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    IMF earmarks $17.6 billion for Ukraine reforms
    Feb12

    IMF earmarks $17.6 billion for Ukraine reforms

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has agreed to provide Ukraine with 15.5 billion euros ($17.6 billion) to help support economic reforms. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Thursday that “this new program offers an important opportunity for Ukraine to move its economy forward at a critical moment in the country’s...

    IMF earmarks $17.6 billion for Ukraine reforms
    Feb12

    IMF earmarks $17.6 billion for Ukraine reforms

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has agreed to provide Ukraine with 15.5 billion euros ($17.6 billion) to help support economic reforms…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Poroshenko: Russian Conditions ‘Unacceptable’ At Minsk Summit
    Feb12

    Poroshenko: Russian Conditions ‘Unacceptable’ At Minsk Summit

    ​Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says there is “no good news” so far at marathon Minsk peace talks aimed at ending the fighting in eastern Ukraine and that the Russian position at the summit is “unacceptable.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ottawa Plans to Provide Valuable Satellite Images to Ukrainian Forces
    Feb12

    Ottawa Plans to Provide Valuable Satellite Images to Ukrainian Forces

    Ottawa plans to help Ukraine’s beleaguered armed forces by providing them with high-resolution images from Canada’s powerful RADARSAT-2 satellite, CTV News has learned. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    IMF, Ukraine in deal for $17.5 bn bailout: Lagarde
    Feb12

    IMF, Ukraine in deal for $17.5 bn bailout: Lagarde

    Brussels (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund and conflict-torn Ukraine have reached a preliminary deal on a new financial rescue plan worth $17.5 billion dollars that could be a “turning point” for Kiev, Christine Lagarde said Thursday.Talks have been underway in Kiev for days to reach an agreement on Ukraine’s fourth...

    Leaders Take A Break After All-Night Talks In Minsk
    Feb12

    Leaders Take A Break After All-Night Talks In Minsk

    The Ukrainian, Russian, German and French leaders left the negotiating room after spending all night locked in talks in Minsk, Belarus, aimed at securing a cease fire in eastern Ukraine. The leaders had a brief break in the meeting, which has now resumed. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was quoted as saying Russia’s position was...

    Ukraine’s struggling state is getting a $40 billion international bailout
    Feb12

    Ukraine’s struggling state is getting a $40 billion international bailout

    Ukraine is getting a massive IMF bailout to prop up its struggling public finances, announced early Thursday. Here’s the full text of IMF managing director Christine Lagarde’s statement, and here’s the crucial bit: I am pleased to announce that the IMF team working in Kiev has reached a staff-level agreement with the Ukrainian...

    No Progress Reported as Ukraine Peace Talks Continue
    Feb12

    No Progress Reported as Ukraine Peace Talks Continue

    The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany continued meetings early Thursday aimed at ending the Ukraine crisis after engaging in marathon all-night talks in the Belarusian capital. During a break in the talks, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the negotiations are ongoing but there is “no good news yet” on a...

    Germany’s anti-Thatcher tries again
    Feb12

    Germany’s anti-Thatcher tries again

    Angela Merkel holds the fates of Greece and Ukraine in her hands – she’s becoming the world’s crisis manager …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Recipe: Red Kyivsky Borsch / Борщ
    Feb12

    Recipe: Red Kyivsky Borsch / Борщ

    This borsch acquired from Kyiv is flavored with ham and sausage. This recipe calls for peeled raw beets to be grated directly into the stockpot. The reason in simple: rather than being washed away, the beets’ color literally hues the… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...