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2014-07-31 08:30:20

Former Ukrainian Revenues and Duties Minister Offers Insight on Taxation Situation in Conflict Zone KIEV, Ukraine, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Ukrainian Minister of Revenues and Duties Oleksandr Klymenko ( http://oleksandrklymenko.com) has commended the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine's decision to postpone taxpaying deadlines for the strife-torn Eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. At the same time, the leader also took the Government to task regarding the...

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2009-09-15 13:11:37

British pop star Elton John did not file a request to adopt a Ukrainian boy after a recent visit to an orphanage in the Donetsk Region, a city official said. Media reports said the 62-year-old singer planned to adopt a 14-month-old boy he met while on a humanitarian mission with his Elton John AIDS Foundation last week. John reportedly was told he would be unable to take legal custody of the child, however, because the Ukrainian government doesn't recognize his marriage to longtime partner...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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