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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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September 04, 2017

Ukraine’s Credit Rating Outlook Revised to Positive by Moody’s

Ukraine’s credit rating was revised from stable to positive by Moody’s Investors’ Service, in a statement published last week. Moody’s also upgraded the country’s long-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating from Caa3 to Caa2.

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August 28, 2017

Mattis: Moscow “Seeking to Redraw Borders by Force”

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis met with President Poroshenko in Kyiv and attended Ukraine’s Independence Day ceremonies on Thursday (Aug 24),

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August 14, 2017

Ukraine CPI Edges up 0.2% MoM in July

Ukraine’s State Statistics Committee reported that its main consumer price index (CPI) rose by 0.2% MoM in July, bringing rolling 12-month inflation to 15.9%, up from 15.6% YoY in June and 13.5% in May.

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July 31, 2017

June Industrial Output Grew 3.8% YoY On Machinery Sector Recovery

Ukraine’s industrial output increased by 3.8% YoY in June on significant 15.9% YoY growth in output in the machinery sector, according to data from the State Statistics Committee released last week.

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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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