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Poroshenko: Russian troops have entered
KIEV, Aug. 28 - Ukraine's president said on Thursday that Russian troops had entered his country in support of pro-Moscow rebels who captured a key coastal town, sharply escalating a separatist war and prompting anger and alarm among Kiev's Western allies, Reuters reported. 16:55 | More
Europe filling gas storage facilities as Russian cutoff threat looms
FRANKFURT, Aug 28 - European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Thursday the bloc was seeking to fill its gas storage facilities and de-escalate a row between Ukraine and Russia in order to safeguard its own gas shipments from Russia in the 2014/15 winter, Reuters reported. 16:54 | More
Government to transfer $340 million to NBU to prop up hryvnia
KIEV, Aug. 28 - In a desperate attempt to shore up Ukraine's currency, the country's Finance Ministry will sell $340 million to the National Bank of Ukraine to replenish Ukraine's foreign currency reserves, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said. 16:52 | More
We are capable of protecting ourselves. We need modern high-tech weapons. We must keep calm, stay cold-minded, strengthen our unity and international solidarity, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko noted at the beginning of the NSDC meeting. (Photo by the president's press service)
Croatia to supply 14 military transport helicopters to Ukraine
MOSCOW, Aug. 28 Croatia is planning to supply 14 Mi-8MTV-1 military transport helicopters to Ukraines armed forces to support Kiev's ongoing military operation against Russia-backed separatists in the countrys eastern part, the U.S. Defense News portal reported, referring to Croatian daily Jutarnji List. 16:51 | More
IN FOCUS Russian and Ukrainian presidents to meet
KIEV, Aug. 25 - The presidents of Ukraine and Russia will hold talks on Tuesday aimed at a possible settlement of the separatist war in Ukraine's east. Since Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko last met on June 6 in France, Ukraine has turned the tide of the conflict and largely encircled pro-Russian rebels holding out in two cities in the east of the former Soviet republic. 15:56 | More
Kiev accuses Moscow of another incursion
KIEV, Aug. 27 - Ukraine accused Russia of launching a new military incursion across its eastern border on Wednesday, as hopes quickly faded that Tuesday's talks between their two presidents might mark a turning point in a five-month-old crisis, Reuters reported. 21:15 | More
COMMENT AND ANALYSIS
Ukraine economy could fall 6% this year, according to official

Ukraine's GDP will register a 3% decline for H1 and could fall 6% this year, First Deputy Economic Development and Trade Minister Anatoliy Maksiuta said at a briefing in Kiev. He said that inflation this year could accelerate to 19%.More

Ukraine's economic decline accelerating

Ukraine's economic decline has accelerated as fighting between the army and pro-Russian separatists in the east took a heavy toll on industry and other economic activity in the last three months, Reuters reported.More

Hryvnia won't tank further this year, according to trade minister

Ukraine's Ministry of Economic Development and Trade is not expecting the further devaluation of the hryvnia and an increase in the rate of inflation growth in the current year, Minister Pavlo Sheremeta has said at a briefing in Kiev.More

1938 Sudetenland vs. 2014 Ukraine; West must act now

The West must not ignore Russia's ongoing attack on Ukraine because inaction will create a monster that will be able to destroy the Western civilization. Look at Germany's annexation of Sudetenland in 1938 for parallels.More

Nation
Tatars call for boycott of Crimean parliament and local elections
Kiev calls for Red Cross, OSCE involvement in Russian aid convoy
Kazakh leader proposes establishment of fund to aid Ukraine economy
Poroshenko: Russian troops have entered
Europe filling gas storage facilities as Russian cutoff threat looms
Government to transfer $340 million to NBU to prop up hryvnia
Croatia to supply 14 military transport helicopters to Ukraine
SBU chief denies continued shipments of military goods to Russia
Ukrainians warn Europe of possible cutoff of Russian natgas supplies
Russian paratroopers claim they strayed across border by mistake
Prime minister vows to lower hryvnia exchange rate to UAH12/$1
Putin and Poroshenko hold talks in Minsk
Ukraine video purports to show Russian POWs captured alongside rebels
UN report accuses pro-Russian separatists of human rights abuses
Poroshenko thanks German chancellor for her support of Ukraine
Polish president says he'll offer support for Association Agreement
Merkel, Poroshenko call for peaceful resolution to Ukraine conflict
Business
NBU to temporarily avoid fining banks for economic violations
Ukraine to start building centralized nuclear waste facility in 2015
Crimean official threatens bankruptcy proceedings against Activ Solar
Donetsk region metallurgy plant suffers damage after shelling
Fitch lowers Ukraine currency rating, citing eastern instability
Government calls for sale of EnergoAtom, ZoryaMashproekt stakes
Ukraine can fix downturn only if it changes policy, says ex-minister
Shell announces 'force majeure' postponement of Yuzivske drilling
Branson, other businessmen, urge settlement of Ukraine conflict
National Bank increases mandatory currency sales to 100%, from 50%
Ukraine places UAH2 billion hryvnia-pegged domestic bonds at 19%
Ukraine may get 50% of its gas from EU after pipeline, says official
RusAl halts aluminum rod production at Zaporizhia Production Combine
Eastern combat has cost $1.2 billion, says finance minister
Currencies (in hryvnias)
  29.08.2014 prev
USD 13.61 13.44
RUR 0.375 0.372
EUR 17.93 17.71

Stock Market
  28.08.2014 prev
PFTS 448.2 463.5
source: PFTS

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