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UNIAN: State Property Fund starts preparations for privatization of 20 large SOEs

The State Property Fund has launched preparatory work to set up auctions for the sale of 20 large state-owned enterprises, including 99.6 percent of the shares of Odesa Portside Chemical Plant, 99.99 percent shares of Sumykhimprom, a 68 percent stake in Zaporizhia Aluminum Smelter, as well as five regional energy companies (oblenergos), reads the report […]

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UNIAN: Polish foreign ministry set for major reshuffle as graduates of Russian universities to be sacked

A newly-appointed Foreign Minister of Poland, Jacek Czaputowicz, intends to pursue a personnel policy completely different to that of his predecessor; that is he plans to lay off diplomats who graduated from Russian universities, RMF.24 reported citing own sources. Read more here.

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Guardian: Russian film stars offer support to director in fraud case

Some of Russia’s most famous actors and directors have rallied around an award-winning film and theatre director who faces up to 10 years in prison on fraud charges that critics allege are Kremlin payback for his outspoken views. Kirill Serebrennikov, 48, is accused of embezzling 133m roubles (£1.7m) in government funds allocated to his Platforma […]

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New York Times: Bannon is subpoenaed in Mueller’s Russia investigation

Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist, was subpoenaed last week by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to testify before a grand jury as part of the investigation into possible links between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. The move marked the first […]

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112.ua: Ukraine joins international program on control over container shipping

Ukraine joined the global system of the control over the illegal trafficking of drugs, weaponry and fake. The proper memorandum was signed on January 16 by Myroslav Prodan, the acting Chairman of the State Fiscal Service, Petro Tsygykal, the Head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine and Jean-Luc Lemahieu, the Director of Policy […]

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Klimkin invites Czech foreign minister to visit Ukraine

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has invited Czech counterpart Martin Stropnicky to visit Ukraine in the near future. “I have spoken with my Czech counterpart Stropnicky. As a former defense minister, Martin understands what a threat Russia currently poses to Europe, and invited him to visit Ukraine in the near future,” Klimkin wrote on his […]

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112.ua: Yanukovych’s defense demands to bring Ukrainian diplomats to justice due to Euromaidan

The defense of Viktor Yanukovych, the former president of Ukraine demands from the prosecutor’s office and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) to bring the particular workers of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry to the justice due to their support of the opposition in February 2014. Vitaly Serdyuk, the advocate of Yanukovych claimed this as the press […]

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Poroshenko: Everything Russia does in Ukraine aimed at destroying Ukrainian state

Russia’s actions in Ukraine are aimed at destroying the Ukrainian state and returning it to its sphere of influence, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said. “Everything that Russia is currently doing in Ukraine has one single goal: to return us to its so-called sphere of influence, to destroy the Ukrainian state as such,” Poroshenko said […]

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UkrInform: Balukh sentenced to three years and seven months in prison for Ukraine’s flag in Crimea

Kremlin-controlled Rozdolne District Court in Crimea has sentenced Ukrainian activist Volodymyr Balukh, accused of storing ammunition, for three years and seven months of imprisonment and to a fine of 10 non-taxable minimum incomes, the Crimea.Realities media outlet has reported. A Russian prosecutor asked the court to sentence Balukh to five years and one month of […]

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UNIAN: Another international gas trader receives license in Ukraine

Ukraine’s National Energy and Utilities Regulations Commission has issued a license for the supply of natural gas to Trailstone Energy, a Ukrainian subsidiary of the U.S.-based energy trader TrailStone. Read more here.

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