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FC Shakhtar Donetsk comments on Srna's decision not to play amid doping probe

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FC Shakhtar Donetsk has announced it is aware that a prohibited substance was reportedly found in an out-of-competition doping control sample provided by Darijo Srna on March 22, 2017.

Poroshenko-Trudeau meeting in Toronto under way

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are meeting in Toronto on Friday night, according to the presidential administration's press service.

OSCE media watchdog condemns journalist Semena's conviction in occupied Crimea

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OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Desir condemns the conviction of Ukrainian journalist with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Mykola Semena and imposition of a ban on his "public activities."

Lviv court finds Saakashvili guilty of illegally crossing Ukraine's border

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The Mostysky District Court in Lviv region has found leader of the New Forces Movement, ex-governor of Odesa region and ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili guilty of the illegal crossing of the Ukrainian-Polish state border, according to the TV news service TSN.

Reuters: Ukraine pension reform changes worry World Bank, IMF

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The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are concerned about amendments to pending pension reform legislation needed to unlock further funding under a $17.5 billion IMF program, the World Bank's Ukraine director said on Friday, according to Reuters.

Fitch Ratings comments on Ukraine's return to global bond market

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Fitch Ratings says Ukraine's return to the international bond market reduces refinancing risk and boosts reserves, supporting the country's sovereign credit profile, but official lenders, chiefly the International Monetary Fund (IMF), remain the cornerstone of both Ukraine's external ...

Fitch Ratings comments on Ukraine's return to global bond market

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Fitch Ratings says Ukraine's return to the international bond market reduces refinancing risk and boosts reserves, supporting the country's sovereign credit profile, but official lenders, chiefly the International Monetary Fund (IMF), remain the cornerstone of both Ukraine's external ...

Ammo depots explosions in Donetsk region end, 30 local residents evacuated

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Explosions in ammunition depots near the village of Maloyanysol in Donetsk region's Nikolsky district have ended, according to the Main Department of the National Police in Donetsk region.

Kremlin says no talk of deploying UN mission on Ukrainian-Russian border

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Russian President's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov claims there is no talk of deploying a UN peacekeeping mission on the Ukrainian-Russian border, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Russia.

Pyramid of dollar bills: Lutsenko announces seizure of $200 mln from Yanukovych's "family"

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Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko has announced that the court's ruling to confiscate the funds stolen by allies of the ousted Ukrainian ex-president, Viktor Yanukovych, came into effect on Thursday, September 22.

Transit risks of Ukraine's "gas" scandal

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Ukraine has come close to its main energy goal - to retain in full its gas transit volumes after the current contract with Russia’s Gazprom expires. The main task is to transfer the points of gas acceptance to the country’s eastern border. The European Commission has practically given...

Expert says Putin prepares plan B for Donbas

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has already briefed the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic ("DPR") Alexander Zakharchenko on his actions in case the UN "blue helmets" are deployed to the Russian-occupied areas in Ukraine’s east, according to a U...

Zuckerberg reveals Russia's Facebook election meddling plan

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that the company will hand over more than 3,000 Russia-linked political ads to Congressional committees investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, according to Time magazine.

PM Groysman: Launch of Energy Efficiency Fund starts energy efficiency reform

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Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman claims the launch of the Energy Efficiency Fund operation, which will finance projects to reduce energy consumption next year, is only the beginning of a systemic reform aimed at increasing the level of energy efficiency across Ukraine.

Is Dodon plotting a coup in Moldova?

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The Ministry of State Security (MGB) of the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan republic issued a warning to it’s the Dniester’s left bank residents of possible mass riots and clashes across Moldova September 23-25.

Fin. minister insists on setting up Financial Investigation Service

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Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk insists on submitting the government's version of the draft law on the Financial Investigation Service (FIS) to the Verkhovna Rada for its proper consideration.

EU ties with Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia to dominate Eastern Partnership summit – RFE/RL

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The EU aspirations of Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia are expected to be the main bone of contention among member states ahead of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit in Brussels on November 24, a draft statement seen by RFE/RL suggests.

Ukraine sees industrial output grow by 1.2% in Aug

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Industrial production in Ukraine increased by 1.2% in August 2017 year-over-year (y-o-y) without taking into account the adjustment for the effect of calendar days, after a 2.6 fall in July 2017 y-o-y, according to the Ukrainian State Statistics Service's website.

Putin "unpredictable", has no "red lines" - Poroshenko

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in his interview with Fox News has called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin “unpredictable,” adding that there are no “red lines” for the Russian president.

Ukraine's Finance Ministry sets up tender to choose banks for placing $209.6 mln worth of budget ...

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The Ukrainian Finance Ministry of Finance has issued an application for placement of budgetary funds to the tune of UAH 5.5 billion, or US$209.6 million, in bank deposit accounts until December 25, 2017 on the terms of issuing funds on demand, according to the ministry's website.

Klimkin speaks of Russia's manipulation, names main threats to global security

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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says the neglect of international law is the main threat to world security, according to the press service of Ukraine's Permanent Mission to the United Nations, referring to the official's speech at the UN on September 22.

Poroshenko says talked with Trump on radar supplies, Javelins not discussed

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The issue of U.S. supplies to Ukraine of Javelin anti-tank missile systems was not on the agenda of the meeting between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. President Donald Trump, the Ukrainian leader said in an interview with Fox News.

Russia changes position on UN mission in Donbas, again

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Following confirmed reports on the approval of U.S. lethal aid to Ukraine, the Russian Federation has once again changed its stance on the issue of introducing a UN mission into Donbas, steering back to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s initial argument that peacekeepers should only be dep...

Pensions, army, and debts: key priorities of Ukraine Budget-2018

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The Cabinet of Ministers has submitted to the parliament the draft state budget-2018, expecting its approval by December. The experts analyzed the key parameters of the country's budget and reflected on whether the drafted scenario of the country's economic development for the next year i...

Economy ministry: Shadow economy in Ukraine drops to 37% of GDP in Q1

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Shadow economy in Ukraine fell by 6 percentage points the first quarter of 2017 (Q1) year-over-year (y-o-y), to 37% of GDP, according to the analytical report published on the Ukrainian Economic Development and Trade Ministry's website.