First Deputy Chief of Ukraine’s National Bank Pisaruk: We don’t negotiate by the codes of the underworld

First Deputy Chief of Ukraine’s National Bank Pisaruk: We don’t negotiate by the codes of the underworld

The fall of the banks, which started last year, has become the most significant in the history of the banking system of independent Ukraine. First deputy head of the NBU Alexander Pisaruk spoke in an interview with UNIAN about the causes.
17:05, 27.03.2015
The week in numbers

The week in numbers

Two criminal groups involved in the bombings in Odesa have been neutralized  by Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU), Ukrainian soldiers who ran over a girl in Kostyantynivka, killing her, face up to 10 years in jail, and 35,300 troops will return home during demobilization.
13:51, 23.03.2015
Nadia Savchenko: Freedom or Death

Nadia Savchenko: Freedom or Death

After a short break, Nadia Savchenko has resumed her hunger strike. According to the captured Ukrainian female pilot, she will refuse to consume any food until she returns to Ukraine or until her “final day.”  UNIAN asked various experts what else can be done to release the Kremlin’s prisoner.
14:58, 20.03.2015
Kerfuffles over the Constitution

Kerfuffles over the Constitution

March 12 is the deadline for candidates who want to take part in the Constitutional Commission to hand in their applications to the Presidential Administration. The Commission is expected to start its work by the end of this month. But will the Commission be able to draft a quality document, or will it repeat its predecessors’ fates?
16:41, 13.03.2015
Trouble in Transnistria

Trouble in Transnistria

A year ago, the Transnistrian authorities appealed to Russia to include the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic (TMR) in the Russian Federation, “following Crimea’s example,” but the request was turned down by the Kremlin. Now the consequences of Russia's annextion of Crimea are rebounding on Tiraspol.
17:53, 11.03.2015
The week in numbers

The week in numbers

The Verkhovna Rada voted for the arrest and taking into custody of three judges, 18 former Ukrainian officials remain under EU sanctions, while sanctions were lifted on four officials, 34 miners died in the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk in militant-controlled territory, and the gold reserves of the National Bank of Ukraine decreased to $5.625 billion
13:14, 09.03.2015
Is there a future for the Minsk-2 peace agreement?

Is there a future for the Minsk-2 peace agreement?

The withdrawal of heavy weapons by all parties declared in the Minsk Agreement may be turned into a farce by the terrorist forces. However, in the meantime, Ukraine can get defensive weapons, and Russia in its turn may face new sanctions.
14:49, 06.03.2015
China getting ready to buy Russia

China getting ready to buy Russia

China is in no hurry. It is enjoying long-term stable economic growth (with 7% annual GDP growth) despite the ongoing global financial and economic crisis. The world is witnessing Beijing’s sweeping success in energy self-efficiency, and the development of its space technologies and high-tech industry.
13:57, 04.03.2015
The victims of the regimes

The victims of the regimes

The murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov in Russia and the suicide of a former member of the Party of Regions Mikhail Chechetov in Ukraine indicate that the regimes built in the two neighboring countries devour not only their opponents, but also those of their supporters who happen to know too much.
17:41, 02.03.2015
Naftogaz stops Russia creating ‘Transnistrian scenario’ in Ukraine

Naftogaz stops Russia creating ‘Transnistrian scenario’ in Ukraine

Having launched a new gas scandal directly connected with the supply of Russian gas to the Donbas, Russia’s Gazprom now looks to have outsmarted even itself.
16:42, 27.02.2015
The Merchant of War

The Merchant of War

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s stock on the global political market has fallen substantially. Before, he used to successfully sell Russia's predictability and its readiness to play by existing international rules. Now he hawks other wares.
14:23, 23.02.2015
Waiting for blue helmets: Will peacekeepers help Ukraine?

Waiting for blue helmets: Will peacekeepers help Ukraine?

Yet another ceasefire in the Donbas has proved to be a formality. In order to stop or freeze the conflict, Ukraine has decided to play its last trump card, and is now speaking of inviting in United Nations peacekeepers.
14:06, 20.02.2015
Kazakhstan readies to jump from Russian 'Titanic'

Kazakhstan readies to jump from Russian 'Titanic'

Russia’s near-term prospects of losing the war with the West that the Kremlin unleashed in Ukraine are prompting the closest allies of Russia (Belarus and Kazakhstan) to look for ways not to go down with the sinking giant.
14:14, 18.02.2015
US security strategy and Ukraine

US security strategy and Ukraine

While the Normandy Four leaders were looking for possible ways to stop Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and in fact the whole Europe, the key global player - the United States - presented its new security strategy.
13:31, 16.02.2015
New sanctions against Russia: The guillotine is ready

New sanctions against Russia: The guillotine is ready

The West has prepared new sanctions against Russia, the aggressor state. But their introduction was postponed at Ukraine’s request. Everyone is waiting for the outcome of the latest attempt to establish peace in the Donbas. And if Putin wrecks the negotiations, a new round of confrontation is inevitable.
17:05, 11.02.2015
The week’s milestones. Exchanging courtesies in Munich, the Debaltseve dialectics and parliamentary window-dressing

The week’s milestones. Exchanging courtesies in Munich, the Debaltseve dialectics and parliamentary window-dressing

Participants of the Munich Security Conference exchanged courtesies, the tone of which indicates the growing tension in international relations. Debaltseve remains under the control of Ukrainian forces.
16:27, 09.02.2015
Ukraine’s interest: A late confession, a stand-off in PACE and Putin’s self-isolation.

Ukraine’s interest: A late confession, a stand-off in PACE and Putin’s self-isolation.

The Verkhovna Rada declared Russia to be an aggressor state, based on the U.N. definition. Ukrainian parliament’s delegation to the PACE has received an “A” grade, while their Russian counterparts had to slam the door while leaving. The logic of Vladimir Putin’s actions leads to Russia’s isolation. 
22:20, 03.02.2015
The week’s milestones: Escalation in the Donbas, a burst of parliamentary activity and frustration in Minsk

The week’s milestones: Escalation in the Donbas, a burst of parliamentary activity and frustration in Minsk

Heavily armed separatists continue to storm Ukrainian positions. The Verkhovna Rada finally decided to demonstrate a principled stance. And the collapse of the dialogue in Minsk has a positive side.
22:08, 03.02.2015
Diagnosis: A great big liar

Diagnosis: A great big liar

UNIAN asked a group of psychiatrists and psychologists to diagnose serial fibber Vladimir Putin. The result - he’s a liar all right, but there’s method to his deceit.
15:20, 30.01.2015
The ‘Junta’ strikes back

The ‘Junta’ strikes back

Four days after the shelling of Mariupol by Russia-backed insurgents, Ukrainian MPs finally gathered to vote for something that obviously should have been decided on long ago.
13:01, 29.01.2015
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