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US government reported readying sanctions in case violence escalates

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 - The Obama administration is preparing financial sanctions that could be imposed on Ukrainian officials and protest leaders if violence escalates in the political crisis gripping Ukraine, Reuters reported Wednesday, citing congressional aides.

Prez on sick leave following Rada session

KIEV, Jan. 30 - President Viktor Yanukovych went on sick leave on Thursday after a bruising session of Parliament, leaving a political vacuum in a country threatened with bankruptcy and destabilized by anti-government protests.

Proposed new labor code said to allow for 12-hour working days

KIEV, Jan. 29 The draft of the new Labor Code, which was supported at first reading and is to be submitted for approval in 2013, foresees a number of innovations, one of which is the possible extension of the working day up to 12 hours.

IMF mission arrives in Kiev to conduct talks on Stand-By resumption

KIEV, Jan. 29 A mission of the International Monetary Fund arrived in Kiev on January 29 as planned, Interfax-Ukraine learned at IMF Resident Representative Office in Kiev.

Official announces amicable arbitration court agreement with Vanco

KIEV, Jan. 30 Stockholm Arbitration Court approved an amicable agreement between Ukraine and Vanco in late December 2012, Ukraine's Ecology and Natural Resources Minister Oleh Proskuriakov told reporters in Kiev on Wednesday.

Ukraine to pay UESU Russian debt in installments, says minister

KIEV, Jan. 30 - The Ukrainian government expects to reach an agreement on paying United Energy Systems of Ukraine's (UESU) debt to the Russian Defense Ministry by installments, Justice Minister Oleksandr Lavrynovych said.

Ukraine tries to assuage EU worries over supplies of Russian natgas

KIEV, Jan. 30 Ukraine assured the European Union on Wednesday that Russian natural gas supplies to Europe will not be affected by its emerging dispute with Gazprom over $7 billion penalty.

EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger met Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara in Brussels a week after Gazprom had slapped the penalty, Foreign Ministry reported.

Opposition MPs to convene rump parliament

KIEV, Jan. 29 Opposition lawmakers will go ahead and hold a meeting in Parliament on Thursday in defiance of Parliamentary Speaker Volodymyr Rybaks refusal to call the emergency session this week the lawmakers had demanded.

Ex-PMs daughter to address senators to secure mothers release

KIEV, Jan. 30 The daughter of Ukraine's jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko said Monday that she has been invited to address US senators as she campaigns to secure her mother's release.

"I will deliver a speech" to the Senate's Subcommittee on European Affairs, 31-year-old Yevgeniya Carr, Tymoshenko's only child, told AFP by phone ahead of her visit to Washington.

Extremely cold weather continues to drain Ukrainian energy resources

KIEV, Jan. 30 Ukraines top energy and coal industry ministry officials will be on 24-hour duty for the next two weeks as a spell of extremely cold weather continues to drain the countrys energy resources.

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Currencies (in hryvnias)
  21.06.2018 prev
USD 26.48 26.45
RUR 0.416 0.413
EUR 30.65 30.50

Stock Market
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PFTS 454.3 458.8
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