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Ukraine News Today Jan.19, 2017: Central Bank declares another private bank insolvent, 2 Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas, Ukrainian Political Prisoners in Russia issue to be raised at PACE

Ukraine News Today: Central Bank declares another private bank insolvent, 2 soldiers wounded in Donbas as militants launch 37 attacks, Ukrainian political prisoners issue to be raised at PACE session
Ukraine News Today Jan.19, 2017: Central Bank declares another private bank insolvent, 2 Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas, Ukrainian Political Prisoners in Russia issue to be raised at PACE

Ukraine News Today: Central Bank declares another private bank insolvent

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) declared Bank People’s Capital (KyiV) insolvent on January 19, according to Ukrainska Pravda

It should be recalled that the owners of the two Ukrainian private banks – People’s Capital Bank (Kyiv) and Finbank (Odesa) – have earlier decided to liquidate the banks. But NBU did not approve the decision.

More than 85% of the bank’s shares are owned by the persons, none of whom holds a substantial stake in the bank.

The sole owner of such a share is Valeriy Makarenko (owns 14.24% of the shares), who, however, has received a significant share violating the law – without NBU consent. In this connection, he had been deprived of the right to vote for a long time.

The NBU said in July 2016 Bank People’s Capital was classified as problem in connection with the incompliance of its ownership structure with the requirements of transparency.

Ukraine Crisis: Militants launch 37 attacks on Ukrainian troops in past 24 hours, 2 soldiers wounded

The militants have violated the ceasefire regime for 37 times in Donbas over the past 24 hours, where two Ukrainian soldiers have been wounded, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Interfax.

Int the Mariupol sector of the Anti-Terrorist Operation area, militants shelled Talakivka with mortars. Slavne, Pavlopil, Hnutove, Talakivka, Novotroyitske, Shyrokyne and Vodiane were shelled with grenade launchers and small arms. Shyrokyne was attacked by infantry combat vehicles armament. The enemy’s sniper targeted the Ukrainian positions near Novotroyitske.

In the Luhansk sector militants fired Novooleksandrivka and Troitske using 120mm mortars, 82mm mortars were used to fire on Novozvanivka. Grenade launchers and small arms were applied for attacking on Ukrainian army positions in Stanytsia Luhanska and Novozvanivka, anti-tank missile systems – on Novozvanivka.

In the Donetsk sector, the Russian occupational troops attacked the Ukrainian positions near Zaitseve and Avdiyivka with grenade launchers and small arms.

Ukrainian Political Prisoners in Russia: The issue to be raised at PACE

Ukrainian parliamentary delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe during the current winter session in Strasbourg will raise the issue of liberation of Ukrainian political prisoners in Crimea and Russia.

Member of the delegation Oleksiy Honcharenko (BPP fraction) said this to Ukrinform.

“We always raise issues of our hostages. This is a mandatory program for us,” he said, adding that the delegation members would speak about Ukrinform correspondent Roman Sushchenko.

The PACE winter session will be held from January 23 to January 27.