Ukraine implementing gas transit liabilities despite drops of gas pressure on Russian border

Ukraine is implementing its liabilities to carry out transit of Russian gas to Europe in the full amount, and doubts expressed by the Russian president are the continuous long-lasting discriminative campaign, Ukrtransgaz said in a statement. “Ukraine was, is and will be a reliable gas transit country. The statement that the country allegedly unlawfully pumps…

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Ukraine to increase agricultural output in 2016

According to scientists of the Institute of Agrarian Economics, in 2016 the general production of agricultural goods will increase by 3.7% YoY and total 248.2 billion UAH, the Director of the National Scientific Center “Institute of Agrarian Economics” Yuri Lupenko declared. In particular, the production volumes of plant growing commodities will increase by 6.1% to…

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Ukraine: 2016 losses from restrictions in trade with Russia estimated at $900 million

Ukraine’s losses from restrictions in economic cooperation with Russia are estimated at $900 million in 2016, Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade Natalia Mikolskaya said. “In this context, the European Commission has agreed to offer additional trade preferences to Ukraine”, she said, adding however that these funds were not enough “to cover even…

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Belarus: Belaruskali ups solid alkali output amid high demand

The state-owned OAO Belaruskali increased solid alkali output to meet the growing consumer demand for this product, a company representative reported. Solid alkali is manufactured at Belaruskali’s electromembrane process factory, which resumed operation in late October. Belaruskali has started supplying solid alkali in 25-kilo bags. The product is shipped to customers in Belarus, Russia and…

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