Corruption in Kiev and an E.U. Trade Pact
While questionable political and commercial practices are major problems across Ukrainian politics, the 2009 gas deal between Tymoshenko and Vladimir Putin was exceptional for the damage it did to Ukrainian interests. This was a deal that...
Ukraine - Macroeconomic Situation - August 2011
Recent financial market turmoil (due to the US debt downgrade and rising risk of a broadening European solvency crisis) and disappointing GDP data in a number of developed economies have weakened global economic growth prospects for the rest of 2011...
Ukraine - Macroeconomic Situation - June 2011
In May 2011, the Ukraine economy started regaining its footing from March-April weaknesses. Industrial production growth picked up to 8.6% yoy from 4.9% yoy in April. Expansion in retail trade and construction accelerated to 15.5% yoy and 13.2% yoy, respectively...
What can China teach us?
Ukraine hopes for considerable Chinese investment to the Ukrainian economy. Besides, Ukrainian government will adopt Chinese methods in fighting against corruption, as well use Chinese experience in preparation to executing the Olympic Games...
Ukraine's economy: its place in the EU debt turmoil
Ukraine’s Ministry of Finance boasted of a healthy budget execution in 5M11, outperforming its fiscal schedule in the respective period. In particular, the central government collected a total of UAH 119 bln in revenue...
Ukraine- Macroeconomic situation - May 2011
However, due to high external debt repayments, widening current account deficit and uncertainty over resumption of IMF program, the second half of the year may see higher exchange rate volatility and Hryvnia depreciation pressures...
Yanukovych is reverse Robin Hood - he steals from the poor to give to the rich
This Thursday, following orders from Yanukovych, the Verkhovna Rada passed in the first reading the draft law on cutting pensions, which, for some reason, the government is calling "pension reform."In reality, this bill has nothing in common with true reform...
Ukraine - Macroeconomic Situation - April 2011
A favorable external environment and strong growth in domestic demand supported solid growth of the Ukrainian economy in the first quarter of 2011. According to preliminary NBU estimates, real GDP grew by more than 5% yoy over the period. By sector...
Ukraine - Marcoeconomic Situation - March 2011
While the delay may negatively affect yields, better conditions than last year for winter crops allowed the government to project a slightly higher grain harvest at about 41-42 million tons in 2011. Despite better-than forecast growth momentum in the first two months of 2011...
Robert Bond: Central Securities Depository Should be Established on AUSD Basis
Right now the discussions regarding the creation of a Central Securities Depository are active in Ukraine again. Last week the two key participants of this process communicated their positions which were...
Ukraine - Macroeconomic Situation - February 2011
Thanks to robust growth in exports, Ukraine’s current account balance switched to a small surplus in January 2011. It more than compensated for the slight financial account deficit caused by external debt redemption payments exceeding new borrowings...
Yanukovich's First Year
One of the proudest items on the wall of the U.S. ambassador’s office in Kiev from 2006-2009 was a world map showing the Freedom House ranking of free, not free and partly free countries around the world. Visitors could clearly see that...
Ukraine - Macroeconomic situation - January 2011
In 2010, the Ukrainian economy recovered at about 4.2% yoy from a 14.8% yoy crisis-induced decline in 2009. The recovery was led by exports, private consumption (which surprised on the upside) and strong inventory rebuild. Additionally, the recovery was broad-based among sectors...
Ukraine - Macroeconomic situation - November 2010
In October, the Ukrainian economy made steady gains despite a weaker external environment and less favorable statistical base effect. Instead, good economic results in industry, construction and services were achieved due to...
Ukraine- Macroeconomic Situation - October 2010
Thanks to the improving external environment and strengthening domestic demand, both export-focused and domestic market oriented branches and sectors reported better economic result in September. Industrial production growth...
Ukraine- Macroeconomic Situation - September 2010
A further increase in the population’s purchasing power (thanks to continuing growth in real monthly wage and high social transfers) and improved budget financing of infrastructure projects underpinned further recovery in retail sales and construction respectively...
Bedding down in Ukraine
That`s what the Leeds branch of the Rotary Club are doing though - providing nearly a hundred specialist beds for a hospital in Ternopol, Ukraine.BBC Leeds found out just how much hard work goes into such a project...
Ukraine - Macroeconomic situation - June 2010
A favorable external environment kept supporting Ukraine’s economic recovery. Industrial production grew by 12.6% yoy over January-May 2010, led by export-focused machine-building, chemicals and metallurgy...
Putin Luring Ukraine in First Ruble Debt as Dollar Sale Pulled
Ukraine may sell ruble debt for the first time as Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s government builds ties with former Soviet states and promotes its currency as a regional alternative to the dollar...
What can Ukraine expect from Clinton's visit?
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will pay an official visit to Ukraine on July 2-3, in an effort to strengthen U.S. ties with partners in the region while trying to "reset" relations with...
BGV Fund and Estonia launch a program for free prosthetics for Ukrainians
- 01 February, Wednesday
Hryvnia slightly strengthens to U.S. dollar on Sept 24
- 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