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Parliament delays vote on Russian church

KIEV, May 18 Ukraines Parliament on Thursday postponed a vote on a religious bill that has outraged Russia because it suggests imposing severe restrictions on the Moscow branch of the Orthodox Church, AFP reported. | More

Premier pension law proposal would change retirement eligibility rules

KIEV, May 18 The draft pension reform proposed by Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman foresees the change of the pensionable service, retaining the retirement age and a possibility of compensating the absence of the pensionable service. | More

Cabinet proposing single average wage for accruing of pensions

KIEV, May 18 Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers seeks to initiate the introduction of the single average wage sum for accruing pensions of UAH 3,764.40, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said at the presentation of the draft pension reform at a government meeting on Wednesday. | More

Rada kills law on anticorruption efforts

KIEV, May 17 - Ukraine's lawmakers Wednesday put the brakes on a bill that has triggered concern from its Western allies for hampering anti-corruption efforts in the graft-riddled former Soviet republic, AFP reported. | More

IMF mission arrives in Ukraine for latest review of four-year program

KIEV, May 17 The mission of the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday started working in Ukraine, the IMF Resident Representative Office in Ukraine told Interfax-Ukraine. | More

Internet group seeking guidance on ban of Russian social media

KIEV, May 17 The Ukrainian Internet Association (UIA) has asked for explanations about methods of applying the sanctions imposed against some Internet portals as soon as possible intending to strictly implement the decision of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) and president's decree No. 133 dated May 15, 2017. | More

Prez bans access to Russian social media

KIEV, May 16 President Petro Poroshenko on Monday ordered the blocking of access to Russia's most popular social media websites and search engines as part of sanctions approved for the annexation of Crimea. | More

Naftogaz to tap $300 million EBRD loan to pay for natural gas imports

KIEV, May 16 - Ukraines national energy company Naftogaz Ukrayiny will tap a $300 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for natural gas imports later this year, the company said Tuesday. | More

Ukrainian visa-free travel expected to expand well beyond EU

KIEV, May 16 The long lines commonly seen outside foreign embassies in Kiev will likely become a thing of the past next month, when some hundred countries grant visa-free entry to Ukrainians. | More

Groysman, Netanyahu meet, end spat

JERUSALEM, May 15 Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday in Jerusalem, marking a formal end to a spat between the two countries, the Times of Israel reported. | More

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Currencies (in hryvnias)
  19.05.2017 prev
USD 26.39 26.42
RUR 0.459 0.466
EUR 29.37 29.37

Stock Market
  18.05.2017 prev
PFTS 277.9 278.2
source: PFTS


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