Results may 26: the G7 and the search in the office of Saakashvili

Итоги 26 мая: G7 и обыск в офисе Саакашвили

In Japan started the summit “the Big seven” presents the main events of yesterday.

Obama on Donbass: There is some progress

President Barack Obama discussed the situation in Ukraine with other leaders of the group of seven.

“We touched on the subject of Ukraine, where we started to see some progress in the negotiations, but still are seeing too much violence. We need them (the remaining points) to settle,” said the American leader.

In the European Parliament talking about the abolition of visas until the fall

The MEP from Bulgaria Maria Gabriel, who was appointed Rapporteur on the Ukrainian question in the appropriate Committee promises not to delay the preparation of its report.

Gabriel promised in an interview with reporters that on her part there will be no delay, and stated that the prospect of granting Ukraine a visa-free regime “until the beginning of autumn is very real”.

Security forces carried out searches in the office of Saakashvili

In one of the offices of the Odessa regional state administration, SBU and Prosecutor General’s office conducted a search.

The searches took place in the office and the house of the assistant-the adviser of the Governor of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili – the ex-Consul General of Georgia Teimuraz Nishnianidze, and also the place of registration of the Fund For the benefit of Odessa”.

The Prosecutor General’s office explained the searches of the former Consul of Georgia criminal case on the fact of illegal operations on VAT refunds by the officials of the Consulate General of Georgia in 2012-2013.

In turn, Saakashvili called on Lutsenko to withdraw investigators and named searches in the administration building was “a political provocation”.

Lutsenko also said that the search was conducted lawfully, the political component in this case is excluded.

The “big seven” supported the extension of sanctions against Russia

The seven leading industrial countries of the West are going to extend sanctions against Russia. “I believe that it is too early to give the command “abort”. While one should not expect position changes, which have guided us in recent months,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the summit “the big seven” in Japanese national Park ISE-Shima.

Merkel stressed that the lifting of sanctions imposed by the EU against Russia will depend on the progress of settlement in the East of Ukraine.

In Chechnya, sentenced the members of the UNA-UNSO

Members of the UNA-UNSO Nicholas Karpyuk and Stanislav Klychu the Supreme court of the Chechen Republic has pronounced a sentence.

They were convicted of involvement in hostilities on the side of Chechen separatists in the 1990-ies. Karpiuk gave 22.5 years, and Klychu – 20 years in prison.

President Poroshenko has vowed to fight for Karpyuk and Cliche.

Russia explained its position on arming the OSCE

Moscow said that the agreement on policing of the OSCE mission in Donbas has been taken, “Norman Quartet.”

“The OSCE proposed to establish on the frontline of the so-called demilitarized zone and also to put there, including in places of storage of the withdrawn weapons, the OSCE observers. The Russian side this approach supported”, – said the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

Russia also wants to arm the OSCE observers handguns for “self-defense”.

Kyiv expects economic growth for the next three years

The Ministry of economy expect a sustainable growth of the economy over the next three years. This was during a presentation of some of the areas of the Plan of priority actions for reform in 2016, said first Deputy economy Minister Yuliya Kovaliv.

“What we see today, compared to last year, when our economy fell by almost 10% already this year, we expected growth, and expected stable growth in the next three years,” said Kovaliv.

Trump became a candidate for U.S. President

Contender for the nomination for U.S. President from the Republican party, Donald trump has secured the support of a sufficient number of delegates to run for election in November.

According to estimates by the Associated Press, the Republican has received 1238 votes in 1237 needed for the nomination.

On independence said goodbye to the dead “aydarovets”

In Kiev on independence square said goodbye to the soldiers of the battalion “Aidar” Nicholas Kolibas (“Uncle nick”, 56 years old) and Sergey Bouloy (“the Raven”, 46 years).

The oil for the first time in six months crossed the mark of $50

The price of Brent crude oil for the first time since 4 November 2015 exceeded 50 dollars per barrel.

The maximum transaction price of July futures for Brent oil reached a value of 50.08 per barrel, according to data the London exchange ICE Futures Europe.

South Ossetia will hold a referendum on joining the Russian Federation in 2017

The unrecognized Republic of South Ossetia in 2017 to hold a referendum on joining the Russian Federation. This is stated in the statement of the President and the speaker of the Parliament of the Republic.

The plan to hold a referendum after the election of the President of South Ossetia.

The national Bank for the second time this month lowered its interest rate

The may 27 national Bank lowers its interest rate to 18% from 19%, reported the press service of the NBU.

As explained by the regulator, lowering the discount rate has become possible thanks to the sustained trend towards the slowing of inflation, which is coordinated with the inflation targets for 2016 and 2017.