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NATO chief paints bleak Ukraine picture
BRUSSELS, Jan. 22 - NATO has detected signs of heightened Russian involvement in fighting in parts of eastern Ukraine, the alliance's top military commander said on Thursday, Reuters reported. 12:11 | More
Ukraine bonds slump after finance minister hints at restructuring move
LONDON, Jan. 22 - Ukraine's sovereign dollar bonds slumped on Thursday after the government said it would seek talks with bondholders to "improve debt sustainability,У interpreted by many as a call to restructure the debt, Reuters reported. 12:10 | More
Ukraine will get 60% of gas needs from Europe, says Naftgaz CEO
DAVOS, Jan. 22 - Ukraine plans to cover up to 60 percent of its gas import needs this year from Europe, leaving its once-dominant supplier Russia delivering the rest, the head of the state energy firm told Reuters on Thursday. 12:09 | More
The President held the meeting with security officials, where the plan of further actions on countering terrorists was discussed. Petro Poroshenko has noted at the beginning of the meeting that the Ukrainian army had been successfully rebuffing the attacks along the entire frontline that day. "True tank battles have taken place. The Ukrainian Armed Forces have won these battles," the Head of State noted. (Photo by the president's press service)
Donetsk coke plant reported operating at less than 25% of capacity
KIEV, Jan. 22 Ц Avdiyivka by-product coke plant (Donetsk region), part of Metinvest Group, is operating at less than 25% of its capacity and the plant cannot supply coke to the holding's Mariupol Illich Steel Works and Azovstal Steel Works. 12:07 | More
IN FOCUS Russian regulars reportedly join battle
KIEV, Jan. 20 - Ukrainian army units came under attack from Russian regular forces in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday and heavy fighting was taking place, a Ukrainian military spokesman said, Reuters reported. The announcement at a specially called news briefing was one of the boldest assertions yet by Ukraine of direct Russian military involvement in the nine-month conflict between pro-Russian separatists and government forces. 15:45 | More
Poroshenko: Russian troops backing rebels
KIEV, Jan. 21 - President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Wednesday of sending 9,000 troops to back separatist rebels in the east of his country, and the IMF chief said she backed extra financial help for Kiev as the conflict inflicts severe economic damage, Reuters reported. 17:19 | 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
NATO chief paints bleak Ukraine picture
Ukraine will get 60% of gas needs from Europe, says Naftgaz CEO
PM orders probe into electricity supply contract with Inter RAO
Poroshenko to participate in Auschwitz liberation commemoration
Japan will lend $300 million to Ukraine this year, says ambassador
Energy minister dismisses criticism of electricity deal with Russia
German foreign minister reports progress in four-way talks on Ukraine
Europe's future linked to Ukraine, Poroshenko says in Zurich
Kiev city draft budget foresees UAH50 million of property tax
New round of peace talks set as conflict in eastern Ukraine escalates
Central bank official voices optimism on outcome of IMF talks
Ukraine plans 'full-scale' negotiations on gas price, official says
No EU foreign ministers favor lifting sanctions, German envoy says
Ukraine urges EU to stick to its guns on sanctions against Russia
Ukraine will accuse Russia of terrorism violations, PM says
US welcomes Ukraine's achievements, says state department official
Russia's migration service puts off new passport rules for Ukrainians
Parliament to send Poroshenko constitutional amendments to court
Rebels renew attacks on Donetsk airport
EU foreign ministers see no grounds to lift sanctions against Russians
Ukraine and Poland agree to build interconnecting LNG pipeline
Poroshenko vows to retake eastern regions
Business
Ukraine bonds slump after finance minister hints at restructuring move
Donetsk coke plant reported operating at less than 25% of capacity
State Food-Grain Corp fulfills contract to supply corn to China
Ukraine makes cuts to number of items subject to export licensing
NBU to consider refinancing rate increase at meeting this month
NBU initiatives aim at stimulating M&A, removing toxic assets
Three Cypriot companies demanding $5 billion from Ukraine government
Construction work down 21.7% last year, according to government
Industrial production fall accelerated in December, government says
Ukraine exports of electricity reported down 18.4% last year
Apple rescinds cooperation contracts with Crimean software developers
Ukraine monetary base growth slowed last year, according to NBU
Ukraine travel operator shuts down, citing political, forex pressures
Reflecting war's impact, industrial output fell 10.7% in 2014
Three companies submit documents to participate in 3G tender
No need for new gas deal in April, Russian energy minister says
Ukraine's liquefied natural gas market reported up 12.7% in 2014
EBRD Ukraine investment reported up more than 46% last year
Cabinet resolution delay could harm sowing campaign, EBA warns
Ukraine to provide flexible airspace services for EUROCONTROL members
Currencies (in hryvnias)
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USD 15.78 15.78
RUR 0.243 0.243
EUR 18.28 18.28

Stock Market
  22.01.2015 prev
PFTS 394.0 389.3
source: PFTS

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