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Ukraine's Tymoshenko - 'gas princess', prisoner, and next president?

04 Mar 2019

KIEV Yulia Tymoshenko has been Ukraine's prime minister twice, was the global face of a revolution, imprisoned by two different presidents, and the target of an operation to discredit her by President Donald Trump's former campaign manager. | Video

Comedian takes centre stage in Ukraine's presidential race

02 Mar 2019

KIEV In a popular Ukrainian TV series, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy plays a president who is scrupulously honest and outwits crooked lawmakers and shadowy businessmen who try to stand in his way. | Video

No gas? No votes. Subsidy cuts imperil Ukraine leader's reelection bid

28 Feb 2019

SKRYHALIVKA, Ukraine Ukrainian pensioner Nadiya Ignatiy says she has had the plum and cherry trees in her garden cut down for firewood since the government raised gas prices late last year.

INSIGHT-No gas? No votes. Subsidy cuts imperil Ukraine leader's reelection bid

28 Feb 2019

SKRYHALIVKA, Ukraine, Feb 28 Ukrainian pensioner Nadiya Ignatiy says she has had the plum and cherry trees in her garden cut down for firewood since the government raised gas prices late last year.

Election may keep Moldova in 'grey zone' between West and Russia

13 Feb 2019

CHISINAU An election in Moldova this month looks likely to produce a hung parliament, entrenching a split between pro-Western and pro-Russian forces at a time when concerns over corruption and democracy have soured its relations with the European Union.

Moldova looks to wrap up Moldindconbank sale before February election

30 Jan 2019

CHISINAU, Jan 30 Moldova's bid to sell Moldindconbank, the country's second-largest bank, faces delay if it cannot be concluded before a Feb. 24 parliamentary election, Central Bank Governor Octavian Armasu told Reuters.

If election is not decisive, I'll call another, Moldova's president says

23 Jan 2019

CHISINAU Moldovan President Igor Dodon said on Wednesday he was prepared to call another election within three or four months for the sake of stability if February's poll produces a hung parliament.

Moldova hosts 10 km race in world's largest wine cellar

21 Jan 2019

MILESTII MICI, Moldova Hundreds of runners competed in a 10 km (6 mile) race in the world's largest wine cellar on Sunday, navigating by the light of headlamps as they hurtled through dark limestone caves that stretch some 200 km underground near the capital of Moldova. | Video

Ukraine's PrivatBank expects court appeal against former owners this year

17 Jan 2019

KIEV, Jan 17 PrivatBank expects an appeal in its case against its former owners to be heard in a London court in 2019, part of an effort by Ukraine's largest bank to recover $2 billion it says was lost to fraud, the head of its supervisory board said on Thursday.

IMF approves $3.9 billion credit line for Ukraine ahead of elections

18 Dec 2018

KIEV The International Monetary Fund approved a new $3.9 billion stand-by aid agreement for Ukraine on Tuesday, intended to help the country maintain stability and the trust of investors as it heads into a choppy election period.

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