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    Ukraine truce: No Ukrainian troops killed in east as ceasefire holds
    Feb25

    Ukraine truce: No Ukrainian troops killed in east as ceasefire holds

    A long-awaited truce took hold in eastern Ukraine yesterday, with the army reporting no combat fatalities for the first time in several weeks. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine’s C-Bank Curbs Foreign Currency Buying to Stem Hryvnia’s Decline
    Feb25

    Ukraine’s C-Bank Curbs Foreign Currency Buying to Stem Hryvnia’s Decline

    Ukraine’s central bank on Wednesday banned all foreign exchange purchases by companies through banks for the rest of the week in a bid to stem a sharp fall in the national currency, the hryvnia. The central bank also intervened in the market to prop up the currency, buying USD 80 M at an official rate of 28 per dollar – close to the...

    Mariupol, next in the sights of pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine
    Feb25

    Mariupol, next in the sights of pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine

    Ukrainian forces build second line of defence around major port and industrial centre as reports circulate of rebel buildup of fighters and weaponry in areaA plume of smoke rose above the horizon as a group of Ukrainian soldiers dug trenches near the village of Berdyansk outside Mariupol, seemingly oblivious to the mortar fire going off like...

    War on corruption: Ukraine struggles to emerge from the shadow of the oligarchs
    Feb25

    War on corruption: Ukraine struggles to emerge from the shadow of the oligarchs

    Amid war and economic collapse Ukraine’s economy minister has a portfolio not many politicians would envy. Lithuanian Aivaras Abromavicius was… …read more Source:...

    Prof. Hanke: ‘Ukraine’s brutal inflation’
    Feb25

    Prof. Hanke: ‘Ukraine’s brutal inflation’

    The collapse of Ukraine’s hryvnia currency, which has lost half of its value against the US dollar since the start of 2015, has resulted in a surge of inflation, Economics Professor Steve Hanke wrote in a recent blog. Hanke, who is professor at Johns Hopkins University and Senior Director of the Troubled Currencies Project at Cato...

    UK military trainers set to head for Ukraine
    Feb25

    UK military trainers set to head for Ukraine

    Britain has given a green light to plans for deploying military trainers in Ukraine to bolster that country’s resources against Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Ukraine truce not even close – John Kerry
    Feb25

    Ukraine truce not even close – John Kerry

    Russia and pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine remain far from meeting the terms of a tattered ceasefire deal, US Secretary of State John Kerry said today. …read more Source: RTÉ...

    Kerry warns of more Russia sanctions, after fatality-free day in Ukraine
    Feb25

    Kerry warns of more Russia sanctions, after fatality-free day in Ukraine

    US Secretary of State John Kerry has said Russia is far from meeting the terms of the second Minsk ceasefire, repeating warnings of more sanctions. It follows a day reportedly without any deaths in the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Kremlin saw plan to annex Crimea before Yanukovich fell: newspaper
    Feb25

    Kremlin saw plan to annex Crimea before Yanukovich fell: newspaper

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin was presented with a plan to annex the Crimea peninsula and eastern Ukraine before the overthrow of the country’s Moscow-leaning president last year, an independent newspaper reported on Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian army reports no soldiers killed in last 24 hours as fighting dies down
    Feb25

    Ukrainian army reports no soldiers killed in last 24 hours as fighting dies down

    For the first time since the second ceasefire came into effect 10 days ago the Ukrainian army has announced it has suffered no fatalities in the last… …read more Source:...

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