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Lukashenko trying to revive Minsk talks
KIEV, Dec. 21 - The authoritarian leader of Belarus flew into Kiev on Sunday hoping to revive stalled Ukrainian peace talks he has been hosting to calm Europe's volatile eastern edge, AFP reported. 19:12 | More
'We must go beyond being defensive,' EU leader says of Ukraine crisis
BRUSSELS, Dec. 19 Ц European Union leaders warned Moscow they are ready to flex their combined muscle and "stay the course" in a long confrontation with Russia if President Vladimir Putin refuses to pull back from Ukraine, Reuters reported. 19:11 | More
Putin unbowed as Moscow prepares to respond to latest sanctions
MOSCOW, Dec 20 - Russia will not be intimidated over its actions in Ukraine and Crimea, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday as his foreign ministry warned that it was preparing to retaliate against fresh Western sanctions, Reuters reported. 19:10 | More
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has met with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev who is on a working visit to Ukraine. (Photo by the president's press service)
SBU security service reports foiling terrorist attack in Kiev
KIEV, Dec. 19 Ц The Security Service of Ukraine has prevented a terrorist attack in the center of Kiev, an advisor to the SBU head, Markiyan Lubkivsky, has said. 19:09 | More
IN FOCUS More $ needed to avoid default, PM says
KIEV, Dec. 11 - Ukraine risks defaulting on its debt unless Western donors come up with more funds on top of the billions of dollars of financial aid already promised, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said on Thursday, Reuters reported. 12:06 | More
PM to Russia: Don't put nukes in Crimea
BRUSSELS, Dec. 16 - Russia would violate international agreements if it placed nuclear weapons in Crimea, which it annexed from Ukraine, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said on Tuesday, Reuters reported. 23:40 | More
Ukraine economy could fall 6% this year, according to official

Ukraine's GDP will register a 3% decline for H1 and could fall 6% this year, First Deputy Economic Development and Trade Minister Anatoliy Maksiuta said at a briefing in Kiev. He said that inflation this year could accelerate to 19%.More

Ukraine's economic decline accelerating

Ukraine's economic decline has accelerated as fighting between the army and pro-Russian separatists in the east took a heavy toll on industry and other economic activity in the last three months, Reuters reported.More

Hryvnia won't tank further this year, according to trade minister

Ukraine's Ministry of Economic Development and Trade is not expecting the further devaluation of the hryvnia and an increase in the rate of inflation growth in the current year, Minister Pavlo Sheremeta has said at a briefing in Kiev.More

1938 Sudetenland vs. 2014 Ukraine; West must act now

The West must not ignore Russia's ongoing attack on Ukraine because inaction will create a monster that will be able to destroy the Western civilization. Look at Germany's annexation of Sudetenland in 1938 for parallels.More

Poroshenko lauds latest Ukrainian government as best so far
NSDC secretary calls for end to dependence on Soviet-era weaponry
Lukashenko trying to revive Minsk talks
'We must go beyond being defensive,' EU leader says of Ukraine crisis
Putin unbowed as Moscow prepares to respond to latest sanctions
SBU security service reports foiling terrorist attack in Kiev
Economy will rebound, Putin tells Russia
Putin calls Kiev attempts to retake rebel areas a 'punitive operation'
Kiev takes over gas-producing assets in small area near Crimea
Ukraine officials vow to root out corruption in most corrupt country
European Union urges Putin to adopt 'radical change in attitude'
OSCE prolongs checkpoint observer mission mandates by three months
EU envoy detects flexibility from Russia
Ukraine needs another $15 billion to weather storm, according to IMF
Poroshenko calls for Ukraine Euro-Atlantic integration course
Cabinet expecting Dec. 25 Parliament tax and budget approval
Poroshenko pushing for Visegrad Group membership for Ukraine
EBRD to increase grants to small and mid-sized businesses in Ukraine
DTEK calls for removal of anthracite coal from 'antiterrorist' zone
Naftogaz Ukrayiny chairman touts benefits of gas hub project
Ukrainian natural gas imports spike sharply so far this month
Polish and Ukrainian pipeline operators consider capacity expansion
Kiev court of appeals releases Ukrinterengo chief from detention
Analysts predict sharp drop in Ukrainian steel export income
Visegrad Group to provide 410 scholarships for Ukrainian students
EnergoAtom considering increased use of Westinghouse nuclear fuel
NBU says it will fight against efforts to destabilize hryvnia
Metinvest receives permission to by Dnipropetrovsk coke plant
Russia's Gazprombank demands early $842.5 million Ostchem repayment
Household natural gas price may quintuple, says Naftogaz CEO
Ukraine urges EU to unlock major pipeline interconnector in Slovakia
Chevron warns Ukraine it may quit $10 billion shale gas project
Government revenues reported down 72.8% YTD in rebel regions
Currencies (in hryvnias)
  22.12.2014 prev
USD 15.85 15.77
RUR 0.261 0.265
EUR 19.47 19.37

Stock Market
  19.12.2014 prev
PFTS 383.8 382.7
source: PFTS


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