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OSCE monitors attacked in eastern Ukraine
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 Ц The United States on Sunday condemned an attack on special monitoring missions in eastern Ukraine and called on Russia and the separatist forces it backs to immediately observe the ceasefire under the Minsk agreements, Reuters reported. 12:57 | More
Agency calls reports Ukraine armed Russia a 'treasonable provocation'
KIEV, Feb. 23 Ц The State Exports Control Service has disputed reports that Ukraine allegedly boosted exports of arms to Russia in 2016 recently published by Ukrainian media. 12:56 | More
IMF says it's still ironing out issues with Ukraine authorities
KIEV, Feb. 23 - The International Monetary Fund is still working with Ukrainian authorities to get agreement on a memorandum of cooperation, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said. "It is not unusual in programs, sometimes it takes a little bit of time to address the issues and the board dates are sometimes adjusted accordingly. It is really not unusual," he said during a regular press briefing in Washington. 12:55 | More
President Petro Poroshenko emphasizes that the events of the Revolution of Dignity must be preserved in the national memory as a reminder of the value of freedom gained for the future generations. "That is why it is a matter of state importance to perpetuate the memory of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred and the events of the Revolution of Dignity. Building a Memorial Complex to the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred as a national memory site is our nationwide task," Petro Poroshenko said at the ceremony of honoring memory of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred. (Photo by the president's press service)
MPs call for investigation of Naftogaz, suspension of chairman
KIEV, Feb. 23 Ц A group of parliamentarians, including some members of coalition factions People's Front and Petro Poroshenko Bloc, have asked Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman for an urgent insection of the financial and economic operations of Naftogaz Ukrainy and its subsidiaries and suspend the suspension of Naftogaz Chairman Andriy Kobolev from duty. 12:54 | More
IN FOCUS Ukraine politicians condemn Crimea plan
KIEV, Feb. 20 Ц Ukrainian politicians on Monday condemned a controversial peace plan submitted to the Trump administration that calls for leasing Crimea to Russia for 50 to 100 years. 13:39 | More
Firtash arrested after Vienna court rules
VIENNA, Feb. 21 - ViennaТs Higher Regional Court on Tuesday overturned a 2015 lower-court ruling that had blocked the extradition of Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash, resulting in his arrest shortly afterward on a European warrant. 15:42 | More
COMMENT AND ANALYSIS
Threats persist from Chernobyl and Fukusima, Greenpeace reports

The forest areas around Ukraine's Chernobyl and Japan's Fukusima remain sources of radiation and carry a potential threat to the health of local residents, Greenpeace said.More

Consumer inflation slowing faster than expected, NBU reports

The actual slow of consumer inflation in February in annual terms is quicker than the inflation-slowing trajectory to 12% as of late 2016 projected by the National Bank of Ukraine, the regulator has reported on its website.More

ING analysts forecast 2016 GDP decline, citing political risks

Analysts from ING Bank have confirmed the forecast of a decline in real gross domestic product in 2016 by 1%, pointing to a predominance of political risks in the economy.More

NBU: Hryvnia slide caused by temporary and fundamental factors

The decrease of the hryvnia exchange rate on the interbank currency market continue being caused by both temporary and fundamental market factors that result in the reduction of supply of foreign currency, Deputy National Bank of Ukraine Governor Oleh Churiy said.More

Nation
Lower chamber of Dutch Parliament ratifies Association Agreement
As pawn business burgeons, Rada rejects bill to regulate it
Rada OKs NBU-backed bill on bank capitalization and reorganization
OSCE monitors attacked in eastern Ukraine
Agency calls reports Ukraine armed Russia a 'treasonable provocation'
IMF says it's still ironing out issues with Ukraine authorities
MPs call for investigation of Naftogaz, suspension of chairman
NSDC asks government and SBU to limit Russian telecommunications use
Cabinet approves bills to implement Hungary cooperation agreement
Poroshenko: Ukraine will allocate UAH9 billion to buy weapons in 2017
NBU mitigates some trading restrictions
Artemenko says he gave his plan in January to Trump's personal lawyer
NBU toughens measures preventing outflows of capital to Russia
Latest ceasefire apparently not holding
Government ready to 'strengthen control,' PM tells Donbas blockaders
Parliament fails to pass extractive industries transparency bill
Prosecutor opens criminal case against MP in Crimea lease proposal
City of Kiev switches heat and power plants to economy mode
Poroshenko: US and EU recognize need to send defensive weapons
PM: Russia's acting up because our economy is growing, theirs isn't
Business
Government to annul sanctions on 15 LNG importers and contractors
PM: Donbas blockade could soon shut down metallurgical enterprises
PM says he's against Turboatom privatization but may sell some shares
Interpipe signs 5yr wheel and axle contract with Caterpillar company
Phantom multipurpose vehicle among top 5 inventions at IDEX 2017
Government to buy UAH9.8 billion of bonds to capitalize PrivatBank
Naftogaz to receive 4 LOCs this week under $500 million loan
GfK Ukraine: Consumer sentiment index fell 3.4 points in January
Kiev business court upholds UAH172 billion Gazprom judgment
Groysman: We're stuck with anthracite coal for next three years
Ukraine arms exports reported up 53% last year, to $528 million
Ukraine interested in port infrastructure cooperation with Qatar
State Geology Service complains of Evraz-Sukha Balka picketing
NABU interrogates Akhmetov in probe of alleged Poroshenko MP bribing
Ukroboronprom Concern denies trafficking arms to separatists
Eastern blockade forces closure of two Metinvest steel plants
Europe's largest coke producer reconnected to electric power grid
Anthracite coal stockpile dwindles as Donbas blockade continues
PrivatBank officially reneges on 2018 eurobond debt obligations
Currencies (in hryvnias)
  27.02.2017 prev
USD 26.98 26.91
RUR 0.469 0.468
EUR 28.62 28.45

Stock Market
  24.02.2017 prev
PFTS 274.3 273.4
source: PFTS

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