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Ukrainian politician mocks 'stupid' UK claims he could lead Kremlin puppet government

Jan 23 2022

KYIV Former Ukrainian lawmaker Yevhen Murayev derided British allegations that he could be installed as leader of a Kremlin puppet government in Kyiv, and told Reuters in an interview that he was considering legal action.

Who is Yevhen Murayev, named by Britain as Kremlin's pick to lead Ukraine?

Jan 23 2022

KYIV Britain has accused the Kremlin of wanting to install a pro-Russian leader in Ukraine, and said Russian intelligence officers had been in contact with former Ukrainian politicians as part of plans for a military offensive.

Ukraine raises rate to 10% as inflation and Russia standoff weigh

Jan 20 2022

KYIV Ukraine's central bank raised its main interest rate to 10% from 9% on Thursday, crossing into double digits for the first time since April 2020, to try to tackle persistently high inflation and the economic fallout from a standoff with Russia.

Ukraine's ex-president avoids detention in treason case as thousands rally

Jan 19 2022

KYIV (Reuters) -Former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko won a court ruling on Wednesday allowing him to remain at liberty while being investigated for treason in a probe he says was cooked up by allies of his successor, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. | Video

Ukraine to raise rates as Russia jitters weigh on currency and inflation risks

Jan 18 2022

KYIV Ukraine's central bank will likely raise its key interest rate from 9% this week to tackle worsening inflation expectations and a weakening hryvnia due to fears of a Russian military offensive, a Reuters poll of analysts showed on Tuesday.

POLL-Ukraine to raise rates as Russia jitters weigh on currency and inflation risks

Jan 18 2022

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Former Ukrainian president lands in Kyiv to face treason case

Jan 17 2022

KYIV Ukraine's former president, Petro Poroshenko, landed in Kyiv on Monday to face treason charges in a case he says was trumped up by allies of his successor, Volodymyr Zelenskiy. | Video

Ukraine opposition blasts president as court freezes predecessor's assets

Jan 06 2022

KYIV (Reuters) -Ukraine's pro-Western opposition accused President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of autocratic behaviour on Thursday after a court froze the assets of Zelenskiy's predecessor Petro Poroshenko and two television channels that once belonged to him.

Ukraine's 2022 inflation to remain above central bank's 5% target

Jan 05 2022

KYIV Ukrainian inflation, currently at a four-year high of 10.3%, will slow this year but likely remain above the central bank's 5% target due to high food and gas prices, a Reuters poll of analysts showed on Wednesday.

Putin says Europe only has itself to blame for surging gas prices

Dec 24 2021

MOSCOW/KYIV (Reuters) -The European Union can only blame its own policies for record gas prices as some of its members resell cheap Russian gas at much higher prices within the bloc, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.

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