Ukraine - Macroeconomic situation - April 2010

Ukraine - Macroeconomic situation - April 2010

Following the victory of the opposition leader Victor Yanukovych in February’s 2010 presidential elections, a new ruling coalition was formed in the Ukrainian parliament and a new government headed by...
10:41, 19.05.2010
Ukraine president snipes at opponent, defends fleet move

Ukraine president snipes at opponent, defends fleet move

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said on Thursday he would not intervene in a criminal action against ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, and defended his decision to extend Russian navy`s stay in Ukraine...
10:57, 14.05.2010
Ukraine ponders Putin's gas deal 'impromptu'

Ukraine ponders Putin's gas deal 'impromptu'

May Day holiday and Victory Day celebrations are over in Russia and Ukraine, and controversial talks between energy officials from the two countries could finally take place, according to Moscow...
15:26, 12.05.2010
Battle lines drawn over Ukraine's strategic direction

Battle lines drawn over Ukraine's strategic direction

Is it to be a nation that leans towards the West, with, for example, serious aspirations to Nato membership, as the 2004 Orange Revolution seemed to suggest? Or is it going to rapidly solidify its privileged ties with Moscow as...
16:24, 27.04.2010
Ukraine’s New ‘Azarov Era’ Betokens Stable Politics

Ukraine’s New ‘Azarov Era’ Betokens Stable Politics

Ukraine’s new Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, who owes his appointment to a legislative fix that the opposition branded “unconstitutional,” may bring relief to investors by ending half a decade of political instability...
12:09, 12.03.2010
Ukraine - Russian Relations remain unclear

Ukraine - Russian Relations remain unclear

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called Viktor Yanukovych this weekend as soon as the Ukrainian president-elect`s challenger dropped a legal battle to block his inauguration. According to the Kremlin, the two...
17:38, 23.02.2010
Euro 2012 Special: Ukraine Have Made Huge Progress, But There's Just 600 Hotel Rooms In Semi-Final Venue Donetsk

Euro 2012 Special: Ukraine Have Made Huge Progress, But There's Just 600 Hotel Rooms In Semi-Final Venue Donetsk

Goal.com`s Marcus Haydon has been investigating the progress made by Euro 2012 co-hosts Poland and Ukraine, and is pleased to announce some major, if not decisive, advances by the latter...
11:27, 05.02.2010
Presidential Election in Ukraine Goes to a Runoff

Presidential Election in Ukraine Goes to a Runoff

Two of the chief combatants in the 2004 Orange Revolution, which brought to power a pro-Western government that has left the public increasingly disillusioned, began their campaign on Monday for...
12:06, 18.01.2010
Ukraine's greatest challenge?

Ukraine's greatest challenge?

It is Ukraine`s elite that is blocking the country`s development.When Ukrainians go to the polls on 17 January to elect a president, they will most probably force a second round that will pit one of the driving forces...
11:46, 14.01.2010
Kiev, Ukraine: My Kind of Town

Kiev, Ukraine: My Kind of Town

A native of Kiev, Anna Shevchenko finds the Ukrainian capital is the ideal city for banishing the January blues. It`s the best place to banish January blues, as the celebrations stretch well into the month, finishing with...
13:29, 11.01.2010
The Difficulty of Being Ukraine

The Difficulty of Being Ukraine

The country of 46 million has been one of the hardest hit by the global financial meltdown, suffering a sharp currency devaluation and a projected 14 percent drop in G.D.P. this year.President Viktor Yushchenko, once the Orange hero...
12:47, 23.12.2009
Ukraine appeals to IMF for $2bn loan - FT

Ukraine appeals to IMF for $2bn loan - FT

Ukraine has made an urgent appeal to the International Monetary Fund for about $2bn in emergency loans to ease “an extremely difficult situation” in meeting its external obligations and avoid the danger of...
15:47, 11.12.2009
Ukraine struggles to meet UEFA deadline ahead of Euro 2012

Ukraine struggles to meet UEFA deadline ahead of Euro 2012

Ukraine has until November 30 to convince UEFA that it is ready to host the 2012 European soccer championships.With a projected figure of 1.3 million soccer fans expected to...
11:35, 30.11.2009
Ukraine tears down controversial statue

Ukraine tears down controversial statue

The authorities tore down the statue of the Communist leader of Ukraine when it was part of the former Soviet Union, Hryhoriy Petrovsky. It as carried out just days before Ukraine commemorates the victims of...
11:41, 27.11.2009
Ukraine: A Democracy at Risk

Ukraine: A Democracy at Risk

Five years ago this month, an orange sea of Ukrainians flooded the streets of Kiev. Protesting the attempt of then-President Leonid Kuchmas` administrative machine to falsify election results, they demanded...
14:43, 24.11.2009
Time nears for Brussels to give some shape to Ukraine policy - FT

Time nears for Brussels to give some shape to Ukraine policy - FT

All the European Union`s happy neighbours are like each other, but each unhappy neighbour is unhappy in its own way - starting with Ukraine. What can the EU do to ensure that...
13:53, 13.11.2009
Swine-Flu Panic in Ukraine: Crisis or Political Ploy?

Swine-Flu Panic in Ukraine: Crisis or Political Ploy?

Ukraine is in the midst of what some might call swine-flu hysteria. The country is in virtual lockdown mode, with the government closing schools, universities and movie theaters and...
11:18, 06.11.2009
Ukraine presidential campaign undermined by mud-slinging

Ukraine presidential campaign undermined by mud-slinging

HOPES FOR a clean presidential election campaign in Ukraine have been dashed in its opening days, as allies of the two main contenders trade accusations of rape and child abuse.Pro-western prime minister...
12:50, 26.10.2009
Ukraine starts election campaign

Ukraine starts election campaign

Opinion polls suggest the pro-Western President, Viktor Yushchenko, is unlikely even to make a run-off in the election, set for 17 January. Since coming to power after the Orange Revolution in 2004, political arguments...
16:57, 21.10.2009
Ukraine beat 10-man England to boost 2010 hopes

Ukraine beat 10-man England to boost 2010 hopes

The victory on Saturday saw Ukraine move a point ahead of Croatia into second place in Group Six, and a win in their final game against Andorra will put them into the playoffs. England, who had a 100 percent...
11:33, 12.10.2009
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