Ukraine

SFGCU gets almost $11.5 mln in net profit in 1H after 4 years of loss

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The State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine (SFGCU) received UAH 297.58 million, or US$11.5 million, in net profit in January-June 2017 (1H) against UAH 79.6 million, or $3 million, in net loss year-over-year (y-o-y), according to the company’s announcement.

President: Brand new Ukrainian military equipment successfully tested. Video

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko congratulated the military on successful testing domestic military equipment.

Reuters: Ukraine president strips one-time ally Saakashvili of citizenship

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has stripped one-time ally Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship, the migration service said on Wednesday, spelling the likely end of the former Georgian president’s political aspirations in Ukraine. Saakashvili, who is widely credited with cr...

Two wood rangers shot dead in Kyiv region, - police

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Unidentified persons have shot dead two servicemen of Semypolky forestry (Boryspilsky district of the Kyiv region).

Bill on raising alcohol and tobacco excise taxes registered in parliament

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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has proposed raising excise tax, royalty for subsoil use and environmental tax. Corresponding bill No. 6776 on amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine to review the rates of some taxes was registered in the parliament on July 20 and sent to the profile committee,...

Deputy minister speaks of causes, consequences of cutting power supplies to occupied part of Don...

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Ukrainian Deputy Minister for temporarily occupied territory and internally displaced persons George Tuka says Ukraine has halted electricity supplies to the areas of Donetsk region, temporarily occupied by Russian terrorist forces, due to the debts of the "opposite side," according to ...

Deputy minister speaks of causes, consequences of cutting power supplies to occupied part of Don...

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Ukrainian Deputy Minister for temporarily occupied territory and internally displaced persons George Tuka says Ukraine has halted electricity supplies to the areas of Donetsk region, temporarily occupied by Russian terrorist forces, due to the debts of the "opposite side," according to ...

Saakashvili to fight for chance to return to Ukraine

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TBILISI – Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who has been stripped of Ukrainian citizenship, has said that he will fight for the opportunity to return to Ukraine. Saakashvili said in a recently published video address that the decision to strip him of Ukrainian citizenship was s...

UNIAN: Chaly says no probe in U.S. into “Ukraine’s elections meddling”

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The Ukrainian Embassy in the United States believes the investigation into the reports on Ukraine’s “interference” in the U.S. presidential election in 2016 would hopefully reveal how the initial allegations had emerged, Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S. Valery Chaly told Era FM radio, 112 U...

Poroshenko after testing military equipment says Ukrainian army getting stronger every day

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is pleased with the check out of Ukrainian military equipment – the unmanned armored personnel carrier Phantom-2, the anti-tank missile system Stugna-P and the light portable missile system Corsair. Unmanned aerial vehicle Phantom-2 is powerful and effe...

World Games 2017: Ukraine already wins 20 medals

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The athletes of the Ukrainian national team have already won 20 medals at the World Games 2017, which take place in Wroclaw, Poland.

Energoatom: Ukraine-EU Energy Bridge PPP agreement may be signed by year-end

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President of Ukraine's national nuclear energy generating company Energoatom Yuriy Nedashkovsky says Ukraine may sign a public-private partnership (PPP) agreement in 2017 for the implementation of the Ukraine-EU Energy Bridge project, which will allow exports of electricity from Khmelnytsky n...

Economy Ministry expects first contracts on concession of state enterprises in 2018

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First contracts on concession of state enterprises could be signed in 2018, First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade Maksym Nefyodov has told Interfax-Ukraine. “If everything goes according to plan, next year we will see first concession agreements,” he said. According ...

Militants ramp up reconnaissance activity in eastern Ukraine

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The situation in the ATO area in eastern Ukraine was relatively calm last day. From 18:00 till midnight, the number of attacks launched by Russian-terrorist groups was small. However, the enemy ramped up the reconnaissance activity with the help of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Poroshenko signed decree on deprivation of citizenship of Saakashvili, - State Migration Service

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday signed the decree that deprives former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, leader of Rulh Novykh Syl party, of his Ukrainian citizenship.

Donbas militants boost recon efforts, Ukraine army officials say

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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 17 times in the past 24 hours with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

ISIL adherent extradited from Kyiv jailed for 14 years in Tajikistan

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DUSHANBE – A resident of Tajikistan’s Shakhrinav district, Gani Abdusattorov, has been found guilty of having ties with the Islamic State (ISIL) terrorist organization, banned in Russia, and has been given a 14-year prison sentence. A court in the Tajik capital Dushanbe convicted the ...

No probe in U.S. into "Ukraine elex meddling" – Envoy

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The Ukrainian Embassy in the United States believes the investigation into the reports on Ukraine's “interference” in the U.S. presidential election in 2016 would hopefully reveal how the initial allegations had emerged, Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S. Valery Chaly told Era FM ra...

112.ua: 17 attacks, one Ukrainian soldier injured in Donbas

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Militants violated the ceasefire regime 17 times over the past 24 hours. One Ukrainian soldier was injured. Anti-Terrorist Operation forces opened fire 11 times in response. This was reported by the press center of the ATO headquarters on Facebook page. “Activity of Russian-terrorist forces...

RFE/RL: Saakashvili may be forced to seek asylum in US, Leshchenko says

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Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and Ukrainian governor who was stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship on July 26, may be forced to seek asylum in the United States, a Ukrainian legislator said. Read the story here The post RFE/RL: Saakashvili may be forced to seek asylum in US, ...