Will the real Gazprom CEO please stand up
Only two winners are apparent -- Tymoshenko and Merkel. There are many losers: Firtash, European gas consumers, Gazprom, its shareholders, Yushchenko and, last but not least, Putin...
14:19, 04 February 2009
Will the real Gazprom CEO please stand up
"Half-price" fashion models tighten their belts
At the haute couture shows in Paris, the leggy blondes in silk dresses who advertise a life of luxury are finding their world turned inside out by the economic crisis. "Half price!..," cried Anna Chyzh, a 23-year-old from Kyiv...
09:49, 03 February 2009
"Half-price" fashion models tighten their belts
Dniprohaz, an amnesty and questions that could go all the way to Strasbourg
The court ruling on 20 January amnestying three men charged with professional negligence has clearly not put to rest the emotions and questions raised over the tragic gas explosion in October 2007...
11:25, 02 February 2009
Dniprohaz, an amnesty and questions that could go all the way to Strasbourg
Are Europe's teenagers drinking?
Ukraine has one of the highest rates of under-age alcohol consumption in Europe. In a survey for the United Nations in 2008, 40% of schoolchildren aged 11-12 said they had drunk alcohol...
18:14, 29 January 2009
Are Europe's teenagers drinking?
Ukrainian sides go back to basics
If evidence was needed that football has not escaped the grip of the global credit crunch then the Ukrainian Premier League provides it, with activities during the winter break unusually subdued...
12:22, 29 January 2009
Ukrainian sides go back to basics
Ukraine’s president vows to abide by gas deal
Viktor Yushchenko has promised not to wreck an accord with Russia that restored the flow of gas last week to European businesses and consumers, even though he personally objects to the terms set out in the deal...
16:24, 27 January 2009
Ukraine’s president vows to abide by gas deal
Ukraine macroeconomic situation, January 2009
Economic conditions in Ukraine have been deteriorating more sharply and earlier than we expected. Hit by the combined shock of rising risk-aversion on the global financial market amid growing worries over...
11:33, 26 January 2009
Ukraine macroeconomic situation, January 2009
“The gas crisis has positively influenced Ukraine's politics”
Today only the Presidential Secretariat officials criticize President’s opponents. While Yushchenko and Tymoshenko agree with each other over...
14:14, 19 January 2009
“The gas crisis has positively influenced Ukraine's politics”
Energy battle leaves Moscow and Kyiv out in political cold
Gazprom`s business will suffer. And its reputation is shredded. Europe`s incoherent attempts to substitute other suppliers and types of energy for Russian gas will gain in traction...
13:04, 13 January 2009
Energy battle leaves Moscow and Kyiv out in political cold
Russia-Ukraine 'cold war' grips Europe
Schools closed, heating shut down and nearly a dozen European nations reported a cutoff of natural-gas supplies in one of the coldest winters in recent memory. Russia and Ukraine blamed each other...
14:35, 08 January 2009
Russia-Ukraine 'cold war' grips Europe
Vladimir Putin's weapon could easily backfire into a very cold war
It is hard to see Vladimir Putin’s gas war paying off. Yesterday, in ordering Gazprom to turn off the tap to the European pipelines running through Ukraine, he made it into a challenge to the EU...
11:59, 08 January 2009
Vladimir Putin's weapon could easily backfire into a very cold war
Tragedy in Yevpatoriya: 20 people may be trapped under rubble (photo-report)
Nineteen people were killed after a blast at an apartment block in Yevpatoriya. The explosion hit at around 9.45pm local time, when most of the destroyed section`s 62 inhabitants would have been home.
19:00, 25 December 2008
Tragedy in Yevpatoriya: 20 people may be trapped under rubble (photo-report)
Dicing with danger in Ukraine mines
The BBC`s Gabriel Gatehouse sees at first hand the alarming conditions that make Ukraine`s coalmines some of the most dangerous in the world...
18:14, 23 December 2008
Dicing with danger in Ukraine mines
Heat rises in Russia-Ukraine gas talks - FT
Every year, Russia and Ukraine pledge to end their high-stakes annual gas negotiations well before winter. And for the fourth year running, the January 1 contract deadline is looming with no agreement in sight...
10:22, 17 December 2008
Heat rises in Russia-Ukraine gas talks - FT
Ukraine's leader urges political unity
"I agree that the political crisis doesn`t help solve the economic crisis," Mr Yushchenko told the BBC. "We need to find a way out of the political crisis.These are testing times for Ukraine...
18:48, 15 December 2008
Ukraine's leader urges political unity
Use Her Refuse Her
The marriage between Ukraine and Nato failed to take place. Russia snickered with satisfaction that neither its nemesis, the United States, nor Nato’s other member states, nor Ukraine together with its patriotic diaspora managed to pull it off...
10:55, 15 December 2008
Use Her Refuse Her
Panic as Ukraine's currency plummets
The national currency of Ukraine, whose pro-West government wants to join the European Union, has almost halved in value in the last six months, prompting panic amongst its heavily indebted population...
10:02, 15 December 2008
Panic as Ukraine's currency plummets
Ukraine: currency slide stalls foreign investment
One of the most critical challenges the authorities face is the severe devaluation of the hryvnia, which has fallen to all-time lows against major foreign currencies in the last two months...
13:23, 11 December 2008
Ukraine: currency slide stalls foreign investment
Ukraine’s leaders reach accord on new coalition
After months of political discord that threatened Ukraine’s ability to respond to deepening financial problems, the country’s pro-Western leaders announced Wednesday that they had patched up their differences...
17:50, 10 December 2008
Ukraine’s leaders reach accord on new coalition
Ukraine's Central Bank helps make $23-billion dent in pockets of Ukrainians
In early October, when the talk about the looming financial crisis was becoming loud in Ukraine, we heard soothing comments from National Bank of Ukraine officials...
18:59, 08 December 2008
Ukraine's Central Bank helps make $23-billion dent in pockets of Ukrainians
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