Week's balance: Expanding "red" quarantine zones, new yearly gas prices for households, and higher inflation pace
Due to the increase in the coronavirus incidence, Kyiv and more than a dozen regions across Ukraine have tightened quarantine restrictions, the national regulator approved the terms of yearly gas contracts for households, while the State Statistics Service declared the acceleration of inflation – these are the key economic developments of the outgoing week.
Week's balance: Capital, regional authorities introducing lockdown, Rada legalizing e-passports, wages growing
Due to the higher rate of COVID-19 spread, Kyiv and regional authorities across Ukraine are introducing strict lockdown measures, restricting public transport; the Verkhovna Rada has legalized e-passports displayed via a Diia app; while the State Statistics Service has reported on the increase in wages – these are this week's main economic developments.
Doubling GDP in 10 years: Is Ukrainian dream achievable?
The Cabinet has approved the National Economic Strategy until 2030, which aims to double the gross domestic product. To realize the dream, the country needs to try hard: decisive reform and billions of dollars in investments are needed.
Week's balance: Cabinet sets electricity price, vows quarantine compensation for businesses, while industrial output slides
The Cabinet of Ministers has set household electricity price for April and promised to pay UAH 8,000 (US$286) to entrepreneurs affected by quarantine bans, while the State Statistics Service reported a higher pace of the industrial output fall – these are the key economic developments of the outgoing week.
Odile Renaud-Basso: Ukraine recovery growth assessed at 3% of GDP in 2021, with exceptional level of uncertainties
President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Odile Renaud-Basso, who began her first visit to our country on Monday, told UNIAN about the results she wants to achieve in Ukraine during her tenure and gave advice on how to double Ukraine's GDP and attract large amounts of foreign investment.
Week's balance: Tougher quarantine, Ukrzaliznytsia chief's dismissal, and reduction of subsidies
The capital and a number of regions of Ukraine are returning to strict lockdown, the Cabinet unexpectedly sacked the head of the board at Ukrzaliznytsia, while the average size of subsidies in February decreased by over 30% – these are the key economic developments of the outgoing week.
Dual citizenship issue in Ukraine: Legislative initiatives
From time to time, officials and politicians remind of what every Ukrainian is subconsciously aware – not all Ukrainian citizens have single citizenship. Many times, the authorities undertook to address the issue, but so far nothing has been done in this regard. Now they launched a new attempt to fix things.
Sputnik V conundrum
A few months ago, researchers across the world echoed the same idea: Russia's Spuntik V coronavirus vaccine can't be allowed on the market until it undergoes proper testing. But suddenly it turned out that "Sputnik" has somehow made its way to certain places in Europe, even without proper certification. Now the Russian vaccine of dubious quality has become a new major hybrid weapon for Vladimir Putin.
Week's balance: Rising inflation, Motor Sich nationalization, and higher tariffs by Nova Poshta
The State Statistics Service recorded a higher pace of inflation, the National Security and Defense Council decided to nationalize Motor Sich, and the Nova Poshta postal service increased tariffs for delivery – these are the main economic news of the outgoing week.
Looking for way out of "green" deadlock in Ukrainian energy sector
On the way of revolutionary changes in Ukraine's energy system, a "green-coal paradox" arose, where an increase in the share of renewables, contrary to common sense, leads to a rise in thermal energy. The solution to the issue is to direct large-scale investments in the construction of new maneuverable and accumulation capacities.
Week's balance: Cabinet reports on year's work, launches cheap mortgage campaign, while NBU raises key rate
The National Bank, after two and a half years of gradual reduction, unexpectedly raised its key rate to 6.5%, Ukrainians have been offered to get mortgage loans at 7%, while the Cabinet reported on its performance over the year of its work – these are the main economic news of the past week.
Week's balance: Return to adaptive quarantine, infrastructure promises, and decline in industrial output
The government decided to revisit the adaptive quarantine model, as well as set to index pensions by 11% in March; President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed to continue a large-scale campaign on construction of roads and bridges; and the State Statistics Service announced a decline in industrial output in January – these are the main economic developments of the outgoing week.
"EU Green Deal ": A challenge and a chance for Ukraine's economy
The government has announced its intention to make Ukraine part of a new "European Green Deal" aimed at significantly improving the continent's environmental status. UNIAN understood how this strategic area of development will affect the economy and lives of ordinary Ukrainians.
Week's balance: Cabinet prolongs quarantine, IMF mission yields no positive result, while Naftogaz talks investing billions in gas extraction
The Cabinet of Ministers has extended the COVID-19 quarantine until April 30, the IMF mission's work to revise the loan agreement with Ukraine brought no positive results, and while state-owned Naftogaz of Ukraine announced plans to invest billions of dollars in boosting gas production – these are the key economic developments of the outgoing week.
Expert on int'l law: Ukraine has imposed sanctions on over 2,000 persons and nearly 1,000 legal entities in Russia. But we have to admit that these sanctions aren't working.
UNIAN has sat down with an expert on international law Bohdan Bernatsky, who is part of the Office of Simple Solutions and Results, an NGO preparing proposals for the President, as well as members of the National Reform Council, to find out how sanctions against specific individuals differ from sectoral ones, why hasn't Ukraine yet applied the latter to Russia, and how come violators of the sanctions regime are not held to account.
Week's balance: EU calls on Ukraine to continue reform, giving EUR 200 mln to support businesses, while inflation accelerates
The European Union has called on Ukraine to pursue launched reforms and gave EUR 200 million to support businesses in the context of coronacrisis, while the statistics agency reported on accelerating inflation – these are the key economic developments of the outgoing week.
Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko: Our main scenario is cooperation with the IMF
Serhiy Marchenko took the lead of the Ministry of Finance on March 30, 2020, at the onset of a challenging coronacrisis period. In an interview with UNIAN, the minister spoke about the progress in negotiations with the IMF, his vision of pension reform, the ministry's plans for the year, and features of the latest affordable mortgage program.
Rights activist: Russia's tactic in Crimea is to stigmatize Crimean Tatars
The head of the Center for Civil Liberties Oleksandra Matviychuk has told UNIAN about the ongoing persecution of lawyers in Crimea, the general strategy of the occupying power regarding the Ukrainian peninsula, and what should be done to protect victims of Russian war crimes.
Strengthening spree: What Ukrainians should expect from hryvnia
The hryvnia kicked off this February with a confident strengthening, forcing the dollar to drop below a UAH 28 mark. According to experts, in the coming months, objective market factors will ensure reliable support for the Ukrainian currency.
Week's balance: Ukraine resumes electricity imports from Russia, hryvnia beefs up, Rada takes another step toward large SOEs' sale
Ukraine resumed imports of electricity from Russia to compensate for the acute shortage in own energy grid, the hryvnia strengthened amid ongoing talks with the IMF, while the Rada adopted laws formalizing remote work and taking the first step towards large-scale sale of state assets – these are the main economic developments of the first week in February.
Hryvnia slightly strengthens to U.S. dollar on Sept 24
- 26 January, Thursday
Україна може перемогти у війні з Росією, але в обох є проблеми - генерал США
- 05 December, Monday
Five Russian-led troops eliminated in Donbas over week – OSINT group
- 14 June, Monday
UNIAN suspends work of its English-language editorial office
Ukraine to become NATO member state with help of Membership Action Plan – Summit communique
Putin says troops build-up near Ukraine borders was part of "exercises"
Volodymyr Zelensky tells Boris Johnson Nord Stream 2 commissioning by Russia "unacceptable"
Zelensky asks U.S. for clarity on NATO MAP – media
U.S. financial institutions prohibited to buy Russian bonds
Education minister: Best lecturers at President's University in Ukraine to be paid at least US$4,000
Kyiv mayor reports 89 new COVID-19 cases, four fatalities
RFE/RL: Arms researchers warn decline in nuclear weapons appears to have stalled
Zelensky thanks G7 leaders for support of Ukraine
Biden suggests 'autocrat' Putin's Russia might be weaker than it seems – media
No new COVID-19 cases reported in armed forces as of June 14
Hryvnia strengthens to U.S. dollar on June 14
Number of COVID-19 cases confirmed worldwide exceeds 175.9 mln
COVID-19 in Ukraine: Some 420 new cases reported as of June 14
Donbas war: Ukraine records two ceasefire violations on June 13
Reuters: Oil holds near multi-year highs amid demand recovery
With two brilliant goals, Ukraine lose to the Netherlands in Euro 2020 Group Stage match (Photos)
- 13 June, Sunday
G7 leaders demand justice for victims of UIA plane downed in Iran
Ukraine may enter talks on compensations for loss over Nord Stream 2
G7 leaders call on Russia to withdraw troops at Ukraine's eastern border, in Crimea
Five Ukrainians patients return home from Belarus since air service suspension
Pending meeting with Biden, Putin wants "direct dialogue" with U.S.
Ukraine's Health Ministry forecasts fourth COVID-2019 wave
Number of new COVID-19 cases in Ukraine goes below 900
- 12 June, Saturday
Zelensky enacts strategy for development of justice system
Euro 2020 match suspended after Denmark midfielder collapses (Photos, video)
U.S. approves US$150 million in military aid for Ukraine
Bill tabled in Rada to help reduce cost of organ transplant surgeries
Analysis Week's balance: Quarantine easing, hryvnia strengthening, and inflation rising
Analysis What Ukraine should do not to burn its fingers on compensation for Nord Stream 2
Donbas warzone update: One KIA amid nine truce violations on June 11
COVID-19 in Ukraine: Over 1,200 new cases reported as of June 12
Zelensky, Biden to meet in Washington in late July – FM Kuleba
- 11 June, Friday
Denmark ready to deliver 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Ukraine
Hryvnia strengthens to U.S. dollar on June 14
Ex-Putin's aide Surkov: "Ukraine may be regained only by force"
Israel lifts ban on travel to Ukraine
Resumption of water supplies to Crimea "theoretically possible," parliament speaker says
Non-residents expand Ukrainian gov't bonds portfolio by another 8.5%, to US$3.9 bln
EU countries clear plan to ease cross-border tourism over summer – media
Analysis "Brother" at the gate. Will Putin move for a full-scale invasion of Ukraine?
Slogan "Glory to Ukraine! Glory to Heroes!" becomes official motto in Ukrainian football
"Problematic" enterprises in occupied Donbas to be handed over to Russian businessman
Hryvnia weakens to U.S. dollar on June 11
Bundestag rejects motion against Nord Stream 2
Ukraine's GTS operates at less than 20% of design capacity – expert
MP talks of gruesome sexual violence against Ukrainian POWs held in Donbas warzone
COVID-19 in Ukraine: Over 1,600 new cases reported as of June 11
Enemy intensifying attacks in Donbas, soldier wounded – JFO HQ
U.S. to keep taking action against those involved in Nord Stream 2 construction
Journalists reveal details of upcoming EU sanctions on Belarus: Over 70 persons targeted
- 10 June, Thursday
IMF expects more progress from Ukraine to unlock aid
MFA Ukraine delivers tough response to Putin's criticism of indigenous peoples bill
Interview Sniper Serhiy Varakin: I don't need peace, I need victory. I can't imagine myself walking around Donetsk, saying hi to those who were shooting at me yesterday
European Parliament calling to toughen sanctions against Belarus
First EU country to greenlight Ukraine's vaccination certificates
"It was we who downed the plane": Intercepts of Russian proxies' comms revealed in MH17 trial
Six judges blocking Constitutional Court's work, MP says
Ukraine to monitor land transactions with new system
FM Kuleba urges Italy to re-open borders for Ukrainian tourists
OSCE envoy: Use of heavy weapons in Donbas undermines confidence between the sides
Over 55,500 Ukrainians vaccinated against COVID-19 in past day
PM Shmyhal: Ukraine boosts exports to record highs to EU in five months
Ukraine reports four new COVID-19 cases in armed forces as of June 10
Euro 2020: UEFA asks Ukraine to remove 'political' slogan from new soccer kit
Kravchuk calls on Donbas terrorists to free four seriously ill Ukrainians
Kyiv mayor reports 216 new COVID-19 cases, six fatalities
Ex-member of Russian Duma: Russia loses US$500 billion over aggression against Ukraine
Netherlands to participate in Crimean Platform summit, Ukraine independence events
Ukraine's Foreign Minister: Ukraine doubts Russia will abide by Nord Stream 2 agreements
Number of COVID-19 cases confirmed worldwide exceeds 174.4 mln