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  • 08 Mar 2016 8:22 PM | Anonymous

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko has tentatively agreed to become the Prime Minister after a week of negotiations, Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda reported with reference to its sources in the presidential administration.   UNIAN.   Read More

  • 08 Mar 2016 8:13 PM | Anonymous

    Two years ago, the people of Ukraine toppled the criminal and tyrannical regime of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych after police opened fire on protestors in Kyiv’s Independence Square. Over 100 people were murdered for making one simple demand of their government — that Ukraine’s citizens be treated with dignity.Those who perished defending the Ukrainian people’s unalienable right to liberty and justice are known as the Nebesna Sotnya — the Heavenly Hundred — and their sacrifice was marked in Ukraine and throughout the world on February 20, the Day of Commemoration of the Heavenly Hundred.   IPolitics.  Read More

  • 08 Mar 2016 8:00 PM | Anonymous

    Since the overthrow of former President Viktor Yanukovych, the attitude of Ukraine’s post-Maidan government toward reform could best be described as ambivalent. Last week was a case in point. While Kyiv and its Western partners remained riveted by the fate of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, parliament greatly weakened a key anti-corruption law originally enacted almost one-and-a-half years ago.   Atlantic Council.   Read More

  • 08 Mar 2016 7:57 PM | Anonymous

    Reboot of the Government today is a responsibility of the Parliament and the coalition, as stated by President Petro Poroshenko at the meeting with the representatives of the Aspen Institute.The Head of State noted that the coalition played a key role in that issue and "should determine candidates for the ministerial posts, define a program of reforms to be implemented and clear out the position of factions within the coalition.  President of Ukraine. Read More

  • 08 Mar 2016 7:55 PM | Anonymous

    Prime Minister, Andreas, Martin, I’d like to begin by offering my warmest congratulations on today’s event and this accomplishment. Today’s agreement is a vote of confidence in the Ukrainian government, and in particular in those who have led the charge for reform in this cabinet. I’d like to in particular congratulate Minister Pivovarsky, Minister Pavlenko, and Minister Jaresko for all the work that today’s signature represents.    Read More

  • 08 Mar 2016 7:51 PM | Anonymous

    More than 270 leading personalities (Nobel prize awardees, writers, professors, politicians, civic activists, philosophers, artists) representing at least 20 countries worldwide have signed the respective open letter to European leaders. Please sign the Petition Here  Free Savchenko

  • 08 Mar 2016 7:46 PM | Anonymous

    Event at the Residence of the Russian Ambassador at 6 pm on March 9, 2016  Please follow the link

  • 17 Feb 2016 4:03 PM | Myroslaw Smorodsky (Administrator)

    Russia Sues Ukraine in London Court Over $3 Billion Default

    Russia said it filed a lawsuit against Ukraine in the High Court in London after the government in Kiev defaulted on $3 billion in bonds. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP was hired to represent the government in Moscow in a case that will seek to recover the principal in full, $75 million of unpaid interest and legal fees, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Wednesday. The filing comes after Germany tried to mediate talks between the two former-Soviet neighbors to try to reach an out-of-court settlement.  Bloomberg Business

  • 02 Feb 2016 1:31 PM | Myroslaw Smorodsky (Administrator)
    OFAC adds five to Magnitsky sanctions list

    The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control added four Russians and a Ukrainian to its list of those sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act for alleged human rights abuses. With the names added Monday, OFAC has now listed 39 people subject to travel bans and asset freezes under the Magnitsky Act. Most on the list were implicated in the jailing and death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. FCPA Blog  Read More

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