• IMF believes Ukraine's fight against corruption is too slow

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has conducted an analysis of Ukraine’s economic situation as a result of the organization’s financial support programs to the country.

    According to UN Radio, IMF experts concluded that the Ukrainian authorities have managed to implement a number of important economic measures. This is in spite of political tensions which resulted in a change in government in April this year. The experts especially made note of budget adjustments, an increase in gas and …

  • Kyiv sets out conditions for extending the withdrawal of weapons in the Donbas

    Daria Olifer, Press Secretary to Leonid Kuchma, Ukraine’s representative in the Trilateral Contact Group, reported that implementing the framework decision in the Donbas will continue under two conditions.

    “Ukraine has consistently fulfilled its commitments on implementing this decision and the whole range of Minsk Agreements. That is why it will be continued. The withdrawal of weapons from Petrovske will take place on the 7th of October and the withdrawal of weapons from Stanytsia Luhanska …

  • Ukrainian Parliament is urging the world to condemn Russia’s ban of Crimean Tatar Mejlis

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has appealed to international organizations and parliaments not to recognize the decision of the Russian courts to ban the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars. The Ukrainian parliamentarians are also requesting to consider the possibility of imposing sanctions against the judges who made the verdict. A total of 248 deputies voted in favor of this decision on the 5th of October.

    The Ukrainian Parliament called for measures that “will indicate the non- …

  • Ukrainian military has more than 300,000 contracted servicemen

    "Today, 156,500 soldiers, 109,000 non-commissioned officers and 47,500 commissioned officers from the Armed Forces of Ukraine are doing military service under contract," stated the spokesperson of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Lieutenant Colonel Dmytro Hutsulyak at a briefing on Tuesday, October 4.

    He stressed that the Ministry of Defense continues to increase the number of contracted soldiers and, accordingly, reduce the number of mobilized servicemen. Thus, more than 53,000 servicemen, …

  • Ukraine to receive 200 million euro loan from European Investment Bank

    The European Investment Bank will provide a EUR 200 million loan to finance public transport in 20 municipalities of Ukraine. According to the statement made by the bank, a decision regarding the allocation of funds was made by the board of directors on September 23.

    The total cost of the project is estimated at EUR 400 million. The project aims to increase the frequency and regularity of public transport in Ukrainian cities.

    The funds will be also used to reduce harmful emissions by …