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Zelenskiy sworn in as Ukraine’s president

KYIV, May 20 - Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday was sworn in as Ukraine’s new president and immediately fulfilled his campaign promise by announcing a snap election to choose new lawmakers. | More

Zelenskiy’s team to conduct state audit during next 100 days

KYIV, May 20 – The team of President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy will conduct a "state audit" in the first 100 days in order to understand the state's position, an ideologist of the Zelenskiy team, Ruslan Stefanchuk, said. | More

Ukraine must strengthen protectionist policy, business leaders say

KYIV, May 20 – Ukrainian business leaders said the government should strengthen protectionist policy following the footsteps of the U.S. and other countries. | More

Coalition breaks up ahead of inauguration

KYIV, May 19 - Ukraine’s ruling coalition broke up on Friday and one of its two constituent parties said it would try to form a new one, annoying President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy who is weighing calling a snap parliamentary election to bolster his power, Reuters reported. | More

TAS Group mulls new acquisitions in Ukraine because ‘everything is cheap’

KYIV, May 17 – Ukrainian asset values dropped to attractive levels and may lead to a number of new acquisitions, Sergiy Tigipko, a former deputy prime minister and the founder of the TAS Group investment holding, said. | More

Zelenskiy to decide on IMF talks after government team is formed

KYIV, May 16 – President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy will make his first decisions, including those regarding talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), once he has formed his team, Zelenskiy’s adviser and former Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk said. | More

Kolomoyskiy returns to Ukraine after exile

KYIV, May 16 - Ukrainian tycoon Ihor Kolomoyskiy, the key supporter of Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s campaign to win the presidency, has returned to the country Thursday after almost two years in self-exile, an investigative television program, reported. | More

Zelenskiy’s inauguration is set May 20 after lawmakers approve plan

KYIV, May 16 - Ukrainian lawmakers have set May 20 as the day of inauguration of incoming President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, RFE/REL reported.

A total of 315 lawmakers on May 16 voted in favor of the date, while two voted against it. | More

Rock star Vakarchuk to lead Holos party in parliamentary vote

KYIV, May 16 - Ukrainian rock star Svyatoslav Vakarchuk has announced that he is setting up a political party ahead of parliamentary elections later this year.

Vakarchuk said on May 16 that he will lead the Holos (Voice) party in the elections because parliament has “turned into a toxic swamp that drains our future,” RFE/RL reported. | More

Currencies (in hryvnias)
  23.05.2019 prev
USD 26.30 26.11
RUR 0.408 0.405
EUR 29.38 29.14

Stock Market
  22.05.2019 prev
PFTS 573.5 573.5
source: PFTS


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