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    1. beyondbrics

      20 hours ago

      Ukraine must reform to free itself from dependence on Russian gas

      Germany – and its chancellor Angela Merkel – deserve credit for the continuation of the EU’s sanctions regime against...

    2. beyondbrics

      June 24, 2015

      By calling its Russian eurobond official debt, the IMF is reducing Kiev's dependence on Moscow

      The Financial Times and Bloomberg have reported that the IMF is intending to categorise a $3bn 2-year eurobond sold by...

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    1. Ukraine 2012

      Kiev finds itself caught between the east and the west as elections loom...
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    1. June 19, 2015

      Kiev offers growth-linked bonds to end impasse with creditors

      Ukraine has offered to issue securities linked to future growth in return for private creditors accepting a writedown in...

    2. June 11, 2015

      Ukraine’s creditors must share the country’s pain

      Ukraine is fighting for its survival as an independent state. The most immediate of its numerous challenges is to reduce...

    3. June 11, 2015

      Ukraine’s creditors raise concern as debt deadline looms

      Ukraine’s largest creditors say they are deeply concerned by the country’s declaration that it may stop making debt payments...

    4. June 10, 2015

      Ukraine warns of debt moratorium

      Ukraine could stop paying its sovereign creditors within weeks if they do not agree to a debt restructuring, the country’s...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      June 9, 2015

      Fuel depot fire

      A man rides a horse cart, as smoke from a fuel depot fire billows in the background, in Vasylkiv, Kiev region, Ukraine....

    6. May 29, 2015

      Kiev rejects debt restructuring deal

      Ukraine has rejected a debt restructuring deal put forward by international creditors as the two sides struggle to break...

    7. May 27, 2015

      Ukraine takes ‘odious’ path to default

      Ukraine’s decision last week to grant its government the power to stop foreign debt payments marks a distinct shift in tone...

    8. May 20, 2015

      Russia weighs on EU’s eastern ambitions

      The last time EU leaders met the six former Soviet countries in the bloc’s Eastern Partnership programme in Vilnius,...

    9. May 12, 2015

      Nemtsov’s final report says 220 Russian troops have died in Ukraine

      At least 220 active Russian soldiers have died fighting in Eastern Ukraine, a new report by Russian opposition leaders and...

    10. May 8, 2015

      Ukraine move to ban Soviet symbols sparks controversy

      Ukraine slideshow Just as Russia holds a vast military parade on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory over...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      May 8, 2015

      Day of remembrance

      A worker installing a wreath of poppies as a red peak and ribbon on top of the 102-metre Motherland Monument in Kiev,...

    12. May 7, 2015

      Investment opportunities in Ukraine emerge amid political crisis

      Things have not been going according to plan for Mohammad Zahoor, one of Ukraine’s most prominent foreign entrepreneurs. In...

    13. May 5, 2015

      Russia rattles sabres to keep Ukraine from the west

      Violations of the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine have reached their highest level since the Minsk II agreement was signed in...

    14. April 27, 2015

      Ukraine takes first step to avoid default

      Ukraine has cleared the first hurdle in a $15bn bid to avoid financial collapse. Investors in Ukreximbank, the state-owned...

    15. April 26, 2015

      Kiev government looks to loosen oligarchs’ grip in Ukraine

      Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has signalled a clampdown on the country’s oligarchs, warning that ­businessmen who...

    16. The World

      April 22, 2015

      Ukraine conflict attracts foreign fighters - on both sides

      Just like the conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the violence in eastern Ukraine is attracting foreign fighters – some with the...

    17. April 19, 2015

      Klitschko throws weight behind new Kiev fund

      Among those watching Ukraine’s world heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko defend his title in New York’s Madison...

    18. April 17, 2015

      Kiev tightens security after shootings of pro-Russians

      Ukraine’s prime minister Arseniy Yatseniuk called on law enforcement bodies on Friday to strengthen security measures after...

    19. The World

      April 17, 2015

      Ukraine's hybrid peace

      Predictions that the war in Ukraine might be past its worst point can only be advanced with caution and caveats. Over the...

    20. April 15, 2015

      Ukraine looks to foreign-born ministers to kick-start reform

      Late last year, US-born Natalie Jaresko was in the Kiev office of the investment firm she founded in 2006 when headhunters...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      April 10, 2015

      Ukrainian drill

      Ukrainian servicemen take part in a military drill in the Zhytomyr region, some 150 kms from Kiev     ...

    22. April 9, 2015

      Ukraine opens gas sector to investors with anti-monopoly law

      Ukraine’s parliament approved a law on Thursday intended to break monopolies and lure badly needed investment into the...

    23. April 1, 2015

      Ukraine’s debt haircut showdown looms

      Ukraine‘s hope of reaching a compromise with its international creditors hangs in the balance as the two sides prepare for...

    24. March 25, 2015

      Ukraine: An oligarch brought to heel

      As Moscow annexed Crimea a year ago and pro-Russian separatists started seizing control of town halls across eastern...

    25. March 23, 2015

      Poroshenko warns rival over ‘pocket army’

      Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko warned on Monday that no regional governor would be allowed a “pocket army”, after...

    26. March 19, 2015

      Ukraine PM warns EU against Putin’s divide-and-conquer tactics

      Ukraine’s prime minister has warned that Vladimir Putin is attempting to divide the EU in the same way the Russian president...

    27. beyondbrics

      March 19, 2015

      Ukraine's debt: don't write it off just yet

      So, how would you go about bailing out a war-zone? The IMF’s rescue plan for Ukraine, agreed by the fund’s executive board...

    28. beyondbrics

      March 18, 2015

      Guest post: how did Russia's RNCB avoid Ukraine-related sanctions for so long?

      By Andrew Foxall of The Henry Jackson Society Unwilling to go to war with Russia, the west’s main levers for persuading...

    29. March 18, 2015

      Q&A: Dispute over self-rule puts truce in doubt

      Russia on Wednesday accused Ukraine of violating the latest Minsk ceasefire agreement by adding conditions to a law granting...

    30. beyondbrics

      March 17, 2015

      Ukraine crisis takes its toll on country's oligarchs

      Ukraine’s billionaires are losing their cash, especially those with significant assets in the Donbas, an area that has...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      March 17, 2015

      Blessing for the frontline

      A priest in central Kiev sprinkles holy water on members of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists before they depart to...

    32. March 15, 2015

      Putin was ready to put nuclear weapons on alert in Crimea crisis

      Vladimir Putin was ready to put Russia’s nuclear weapons on alert last year during Russia’s annexation of Crimea. “We were...

    33. March 13, 2015

      Ukraine warns on debt haircuts

      Ukraine has warned debtholders including Russia that they should prepare to lose money as the war-ravaged country seeks to...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      March 6, 2015

      Muddy retreat in Ukraine

      A Ukrainian serviceman walks in front of self-propelled cannons waiting to be loaded onto a cargo train in the eastern...

    35. February 26, 2015

      Ukraine’s sick economy presents stern test

      A year ago, Artem, a 19-year-old student, joined the mass protests in Kiev that toppled Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine’s...

    36. February 26, 2015

      Rouble heads for best month since 1990s

      Russia’s rouble is heading for its best month in at least two decades as stabilising oil prices and a tentative ceasefire...

    37. February 24, 2015

      Natural gas rallies on supply threat concern

      The price of natural gas in Europe rallied on Tuesday on fears a fresh dispute between Ukraine and Russia could threaten...

    38. February 24, 2015

      Conflict clouds Ukraine’s debt distress

      When Ukraine’s president pleaded for help at last month’s World Economic Forum he worried aloud that the international...

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