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Ukraine PM upbeat on IMF loan in December after budget passes

Nov 15 2018

KIEV, Nov 15 Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman expects to get new loans from the International Monetary Fund as early as December once parliament passes a budget of stability that refrains from making pre-election populist moves, he said on Thursday.

Separatist-held regions hold elections in eastern Ukraine

Nov 11 2018

KIEV/MOSCOW Rebel-controlled Donetsk and Luhansk regions in eastern Ukraine hold leadership elections on Sunday in the shadow of a conflict that has killed more than 10,000 people and poisoned relations between Ukraine and Russia.

Traitors or Russian agents? Clergy caught in Ukraine church row

Nov 01 2018

KIEV Priests like Metropolitan Oleksandr face a choice: join Ukraine's new independent church and be labeled a renegade by supporters of his own church, or stay away, and risk being branded a Russian agent. | Video

Ukraine secures new $3.9 billion IMF deal after gas price hike

Oct 19 2018

KIEV Ukraine secured a new $3.9 billion stand-by aid agreement with the International Monetary Fund on Friday, helping the country maintain financial stability and the trust of investors as it heads into a choppy election period next year.

Ukraine needs Azov Sea base to counter new Russian threat: military chief

Oct 01 2018

TENDRIVSKA KOSA, Ukraine Ukraine will build a military base on the Azov Sea and has sent more forces to the area to counter a worsening Russian threat, Ukraine's armed forces head told Reuters, referring to an arm of the Black Sea that is a flashpoint of tensions with Moscow.

Once an outcast, Ukrainian Patriarch ready to lead church split from Russia

Sep 28 2018

KIEV Patriarch Filaret was defrocked and excommunicated by the Russian Orthodox church, and accused by his opponents of being a KGB agent, having a secret family and embezzling money.

Ukrainians relive bloodshed of Kiev's Maidan in virtual reality

Sep 17 2018

KIEV A volunteer medic and the man whose life he saved. A lawmaker whose Facebook post calling for protests in Kiev's Maidan square helped bring down a president.

Ukrainian minister under investigation over cash pile, BMW

Sep 13 2018

KIEV, Sept 13 Ukraine's infrastructure minister, who shepherded the entry of low-cost carrier Ryanair into the country this year, is under investigation by anti-corruption detectives on suspicion of illegal enrichment, national investigators said.

UPDATE 2-Ukraine cheers investments from IKEA, Saudi Arabia's SALIC

Sep 12 2018

Sept 12 Ukrainian investment announcements by Swedish furniture retailer IKEA and the Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC) are votes of confidence in the country's business climate, President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday.

Ex-shareholders in Ukraine's PrivatBank say disproving some fraud allegations is complicated

Aug 01 2018

LONDON/KIEV Lawyers representing two former owners of Ukraine's biggest lender PrivatBank denied on Wednesday all allegations of fraud made by the bank but said proving that $248 million (£189.2 million) was not misappropriated would be complicated.

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