christmas ceasefire regime and they launched three attacks on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donbas on Jan. 15. Read more here. The post Ukrinform: Separatists launched three attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas appear...

Hryvnia sets new record: NBU's official forex rate weakens to UAH 35.07 to euro

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The National Bank of Ukraine on Monday evening weakened the official hryvnia exchange rate by 44 kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 35.07 to the euro.

NBU lowers hryvnia exchange rate

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The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) weakened the official exchange rate of the hryvnia on Tuesday, January 16, by three kopecks, to UAH 28.5676 per U.S. dollar, from UAH 28.5366 on Monday, according to the NBU's website.

Reuters: Oil prices near three-year highs, supported by healthy demand

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Brent crude prices consolidated recent gains at around $70 a barrel on Tuesday, a level not seen since 2014’s dramatic oil market slump, according to Reuters.

Russia’s major coal supplier off Ukraine’s sanctions list

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The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine has lifted sanctions earlier imposed against a Russian coal supplier, Yuzhtrans, thus canceling the ban on foreign trade with the company.

Cabinet appoints new acting chief of Ukraine's State Grain and Food Corporation

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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has appointed Iryna Marchenko Acting Chairman of the Board of the State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine (SFGCU), instead of Dmytro Gavrysh who resigned recently.

Remains of Latvian man who fought for Ukraine in Donbas found in burnt car in UK

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A 33-year-old Mikus Alps (call sign Mick) , a fighter of the 8th Separate Battalion of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army, was reportedly killed in the UK, according to the Battalion’s press service.

Russia's Orwellian "diplomacy"

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Sergei Lavrov held an annual press conference in Moscow, showing the basics of Russia’s foreign policy. Theoretically, even those will get it who still believe in the myth that it is possible...

Vodafone Ukraine requests access to uncontrolled Donbas areas to restore service

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The Vodafone Ukraine mobile network operator has asked for repair teams to be allowed to enter Donbas to repair communications networks, the company’s spokeswoman Victoria Ruban said. “We have appealed to all those responsible, including the Ukrainian administrations in Luhansk and Do...

UNIAN: Debt of Ukraine’s regional gas companies before Naftogaz double

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Ukrainian regional gas companies in 2017 doubled to Hr 20.4 billion ($714.8 million) their debts for purchased natural gas before the national oil and gas holding Naftogaz of Ukraine, according to the holding’s press service. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Debt of Ukraine’s regional ...