The results 12.12: Meeting Savchenko, transfer bezveza

Итоги 12.12: Встреча Савченко, перенос безвиза presents the main events of yesterday.

Carpenter confirmed the meeting with Savchenko

Chapter LNR Igor Carpenter confirmed that, together with the head of the DNR met with the people’s Deputy Nadezhda Savchenko.

Carpenter said that he and Zakharchenko agree that such meetings are useful, “because this problem needs to be addressed in the Verkhovna Rada not only one side, but needs to see and hear our voice, our vision”.

The European Parliament postponed the consideration bezveza Ukraine

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The European Parliament postponed consideration of a question on granting Ukraine a visa-free regime from January 18 to February 1, 2017.

The European Parliament on 15 December, plans to adopt a mechanism of suspending the visa-free regime, which will pave the way for visa liberalization for Ukraine and Georgia. Also this week, the EU will start inter-institutional negotiations on bezveze for Georgians, which the European Parliament is planning to finally approve January 18.

The size of the army has grown over two years in 120 thousand

The number of land forces of the Ukrainian army for the last 2.5 years has increased by 120 thousand people, said the Minister of defence Stepan Poltorak.

“For 2.5 years army took the brunt of the load. The army during this time has formed 12 teams, 8 regiments. The number of ground troops today is almost 169 thousand and 49 thousand,” he said.

Association Ukraine-EU. Holland called the conditions

The EU Association Agreement with Ukraine should not take on additional commitments for financial and military support to Kiev. This was stated by Dutch Prime Minister mark Rutte.

The draft resolution prepared by the Netherlands to the European Council meeting to be held on 15-16 December in Brussels.

In addition, Rutte intends to request that the text of the agreement did not give Ukrainian citizens the right “to move freely and work.”

S&P has given the forecast for the hryvnia exchange rate until 2018

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The hryvnia exchange rate at the end of 2017 is expected to reach 26.5 UAH per dollar, and at the end of 2018 – 27 hryvnia for one dollar.

This is stated in the forecast of the international rating Agency Standard&Poor’s.

According to the Agency, at the end of the year the hryvnia exchange rate will amount to 25.6 per dollar, and at the end the following – 26.5 UAH per dollar. In 2018 and 2019, the hryvnia will trade at 27 and 27.2 per dollar, respectively.

The head of the IMF to be tried for negligence

The head of the International monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde will appear before the court on charges of negligence that led to misuse of public funds. The head of the IMF accused of promoting unjustified payments from the state budget 400 million euros to businessman Bernard Tapie in her tenure as Finance Minister of France (2007 to 2011).

The judges declared billion hryvnia in cash

A Ukrainian judge kept the cash more than one billion hryvnia.

Most cash was the judge of Economic court of Kiev Victoria Dzharty – 23.328 million.

Second richest in the volume of cash is another judge of the Economic court of Kyiv Anna Bondarenko (13,12 million).

Saudi Arabia increased production in defiance of OPEC

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Saudi Arabia has increased oil production to 10.72 million barrels a day, despite the recent agreement by OPEC.

On 30 November, OPEC agreed to cut oil production. At the same time Saudi Arabia agreed to limit production to the level of 10.06 million barrels per day (from 10.54 million in October). Iraq also increased its production to 4.8 million barrels a day, although in October, Baghdad was producing 100 thousand barrels less.

The collapse of the house in Chernihiv.

As a result of collapse of a house in Chernigov killed a woman born in 1991. The dead body was pulled from the rubble at 22.15.

Search and rescue work continues. To them, attracted 138 people and 44 units of special equipment.

The Parliament will consider the resignation of Avakov

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The Verkhovna Rada Committee on legislative support of law enforcement will consider a draft resolution on the resignation of the Minister Arsen Avakov. This was reported by MP from Batkivshchyna Ihor Lutsenko.