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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
* Ukraine faces tight election races next year
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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.
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.
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.
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.