Crimean farmers harvested 1.362 million tonnes of grain during the harvest campaign of 2015, which is about 262,000 tonnes more than a year ago, the oblast’s agriculture minister, Vitaly Polishchuk, said.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko believes that Donbas will stay within Ukraine despite the current armed conflict in the oblast.
The new cars market in Ukraine in July saw sales increase by 54.3 percent compared to June this year, to 5,210 cars, while the decline in sales compared to the same month last year amounted to 9.8 percent, according to the AUTO-Consulting website.
Ukraine’s shrinking economy faces “exceptionally high” risks including a delay in debt restructuring and a resurgence of the conflict in the nation’s easternmost regions, the International Monetary Fund said.
Further separatist conflict and the possibility of protracted debt restructuring talks still pose “exceptionally high” risks to Ukraine’s efforts to restore its financial stability, the International Monetary Fund said on Aug. 4.
The draft of amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine developed by a working group on judicial reform includes less immunity for judges, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Oleksiy Filatov has said.
Ukraine will create a unit of Muslim soldiers to protect the Crimean border and monitor imports and exports amid an increasingly violent battle with pro-Russian rebels, a Ukraine leader said on Aug. 3. The Muslim battalion will be formed of Crimean Tatars, Kazan Tatars, Uzbeks, Chechens, Azeris, Meskhetian Turks and other Muslim groups, said Mustafa Abdülcemil Kırımoğlu, leader of Crimean Tatars, according to local media reports.
The employees of the operational department of the Specialized State Tax Service for servicing large taxpayers in Odesa, together with the officers of the interregional investigation department of the State Fiscal Service under the supervision of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, conducted investigative-operational measures (searches) at Illichivsk seaport on July 30, 2015.
The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijani Republic (SOCAR) produced 4.138 million tonnes of oil in January – June 2015, 1.5 percent less than in the same period of last year, the company told Interfax.
Is Crimea Russia’s new holiday paradise, or a grubby tourist trap with spiraling inflation?
It depends on who you believe – the flashy advertisements on Russian state television touting the newly annexed Crimean Peninsula as a prime destination, or the people who actually spend time