The detention of Serhiy Pereloma, formerly Deputy CEO of Naftogaz Ukraine [in photo], on suspicion of embezzling funds from state-owned Eastern Iron Ore Plant is being seen as part of “finally cracking the whip over the anti-corruption agenda”.
Analyst: “As Rosreserv is indifferent to sanctions, Metinvest is largely unable to block the illegal use of its properties on the occupied territories. At the same time, the Ukrainian side can try to prevent steel production at Alchevsk Steel, also located on the occupied territory.”
In 2016, Ukraine managed to increase the exports of grains and oilseeds by over 7% compared with the previous year - to 44.4 mln tonnes, according to APK-Inform.
Analyst: “The enhanced possibility to withdraw 2016 dividends is another positive signal from the NBU confirming the regulator’s confidence in the hryvnia's prospects.”
…resentment of alleged Western Christian hostility and feelings of victimization are a common motif in Russian Orthodox thinking.
Photo: Gennadii Zuganov, head of Russia’s Communist Party and Patriarch Kirill