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Ukraine

Ukraine to stop buying Russian gas after talks on new deal fail
Russia and Ukraine failed to reach a new agreement on gas prices at talks in Vienna on Tuesday, leading to Ukraine suspending its purchase of Russian gas.

30.06.2015 19:20

From 9,000 to 200,000: Poroshenko’s displays numeracy problem in counting ‘Russian invaders’
The Ukrainian president has named an entirely new, wildly different figure for the number of Russian troops allegedly in Ukraine: over 20 times higher than he claimed earlier this month.

30.06.2015 17:31

New wildfire sends smoke billowing over Chernobyl exclusion zone
A wall of smoke was seen rising over the exclusion zone around the crippled Chernobyl nuclear power plant on Tuesday as Ukrainian emergency services scrambled helicopters to extinguish a wildfire.

30.06.2015 09:56

​Russia prices gas for Ukraine at $247, cuts discount
For the next three months, Ukraine will pay $247 per 1,000 cubic meters for Russian gas, said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev a day before the so-called ‘summer gas package’ for the second quarter expires.

29.06.2015 14:49

Oz-some! Ukrainians shocked by huge twister in their region (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
A tornado hit several villages in the Dnepropetrovsk region in Ukraine’s south this week. Locals reported that roofs were blown off, trees torn from the ground, and fish from the river covered the roads, adding they had never seen anything like it before.

28.06.2015 14:10

Poroshenko inks permission for foreign troops in Ukraine
The Ukrainian president has sealed amendments to the law that allow foreign troops to be present in Ukraine as part of an international peacekeeping force. The legislation also potentially allows the presence of weapons of mass destruction in the country.

26.06.2015 00:08

Ukraine could default in July - finance minister
Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko doesn’t rule out the country failing to make a $120 million coupon payment on July 24 and default. A Goldman Sachs analyst made the forecast on Wednesday.

25.06.2015 08:41

Ukraine should delay debt payment until 2019 without writing it off – creditors committee
Writing off a part of Ukraine’s public debt will only add to the country’s difficulties in capital borrowing, said the Committee of private creditors negotiating with the country.

24.06.2015 19:54

​Russia can’t give another gas discount to Kiev; price should match Poland’s – Putin
Russia is to give a further discount on gas supplies to Ukraine, as the oil prices remain low, said President Vladimir Putin. The price Kiev pays for Russian gas should be the same as Poland at above $400 per 1,000 cubic meters, he added.

24.06.2015 13:45

Minsk accords must be implemented in full, including political parts – FM Lavrov
The Minsk agreements on Ukraine crisis reconciliation, which have no alternatives, must be fully implemented, including the political aspects outlining constitutional reforms, said Russian FM Sergey Lavrov after the Normandy Four group ministers’ meeting.

23.06.2015 21:03

BBC interviews Yanukovich, leaves key Donbass & Crimea quotes out of English version
In his first interview with Western media, Ukraine's former President Viktor Yanukovich told the BBC that Crimea splitting from Ukraine was a tragedy, but the only way to avoid war. Maidan violence contributed to the Crimean referendum, he said.

23.06.2015 12:09

The IMF: A synchronized snub of Europe
The IMF moving away from supporting Greece while remaining eager to underwrite bankrupt Ukraine underlines the dramatic collapse in EU power.

23.06.2015 11:09