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From a typist to a dollar millionaire:  how a former resident of Kharkiv became one of the richest women in #Russia and #Ukraine

From a typist to a dollar millionaire: how a former resident of Kharkiv became one of the richest women in #Russia and #Ukraine

A new name, Liudmyla Burlakova (Marchenko – pictured right), has begun to appear in the rankings of Russia’s richest women recently. She is credited with owning hundreds of millions of dollars in wealth. But the most interesting thing in this story is that Liudmyla is a citizen of Ukraine with a life rich in criminal […]

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EU approves disbursement of €500 million in macro-financial assistance to #Ukraine

EU approves disbursement of €500 million in macro-financial assistance to #Ukraine

| June 1, 2020

The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has approved the disbursement of a €500 million loan to Ukraine as part of its fourth macro-financial assistance (MFA) programme. With this disbursement, the EU has now provided Ukraine with €3.8 billion in MFA loans since 2014. This is the largest amount of MFA the EUhas disbursed […]

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East of #Ukraine, is there a light at the end of the tunnel?

East of #Ukraine, is there a light at the end of the tunnel?

There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has moved far aside all other topics of international and regional political agenda. These days we hear very little about the situation in Syria, Yemen, Persian gulf and Venezuela. Even controversial dispute among OPEC+ members over oil price has been placed behind the theatrical scenery of the […]

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#Coronavirus – EU channels assistance to #Ukraine

#Coronavirus – EU channels assistance to #Ukraine

| May 19, 2020

In response to a request from Ukraine via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, Slovakia has offered protective facemasks, disinfectants, blankets, among other items to help the country tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The EU will co-ordinate and co-finance the delivery of this assistance to Ukraine. Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčič said: “The coronavirus pandemic must be tackled […]

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Can #Ukraine appeal to the International Courts work?

Can #Ukraine appeal to the International Courts work?

| April 23, 2020

Kateryna Busol Robert Bosch Stiftung Academy Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @KBusol Rally in support of keeping Crimea as part of Ukraine. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images. Russia’s ongoing occupation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and support of separatist hostilities in the eastern provinces of Donbas have resulted in 1.5 million internally displaced persons, 3,000 […]

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Will President #Zelensky have the last laugh?

Will President #Zelensky have the last laugh?

| April 22, 2020

A year has passed since former comedian Volodmyr Zelensky (pictured) was elected the unlikely President of Ukraine. A complete political novice, fear was widespread among domestic and international observers that faced with a series of formidable economic and political challenges, both domestic and international, he would be out of his depth. His inexperience and close […]

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#Ukraine – €13 million in humanitarian aid for conflict-affected population

#Ukraine – €13 million in humanitarian aid for conflict-affected population

| April 16, 2020

As the conflict in eastern Ukraine enters seventh year, the European Commission announces today €13 million to support the most vulnerable people affected by the ongoing hostilities. At the same time, EU funded humanitarian projects will also help address the coronavirus outbreak. Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčič said: “The European Union stands in full solidarity […]

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