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Eastern fighting heats up over 24 hours
KIEV, Jan. 29 - Five Ukrainian soldiers and three civilians have been killed as a result of fighting in Ukraine's separatist eastern regions in the past 24 hours, Kiev authorities said on Thursday, reporting no let-up in violent clashes with pro-Russian rebels, Reuters reported. 13:44 | More
EU foreign ministers vote to delay tougher sanctions against Russians
BRUSSELS/KIEV, Jan 29 - European Union foreign ministers extended existing sanctions against Russia on Thursday, holding off on tighter economic measures for now but winning the support of the new left-leaning government of Greece, whose position had been in doubt, Reuters reported. 13:42 | More
IMF team extending its mission in Kiev beyond departure date
KIEV, Jan 29 - An International Monetary Fund team is extending its mission in Kiev beyond a planned departure date of Jan. 29, a representative of the press service of Ukraine's central bank said on Thursday, Reuters reported. 13:41 | More
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with participants of the Trilateral Contact Group: OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Ambassador Heidi Tagliavini, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov and President of Ukraine in 1994-2005 Leonid Kuchma. In the course of the meeting, the parties have exchanged opinions on the topical aspects of the settlement of the situation in certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. (Photo by the president's press service)
Dnipropetrovsk's Interpipe to exit Russian market this year
KIEV, Jan. 29 Ц Interpipe Pipe and Wheel Company (Dnipropetrovsk) is selling the major part of its products on the European, NAFTA, Middle Eastern and African markets, and in 2015 the company plans to leave the Russian market. 13:41 | More
IN FOCUS Poroshenko: Russian troops backing rebels
KIEV, Jan. 21 - President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Wednesday of sending 9,000 troops to back separatist rebels in the east of his country, and the IMF chief said she backed extra financial help for Kiev as the conflict inflicts severe economic damage, Reuters reported. 17:19 | More
Russian rebels push all-out drive in east
KIEV, Jan.25 - Pro-Russian rebels, backed by what NATO says is Kremlin troops, pressed on with their offensive in eastern Ukraine with the first all-out assault since a truce five months ago, Reuters reported. 18:01 | More
COMMENT AND ANALYSIS
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

Nation
Eastern fighting heats up over 24 hours
EU foreign ministers vote to delay tougher sanctions against Russians
IMF team extending its mission in Kiev beyond departure date
Naftogaz suing Russia's Gazprom in Stockholm's Arbitration Institute
EU to increase its humanitarian aid to Ukraine by И15 million
Next Russian 'humanitarian convoy' will be aggression, says official
Ukrainian refugee tally approaching million mark, says official
New EU measures likely to expand blacklists, European diplomat says
Ukraine crisis to be sole topic on EU Foreign Affairs Council agenda
Public support weak for Donbas separatism, foundation poll shows
EU humanitarian aid to Ukraine exceeds И92 million, commissioner says
US signs off on $2 billion loan guarantee
Coal miners converge on Ukraine cabinet to demand support for industry
NSDC calls for Ukraine to join in on sanctions against Russia
EU 'would have to react' to move against Mariupol, German envoy says
NATO leader urges Russia to stop supporting eastern separatists
Rada labels Russia an 'aggressor state'
EU finance ministers pledge И1.8 million to help Kiev avoid bankruptcy
Ukraine to privatize remaining state coal mines by end of year
Trade minister touts prospects for free-trade deal with Canada
Rebels advance against army garrison town
NATO blames pro-Russian separatists for escalation of eastern fighting
Rocket hits on Mariupol civilians a war crime, UN official says
Nominating committee to screen 60 director candidates for companies
Business
Dnipropetrovsk's Interpipe to exit Russian market this year
Real wages in Ukraine reported as falling by 13.6% last month
World Bank to invest $800 million in Kiev-Dovzhansky highway
Metallurgprom calls on government to go easy on rail rate hikes
Ukraine hires Lazard to advise on possible debt restructuring
Russia's LUKOIL responds to Ukraine security service investigation
Wage arrears tripled last year, State Statistics Service reports
Government extends emergency regime for electricity industry
Daily imports of natural gas via Hungary spike 38% on Jan. 24
Antimonopoly committee blocking Lukoil-Ukraine sale by Russian parent
Ukrzaliznytsia restores rail traffic towards Mariuopol after explosion
PayPal service announces halt to client transactions in Crimea
Antonov may equip An-70 aircraft with Western-made turbojets
Ukraine and China agree to strengthen high-level trade contacts
Government assesses 2014/15 grain exports at 37.79 million tons
Ukraine bonds slump after finance minister hints at restructuring move
Donetsk coke plant reported operating at less than 25% of capacity
State Food-Grain Corp fulfills contract to supply corn to China
Ukraine makes cuts to number of items subject to export licensing
NBU to consider refinancing rate increase at meeting this month
NBU initiatives aim at stimulating M&A, removing toxic assets
Currencies (in hryvnias)
  30.01.2015 prev
USD 15.95 15.87
RUR 0.238 0.234
EUR 18.10 17.94

Stock Market
  29.01.2015 prev
PFTS 384.9 381.8
source: PFTS

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