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Fighting breaks out in rebel-held Donetsk
KIEV, Sept. 15 - Fighting broke out again in Ukraine's rebel-held city of Donetsk on Monday as President Petro Poroshenko prepared to unveil a risky plan to give the separatist east "special status." 00:32 | More
US-led military exercises set to begin in Ukraine as fighting erupts
KIEV, Sept. 15 - US-led military exercises involving 15 countries were set to begin in Ukraine Monday, as fighting rumbles on in the restive east between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in violation of a ceasefire, AFP reported. 00:30 | More
Ukraine economy may shrink 6% this year, says finance minister
KIEV, Sept. 15 - Ukraine's economy may shrink by 6 percent this year due to the financial burden of fighting a months-long separatist conflict in its eastern regions, Finance Minister Oleksander Shlapak said on Monday. 00:28 | More
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko urged MPs to consider his draft laws on the Peace plan for the Donbas with particular responsibility.
At the meeting with leaders of deputy factions and groups, the Head of State noted particular relevance of the Peace plan. (Photo by the president's press service)
Ukraine set to ratify EU deal and offer self-rule to separatists
KIEV, Sept. 15 - Ukraine is set to ratify a disputed EU agreement and offer limited self-rule to parts of the separatist east as it moves to turn the page on the bloodiest chapter of its post-Soviet history, AFP reported. 00:26 | More
IN FOCUS EU to slap new sanctions on Russia Friday
BRUSSELS, Sept. 11 - European Union governments agreed on Thursday to begin their new sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis on Friday but could lift them next month if Moscow abides by a fragile truce, while the United States prepared its own fresh sanctions, Reuters reported. 08:25 | More
Fighting flares near east Ukraine airport
KIEV, Sept. 12 - Fighting flared near an airport in eastern Ukraine on Saturday in breach of a fragile eight-day ceasefire as the prime minister accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of planning to destroy his country, Reuters reported. 08:58 | 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
Ukraine to borrow an additional $180 million later this year
Polish official: Last week's gas problems due to poor communications
German government disputes Ukrainian claim of receiving arms
Putin and Merkel discuss importance of maintaining Ukraine ceasefire
Fighting breaks out in rebel-held Donetsk
US-led military exercises set to begin in Ukraine as fighting erupts
Ukraine set to ratify EU deal and offer self-rule to separatists
In concession to Russians, EU and Ukraine delay Association Agreement
NATO countries moving weapons to Ukraine, defense minister says
Ukraine president, seeking support, to visit Canada on Wednesday
Government OKs proposal for individual sanctions against Russians
Ukraine situation important to European security, says Latvian leader
Prez: Rada approval of Donetsk and Luhansk status important for peace
Naftogaz Ukrayiniy demanding Stockholm court review of Gazprom prices
Kiev asks EU to investigate recent natural gas supply cuts by Russia
Rada speaker calls for cancellation of Ukraine nonaligned status
Ukraine to appoint new ambassadors to France and Poland soon
Turchynov rejects possible recognition of Donbas occupied status
Poroshenko signs law authorizing extended imosition of sanctions
Tripartite gas negotiations may take place in Vienna next week
Poroshenko: Most Russian troops have left
Business
Ukraine economy may shrink 6% this year, says finance minister
Ukraine needs to import more coal following fighting, says official
Obolon asks Ukrainian government to ban imports of Russian beer
NBU governor: Pension fund fee has weakened currency trading
Ukraine to hold GTS presentations for US companies this month
Ukrenergo cuts electricity supply to Dnipropetrovsk region 20%
Official: Eastern conflict has caused UAH4.4 billion budget shortfall
Industrial prices in Ukraine reported up by 2.6% last month
Kharkhiv Regional Administration signs cooperation memo with AmCham
Problem assets in Ukraine expected to spike in 24 months, S&P says
Railways have sustained UAH950 million damages, Ukrzaliznytsia says
UkrNatfa shareholder meeting cancelled amid squabbling over dividend
Hryvnia could hold steady for several weeks, says NBU official
PrivatBank depositors may be left out despite asset seizure
Financing problems marring Expo 2015 participation, says Trade Club
Currencies (in hryvnias)
  16.09.2014 prev
USD 12.90 12.95
RUR 0.343 0.346
EUR 16.69 16.74

Stock Market
  15.09.2014 prev
PFTS 423.0 433.2
source: PFTS

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