A Siemens gas turbine plant in Berlin in 2012. The industrial giant once saw Russia as a promising export market.

 

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FEMEN is outraged by the arrival of dictator Lukashenko in Ukraine. Hundreds of Ukrainians died for democracy and freedom of Ukraine, and now at the official level in our country they take a man who in his country kills, kidnaps people, and terrorizes Belarusians.

 

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the most powerful politician in Poland, is the architect of judicial reforms that have drawn massive criticism across Europe. As the Polish government chips away at checks and balances, is it possible the politician could drive the country out of the EU

Analyst: “The NBU’s move casts a shadow on other firms that have been audited by PwC, including Oschadbank, Ukreximbank, DTEK and Metinvest.”

 

Russian tourists are famous for littering Crimean beaches. Any Crimean who complains about such behavior is met with “a tirade” by Russians who say that he or she should be grateful forever to the Russians for “’liberating’ Crimea from ‘the Ukrainian yoke.’”  In short, “Russians act like masters, and Crimeans are reduced to the status of guests on their own land” from which “at any moment” they may be forced to leave.

 

Analyst: “Thus far, Ukraine has received from the IMF only four tranches worth USD 8.5 bln from the External Funds Facility program, launched in March 2015 with a total value of USD 17.5 bln. (To be precise, Ukraine can get about USD 16.8-17.0 bln based on the actual USDSDR rate).”

 

ANALYTICAL REPORT: by Oleg Ustenko, Julia Segura, Valentyn Povroznyuk, Edilberto L. Segura for SigmaBleyzer multinational private equity firm & The Bleyzer Foundation (TBF), Kyiv, Ukraine

 

Published by the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Washington, D.C., Wednesday, July 19, 2017

 

Ukraine harvested 2.86 mln tonnes of winter barley throughout 807.5 thsd ha (91%), with the yield of 3.55 t/ha. Also, agrarians harvested 1.48 mln tonnes of spring barley throughout 557.1 thsd ha (34%), with the yield at 2.66 t/ha.

 

Raiffeisen Bank Aval (BAVL UK) advances 3.7%, extending its hot streak to four sessions with an aggregate gain of 10.9%

 

Jr. Sgt. Sedrak Aghajanyan reportedly died in 1941 during battles near Malyn, a city in Zhytomyr Oblast located about 100 kilometres northwest of Kyiv

 

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