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UPDATE 1-Ukraine holds key rate at 17.5% to contain inflation risk

06 Jun 2019

KIEV, June 6 Ukraine's central bank kept its main interest rate unchanged at 17.5% on Thursday, citing the need to contain inflation risks that had increased since the last rate decision in April.

Ukrainian police officers arrested for murder in death of five-year-old boy

04 Jun 2019

KIEV Two Ukrainian police officers were arrested on suspicion of murder on Tuesday, accused of fatally shooting a 5-year-old boy while drunkenly firing weapons at cans and bottles in the courtyard of an apartment building, officials said.

Factbox: New Ukraine president picks top reformist, men with oligarch ties

31 May 2019

KIEV Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has appointed a mix of people to his core team, which includes a reformist former finance minister, men with ties to a controversial oligarch and people from his TV production company.

Factbox: New Ukraine president picks top reformist, men with oligarch ties

31 May 2019

KIEV Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has appointed a mix of people to his core team, which includes a reformist former finance minister, men with ties to a controversial oligarch and people from his TV production company.

Ex-Georgian leader Saakashvili stages triumphant return to Ukraine

30 May 2019

KIEV Former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili returned to Ukraine on Wednesday, greeted by cheering supporters and music at Kiev airport, after new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy restored his Ukrainian citizenship a year after he was deported. | Video

Ukraine and IMF to prepare new aid programme after election: presidential official

28 May 2019

KIEV Ukraine and the International Monetary Fund have agreed to prepare a new aid programme to be ready after a snap parliamentary election in July, top presidential official Oleksandr Danylyuk said on Tuesday.

Jokes, a robot dog and salty language at new Ukraine leader's tech event

23 May 2019

KIEV Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, peppered his speech with jokes, swipes at lawmakers and salty language on Thursday while addressing a technology forum in one of his first public appearances since his inauguration.

Ukraine's PrivatBank launches suit against former owner Kolomoisky in U.S.

23 May 2019

KIEV Ukraine's largest lender, PrivatBank, has filed a lawsuit against former owner Ihor Kolomoisky in the Delaware Court of Chancery in the United States, the bank said in a statement on Thursday.

Ukraine parliament takes aim at president's election reform plan

22 May 2019

KIEV Parliament dealt an early blow to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday by rejecting proposed changes to Ukraine's voting system before a snap national election, which the speaker said lawmakers would seek to annul.

High fives, selfies and a snap election as Zelenskiy takes power in Ukraine

20 May 2019

KIEV Television comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy took the oath of office as Ukraine's new president on Monday, promising that as hard as he had worked in the past to make Ukrainians laugh, he would now work to keep them from crying. | Video

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