The co-author of a bombshell NYT story about Joe Biden's ties to Ukraine just became the Ukrainian president's new spokesperson

The co-author of a bombshell New York Times story about former Vice President Joe Biden’s ties to Ukraine is now the Ukrainian president’s spokesperson. The story was published on May 1, and the writer, Iuliia Mendel, applied to be Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s spokesperson on May 3. But she did not inform The Times of the conflict of interest until […]

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Ukraine president elect says supports cooperation with IMF

KIEV, May 14 (Reuters) – Ukrainian president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Tuesday that he sees among his priorities as continuation of Ukraine’s cooperation with the International Monetary Fund and guarantees for the central bank’s independence. They are important for maintaining macro-finance stability in the country, Zelenskiy said at a meeting with bankers. (Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Editing by Alison Williams) […]

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Giuliani cancels Ukraine trip, says he'd be 'walking into a group of people that are enemies of the US'

Giuliani: I didn’t go to Ukraine to start an investigation, there already was one Work of Biden’s son emerges as potential 2020 pitfall; President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani on pushing Ukraine over Biden investigation. Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal attorney, said Friday on "Fox News @ Night" that he will not be traveling to Ukraine as previously announced. Giuliani, a […]

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CORRECTED-Ukraine's president-elect expects successful review of IMF deal in May: Interfax

(Corrects to reflect Danylyuk expects successful review of IMF deal) KIEV, April 25 (Reuters) – The team of incoming president Volodymyr Zelenskiy expects Ukraine to successfully complete a review of its $3.9-billion programme with the International Monetary Fund in May, Interfax quoted adviser Oleksandr Danylyuk as saying on Thursday. “On the IMF. Naturally, the position is to continue cooperation. We […]

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Ukrainian president-elect calls for talks with IMF on lower gas prices

KIEV, April 24 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday called on the government and state energy company Naftogaz to hold talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on lowering household gas prices from May 1. The IMF, which is helping Ukraine with a multi-billion dollar loan programme, has said it wants to see gas prices rise to their […]

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Ukraine bonds rise as comic Zelenskiy races ahead in presidential vote

LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s dollar-denominated government bonds rose on Monday after 41-year-old Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian with no political experience, raced ahead in the first round of the country’s presidential election. The 2032-maturing issue was up 1 cent while other bonds were up between 0.3 and 0.5 cents after indications, after half of ballots had been counted, showed […]

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Russia Still Paying Price for Crimea Five Years After Annexation

Half a decade has passed since Vladimir Putin annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. For Russia, the costs continue to mount. The accession treaty signed to bring the Black Sea territory into Moscow’s fold is still unrecognized by most countries and the U.S. and European Union led a broad effort to punish Russia with sanctions. Undeterred, Russia has kept integrating Crimea into […]

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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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