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Russian stirring Poland-Ukraine tensions
WARSAW, May 17 – Poland has detained a Russian woman who was part of a pro-Russian group that sought to whip up tension between Poland and Ukraine, Reuters reported Thursday citing the national agency for internal security ABW. 10:55 | More
World Bank: Land reform will help Ukraine earn $1.5-bln/year more
KYIV, May 17 - The land reform will have a comprehensive impact on the Ukrainian economy and will bring tangible economic growth of up to $1.5 billion annually, World Bank Director for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova Satu Kahkonen said. 10:54 | More
Foreign firm bids to lease Chornobyl land to build massive solar power plant
KYIV, May 17 - A foreign company has submitted its bid for a tender to lease part of the engineering facility of Chornobyl nuclear power plant's cooling system with an area of 2.5 million square meters for the construction of a solar power plant, said the State Property Fund (SPF) of Ukraine has said in the Vidomosti Pryvatyzatsii privatization bulletin. 10:53 | More
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and President of Slovenia Borut Pahor discussed a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation. "I see that your state, from the time of my past visit four years ago, has made a significant progress. Ukraine has already recovered from the economic crisis and is now developing at a very fast pace," the Slovenian President said, noting the merits of the President’s and Government’s teams. (Photo by the press service of the president.)
Poland criticizes Russia for building bridge to Crimea across Kerch Strait
KYIV, May 17 - The Polish Foreign Ministry has criticized Russia for the construction of the bridge across the Kerch Strait without the consent of the Ukrainian side and calls on Russia to refrain from further violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity and independence. 10:52 | More
IN FOCUS SBU raids two Russian propaganda outlets
KYIV, May 15 - Ukraine’s state security agency SBU raided offices of two Russian state-owned media outlets in the Ukrainian capital Tuesday and leveled treason accusations against a journalist, The Associated Press reported. 20:37 | More
Ukraine shares evidence of Russian strike
KYIV, May 16 – Ukraine’s security service SBU on Wednesday shared evidence with the U.S. indicating that Russia had used its military personnel to attack civil population in Donbas. 16:27 | More
COMMENT AND ANALYSIS
Threats persist from Chernobyl and Fukusima, Greenpeace reports

The forest areas around Ukraine's Chernobyl and Japan's Fukusima remain sources of radiation and carry a potential threat to the health of local residents, Greenpeace said.More

Consumer inflation slowing faster than expected, NBU reports

The actual slow of consumer inflation in February in annual terms is quicker than the inflation-slowing trajectory to 12% as of late 2016 projected by the National Bank of Ukraine, the regulator has reported on its website.More

ING analysts forecast 2016 GDP decline, citing political risks

Analysts from ING Bank have confirmed the forecast of a decline in real gross domestic product in 2016 by 1%, pointing to a predominance of political risks in the economy.More

NBU: Hryvnia slide caused by temporary and fundamental factors

The decrease of the hryvnia exchange rate on the interbank currency market continue being caused by both temporary and fundamental market factors that result in the reduction of supply of foreign currency, Deputy National Bank of Ukraine Governor Oleh Churiy said.More

Nation
Lithuania to set worker quotas on influx of Ukrainian immigrants
NATO condemns Russia’s bridge over Kerch Strait to Crimea
Ukraine finishes stadium repair ahead of Liverpool-Real Madrid game May 26
Russian stirring Poland-Ukraine tensions
Poland criticizes Russia for building bridge to Crimea across Kerch Strait
Ukraine says employment rate in Luhansk, Donetsk down 10% due to war
Ukraine to fight Russia in courts over ‘illegal’ Crimea bridge, Poroshenko says
Parliament approves copyright protecting legislation
Ukrainian to testify in Mueller’s probe
Ukraine-EU summit to be held in Brussels on July 9, official says
USAID to provide $125-mln additional assistance for Donbas
Poroshenko: Ukraine mulls new ambitious cooperation program with EU
Ukraine mulls deals on visa-free travel with 4 Latin American countries
Police prepares security plan in Kyiv at Champions League games
Donbas ceasefire breaches worry Germany
Poroshenko, Tusk talk to expand ties ahead of Ukraine-EU summit
EU delegation head urges Ukraine to fight corruption to boost growth
Ukraine seeking to block Russia from building Nord Stream 2
Rebels held parade despite weapons ban
Ukraine hopes to expand defense cooperation with U.S., Defense Minister says
Kyiv hotel prices steeply increase ahead of UEFA Champions League finals
Poroshenko: Russia undermines Ukraine, seeks to re-create Soviets Union
Poroshenko sees Anti-Corruption Court possibly created in May
Report: Russia was behind Mariupol attack
Business
Gazprom stops invoicing Ukraine for supplying gas to occupied Donbas
Ukraine boosts 4% natural gas consumption in January-April
Ukraine reports $845-mln surplus in agriculture goods trade with EU
World Bank: Land reform will help Ukraine earn $1.5-bln/year more
Foreign firm bids to lease Chornobyl land to build massive solar power plant
Naftogaz says stayed away from importing Russian gas for 900 days
Ukraine’s 2018 fruit and berry harvest may exceed last year’s
Kyiv mayor’s office orders major hike in city transportation cost
Ukraine’s economy expands 3.1% on year in January-March: report
NBU sees ‘no potential buyers’ of Russian banking assets in Ukraine
Norway, Ukraine discuss economic ties, investments in green energy
U.S.-based center designs advanced battle simulation system for Ukraine
European natural gas flow via Ukraine resumes after 10-day maintenance
Surkis: Dynamo Kyiv is not for sale despite problems with finances
Hype.ua picks site in Dnipro for building test route for Hyperloop in Ukraine
Ukraine, Poland start cross-border ‘Carpathian strategy’ project
Ukraine’s hryvnia to stay within UAH 25.7-26.3 per $1 by Sept: analysts
Ukrainian group criticizes plans to prolong export duty on scrap metal
Ukrtelecom to open access to Internet to 6-mln people in remote villages
Ukrenergo to upgrade Mykolaiv substation for Voskhod solar power plant
NBU forecasts Ukraine’s consumer inflation at 8.9% in 2018
Ukraine may get defense sector investment after audit: former DARPA chief
Currencies (in hryvnias)
  18.05.2018 prev
USD 26.19 26.21
RUR 0.424 0.421
EUR 30.92 30.88

Stock Market
  17.05.2018 prev
PFTS 469.5 470.0
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