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Diplomats call for Ukraine violence halt
GENEVA, April 17 - The United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union called after crisis talks on Thursday for an immediate halt to violence in Ukraine. President Barack Obama said the meeting in Geneva between Russia and western powers was promising but that the United States and its allies were prepared to impose more sanctions on Russia if the situation fails to improve. 11:16 | More
US to send non-lethal aid to Ukrainian armed forces in show of support
WASHINGTON, April 17 - The United States said on Thursday it would send Ukraine's armed forces medical supplies, sleeping mats and other non-lethal aid, seeking to signal support for Kiev while stopping far short of adding any U.S. weaponry to a deepening standoff with Russia, Reuters reported. 11:14 | More
US state department warns citizens against traveling to Ukraine
KIEV, April 17 The U.S. Department of State has advised its citizens to defer non-essential travel to Ukraine, as well as cancel all trips to eastern Ukraine and Crimea. 11:13 | More

This morning, counterterrorist operation began in the north of Donetsk region. It was stated by Acting President, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov while opening the plenary session of the parliament on Tuesday. (Photo by the president's press service).
PrivatBank chairman lauds NBU for moves against currency speculators
KIEV, April 17 Support of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the European Commission and other international organizations and active actions taken by the National Bank of Ukraine against speculators and conversion centers will result in the strengthening of the hryvnia, PrivatBank Chairman Oleksandr Dubilet has said. 11:12 | More
IN FOCUS Pro-Russian separatists ignore ultimatum
KIEV, April 14 - Pro-Russian separatists on Monday ignored an ultimatum to leave occupied government buildings in eastern Ukraine and instead seized more buildings as the government failed to follow through on a threatened military crackdown, Reuters reported. 13:45 | More
Four-way talks set to convene in Geneva
GENEVA, April 16 - Foreign ministers from East and West will meet in Geneva Thursday for what may be their last chance to try to defuse the Ukraine crisis. 11:29 | More
Ukraines consumer confidence up in November, GfK reports

KIEV, Dec. 24 - The Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) in Ukraine was 85.5 in November 2013, which is 1.5 higher than in October, according to a monthly survey of GfK Ukraine.

Ukraine saw deflation in 2012 for 1st time in 10yrs, says government

Ukraine saw deflation in 2012 for the first time in 10 years, with consumer prices going down 0.2% throughout the year.
But consumer prices grew 0.2% in December compared to November, the State Statistics Service said.More

EP resolution calls October elections a step backwards from 2010

The European Parliament has expressed regret at the fact that, according to international observers' evaluations, the 2012 parliamentary elections in Ukraine failed to meet major international standards "and constitute a step backwards compared with the national elections in 2010."More

Hillary: October vote a step backward

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on November 29, 2012, sharply criticized Ukraines October elections and expressed concern about selective prosecution of opposition leaders.
Ukraines October elections were a step backwards for democracy and we remain deeply concerned about the selective prosecution of opposition leaders, Clinton said in a speech on Europe at the Brookings Institution.More

Diplomats call for Ukraine violence halt
US to send non-lethal aid to Ukrainian armed forces in show of support
US state department warns citizens against traveling to Ukraine
World Bank to increase May Ukraine support tranche by $250 million
Ukraine launches criminal investigator against Russia's biggest lender
NATO promises to send troops to eastern Europe 'within days'
EU extends list of Ukrainians whose assets are frozen, entry banned
Supreme Court closes 'gas case' against former Ukraine prime minister
EU Council threatens to apply 'far-reaching' sanctions against Russia
PM calls for continued privatization, focus on regulatory supervision
Kiev launches 'anti-terrorist operation'
Russia deeply engaged in eastern Ukraine, says NATO secretary general
Obama and Putin have tense telephone conversation as war threat looms
Belarusian leader 'categorically opposed' to division of Ukraine
Quick action by IMF will save Ukraine currency, prime minister says
Russia and Ukraine spar at United Nations
Kiev offers amnesty to barricaded rebels
PrivatBank chairman lauds NBU for moves against currency speculators
Russian bank subsidiaries deny involvement in separatist funding
Flight of deposit money has slowed significantly, says NBU official
Japan's Fujikura to invest $75 million to build new plant in Lviv
NBU cuts off 14 hryvnia bear banks from interbank currency market
Russian consumer agency threatens extended bans on Ukraine products
EU set to implement temporary tariff reductions for Ukrainian goods
NBU raises discount rate by 3% to try to bolster Ukraine currency
Poland calls for private business involvement in pipeline to Plock
China expresses support for Kiev-Boryspil Airport high-speed link
Ukraine resumes imports of natural gas from Europe via Poland
We'll pay for Russian gas after price hike is revoked, says Naftogaz
DTEK enhances security at facilities following separatist action
UkrTRansGaz and Poland's Gaz-System sign natgas import deal
State arms concern temporarily suspends cooperation with Russia
Currencies (in hryvnias)
  18.04.2014 prev
USD 11.25 11.40
RUR 0.312 0.317
EUR 15.57 15.73

Stock Market
  17.04.2014 prev
PFTS 400.6 400.1
source: PFTS


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