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SBU serves MP Leros summons for questioning as witness, Leros declines – SBU press service.

Employees of the Ukraine's SBU Security Service have attempted unsuccessfully to hand Member of Parliament (Servant of the People Party faction) Geo Leros a summons for interrogation as a witness as part of an investigation into the illegal use of...

IMF program will open another intl financing for Ukraine – NBU head.

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) hopes for the final adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of a law on banks next week, which will allow receiving both the EFF program from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and related financing from the World Bank...

EU not recognize Putin's decree that bans non-Russian citizens to own land in Crimea, Sevastopol – statement.

The European Union has stated that it does not recognize a decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin with which he added most of Crimea and Sevastopol to the list of border territories of the Russian Federation in which non-Russian citizens are p...

National budget receipts target met by 90% in March.

The national budget receipts in March 2020 totaled UAH 87.8 billion, which is 10.4% less than the target and 2.6% more than in March 2019, according to data from the State Treasury Service of Ukraine published on Wednesday.


Leros says he told NABU where video clips of Yermak's brother come from.

Member of Parliament (Servant of the People Party faction) Geo Leros has said he told the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) on Tuesday where he received videos of a person who resembled Denys Yermak, the brother of head of the Pres...

Airports of Ukraine ask govt for state support due to suspension of flights amid quarantine.

The Association "Airports of Ukraine" of civil aviation (AAUCA), which includes 95 enterprises and organizations from 15 countries of the world, including 21 Ukrainian airports and leading participants of the air transportation market, has address...


Foreign currency net sale by NBU on interbank market totals almost $2.

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) bought $264 million in the interbank foreign exchange market in March and sold $2.454 billion, while the NBU bought $734 million and sold $45 million in February, according to central bank's statistics.

Ukrainian MFA calls on Russia to ensure access of OSCE SMM, other humanitarian NGOs to Donbas.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry shares the concerns of Paris and Berlin, which were expressed in a joint statement issued by the foreign ministers of France and Germany on March 30, about the absence of progress in the process of peaceful settlemen...


NATO to approve new package of support for Ukraine, Georgia – Stoltenberg.

Foreign Ministers of NATO Member States will approve new packages of support for Ukraine and Georgia during their virtual meeting on April 2.

Ukrainian eurobonds, VRIs prices go up on Rada's decisions.

Ukraine's eurobonds and Value Recovery Instruments (VRI) rose sharply on Tuesday, March 31, after the Verkhovna Rada adopted the land market law, passed at first reading the so-called "anti-Kolomoisky" law and appointed Serhiy Marchenko Finance Mi...


Not all fatalities among confirmed coronavirus cases caused by COVID-19 – Liashko.

Not all fatalities among people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases were caused by the COVID-19 disease, Deputy Health Minister and chief sanitary doctor of Ukraine Viktor Liashko has said.


NBU Council approves sending of UAH 42.7 bln of its profit to national budget

The Council of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) at a meeting on Tuesday approved sending of 98.7% or UAH 42.7 billion of the central bank's profit for 2019 to the national budget, according to the decision of the meeting posted by NBU Council He...

Zelensky signs into laws bills on medicines for COVID-19, remote work of parliamentary committees.

On March 31, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed into laws two bills that were adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine during an extraordinary session on March 30.

Regal, owners of Ukrnaftinvest fail to agree on sale of concern.

Britain's Regal Petroleum Plc. with assets in Ukraine, oil and gas exploration and production group, as well as the owner of Ukrnaftinvest (UNI) Lidia Chernysh and Bolaso Investments Limited of Leonid Kozachenko, have failed to reach a final agree...

Almost 100 cases of COVID-19 recorded in Ternopil region - HQ for fight against COVID-19.

In the Ternopil region, over the past 24 hours, the number of laboratory confirmed coronavirus infections has increased by 20 people, 98 cases were confirmed as of 22:00 on Tuesday, the Ternopil headquarters for the fight against coronavirus repor...


No COVID-19 cases among Ukrainian servicemen, 139 people isolated.

No coronavirus (COVID-19) cases were registered among the servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as of 07:00 on April 1.

Boris Lozhkin provided the ENT-specialists with the personal protective equipment kits against the coronavirus.

The Prof. O.S.Kolomiychenko Institute of Otolaryngology by the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine has received personal protective equipment kits against the coronavirus from the President of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine Boris ...

Five draft resolutions on abolition of adoption of land market law registered in Rada.

The Verkhovna Rada has registered another draft resolution on the abolition of the decision of the Parliament of March 31 on the adoption of the law on the introduction of the land market.

Crown Agents: medicines procured in 2016-2018 supplied, delivery of medicines procured in 2019 continues.

All medicines and medical devices procured and funded by the national budget of 2016-2018 were delivered to state-owned enterprise (SOE) Ukrmedpostach, and deliveries of medicines bought for the national budget funds saved in 2019 continue, Britai...


Ukraine could receive $4 bln as first tranche from IMF as soon as meets previously envisaged parameters – MP Hetmantsev.

Ukraine could receive a first tranche of the loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the amount of $4 billion at once after the final adoption of the bill on banks by parliament, Head of the parliamentary committee for finances, tax and...


Ukraine has 645 laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases – Health Ministry.

As of 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 645 cases of coronavirus infection have been laboratory confirmed in Ukraine, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine reported.

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Metinvest suspends two of its rolling facilities in Italy over COVID-19 pandemic.

Metinvest Group, the international mining and metal holding, has suspended two of its rolling facilities in Italy. This decision was taken in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic and the Italian Government's demands to suspend the operation of st...


Idea of Consulting Council in TCG to be considered after consultations with partners from France, Germany, OSCE, which are ongoing – Yermak.

Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak notes that the idea of creating an Advisory Council within the framework of the TCG (Trilateral Contact Group) was discussed in the format of telephone conversations of political advisor...


У Туреччині кількість заражених коронавірусом перевищила 13 тис.

Кількість інфікованих коронавірусом Covid-19 у Туреччині зросла до 13 тис. 531 особи, повідомляє у вівторок агентство "Анадолу" з посиланням на Міністерство охорони здоров'я країни.


NBU buys $64 mln in interbank FX market on Tuesday

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) on Tuesday bought $64 million in the interbank foreign exchange market to smooth out excessive exchange rate fluctuations, while on Monday the central bank did not enter the market with interventions.

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