Week's balance: Industrial output on decline, Cabinet continues deregulation, while Uzhgorod Airport set to resume work
During a visit to Slovakia, President Zelenskyy signed a deal unblocking the work of Uzhgorod Airport, the government canceled a number of outdated acts as part of deregulation, while the State Statistics Service announced the acceleration of industrial output decline – these are the key economic stories of the outgoing week.
Forex swings. Should we expect dollar at UAH 30 at year-end
By the end of this year, the dollar should not exceed the corridor set in the state budget of Ukraine at UAH 29.50. But will it stay within these limits? Or Should we expect a dollar at UAH 30 and above?
Week's balance: Cabinet submits budget draft to Rada, Zelensky promises "human" salaries and pensions, while hryvnia keeps weakening
The Cabinet of Ministers submitted to parliament the draft state budget for 2021, which provides for a budget deficit of 6% of GDP, President Zelensky promised Ukrainians to raise salaries and pensions to the "human level", while the hryvnia continued to lose ground – these are the key economic developments of the outgoing week.
A step short of betrayal: Enemy never made it to inspect Ukraine's positions in Donbas
Information about the "joint inspection" of Ukrainian positions near Shumy had the effect of a blasting bomb on many Ukrainians. Allowing the enemy into our trenches was not simply about "making concessions for the sake of peace," but about humiliating Ukrainian military and, ultimately, realizing the Kremlin's long-held dream of turning the war into an "internal Ukrainian conflict" in the eyes of international community.
Week's balance: Cabinet approves economic development plan, NBU sets benchmark for inflation, while Naftogaz presents new gas tariff proposals
The government has approved a priority action plan for economic development for the last four months of the year, the National Bank has retained the current inflation target of 5% for the next year, and Naftogaz presented new gas tariff proposals for households.
Prospects for Ukrainian currency by end of turbulent year
In early autumn, the hryvnia is weakening against the dollar. However, experts say, there is no cause for concern. The outlook is still favorable, but the second wave of coronavirus remains a potential risk.
Week's balance: Ukraine pays off $2 bln in foreign debt, hryvnia loses positions, while NBU keeps key rate unchanged
The Ministry of Finance redeemed the second series of external government loan bonds totaling more than $2 billion, the hryvnia continued its slide, while the National Bank kept the key rate at 6% – these are the main economic developments of the outgoing week.
Week's balance: Rada raises minimum wage, Cabinet extends quarantine until Oct 31, appoints new Ukrzaliznytsia CEO
The Verkhovna Rada, at the president's initiative, has raised the minimum wage to UAH 5,000, while the Cabinet of Ministers prolonged the adaptive quarantine until the end of October and appointed a new chief of the state-owned railway operator, Ukrzaliznytsia – these are the key economic developments over the last week of the summer.
Week's balance: Ukraine signs concession deal for Olvia seaport, Cabinet once again replaces customs chief, while economy ministry downgrades crops forecast
The Cabinet of Ministers has once again replaced the head of customs, the Ministry of Infrastructure transferred the Olvia seaport to a Qatari company for concession, while the Ministry of Economy has worsened the forecast for the grain harvest – these are the key economic developments of the outgoing week.
Week's balance: Cabinet announces reform at Ukroboronprom, economy ministry releases macroeconomic outlook, while hryvnia beefs up
The Cabinet of Ministers has announced the reform at the Ukroboronprom defense giant and put 200 state-owned companies up for sale, the economy ministry has published an updated macro forecast for the next three years, while the Ukrainian hryvnia has slightly strengthened – these are the key economic developments of the outgoing week.
Cabinet promises. GDP, forex rate, and wages outlook for next three years
The Cabinet has approved its macroeconomnic forecast for the next three years.UNIAN learned about the government's estimates for the future average and minimum wages, as well as the hryvnia exchange rate.
Week's balance: Cabinet approves updated macro forecast, hryvnia stabilizes, while electricity tariffs rise
The government has approved the three-year macroeconomic forecast, the National Bank has worsened its economic outlook for 2020, the hryvnia has stabilized, while electricity tariffs have gone up – these are the main economic developments of the outgoing week.
Who will benefit from legalization of gambling business in Ukraine
Gambling has once again been legalized in Ukraine after the Verkhovna Rada passed the relevant bill. Al those casinos and slot machines had always been there though, albeit in the shadows or online. So what changes will be coming?
Corona-free travel abroad: Turkish authorities, businesses develop massive anti-COVID-19 system for safe tourist season
UNIAN has checked how the airport, hotels and tourist attractions in Turkey ensure antiviral safety. In our opinion, it is much less possible to contract the coronavirus there than in Ukraine.
Week's balance: NBU governor resigns, Eurobond issue fails, while another UAH 35 bln gets sent for road repairs
National Bank Governor Yakiv Smolii has resigned citing "political pressure", Ukraine canceled at the last moment the deal on the sale of Eurobonds worth $1.7 billion, while the Cabinet of Ministers sent half of the national anti-corona fund for road construction – these are the main economic developments of the outgoing week.
Stanislav Aseiev: Donbas is disappointed and embittered over not becoming part of Russia. But this doesn't add any love to Ukraine
Journalist Stanislav Aseiev spent more than two years in captivity in the occupied Donetsk, most of the time – in a modern-day concentration camp, a special prison called "Izoliatsia". In an interview with UNIAN, he told about the "Russian world" idea and how this "world" looks from the inside.
Week's balance: natural disaster aftermath, end of cheap gas era, and timid hope for restoration of industrial output
The government has allocated UAH 672 million to tackle the aftermath of flooding in western Ukraine, Naftogaz for the first time since year-start has raised gas prices, while the State Statistics Service released promising data on industrial output – these are the main economic developments of the past week.
NGO coordinator Yevhen Vasyliev: Panic, confusion, and chaos reign in occupied Donbas over COVID-19 lockdown
The COVID-19-related restrictions imposed in Donbas are gradually loosening, but crossing the demarcation line remains an issue. What's going on at the crossing points, where and how people caught up on their way had to stay amid lockdown, how occupation administrations are blocking the crossing, and how quarantine affected the number of enemy shellings – that's what program coordinator with the Skhid SOS Foundation Yevhen Vasyliev sat down and spoke about with UNIAN.
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