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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 tells IMF it can balance books after tax tweak - lawmaker

18 Oct 2018

KIEV, Oct 18 Ukraine is trying to reassure the International Monetary Fund that it can keep its budget deficit in check despite planning a change to how companies are taxed that may cause a $1.5 billion revenue shortfall, the head of a parliament tax committee said.

Russia vows to defend believers in Ukraine church dispute

12 Oct 2018

MOSCOW/KIEV Russia vowed on Friday to defend Russian church believers in Ukraine from any illegal activity against them following Kiev's moves towards a historic split from the Russian Orthodox Church.

Thousands evacuated after explosions at Ukrainian ammo depot

09 Oct 2018

KIEV Around 12,000 people were evacuated after a fire and explosions at a rate of two to three a second hit a Ukrainian Defence Ministry ammunition depot early on Tuesday morning, officials said.

Ukraine, Hungary expel consuls as passport row deepens

04 Oct 2018

KIEV/BUDAPEST Ukraine and Hungary announced tit-for-tat expulsions of each other's diplomats on Thursday, the latest in a series of spats between the neighbours that threatens to set back Kiev's aspirations for European Union and NATO membership.

UPDATE 3-IMF leaves Ukraine without announcing aid deal, c.bank sees accord soon

20 Sep 2018

* Ukraine faces tight election races next year (Adds IMF quotes)

Ukraine in talks with IMF on new standby deal: president's ally

14 Sep 2018

KIEV Ukraine has begun talks with the International Monetary Fund on a new standby deal that would replace the current $17.5 billion assistance program, the president's parliamentary representative said on Friday.

UK court says Ukraine-Russia $3 billion Eurobond case should go to trial

14 Sep 2018

LONDON/KIEV Britain's court of appeal ruled on Friday that Ukraine had a justiciable defence in a $3 billion (2.29 billion pounds) Eurobond case that was originally brought by Russia and said the case should be allowed to go to full trial.

Ukrainian minister faces graft probe, says case politically motivated

13 Sep 2018

KIEV Ukraine's infrastructure minister, who oversaw the entry of Ryanair into the country this year, is under investigation on suspicion of illegal enrichment, anti-graft officials said on Thursday, but he denied any wrongdoing.

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.

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