• Minister of Ecology: Ukraine will be able to supply itself with gas in five years

    Over the next four or five years, Ukraine will be able to supply itself with gas. This is according to the Minister of Ecology, Ostap Semerak, and was reported by 112 Ukraine.

    “This possibility is absolutely real and there are two ways to achieve this goal. Firstly, Ukraine is striving to become energy efficient. Secondly, Ukraine will pay attention and monitor the use of its natural resources to meet its oil and gas needs,” Semerak explained.

    “Myself and the Ministry will help the system …

  • Chubarov: 18 Crimean Tatars are behind bars in the Crimea

    According to the chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Refat Chubarov, there are currently 18 Crimean Tatars imprisoned in Crimea, Krym.Realii reported.

    “There are now 18 Crimean Tatars behind bars. Unfortunately, according to our data, this number will increase. The imprisoned Crimean Tatars include the deputy head of the Mejlis, Ahtem Chiygoz, as well has civil society activists, Ali Asanov and Mustafa Degermendzhi,” Chubarov said.

    According to their information, 14 Crimean …

  • Ukrainian spacecraft in the top 3 of NASA competition

    The Ukrainian aircraft project for Mars, Mars Hopper, entered the top three of the Audience Award of the World Development Forum NASA SpaceApps Challenge.

    According to information on the SpaceApps Challenge website, as of Monday at 20:00 (Kiev time) the project scored 8,809 votes. However, the voting is still ongoing and after registration anyone may vote up until May 20th at 5:00 (UTC+4).

    The leader right now is the Martian Oasis project from Bangladesh (9,940 votes). Second place is …

  • Ukrainians keep billions of dollars in offshore accounts

    According to international research organizations, the amount of Ukrainian money invested or kept off shore ranges from $117 billion to $167 billion. Doctor of Economic Sciences Sergey Korablin reports in the Ukrainian edition Zerkalo Nedeli that the total is equal to approximately double the country’s gross domestic product.

    Annual losses of Ukraine from offshore operations amounted to $11 billion to $12 billion. That is equal to the loans that were provided to the country through the two …

  • Ministry of Finance expects a positive decision from the IMF on the provision of loans to Ukraine

    On the 15th of May, the Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Oleksandr Danylyuk, stated live on Inter TV that the Ministry expects a positive decision from the International Monetary Fund Board of Directors concerning the provision of the next loan to Ukraine. Danylyuk noted that the primary task now is negotiating the text of the Memorandum.

    “Now, the main task is to agree on a new version of the Memorandum. When this happens, the meeting of the IMF Board of Directors will be held and I’m sure …