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 2022-08-12 13:02 

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Ukraine plans to import up to 200,000 tonnes of anthracite - minister's aide...

MOSCOW. Aug 11 (Interfax) - Ukraine is conducting negotiations with other countries on importing up to 200,000 tonnes of anthracite to create thermal generation reserves for the 2022-2023 heating season, Maksym Nemchynov, aide to the Ukrainian energy mini...

 2022-08-12 13:02 

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Czech FM does not rule out ban on Schengen visa issuance to Russians in furtherance of sanctions on Moscow...

WARSAW. Aug 11 (Interfax) - Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky has allowed for the possibility of a ban on Schengen visa issuance to Russian citizens."A ban on Schengen visa issuance to Russian citizens may become yet another restriction," the Po...

 2022-08-12 13:01 

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Spanish Transport Ministry launches pilot project to export 600 tonnes of corn from Ukraine...

MOSCOW. Aug 11 (Interfax) - Renfe Mercancias, Spain's rail freight operator, has sent a pilot train consisting of 25 containers, inside which "liners" (large special bags for transporting grain) are installed, to Ukraine to transport 600 tonne...

 2022-08-12 13:01 

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IEA raises Russia's 2022 oil output forecast by 300,000 bpd, 2023 by 800,000 bpd, sees new export records to Asia...

MOSCOW. Aug 11 (Interfax) - Russian oil production rose in July, with domestic consumption continuing to offset lower exports, the International Energy Agency said in a report.Total crude oil, condensates and NGLs production by Russia rose 25,000 bpd to 1...

 2022-08-12 12:21 

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Ukrainian govt drafts all necessary legal acts to implement Association Agreement with EU - deputy PM...

MOSCOW. Aug 11 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian government has drawn up a package of regulatory legal acts that are key to the implementation of the European Union-Ukraine Association Agreement, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry for European and Euro...

 2022-08-11 16:54 

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Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan mulling creation of new transport corridor from China - company...

TASHKENT. Aug 10 (Interfax) - Representatives of the rail agencies of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan have discussed the possibility of establishing a new transport corridor from China, the press service for O'zbekiston temir yo'llari (Uzbe...

 2022-08-11 16:54 

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Ukraine's Energoatom posts net loss of $130 mln compared to profit in same period of 2021...

MOSCOW. Aug 10 (Interfax) - NNEGC Energoatom saw net losses of UAH 4.759 billion [over $130 million at current exchange rates] in January-June 2022 compared to UAH 1.123 billion in net profits for the same period in 2021.According to the company's fin...

 2022-08-11 16:18 

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Deliveries of Russian oil via Ukraine to Slovakia resume, oil to reach Hungary on Thurs...

MOSCOW. Aug 10 (Interfax) - The supply of Russian oil through Ukraine via the Druzhba pipeline has resumed to Slovakia, and crude will arrive in Hungary tomorrow, the Slovnaft company told Interfax."Oil is already returning to Slovakia through the Dru...

 2022-08-11 16:18 

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Eurobond holders approve Ukraine's proposal to defer payments - Finance Ministry...

MOSCOW. Aug 10 (Interfax) - Ukraine has received necessary approval from Eurobond holders to defer payments and maturity periods on Eurobonds for two years, the Ukrainian Finance Ministry said in a statement on Euronext Dublin.Ukraine has received and acc...

 2022-08-11 15:19 

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Evraz intends to sell North American division, seeking buyer...

MOSCOW. Aug 10 (Interfax) - Evraz Plc is launching the process of soliciting proposals for the acquisition of its North American subsidiary - Evraz North America."The sale will allow to unlock the stand-alone value of the North America business," ...

 2022-08-11 15:19 

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Ukraine to get 10 mln euros in extra financing to implement energy efficiency measures - Deputy PM Stefanishyna...

MOSCOW. Aug 10 (Interfax) - Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna has signed an additional agreement with the European Union on financing the Energy Efficiency Support Program for Ukraine (EE4U)."...

 2022-08-11 14:50 

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Russia's TechnoNICOL postpones rock wool plant commissioning in Kazakhstan until 2024...

ROSTOV-ON-DON. Aug 10 (Interfax) - TechnoNICOL Corporation plans to put into operation a rock wool plant in Kazakhstan in February 2024, the company said in a press release.Previously, the company expected to launch the project in 2023.Total investment in...

 2022-08-11 14:50 

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Vodafone Ukraine pays $12.4 mln of interest on Eurobonds...

MOSCOW. Aug 10 (Interfax) - The Vodafone Ukraine mobile operator, owned by Azerbaijan's NEQSOL Holding, has concluded the regular payment of interest on its Eurobonds, Ukrainian media outlets said on Wednesday, citing the mobile operator's website...

 2022-08-11 14:21 

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Elgacoal acquires control of co with licenses for coal prospecting, around 2.5 bln tonnes of resources...

YAKUTSK. Aug 10 (Interfax) - Elgacoal LLC, controlled by businessman Albert Avdolyan's A-Property, has acquired a 67% stake in Undytkan LLC, which has two licenses for geological prospecting and exploration in the vicinity of the Elga coal deposit wit...

 2022-08-11 14:21 

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Uralkhimmash studying opportunities for export presence in South Africa...

YEKATERINBURG. Aug 10 (Interfax) - PJSC Uralkhimmash (managed by UZKHM, Sverdlovsk Region) intends to expand its presence on foreign markets; as part of its development of export sales channels the company has taken part in a business mission under the &#...

 2022-08-11 13:59 

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Ukraine exports 2.66 mln tonnes of agricultural products in July - ministry...

MOSCOW. Aug 10 (Interfax) - Ukraine exported 2.66 million tonnes of grain, oil-bearing crops and other agricultural products by all modes of transport in July 2022, an increase of 22.7% month-on-month, Ukrainian media outlets said on Wednesday, citing the...

 2022-08-11 13:59 

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Operator restarts oil production at Kazakhstan's Kashagan field...

NUR-SULTAN. Aug 10 (Interfax) - North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) has re-started production at the Kashagan field in the Kazakh sector of the Caspian Sea."NCOC, the Operator of the North Caspian Project, informs that as part of the restart of pro...

 2022-08-11 13:05 

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G7 urges Russia to hand control of Zaporizhzhya NPP back to Ukraine - statement...

BRUSSELS. Aug 10 (Interfax) - The foreign ministers of G7 member states urged Russia on Wednesday to hand control of the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant back to Ukraine."We demand that Russia immediately hand back full control to its rightful soverei...

 2022-08-11 13:05 

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Kremlin aide orders plan to modernize ship repair facilities in Kamchatka...

PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY. Aug 10 (Interfax) - Kremlin aide Maxim Oreshkin has instructed the transport, industry, finance and economic development ministries to work out a comprehensive plan to modernize ship repair facilities on the Kamchatka Peninsula, ...

 2022-08-11 11:43 

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Work on Baiterek project going according to plan - Roscosmos...

MOSCOW. Aug 10 (Interfax) - Roscosmos head Yury Borisov and Kazakh Aerospace Industry Minister Bagdat Musin discussed the work on the Baiterek joint project, Roscosmos said."The sides confirmed interest in the creation of this complex, which, among ot...

 2022-08-11 11:43 

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First ship with Ukrainian grain bound for Lebanon being unloaded in Turkey's Mersin - media...

LONDON. Aug 10 (Interfax) - MV Razoni, which was the first to leave a Ukrainian port consistent with the grain transportation initiative and destined to Tripoli, Lebanon, is being unloaded in Turkey, as the Lebanese customer refused to accept the cargo, t...

 2022-08-11 11:31 

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IAEA says no immediate threat to nuclear safety at Zaporizhzhya NPP...

MOSCOW. Aug 10 (Interfax) - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed the absence of an immediate threat to nuclear safety at the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (NPP)."IAEA experts assessed that there was no immediate threat to nuc...

 2022-08-11 11:31 

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Russian aluminum products plant KUMZ sees export orders fall by half in Q2, eyes new markets...

YEKATERINBURG. Aug 10 (Interfax) - Kamensk-Uralsky Metallurgical Plant (KUMZ), Russia's second largest manufacturer of high value-added aluminum products, saw export orders tumble by 40-50% in the second quarter of this year due to the changed externa...

 2022-08-11 11:12 

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Resumption of Russian oil transit to Hungary and Slovakia via Ukraine expected Weds, all parties in agreement...

MOSCOW. Aug 10 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian transport company has responded positively to proposals by Slovnaft and MOL to pay transit fees for oil transit through the southern branch of the Druzhba oil pipeline, the Slovak company told Interfax."Slovna...

 2022-08-10 16:35 

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Holders of Ukraine's GDP-linked warrants endorse proposal on postponing payments...

MOSCOW. Aug 9 (Interfax) - Holders of 93% of the volume (in value terms) of Ukraine's GDP-linked warrants outstanding were represented at the meeting to approve the country's deferral and renegotiation proposals, and approximately 91% of these hol...

 2022-08-10 16:35 

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Belarus should not quit EU market, despite sanctions - Lukashenko...

MINSK. Aug 9 (Interfax) - Belarus should not leave the European Union market, even despite being under sanctions pressure, the country's President Alexander Lukashenko said, calling on the Foreign Ministry to get involved in trade affairs as well as m...

 2022-08-10 15:01 

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EU to lift sanctions imposed on Belarus, grant it 3 bln euros as soon it transitions to democracy - Borrell...

BRUSSELS. Aug 9 (Interfax) - The European Union will lift sanctions imposed on Belarus as soon as a transition to democracy takes place there and will implement a plan of economic support worth three billion euros to the country, High Representative of th...

 2022-08-10 15:01 

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Hungary's MOL prepared to pay for transit of Russian oil through Ukraine...

MOSCOW. Aug 9 (Interfax) - Hungary's MOL is holding talks on paying for transit of Russian oil through Ukraine, the company's press service told Interfax."Transport of oil through the Druzhba pipeline has been suspended for several days, as fa...

 2022-08-10 14:50 

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Apple, Ookla appeal fines over refusal to localize Russian users' data - court...

MOSCOW. Aug 9 (Interfax) - The U.S. companies Apple Inc. and Ookla (the owner of the Speedtest Internet speed testing service) have appealed multi-million ruble fines imposed on them over their refusal to localize Russian users' data in Russia, a magi...

 2022-08-10 14:50 

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U.S. announces imposition of visa restrictions on 100 Belarusian officials - State Dept...

WASHINGTON. Aug 9 (Interfax) - The United States has imposed restrictions on 100 Belarusian officials for "involvement in undermining democratic institutions," in Belarus, the Department of State announced on Tuesday."Today we are announcing s...

 2022-08-10 13:46 

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Belarusian economy has contracted due to sanctions, but remains balanced - PM...

MINSK. Aug 9 (Interfax) - The Belarusian economy remains balanced despite stronger sanctions from the West, which are restricting exports, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said."In the context of the sanctions impact and the challenges conn...

 2022-08-10 13:46 

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Qiwi minority shareholders in no hurry to sell shares within Solonin offer, offer timeframe extended...

MOSCOW. Aug 9 (Interfax) - Dalliance Services Company, controlled by principal owner of Qiwi Group Sergey Solonin, has extended the validity of the tender offer for the repurchase of the group's shares.As stated in Qiwi materials, the validity of the ...

 2022-08-10 13:10 

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Ukraine's Ovostar to replenish working capital with 2021 profits...

MOSCOW. Aug 9 (Interfax) - Agro-industrial group of companies Ovostar Union, a leading producer of eggs and egg products in Ukraine, will not pay dividends for 2021, but instead direct last year's net profit of $1.65 million toward replenishing workin...

 2022-08-10 13:10 

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Moldova pays Gazprom for 99.3% of supplied gas as of late July - Moldovagaz...

CHISINAU. Aug 9 (Interfax) - Moldova paid 8.162 billion lei ($422.9 million) for gas as of July 31, which covers 99.3% of the deliveries from Russia's Gazprom, Vadim Ceban, board chairman of the Moldovan-Russian company Moldovagaz, said.Moldova used 2...

 2022-08-10 12:04 

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Draft agreement on Russian loan of $1.5 bln to Belarus in final stage of preparation - Belarusian PM...

MOSCOW. Aug 9 (Interfax) - A draft agreement on the allocation of a $1.5 billion Russian loan to Belarus for the implementation of import substitution projects is at its final stage, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko was quoted as saying by gove...

 2022-08-10 12:04 

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Moscow confirms readiness to assist in IAEA mission to Zaporizhzhya NPP...

MOSCOW. Aug 9 (Interfax) - Moscow is ready to give the maximum assistance in organizing a possible visit to the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant by an international mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Russian Foreign Ministry s...

 2022-08-10 12:03 

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Covid-19 cases surging in Abkhazia...

SUKHUM. Aug 9 (Interfax) - A total of 312 new cases of coronavirus were identified in Abkhazia between August 1 and August 8, the Abkhaz Health Ministry said.Twenty-three people diagnosed with Covid-19 are being treated in hospitals, while the others are ...

 2022-08-10 12:03 

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Zaporizhzhya NPP's switched off unit temporarily substituted to avert energy system problems - Ukrhydroenergo head...

MOSCOW. Aug 9 (Interfax) - The Dniestr Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) of the Ukrhydroenergo company managed to temporarily substitute for the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant's (NPP) power unit, which was switched off on August 5 after power lines we...

 2022-08-10 11:58 

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Russia ready to deal with possible exacerbation of Kaliningrad transit problem - Foreign Ministry official...

KALININGRAD. Aug 9 (Interfax) - Russia has elaborated a response to the possible exacerbation of the Kaliningrad transit problem, Russian Foreign Ministry Ambassador at Large Alexei Isakov said at a Valdai Club discussion."Countermeasures have been co...

 2022-08-10 11:58 

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Another 2 vessels with Ukrainian corn, sunflower meal leave Chornomorsk - Turkish Defense Ministry...

ISTANBUL. Aug 9 (Interfax) - Two more bulkers carrying 70,000 tonnes of grain sailed out of Ukraine's Chornomorsk Port on Tuesday under the Istanbul initiative on resuming food exports from Ukraine, the Anadolu news agency said, citing the Turkish Def...

 2022-08-10 11:24 

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Russia could boost sugar production 1.8-fold to 370,000 tonnes in Aug - union of sugar producers...

MOSCOW. Aug 9 (Interfax) - Russia could increase production of sugar 1.8-fold to 370,000 tonnes in August compared to 201,000 tonnes the year before, according to Union of Russian Sugar Producers experts.According to the union, 29 sugar refineries will be...

 2022-08-10 11:24 

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Yandex closes delivery services in Paris, London, to sell technologies...

MOSCOW. Aug 9 (Interfax) - Yandex has changed its operating model in France and the UK, opening the new Yango Deli Tech line of business, which focuses on selling delivery management technology, the company's press service told Interfax.Earlier on Tue...

 2022-08-10 11:24 

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Transneft: Transit of Russian oil by Druzhba pipeline via Ukraine halted on Aug 4...

MOSCOW. Aug 9 (Interfax) - Transit of Russian oil through Ukrainian territory was halted on August 4, Russian pipeline operator Transneft said in a statement.The southern branch of the Druzhba oil pipeline passing through Ukraine carries oil to European r...

 2022-08-09 16:02 

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Russia making sites subject to inspections under New START temporarily unavailable for such inspections - Foreign Ministry statement...

MOSCOW. Aug 8 (Interfax) - Russia has notified the United States that it is temporarily exempting from inspection activities its facilities subject to such inspections under the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), the Russian Foreign Ministry sai...

 2022-08-09 16:02 

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Tetra Pak local management Eaton Investments to become new owner of co's business in Russia...

MOSCOW. Aug 8 (Interfax) - The Russian subsidiary of Sweden's Tetra Pak, one of the largest global producers of food product packaging, is changing owners, and Eaton Investments LLC will be its only shareholder, two sources familiar with the situation...

 2022-08-09 15:13 

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Russia did everything necessary weeks ago for IAEA delegation visit to Zaporizhzhya NPP - Foreign Ministry...

MOSCOW. Aug 8 (Interfax) - Russia has done everything necessary for an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) delegation to visit the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said."We have taken ...

 2022-08-09 15:13 

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Moody's upgrades Azerbaijan ratings to "Ba1", outlook stable...

BAKU. Aug 8 (Interfax) - Moody's Investors Service has upgrade its long-term issuer rating and unsecured rating assigned to Azerbaijan from "Ba2" to "Ba1".The outlook on the ratings was changed from positive to stable, the agency said ...

 2022-08-09 14:17 

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Vector Center applies to register Russia's first smallpox medication...

MOSCOW. Aug 8 (Interfax) - The Vector State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology of Russia's consumer health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has applied to the Russian Health Ministry to register Russia's first smallpox medication, NIOCH-14, acc...

 2022-08-09 14:17 

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Ukraine's National Bank returns to net FX sales totaling $483 mln...

MOSCOW. Aug 8 (Interfax) - The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), which a week earlier added $649.9 million to its reserves on the interbank market for the first time since early March due to a 25% devaluation of the official hryvnia-dollar exchange rate, re...

 2022-08-09 12:38 

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Russia imposes sulphur export quotas through end-2022...

MOSCOW. Aug 8 (Interfax) - Russia introduces quotas on the export of sulphur, one of the raw materials for production of mineral fertilizers, for the period from August 10 to December 31, 2022 in the amount of 1.1 million tonnes.The relevant government de...

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