Press Archive

March 26, 2018

Klitschko Not Ruling Out Presidential Run in Next Year’s Race

Kyiv mayor Vitaliy Klitschko told a German newspaper that he hasn’t ruled out seeking Ukraine’s presidency in the 2019 election, the domestic news outlet reported on Sunday

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March 23, 2018

February CPI Rise of 0.9% Leaves Headline Inflation at 14%

The pace of consumer inflation in Ukraine has consistently been running somewhat above the government’s target of around 10% annually

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February 26, 2018

Industrial Output Rises 3.6% YoY in January, Beating Expectations

Output in the manufacturing sector increased by a solid 9.7% YoY in January, with the chemical industry demonstrated the largest production growth of 55% YoY after several fertilizer plants resumed operation in 2H17.

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February 19, 2018

Headline Inflation Edges Up to 14.1% after January Data

A 4.4% MoM rise in petroleum prices was one of the main driver behind the CPI index’s growth last month

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January 29, 2018

Industrial Output Flat for FY17 after Donetsk, Lugansk Removed from Data

The manufacturing sector had an increase of 4.0% YoY in 2017 while the utility sector saw an output drop by 6.5% YoY, and the extraction sector’s output contracted by 5.8% YoY in the period.

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December 26, 2017

Kremlin Makes Display of “Outrage” over US Decision to Arm Ukraine

Overall, we view Washington’s decision to approve weapons sales as perhaps a moral victory, but not one that makes Ukraine any safer.

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November 13, 2017

Ukraine Ignored in US-Russia Statement After Trump-Putin Meeting; Trump Walks Back Comments Dismissing US Intel Findings

A joint statement issued on Saturday (Nov 11) by the United States and Russia following informal talks between Presidents Trump and Putin in Vietnam focused on a peace plan for the war-hit country of Syria and ignored the ongoing situation of Russian military activity in Eastern Ukraine.

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October 23, 2017

Poroshenko Faces Down Biggest Protests Since EuroMaidan

A major protest against the rule of President Poroshenko involving around 5,000 demonstrators - the largest protest event in Ukraine since the EuroMaidan revolution in February 2014 - came off without major incidents of violence on Tuesday (Oct 17)

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October 09, 2017

Europe, US Praise Kyiv After Donbass Framework Extended

Key Western diplomatic figures, including US special representative Kurt Volker and German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, praised Ukraine late last week for extending by one year the country’s law that governs relations with the territories of Eastern Ukraine occupied by pro-Russian separatists.

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October 02, 2017

Gov’t Extends UkrNafta Production Licenses for 20 Years

UkrNafta, Ukraine’s largest oil producer, has resumed oil & gas extraction at nine fields after the State Geological Service finally granted new licenses for these fields, the company reported on its official website on Sept 27. The licenses were extended for 20 years. The fields are located in Lviv province in the west of the country and in Sumy province in north-central Ukraine. UkrNafta said it was forced to suspend extraction at the fields in April and has lost about UAH 1.0bn in revenue since then.

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