Verkhovna Rada

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Has Kiev allowed itself not to pay on its debts?

The Verkhovna Rada has lifted temporary restrictions from its moratorium on the payment of Ukraine's foreign debt, including a $3 billion debt to the Russian Federation. According to an explanatory note to the relevant draft law, 242 deputies …

Arseniy Yatsenyuk resigns

The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, has resigned. "I decided to resign as the Prime Minister of Ukraine," he said. He also informed that the decision on his resignation will be submitted to the Verkhovna Rada on April 12th. "We cannot allow the destabilization of the executive branch during a war. This will be inevitable if after this resignation a new government of Ukraine is not selected immediately," Arseniy Yatsenyuk noted.

Verkhovna Rada adopts state budget for 2016

The Verkhovna Rada has adopted the state budget for 2016 with a deficit of 3.7% of GDP, which meets the requirements of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). 263 parliamentarians voted in favor of the budget. The parliament needed …

Will Ukraine still be decentralized?

Today the Verkhovna Rada has passed the presidential bill on amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine on decentralization at first reading. A draft resolution was supported by 265 MPs. The parliament needed 226 votes to pass the bill at first …