Press Archive

July 17, 2017

Poroshenko Hosts EU’s Juncker, Tusk in Kyiv

President Poroshenko welcomed the European Union’s duo of presidents on Thursday (Jul 13), Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission and Donald Tusk of the European Council, at the annual EU-Ukraine summit in Kyiv

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July 11, 2017

IMF Program Slips off Track Again as USD 1.9bn Tranche Delayed

The next USD 1.9bn installment of Ukraine’s IMF loan program will be delayed at least until the autumn, according to several media reports last week which cited both Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk.

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June 27, 2017

Poroshenko Calls Trump “Strong Friend of Ukraine” After Meeting

President Poroshenko met for the first time with US President Trump and the top figures in his administration in Washington last Tuesday (Jun 20) as part of a two-day diplomatic blitz in the United States.

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June 12, 2017

1,300 Ukrainians Enter EU Visa-Free on First Day of Regime

The event was marked with two days of concerts on Independence Square in Kyiv, at which President Poroshenko hailed the freedom to travel to Europe without pre-obtained visas as “Ukraine’s final exit from the Russian empire”.

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May 23, 2017

UkrStat Reports 2.4% YoY GDP Growth in Ukraine for 1Q17

The figure marks the fifth consecutive quarter of growth for the Ukrainian economy after a two-year recession.

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May 15, 2017

Poroshenko: “Too Early” To Talk About 2nd Term Candidacy

President Poroshenko gave his first open press conference in nearly a year on Sunday (May 14) at the presidential administration in Kyiv.

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April 26, 2017

Nuclear Energy Kingpin Martinenko Arrested by NABU, Released

Martinenko has long been a key player in Ukraine’s non-transparent state-owned nuclear energy sector, with corruption watchdog organizations charging that he enriched himself on a vast scale using his political patronage and shell companies throughout Europe.

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April 19, 2017

Tillerson Pays Lip Service to Minsk Deal in First Moscow Visit

Tillerson’s initial public position on Ukraine differs little, if at all, from the previous public position of the Obama administration.

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April 10, 2017

IMF Board Approves USD 1bn Tranche; Sees Little Impact from Donbass Blockade

The IMF’s latest forecast is that Ukraine’s GDP will rise by 2.0% in 2017 amid overall growth of world economy by 3.4% this year.

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April 03, 2017

Ukraine Loses UK Court Case Over USD 3bn Russian Debt

The UK court ruled on Mar 29 against holding a full trial on the outstanding debt to Russia, saying that Ukraine had no justifiable defense for failing to repay it on time in late 2015.

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