U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker and Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov have discussed the current situation in the diplomatic sphere regarding efforts to end the conflict in Donbas, reads a statement posted on the website of the U.S. Embassy in Russia.
The German center of the PEN Club will hold a rally in support of Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, illegally imprisoned in Russia.
Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has said that the World Bank will assist Ukraine in carrying out reforms, in particular in creating a new healthcare system.
Ukraine's draft state budget for 2018 envisages more than 3% of economic growth, which means the production of goods and services for UAH 400 billion more than in 2017.
Head of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine, Serhiy Savchuk, will meet with representatives of large Chinese funds, banks and companies during his official visit to Beijing, the agency’s press service reports.
There are many projects that Ukraine can implement in cooperation with the World Bank in the future.
Some 780 former ATO participants were employed in Sumy region in 2015-2016, according to Director of Sumy Regional Employment Service, Volodymyr Pidlisnyi.
Governments worldwide are increasing efforts to manipulate information on social media, undermining democracy and creating an overall decline in Internet freedom.
The State Property Fund (SPF) will transfer a stake in the Ukrainian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (UBRD) to China’s Bohai Commodity Exchange Co. (BOCE) that won a tender on the acquisition of a 99.9% stake in UBRD and purchased a share package worth UAH 82.83 million.
Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak pays a working visit to Canada to take part in the UN peacekeeping conference.
Ukraine is working on the introduction of the visa-free regime with Kuwait and Qatar, as well as on the simplification of the visa regime with Saudi Arabia.
State Concern Ukroboronprom has announced a tender for provision of strategic, operational, technological, financial, and diagnostic services for the concern and its subordinate enterprises. The tender sum amounts to UAH 130 million.
To bring peace back to Ukraine, Canada should be offered to head a UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has retained the forecast for growth of the Ukrainian economy this year at 2%, but worsened the forecast for average annual inflation by 1.3 percentage points, to 12.8%.