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  • Moscow admits “conflict” between Russia and Ukraine in Donbas

    04.12.2020

    Moscow admits "conflict" between Russia and Ukraine in Donbas
    Russia’s envoy to the UN Vasily Nebenzya has publicly called the war in Donbas a conflict between Russia and Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG). “Nebenzya said about the ‘conflict in Donbas’: it is not a domestic conflict in Ukraine, it is a political conflict between Russia and Ukraine,” the Ukrainian delegation quoted Nebenzya as saying. The delegation called this statement by Russia’s representative to the UN “the most interesting and even sensational one.”
  • Majority of EU citizens support Ukraine’s membership in the EU – survey

    02.12.2020

    Majority of EU citizens support Ukraine’s membership in the EU - survey
    Over half of European citizens (55%) support Ukraine’s membership in the EU, according to the study conducted by a think tank New Europe Center. The study was carried out to discover the views of Ukraine in four European Union member states – Germany, Italy, Poland, and France.   “A majority, 55%, of respondents support Ukraine’s membership in the EU.Support for Ukraine’s NATO integration has reached 38% which demonstrates it has not a similar level of support like the EU. The number of ...
  • Austrian bureau Coop Himmelblau works for Russian occupants in Crimea

    02.12.2020

    Austrian bureau Coop Himmelblau works for Russian occupants in Crimea
    Austrian architectural bureau Coop Himmelblau is participating in the construction of an opera house in occupied Sevastopol. Ukraine is considering the possibility of imposing sanctions against the company and its director, Ukrainian Ambassador to Austria Oleksandr Scherba wrote on Facebook. “Unfortunately, there is reason to believe that the well-known Austrian architectural bureau Coop Himmelblau is participating in the construction of an opera house in Sevastopol”, – he said. According to Scherba, the rumors about the bureau’s participation in Vladimir Putin’s flagship project ...
  • Pentagon depicts Russian hackers as dumb bears

    29.11.2020

    Pentagon depicts Russian hackers as dumb bears
    The US Department of Defense’s regularly announces hacking operations that they’re countering – but in recently, it has posted cartoons and illustrations that make fun of foreign hackers. According to CybserScoop, the new illustrations are a way of adding insult to injury. The agency reportedly chose goofy animals to depict foreign hackers in order to stop them from using the announcements as a badge of honor. But the purpose of these illustrations isn’t just to entertain, the cartoons are part of a ...
  • Holodomor should be recognized as genocide in manifestation of international solidarity – FM

    28.11.2020

    Holodomor should be recognized as genocide in manifestation of international solidarity – FM
    The international recognition of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide should be a manifestation of international solidarity with the Ukrainian people, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine said on the 87th anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine. “Properly honoring of the memory of victims and comprehensive study of the crimes of the Soviet regime are a common moral obligation and an effective way to prevent the recurrence of similar tragedies in the future,” the commentary says. The Foreign Ministry notes that ...
  • Grains of Truth – crowdfunding platform to create Holodomor Museum

    24.11.2020

    Grains of Truth -  crowdfunding platform to create Holodomor Museum
    On 18 November a crowdfunding platform “Grains of Truth” (“Зерна правди”) to support the Museum of the Holodomor was presented in Kyiv. The purpose of the platform is to collect charitable contributions for the creation of the main exposition of the Holodomor Museum, the construction of which has begun after the Revolution of Dignity. “The Grain of Truth crowdfunding platform is based on the philosophy of honoring each of the millions of victims of the Holodomor genocide of 1932-1933. Every virtual grain ...
  • Despite pandemic, Ukrainian retail sales are up almost 8%

    24.11.2020

    Despite pandemic, Ukrainian retail sales are up almost 8%
    In spite of the spring coronavirus lockdown Ukrainian retail sales accelerated to 7.6% yoy growth in real terms according to the State Statistics Service.  In Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital and the country biggest market, January-October sales are up 17% over last year’s level for the same period. Nationwide retail sales advanced 11.6% in September and 15.2% in October, the In spite of the spring coronavirus lockdown Ukrainian retail sales accelerated to 7.6% yoy growth in real terms according to the State Statistics ...
  • Ukrainian banks receive UAH 39.8bn of net profit in 2020

    23.11.2020

    Ukrainian banks receive UAH 39.8bn of net profit in 2020
    As of November 1, 2020, the net profit of Ukrainian banks amounted to UAH 39.828 billion, which is 23.4% less than in the same period last year, according to data provided by the National Bank of Ukraine, Ukrinform reported. Ukraine’s banks in January-October 2020 received UAH 39.828 billion of net profit, which is UAH 12.164 billion less than in the same period last year (UAH 51.992 billion). Banks’ revenues for ten months of 2020 increased by UAH 8.214 billion compared to the ...
  • Ukraine’s Iskra wins contract to supply new radar system to Pentagon

    16.11.2020

    Ukraine’s Iskra wins contract to supply new radar system to Pentagon
    The United States Department of Defense has reportedly awarded to Ukraine’s Iskra, which is part of the UkrOboronProm defense giant, a contract for the supply of a new radar system. Iskra’s head designer Dmytro Semionov in an interviewwith OPK.com.ua said another contract was signed just recently, Defence-Blog writes. “We have a successful experience in supplying radars to the United States. As far as we know, these radars are actively used and customers are completely satisfied with the quality of the delivered products,” Semionov said. “Moreover, our ...
  • Nicaragua’s “honorary consulate” in Russian-occupied Crimea is veiled attempt to justify law violation – US

    16.11.2020

    Nicaragua's "honorary consulate" in Russian-occupied Crimea is veiled attempt to justify law violation - US
    The opening of an “honorary consulate” of Nicaragua in Russian-occupied Crimea is another veiled attempt by Russia to justify its violation of international law, the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine has said. “Crimea is Ukraine. Nicaragua’s ‘honorary consulate’ is yet another thinly-veiled attempt by Russia to justify its contravention of international law. We call on Russia to end its occupation and return full control of Crimea to Ukraine,” the embassy wrote on its Twitter account. On November 10, Ukraine launched a sanctions process against Nicaragua ...
  • Foreign investors defined major barriers for investing in Ukraine – survey

    10.11.2020

    Foreign investors defined  major barriers for investing in Ukraine - survey
    48% of foreign investors think that Ukraine became less attractive for investment, 42% consider the investment climate largely unchanged, and only 9% see improvements, according to the fifth annual survey of strategic and portfolio investors jointly conducted by the European Business Association (EBA), Dragon Capital, and Center for Economic Strategy (CES) at the end of October 2020. The “lack of trust in judiciary” was named the main obstacle to foreign investment for the first time in five years, while “widespread corruption”, ...
  • Ukraine’s unrealized export potential reached USD 24bn in 2019

    08.11.2020

    Ukraine's unrealized export potential reached USD 24bn in 2019
    In 2019, the unrealized potential of merchandise export of Ukraine amounted to USD 24 bn, according to the International Trade Centre, Ukrinform reported. “China is the largest untapped market for Ukraine. Exports to this country can be increased by USD 1.9 billion,” the audit of the Ukrainian economy says. The main obstacle to increasing exports to China is discriminatory conditions for many Ukrainian product groups that have medium or high added value. Among the countries with the most unrealized export potential of ...