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      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...

    2. 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...

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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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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     ...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. beyondbrics

      February 24, 2015

      Guest post: the long, hard struggle in Ukraine

      By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank The crisis in Ukraine shows no sign of abating any time soon. Minsk I and II have failed to...

    25. The World

      February 24, 2015

      For a fallen superpower, neglect is worse than dislike

      A useful report on EU-Russian relations was published last week by the EU committee of Britain’s House of Lords, the upper...

    26. beyondbrics

      February 23, 2015

      Guest post: few options for Ukraine after latest defeats

      By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta Victory over Ukrainian forces at Debaltseve last week was the best present that...

    27. February 22, 2015

      Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels swap prisoners in shaky truce

      Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists on Sunday swapped nearly 200 prisoners and began to pull back heavy weaponry...

    28. February 21, 2015

      US and allies discuss new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

      LONDON, February 21 — The US and its allies are discussing imposing more sanctions against Russia for undermining a...

    29. February 20, 2015

      Nato must prepare for Russian attack, warns UK general

      Nato forces must prepare for a large-scale conventional assault by Russia on an eastern European member state designed to...

    30. FT Alphaville

      February 20, 2015

      FirstFT (the new Cut)

      Athens’ chances of finding itself without an EU financial backstop in one week will come down to a bitter face-off in...

    31. February 19, 2015

      Kiev accused of cutting gas supplies to rebels

      A new faultline opened up between Ukraine and Russia over natural gas on Thursday when pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine...

    32. February 19, 2015

      Maidan — film review

      Maidan gives a true story the stature and acoustic of an epic. It’s a powerful, inspiring documentary about events in Kiev...

    33. February 18, 2015

      Ukraine’s forces retreat from key town of Debaltseve

      Ukraine has pulled most of its troops out of Debaltseve, the strategic town in the east of the country that has been the...

    34. FT Alphaville

      February 17, 2015

      FirstFT (the 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. A crucial meeting over the future of Greece’s bailout broke down in acrimony...

    35. beyondbrics

      February 16, 2015

      Guest post: Russia the winner from Minsk deal on Ukraine

      By Alex Clackson, Global Political Insight The peace agreement signed in Minsk, Belarus, last week regarding eastern Ukraine...

    36. February 16, 2015

      Free Lunch: Ukraine's IMF bailout

      How to get to $40bn To no one's surprise, the International Monetary Fund finally announced a new loan package for Ukraine...

    37. beyondbrics

      February 16, 2015

      Guest post: Hungary tries to balance between Russia and EU

      By Balázs Orbán, Századvég Foundation Hungary’s foreign policy machine is up, running and making waves: in a matter of...

    38. February 15, 2015

      New funding deal gives Kiev added incentive to enact reforms

      There has been little good economic news to come out of Ukraine over the past year. The war in the east of the country...

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