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    Ukrainian parliament approves economic reform programme
    Dec11

    Ukrainian parliament approves economic reform programme

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday approved the new government’s economic programme of tough reforms aimed at securing billions of dollars in financial aid from the International Monetary Fund and other backers. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian PM says needs funds from international donors to prevent default
    Dec11

    Ukrainian PM says needs funds from international donors to prevent default

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk on Thursday called for a conference of international lenders to be held to provide Ukraine with extra funds to head off a default. …read more Source: The...

    Pro-Russian rebels say withdrawing artillery in east Ukraine – Interfax
    Dec11

    Pro-Russian rebels say withdrawing artillery in east Ukraine – Interfax

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatists have started pulling back artillery from positions in the southern part of their Donetsk separatist region in east Ukraine, Russian news agency Interfax quoted a separatist leader as saying on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Russian gas flows to Ukraine stable – Ukrtransgaz
    Dec11

    Russian gas flows to Ukraine stable – Ukrtransgaz

    KIEV (Reuters) – Russian natural gas flows to Ukraine have been stable since Dec. 9, when Gazprom resumed supplies after a six-month gap caused by a price dispute and unpaid debts, Ukraine’s gas transport monopoly said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Exclusive – Crimean leader in New Delhi during Putin visit
    Dec11

    Exclusive – Crimean leader in New Delhi during Putin visit

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, arrived for unofficial talks in New Delhi on Thursday as President Vladimir Putin met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for summit talks. …read more Source: The...

    Lithuanian ex-finance minister to be Ukraine anti-corruption tsar
    Dec10

    Lithuanian ex-finance minister to be Ukraine anti-corruption tsar

    LONDON (Reuters) – Former Lithuanian finance minister Algirdas Šemeta is to become Ukraine’s new anti-corruption tsar after winning the backing of the Kiev government and its Western lenders, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine envoy rules out new round of peace talks soon
    Dec10

    Ukraine envoy rules out new round of peace talks soon

    KIEV (Reuters) – Fresh clashes between Ukrainian troops and separatists clouded prospects of a lasting ceasefire emerging from a “Day of Silence” in Ukraine on Wednesday as Kiev ruled out any new peace talks until the rebels had stopped firing completely. …read more Source: The...

    EU considers tightening ban on energy, tourism in Crimea
    Dec10

    EU considers tightening ban on energy, tourism in Crimea

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is considering widening its ban on investment in Crimea to include barring the sale of technology used for oil and gas exploration and stopping EU firms running tourist businesses there, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. …read more Source: The...

    Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties
    Dec10

    Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called on Wednesday for a U.S.-Russia summit to be convened to prevent a deep freeze in Moscow’s relations with the West over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine needs expanded IMF programme – economy minister
    Dec10

    Ukraine needs expanded IMF programme – economy minister

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s new economy minister, Aivaras Abromavicius, said on Wednesday the government wanted the International Monetary Fund to expand its $17 billion bailout package due to Ukraine’s worsened economic outlook. …read more Source: The...

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