Ukraine secures new IMF loan after making reforms

The Ukrainian leader says the International Monetary Fund has approved a new loan for the country. President Petro Poroshenko hailed the move as recognition of Ukraine's progress in stabilizing its economy and implementing reforms. Continue Reading Below Poroshenko said Wednesday that the IMF would quickly release the first installment, worth $1.4 billion, out of the new $3.9-billion loan package. The […]

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Ukraine says grain shipments may fall on more Russian naval aggression

KIEV, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Grain shipments from Ukrainian ports on the Azov Sea could fall if Russia commits more aggressive actions, although the impact would be limited, acting Ukrainian Agriculture Minister Maksym Martyniuk said on Tuesday. He also said freight prices and insurance company costs could rise, but not in short term. Russia seized three Ukrainian naval ships and […]

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Kremlin says martial law may raise tension in Ukraine conflict

MOSCOW, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Tuesday that the introduction of martial law in Ukraine following Russia’s seizure of three vessels in the Kerch Strait could create tension in Ukraine’s conflict-stricken south-east. Kiev on Monday imposed martial law for 30 days in parts of the country most vulnerable to an attack from Russia after President Petro Poroshenko […]

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Russia imposes financial sanctions on Ukraine's political elite

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia imposed financial sanctions on Ukraine’s political elite on Thursday, freezing the Russian assets of hundreds of politicians and officials along with dozens of businesses owned by Ukrainian businessmen. The sanctions were set out in a decree signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and were described as counter-sanctions drawn up in response to similar Ukrainian measures […]

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Russia's military says ready to evacuate college blast victims for treatment: Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday that four military planes were ready to evacuate casualties of a blast in the Crimean port city of Kerch for medical treatment, the Interfax news agency reported. Shoigu was also cited as saying that space in military hospitals in Crimea was available for the victims. Thirteen people were killed […]

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