•The European People's Party has approved a long-term support plan for Ukraine, Interfax Ukraine reported. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expects European partners to take steps to create a 'Marshall Plan for Ukraine'.
•The An-132D aircraft manufactured by Antonov state corporation successfully completed its first flight, flying from the company’s corporate airstrip in Hostomel, western Kyiv, Interfax Ukraine reported.
•DTEK Trading (Ukraine) and Energocom (Moldova) have signed a contract for the supply of Ukrainian electricity for one year from last Saturday until March 31, 2018, Interfax Ukraine reported. Energocom won the tender for electricity supply to the Moldovan markets with its price offer of $50.2 per 1 MWh.
•The production volumes of crude sunflower oil in Ukraine in January-February of 2017 totaled 915 thousand tons, an increase of 32.8%, compared with the same period of last year, reported APK-Inform.
•Ukraine's reforms progress opens up new possibilities for economic cooperation with Italy, Interfax Ukraine reported. During the consultations with Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Olena Zerkal, Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Vincenzo Amendola stressed Italy's interest in strengthening relations with Ukraine in energy and small and medium enterprises.
•Boryspil International Airport could reopen Terminal F for passenger if low-cost flights increase to the airport, Interfax Ukraine reported. “As soon as we understand there are 15 low-cost carriers, we will open Terminal F for them, otherwise it will be a loss-making terminal,” Boryspil airport head Pavlo Riabikin has said. In Oct. 2013, all passenger flights were concentrated in Terminal D.
•The inflow of UAH 100 billion to local budgets in 2014-2016 is one of the top results of decentralization, one of Ukraine's key reforms, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman told reporters Friday, the Cabinet's press service reports.
•Israel plans to import Ukrainian beef in the long-term, starting with 2,500 tons of products every month. This was stated by Olha Trofimtseva, Deputy Agrarian Policy and Food Minister of Ukraine on European Integration, the Ministry’s press service reports.
•Prime Minister Groysman will initiate consideration of a bill on Financial Investigation Service and draft health care reform during next National Reforms Council session, Government Portal reported.
•An agreement on cooperation between the ministries of defense of Ukraine and Canada will be signed in Ottawa early next week, Ukrinform reported.
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