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EU-UKRAINE WEEKLY NEWS REVIEW
EU Ukraine Business Council, Kyiv, UkrainePublished by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC),
Washington, D.C., August 4, 2015
Ukraine, National Security
Ukraine'sforeign minister is calling on Russia to come to "real negotiations"about a cease-fire and stabilization in Ukraine's war-torn east which willrequire fair elections that are internationally monitored.
Ukrainianpresident Petro Poroshenko has pledged to develop a road map for giving Crimeanational territorial autonomy within the Ukrainian state.
UkrainianPresident Petro Poroshenko on Aug. 3 accused his Russian counterpart VladimirPutin of wanting to take over the "whole of Europe" and potentiallyaiming his sights next at Finland and the Baltics.
Russia hasmerged several branches of its military into the Aerospace Forces - areorganization aimed at enhancing coordination and efficiency.
A world congressof Crimean Tatars has called for "all necessary measures" to be takento return Crimea to Ukraine following Russia's takeover and annexation of thepeninsula last year.
New documentaryexplores the lives of Ukrainian medics on the frontlines in Russia's Donbas wa
In total, thefund has pledged $17.5billion in aid over four years in exchange for drasticmeasures by Kiev to restore public finances
In a statement,Kiev's Finance Ministry said the disbursement of the second tranche of aidunder a four-year Extended Fund Facility (EFF) program would be used to replenishUkraine's National Bank reserves.
Ukraine’sConstitutional Court has given a green light to decentralisation plans thatwould give more autonomy to separatist regions in the east.
Germanchancellor Angela Merkel is considering a fourth term in office, Der Spiegelreported on Saturday.
Ukraine cutnatural gas imports January through July 2015 by 27.2 percent, or 4 billioncubic meters (bcm), year-over-year, to 10.7 bcm, PJSC Ukrtransgaz's pressservice reported on Monday.
Ukraine needs tobuy from five to six billion cubic meters of natural gas to prepare for theupcoming heating season and the search for funds is under way, Energy and CoalIndustry of Ukraine Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn said on Aug. 1.
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Movers and Shakers | 27 July 2015 (the Parliament)
Keep track ofdevelopments in the European institutions and public affairs with our moversand shakers column.
Putin Would EatPresident Trump for Lunch by Leonid Bershidsky (Bloomberg View)
Why RussiaVetoed the MH17 Tribunal by Leonid Bershidsky (Bloomberg View)
Interview with Olha Bosak, co-founder of the Ukrainian Freedom Fund, which providesimmediate humanitarian relief and aid to Ukrainian soldiers that need it most(from supplying protective non-lethal equipment up to clothing, food or propermedicines).
EU Delegation toUkraine, European Commissioner
16,000 vulnerable IDPs in Ukraine to receive cashassistance(Delegationof the EU to Ukraine)