Ukraine expects the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to approve a $5 billion (4.05 billion pounds) loan package at a board meeting on June 5 and the first tranche of $1.9 billion to be disbursed the following day, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal told Reuters on Friday.
The Pentagon has notified Congress that Ukraine's government has made the necessary progress on key institutional reforms, thereby justifying an additional $125 million in new military assistance, including patrol boats armed with remote-controlled 30mm autocannons, according to a US defense official and a congressional aide.
Ukrainian anti-corruption officials are investigating a tender for 71,000 hospital protective suits during the coronavirus pandemic after the government for the first time bypassed its own procurement rules in the health sector.
Seeking to appeal to patriotic Poles, local supermarket Biedronka has been mis-labelling goods including Belgian carrots and Ukrainian cucumbers as home grown, Poland's anti-monopoly office said on Monday, as it launched an investigation.
Ukrainians were stunned this week when two dogs who were confiscated from their owners were put up for auction to cover the owner’s debts. The dogs — a pit bull and a German shepherd — were put up for auction on a state-owned online site for confiscated goods. The shepherd dog had a starting price...
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