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 2022-05-20 16:12 

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Pashinyan to meet with Aliyev, European Council president in Brussels on May 22...

YEREVAN. May 19 (Interfax) - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will pay a working visit to Brussels on May 22.Pashinyan is scheduled to have a trilateral meeting with European Council President Charles Michel and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev i...

 2022-05-20 16:12 

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Ukraine, U.S. sign memorandum on transport cooperation...

KYIV. May 19 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov and United States Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg signed a memorandum of cooperation during the International Transport Forum 2022 Summit, the Ukrainian Infr...

 2022-05-20 14:25 

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Ukrainian Digital Transformation Ministry, European Commission start consultations on Ukraine's joining Digital Europe Program...

KYIV. May 19 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and Digital Transformation Minister Mykhailo Fedorov and European Commission Support Group for Ukraine head Katarina Mathernova have discussed Ukraine's joining the Digital Europe Progr...

 2022-05-20 14:25 

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CBR allows banks to sell FX cash to public without restriction except for dollars, euros from May 20...

MOSCOW. May 19 (Interfax) - The Central Bank of Russia has allowed banks to sell members of the public any foreign currency cash apart from dollars and euros without restriction from May 20, the regulator said in a statement.Restrictions on the sale of ca...

 2022-05-20 14:23 

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Poland donates 20 train cars of electrical equipment to Ukraine...

KYIV. May 19 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Polish companies assisted by the Polish Power Transmission and Distribution Association have donated 20 train cars of electrical equipment to Ukrainian power specialists, the Ukrainian Energy Ministry said on its website ...

 2022-05-20 14:23 

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Gazprom Neft also diverted exports to Asia earlier, developing supplies under sanctions - CEO...

MOSCOW. May 19 (Interfax) - Gazprom Neft is diverting supplies of oil and oil products to Asia's emerging markets amid European Union and United States sanctions, Gazprom Neft CEO Alexander Dyukov said at the New Horizons marathon held by Russia's...

 2022-05-20 13:59 

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Ukraine's state tourism agency to become member of European travel body...

KYIV. May 19 (Interfax-Ukraine) - The European Travel Commission (ETC) has formally invited the State Agency for Tourism Development of Ukraine (SATDU) to join in, SATDU head Mariana Oleskiv said."The general meeting of ETC members, heads of national ...

 2022-05-20 13:59 

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T Plus ready to acquire assets of energy companies leaving Russia, no specific talks underway yet - CEO...

MOSCOW. May 19 (Interfax) - T Plus is ready to consider offers to buy assets of energy companies that are leaving the Russian Federation, but it is not conducting any specific negotiations, the company's CEO Andrey Vagner told journalists."If thin...

 2022-05-20 13:55 

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Granting EU candidate country status to Ukraine among key priorities for Zelensky - Ukrainian presidential office chief Yermak...

KYIV. May 19 (Interfax-Ukraine) - The granting of European Union candidate country status to Ukraine is among key subjects in Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's negotiations with European leaders, Ukrainian presidential office chief Andriy Yerma...

 2022-05-20 13:55 

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Regulator clears Lukoil to buy Shell Neft, with requirements to sell fuel on exchange...

MOSCOW. May 19 (Interfax) - The Russian Federal Anti-monopoly Service has cleared Lukoil to acquire the assets of Shell (SPB: RDS.A) plc in Russia on the condition it upholds requirements to sell petroleum products on the exchange, the FAS said.Lukoil pla...

 2022-05-20 13:54 

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Ukraine joins European Migration Network as observer - Interior Ministry...

KYIV. May 19 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Ukraine has joined the European Migration Network (EMN) as an observer, which would enable it to manage migration flows more efficiently, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry quoted Deputy Minister Meri Akopyan said."We ar...

 2022-05-20 13:54 

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Over 300 paintings from State Russian Museum Collection back from exhibitions in Spain...

MOSCOW. May 19 (Interfax) - Over 300 paintings from the State Russian Museum collection have returned from exhibitions in Spain, Russian Culture Minister Olga Lyubimova said."Works by Russian artists have returned to Russia from Spain. Over 300 painti...

 2022-05-20 13:10 

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McDonald's agrees to sell Russian business to licensee Alexander Govor...

MOSCOW. May 19 (Interfax) - McDonald's Corp. (SPB:MCD), the world's largest chain of fast food restaurants, has entered into an agreement to sell its Russian business to Alexander Govor, who is the company's licensee and has operated 25 outlet...

 2022-05-20 13:10 

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Russia boosted wheat exports to neutral and unfriendly countries in March-April - minister...

KAZAN. May 19 (Interfax) - Russia remains a reliable supplier of grain to global markets, increasing supplies of wheat to both neutral and unfriendly countries in March-April, Russian Economic Development Minister Maxim Reshetnikov said at the Russia-Isla...

 2022-05-20 12:55 

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Sberbank receives OFAC license for sale of Kazakh subsidiary, notes elevated investor interest in this asset...

MOSCOW. May 19 (Interfax) - Sberbank has received a license from OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control, a division of the U.S. Treasury Department responsible for sanctions enforcement) to sell its Kazakh subsidiary bank and notes the elevated interest o...

 2022-05-20 12:55 

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European humanitarian aid to Ukraine becoming more targeted, its volume decreasing - parliamentarian...

KYIV. May 19 (Interfax-Ukraine) - The volumes of humanitarian aid being shipped to Ukraine through its western borders decreased to 122,000 tonnes in April from 183,000 tonnes in March, Yaroslav Zheleznyak, deputy head of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada'...

 2022-05-20 12:42 

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Ukraine exports over 600,000 tonnes of grain since beginning of May...

KYIV. May 19 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Ukraine exported 643,000 tonnes of grain from May 1 to May 19, accelerating the pace of export: 344,000 tonnes of grain were delivered to foreign markets in the week from May 12 to May 19, as compared to 299,000 tonnes on...

 2022-05-20 12:42 

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Avtovaz appoints Yevgeny Shmelev as vice president for engineering...

MOSCOW. May 19 (Interfax) - Avtovaz has appointed Yevgeny Shmelev, the company's former vice president for technical development, as the new vice president for engineering, the Russian automaker's press service said in a statement.Shmelev had work...

 2022-05-20 12:35 

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Over 50,000 Ukrainian refugees have found jobs in Czech Republic - media...

KYIV. May 19 (Inerfax-Ukraine) - More than 50,000 refugees from Ukraine have found jobs in the Czech Republics, mostly filling vacant positons, Radio Prague International said on Thursday, citing the Czech Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs."Ukraini...

 2022-05-19 17:01 

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Corruption case opened against former President Dodon in Moldova...

CHISINAU. May 18 (Interfax) - The Moldovan Prosecutor General's Office has opened a criminal case on suspicion of corruption against honorary chairman of the Party of Socialists and former President Igor Dodon, spokesperson of the Prosecutor General&#...

 2022-05-19 17:01 

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Zelensky proposes extending martial law in Ukraine...

KYIV. May 18 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has proposed extending the effect of martial law in the country, and the Verkhovna Rada registered a relevant bill on Wednesday.The text of the document has not yet been published on...

 2022-05-19 16:28 

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Duma passes law to extend MET concessions to oil fields in Caspian where production began before 2016...

MOSCOW. May 18 (Interfax) - The Russian State Duma has passed a law to extend preferential mineral extraction tax (MET) rate to deposits fully located in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea where commercial production of hydrocarbons began in the period...

 2022-05-19 16:28 

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Poland might grant Ukraine 20,000 more road cargo transport permits - deputy minister...

KYIV. May 18 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Ukraine could receive 20,000 more permits for cargo transportation from Poland in summer if it complies with Poland's requirements, Ukrainian Deputy Infrastructure Minister Mustafa Nayem said."I hope we will be ab...

 2022-05-19 14:36 

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Russia closes office of CBC as response measure - Foreign Ministry...

MOSCOW. May 18 (Interfax) - Russia has decided to close the Moscow office of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) as a response measure, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said."A decision has been made on response measures -...

 2022-05-19 14:36 

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Moldova plans to allow foreigners to help guard its borders...

CHISINAU. May 18 (Interfax) - The Moldovan government on Wednesday approved draft amendments to the law on the state border, a step that will allow foreign and international specialized organizations to participate in guarding the Moldovan borders.Moldova...

 2022-05-19 14:13 

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Moldovan govt rejects bill on permanent neutrality...

CHISINAU. May 18 (Interfax) - The Moldovan government at its meeting on Wednesday responded with a negative conclusion to a bill on permanent neutrality proposed by the opposition bloc of Communists and Socialists.The conclusion, which was published on th...

 2022-05-19 13:47 

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Zelensky thanks von der Leyen for EU's aid package for Ukraine...

KYIV. May 18 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has thanked European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen for an EU support package for Ukraine, which includes a new macro-financial assistance program amounting to 9 million e...

 2022-05-19 12:51 

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Severstal gets permission to maintain listing on London Stock Exchange...

MOSCOW. May 18 (Interfax) - The Russian government's Commission on Monitoring Foreign Investment has allowed Severstal to continue its program of issuing global depositary receipts (GDRs) abroad for an indefinite period, the company said in a statemen...

 2022-05-19 12:45 

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NBU supports reinstatement of taxation of imports - NBU deputy governor...

KYIV. May 18 (Interfax-Ukraine) - The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) supports the idea to reinstate the taxation of imports, as the list of critical imports can now be financed, NBU Deputy Governor Serhiy Nikolaichuk said."At the present time, we assu...

 2022-05-19 12:04 

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Recovery of businesses' operations in Ukraine slows down, might indicate stabilization - NBU...

KYIV. May 18 (Interfax-Ukraine) - The quick pace at which Ukrainian businesses were resuming their normal operations at the end of March and in April slowed down considerably in May, which might be a sign of some economic stabilization, National Bank of U...

 2022-05-19 12:04 

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Azerbaijan ready to sign peace agreement with Armenia - Aliyev...

BAKU. May 18 (Interfax) - Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has reaffirmed the readiness of Baku to sign a peace agreement with Armenia."Today, we have discussed the situation in the region and the ongoing normalization of relations between Azerbaija...

 2022-05-19 11:55 

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European Commission proposes new financial assistance of 9 bln euros for Ukraine...

BRUSSELS. May 18 (Interfax) - The European Commission has proposed providing another package of financial assistance worth nine billion euros to Ukraine, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said."We are proposing new macro-financial ass...

 2022-05-18 14:59 

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Industry and Trade Ministry discussing participation in car cos in Russia with several Chinese concerns...

MOSCOW. May 17 (Interfax) - Participation in Russian automotive enterprises is being discussed with several Chinese auto concerns, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov told journalists."Yes, we're discussing. With several producers a...

 2022-05-18 14:59 

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Putin: Advanced oil refining needs to be encouraged, high revenues shouldn't put companies off...

MOSCOW. May 17 (Interfax) - Growth of oil and gas revenues, which is taking place against the backdrop of high energy prices, should not discourage oil and gas companies, because it is unlikely that they will be able to do business as before, Russian Pres...

 2022-05-18 14:09 

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Eni begins process of opening accounts in Gazprombank as temporary measure...

MOSCOW. May 17 (Interfax) - Italy's Eni has begun the process of opening two "K" type settlement accounts with Gazprombank (one in euros, the other in rubles) as a precautionary measure, as the deadline for payments for gas will arrive in seve...

 2022-05-18 14:09 

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Ukrainian agricultural holding MHP maintaining exports, facing logistics problems...

KYIV. May 17 (Interfax-Ukraine) - MHP agricultural holding, which is Ukraine's biggest chicken producer, exported 25,000 tonnes of sunflower oil and 35,000 tonnes of chicken in April, as much as it was shipping abroad prior to Russia's special mil...

 2022-05-18 13:49 

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Gazprom completes 93% of Power of Siberia pipeline from Kovytka to Chayandinskoye field...

MOSCOW. May 17 (Interfax) - Gazprom has built more than 93% of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline section from the Kovykta field to the Chayandinskoye field, the company said in a statement after a meeting between Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller and Irkutsk Regi...

 2022-05-18 13:49 

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Ukraine's GDP might drop by 30% in 2022 - Dragon Capital CEO...

KYIV. May 17 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Ukraine's GDP will drop by 30% in 2022 if the current situation persists and by 22-25% if a truce is agreed, Dragon Capital CEO Tomas Fiala said.Speaking at the Global Outlook: Economic Frontline conference organized ...

 2022-05-18 13:35 

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ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih to review investment plan, to keep $250 mln in capital investment within next 5 years - CEO...

KYIV. May 17 (Interfax-Ukraine) - ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih (AMKR, located in the Dnipropetrovsk region of Ukraine) will review its investment plan for Ukraine, which envisioned about $500 million in investments within the next five years, but it still pla...

 2022-05-18 13:35 

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Ukraine's IMC completes sowing campaign, reduces area by a third...

KYIV. May 17 (Interfax-Ukraine) - IMC, one of Ukraine's top ten agricultural companies, has completed its spring sowing campaign on 69,400 hectares, which is 26% less than last year's 94,300 hectares, the company said in a press release.IMC sowed ...

 2022-05-18 12:57 

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Czech PPF selling Russian banking assets to local investor group, retaining bank in Kazakhstan...

MOSCOW. May 17 (Interfax) - PPF Group and Home Credit have entered into an agreement on selling their banking assets and subsidiaries in Russia to a group of Russian individual investors led by former head of the RTS, Ivan Tyryshkin, the Czech group said ...

 2022-05-18 12:57 

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Negotiations between Ukraine, Russia suspended - Podolyak...

KYIV. May 17 (Interfax-Ukraine) - The negotiating process between a Ukrainian and a Russian delegation has been suspended, Mykhailo Podolyak, advisor to the Ukrainian presidential office chief, said on Tuesday."The negotiating process depends on the d...

 2022-05-18 12:54 

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Delivery of import-substituting electronic parts to Russian machine-building sector to begin by yearend - minister...

MOSCOW. May 17 (Interfax) - Russian enterprises will begin the delivery of certain radio-electronic products, which substitute imported goods, to the domestic machine-building sector by the end of 2022, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov t...

 2022-05-18 12:54 

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Ukraine, Poland agree on grain transits...

KYIV. May 17 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Ukraine and Poland have agreed on the transit of grain shipments through joint border inspection points and railway transit through the Werchrata - Rava Ruska, Medyka - Shehyni, and Kroscienko - Smilnytsya border points.U...

 2022-05-18 12:27 

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CFO Alexandra Buriko leaving Sberbank...

MOSCOW. May 17 (Interfax) - Three senior executives have left Sberbank at the same time, including deputy chairpersons Alexandra Buriko and Sergei Maltsev, as well as executive board member Natalya Alymova."Deputy chairpersons of Sberbank's execut...

 2022-05-18 12:27 

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Finland's Gasum refuses to pay for Russian gas in rubles, ready to halt supplies, going to arbitration...

MOSCOW. May 17 (Interfax) - Finland's Gasum has not accepted the demand of the Russian party to switch to the new gas payment system in rubles, according to a press release posted on the Finnish company's website.Consequently, the company warns th...

 2022-05-18 12:07 

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HeadHunter boosts stake in Dream Job to 46.7%, writes off almost 0.5 bln rubles over Zarplata.ru goodwill impairment...

MOSCOW. May 17 (Interfax) - HeadHunter has increased its stake in the Dream Job employer review platform to 46.66% from 25%, the recruiting service said in a financial statement.The transaction took place on April 28, with HeadHunter contributing an addit...

 2022-05-18 12:03 

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Scholz, Zelensky agree that pullout of Russian troops from Ukraine essential for diplomatic solution...

BERLIN. May 17 (Interfax) - German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has had a telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, German government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit said."The chancellor and the Ukrainian president exchanged information on th...

 2022-05-18 11:30 

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Moscow exiting Council of Baltic Sea States - Russian Foreign Ministry...

MOSCOW. May 17 (Interfax) - Moscow is exiting the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday."The termination of membership in the CBSS will have no impact on the Russian presence in the region. The attempts ...

 2022-05-17 14:23 

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Ukraine calls for setting up organization of grain exporting countries - agrarian policy minister...

KYIV. May 16 (Interfax-Ukraine) - While speaking at a G7 conference of agriculture ministers in Stuttgart, Ukrainian Agrarian Policy Minister Mykola Solsky proposed discussing the establishment of an influential organization of grain exporting countries t...

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