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Joint Forces of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, U.S. European Command discuss strengthening of cooperation

The commander of the Joint Forces of Ukraine’s Armed Forces and the leadership of the U.S. European Command's Office of Defense Cooperation discussed the scope of possible assistance from the United States and issues of improving work efficiency.

Ukraine's justice ministry elaborates on size of fines for not wearing masks.

Fines for legal entities will be increased.

Bars are ‘perfect place to break’ coronavirus distancing rules and should close, experts say.

Authorities are closing honky tonks, bars and other drinking establishments in some parts of the U.S. to stem the surge of COVID-19 infections -- a move backed by sound science about risk factors that go beyond wearing or not wearing masks.

Zelenskyi presents resolution on dismissal of National Bank’s chief to Verkhovna Rada.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi has submitted a resolution on the removal of Yakiv Smoliy from the position of the Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine to the Verkhovna Rada.

Ukraine allocates over US$11 mln for wounded soldiers' housing.

The money will be spent on apartments and houses for almost 300 servicemen and their families.

At Least 113 Killed As Jade Mine Collapses In Myanmar.

A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least 113 people, with more feared dead, authorities said on Thursday, after a heap of mining waste collapsed into a lake, triggering a wave of...

Reuters: Ukraine dollar bonds fall after cbank chief resigns, bond sale cancelled.

The Finance Ministry said on Thursday it would not proceed with a planned offering of dollar-denominated eurobonds.

Light Sentence For Kyrgyz Domestic Abuser Irks Activists.

A man in Kyrgyzstan's southern region of Jalal-Abad has been freed from custody despite being found guilty of severely beating and torturing his wife in a case that became widely known after a video showing the beating went viral last month.

Chernihiv mayor inherits over UAH 138 mln

Chernihiv Mayor Vladyslav Atroshenko has inherited more than UAH 138 million, according to his declaration on significant changes in property status, which he filed on July 2.

Ukrainian market of new commercial vehicles decreased by quarter.

The Ukrainian market of new commercial vehicles decreased by a quarter in January-June 2020 compared with the relevant period of the last year, according to the Ukrainian Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association UkrAutoProm.

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Ukraine's hryvnia weakens to UAH 26.77 to U.S. dollar on July 2

The official forex rate against the euro for Thursday is fixed at UAH 30.00 per euro.

IMF urges Ukraine to keep central bank independent as governor's exit rattles market – media.

Smolii's resignation, if accepted by President Volodymyr Zelensky, risks derailing a US$5 billion deal.

VISIT Ukraine information portal for tourists launched.

VISIT Ukraine information portal has been launched for those who want to travel across Ukraine and abroad.

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IMF: Independence of National Bank after Smolii’s resignation must be maintained by his successor.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) states that the independence of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) after the resignation of NBU Governor Yakiv Smolii must be maintained under his successor.

Health Ministry: Kyiv city, 10 regions not ready to ease lockdown measures.

As of July 2, Kyiv city and 10 regions in Ukraine do not meet all the necessary criteria for easing quarantine measures introduced to prevent the coronavirus spread, according to data provided by the Health Ministry.

Finance Ministry reports on borrowings to state budget’ general fund in January-June 2020.

In January-June 2020, borrowings to the general fund of the state budget amounted to UAH 259.5 billion, according to the Finance Ministry’s press service.

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IMF: Independence of National Bank after Smolii’s resignation must be maintained by his successor.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) states that the independence of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) after the resignation of NBU  Governor Yakiv Smolii must be maintained under his successor.

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Presidential draft resolution formalizing chief banker's exit registered in parliament.

Under Ukrainian law, Smolii's resignation must first be accepted by the president and his technical dismissal must be confirmed by parliament.

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Ukraine President's Office, ruling faction react to chief banker's resignation.

Smolii signed a letter of resignation on July 1, 2020.

Australia to offer safe haven to Hong Kong residents after Beijing crackdown.

Proposals similar to UK citizenship pathway already drafted, says PM Scott Morrison

Health Ministry: Kyiv city, 10 regions not ready to ease lockdown measures.

As of July 2, Kyiv city and 10 regions in Ukraine do not meet all the necessary criteria for easing quarantine measures introduced to prevent the coronavirus spread, according to data provided by the Health Ministry.

NBU Board comments on Governor Smolii's resignation.

Smolii signed a letter of resignation on July 1, 2020.

Kyiv mayor reports 104 new COVID-19 cases in past day.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city is 5,242.

Zelensky appoints ambassador to Spain

President Volodymyr Zelensky has appointed Serhii Pohoreltsev as ambassador of Ukraine to Spain.

NBU Board comments on decision of Smolii to resign

The Board of the National Bank of Ukraine has called on the government and politicians to allow the central bank to perform the functions assigned to it by law.

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