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Matthias Williams

Ukraine secures new $3.9 billion IMF deal after gas price hike

19 Oct 2018

KIEV Ukraine secured a new $3.9 billion stand-by aid agreement with the International Monetary Fund on Friday, helping the country maintain financial stability and the trust of investors as it heads into a choppy election period next year.

Ukraine needs Azov Sea base to counter new Russian threat - military chief

01 Oct 2018

TENDRIVSKA KOSA, Ukraine Ukraine will build a military base on the Azov Sea and has sent more forces to the area to counter a worsening Russian threat, Ukraine's armed forces head told Reuters, referring to an arm of the Black Sea that is a flashpoint of tensions with Moscow.

Once an outcast, Ukrainian Patriarch ready to lead church split from Russia

28 Sep 2018

KIEV Patriarch Filaret was defrocked and excommunicated by the Russian Orthodox church, and accused by his opponents of being a KGB agent, having a secret family and embezzling money.

Ukrainians relive bloodshed of Kiev's Maidan in virtual reality

17 Sep 2018

KIEV A volunteer medic and the man whose life he saved. A lawmaker whose Facebook post calling for protests in Kiev's Maidan square helped bring down a president.

Ukrainian minister under investigation over cash pile, BMW

13 Sep 2018

KIEV, Sept 13 Ukraine's infrastructure minister, who shepherded the entry of low-cost carrier Ryanair into the country this year, is under investigation by anti-corruption detectives on suspicion of illegal enrichment, national investigators said.

UPDATE 2-Ukraine cheers investments from IKEA, Saudi Arabia's SALIC

12 Sep 2018

Sept 12 Ukrainian investment announcements by Swedish furniture retailer IKEA and the Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC) are votes of confidence in the country's business climate, President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday.

Ex-shareholders in Ukraine's PrivatBank say disproving some fraud allegations is complicated

01 Aug 2018

LONDON/KIEV Lawyers representing two former owners of Ukraine's biggest lender PrivatBank denied on Wednesday all allegations of fraud made by the bank but said proving that $248 million (£189.2 million) was not misappropriated would be complicated.

Ukraine's PrivatBank was involved in fraud, London court hears

01 Aug 2018

LONDON/KIEV, Aug 1 Lawyers representing two former owners of Ukraine's biggest lender PrivatBank told a hearing in London they did not dispute that the bank had made some fraudulent loans but contested their amount.

Ukraine marks church anniversary, aims to tackle Kremlin influence

28 Jul 2018

KIEV President Petro Poroshenko joined thousands on the streets of Kiev on Saturday on an anniversary marking the start of the conversion of Ukrainians to Christianity, amid a push to remove what he says is a lever of Kremlin influence in Ukrainian affairs.

Ukraine's PrivatBank open to settlement with former owners

10 Jul 2018

KIEV Ukraine's biggest bank does not rule out settling a legal dispute with its former main shareholders out of court, the head of PrivatBank's supervisory board said on Tuesday.

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