Ukrainian finance officials are set to open talks with Russian counterparts on the sidelines of IMF-World Bank meetings in Peru and will discuss maturing $3 billion eurobond Russia holds, a senior U.S. official said on Oct. 8.
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the procedure of payment for consumed natural gas.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The International Criminal Court says a prosecutor wants to open an investigation into the 2008 war between Georgia and Russia, which would be the tribunal's first full-scale probe outside Africa.
STOCKHOLM - Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich has won the Nobel Prize for Literature for her portrayal of life in the former Soviet Union which the Swedish Academy said was "a monument to suffering and courage in our time."
The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, has passed a bill which envisages public funding for political parties.
Suicide was the leading cause of non-battle deaths over the last two years for the Ukraine's military, the country's Defense Ministry said on Oct. 5, local media reported. There were 171 cases of suicide followed by 137 cases of accidents as the leading causes of non-battle deaths, according to the ministry.
Ukraine's largest bank PrivatBank (Dnipropetrovsk) on Oct. 7 completed a private placement of loan participation notes (LPN) for $70 million with a coupon rate of 5.799 percent which were issued to increase the capital of the bank, according to the bank's website.
The security situation on the borders of the South Caucasus countries remains generally stable and predictable, although growing cooperation between NATO and Georgia has a destabilizing effect on it, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement published on Oct. 8 to sum up the outcomes of the Geneva discussions on security and stability in the oblast.
The second president of Ukraine and the country's representative in the trilateral contact group, Leonid Kuchma, has said that the members of the group have agreed to meet if the situation in the Donbas deteriorates, but an isolated incident at a Ukrainian army checkpoint near the village of Troitske, Luhansk Oblast, can be discussed remotely.
PJSC Ukrtransnafta is contesting the claims of three private oil refineries which stored the company's crude oil for the recovery of over Hr 400 million, the press service of the company has reported.
The Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) has opened criminal proceedings and launched an investigation into the sale by the State Property Fund (SPF) to a private company of a 99.44 percent stake in PJSC Scientific Research Institute of Electromechanical Devices (Kyiv) which is involved in defense industrial cooperation, Deputy Prosecutor General, Chief Military Prosecutor Anatoliy Matios wrote on his Facebook page.
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has instructed the State Fiscal Service to reduce the time it takes register entrepreneurs with the fiscal authorities to one day.
The City of Kiev imposed a moratorium on foreign-debt payments before a bond matures next month, amid negotiations with creditors as part of Ukraine’s $23 billion restructuring.
A decision to suspend the withdrawal of weapons of less than 100mm caliber from the contact line in Donbas following Wednesday's shelling of a Ukrainian army checkpoint near the village of Troitske, Luhansk region, has not been made so far, Ukrainian presidential administration spokesman for the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in Donbas Andriy Lysenko has said.
Nearly a third of Ukraine's military losses over the past two years were non-battle casualties, according to the country's Defense Ministry figures cited by news reports.
The absolute majority of Russian citizens support the policy pursued by Russia's President Vladimir Putin in the international arena, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Oct. 8, citing results of public opinion surveys.
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was downed by a Buk missile launcher on July 2014 which originated from Russia, Bellingcat open source investigations website has reported.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission in Kyiv is expected to continue discussions within the framework of the second review of the EFF program for Ukraine in November, Deputy Finance Minister Artem Shevalev has said.
The Divan TV multimedia service has proved in court that the seizure of its equipment by law enforcement authorities on Sept. 17, 2015 was illegal.