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Ukraine welcomes 'constructive' first talks with Iran on downing of airliner

31 Jul 2020

KYIV Ukraine said on Friday that its first round of talks with Iran about the downing of a Ukrainian airliner shortly after takeoff in Tehran in January had been constructive, and that it was determined "to bring Iran to justice".

Hostage standoff ends after Ukrainian president endorses animal rights documentary

22 Jul 2020

KYIV All 13 people taken hostage on a bus in western Ukraine were freed unharmed on Tuesday after President Volodymyr Zelenskiy spoke by phone with the hostage-taker and agreed to his demand to endorse a 2005 animal rights documentary. | Video

Ukraine's new central bank governor promises to maintain independence, rate cuts

20 Jul 2020

KYIV Ukraine's new central bank governor promised on Monday to maintain the independence of the central bank and cooperation with the International Monetary Fund while continuing to cut interest rates.

Ukraine parliament approves Shevchenko as new central bank chief

16 Jul 2020

KYIV/LONDON Ukraine's parliament on Thursday appointed Kyrylo Shevchenko, head of the state-run Ukrgasbank, as the new central bank governor, putting an end to two weeks of turmoil that had threatened Kyiv's access to critical funding.

Ukraine' ex-president avoids pre-trial detention as West warns against score settling

18 Jun 2020

KYIV Ukrainian prosecutors dropped a demand on Thursday for former President Petro Poroshenko to be taken into custody while he awaits trial in a criminal case he says is politically motivated.

Ukraine reaches 10,000 coronavirus cases as public chafes against lockdown

30 Apr 2020

KIEV Ukraine reached 10,000 coronavirus cases on Thursday as Health Minister Maksym Stepanov urged the public to be patient and not violate lockdown measures that have kept the country's death toll far lower than in much of western Europe.

Ukrainian businessmen demand easing of lockdown and government support

29 Apr 2020

KIEV, April 29 Several hundred businessmen, many of them wearing protective face masks, called for an easing of Ukraine's coronavirus lockdown in a protest near the government building on Wednesday.

UPDATE 3-Ukraine considers limiting corn exports for this season

24 Apr 2020

KIEV, April 24 Ukraine's government is considering limiting corn exports for this season and the issue will be discussed next week, deputy economy minister Taras Vysotskiy told Reuters on Friday.

Exclusive: Ukraine ready to ban wheat exports if necessary - official

15 Apr 2020

KIEV Ukraine, one of world's top grain exporters, is ready to ban wheat exports if sales exceed limits agreed with traders, the deputy economy minister in charge of agriculture told Reuters on Wednesday.

EXCLUSIVE-Ukraine ready to ban wheat exports if necessary- deputy minister

15 Apr 2020

KIEV, April 15 Ukraine, one of world's top grain exporters, is ready to ban wheat exports if sales exceed limits agreed with traders, the deputy economy minister in charge of agriculture told Reuters on Wednesday.

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