Unian News Agency

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0200
"Lost in translation": Arakhamia says never meant U-turn on Ukraine's Eurointegration plans
Moving toward the EU, Ukraine must defend its own interests, the deputy explained.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:40:00 +0200
Ukraine ranks 126th in TI's Corruption Perception Index 2019
The country has retreated to the level of 2017.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:20:00 +0200
Women held in occupied Donbas prisons describe "inhumane conditions" – media
They had been thrown behind bars for spreading pro-Ukrainian leaflets.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:00:00 +0200
Ukraine signs memorandum with Deutsche Bahn
The alliance is expected to boost the efficiency of the railway services in Ukraine.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 10:40:00 +0200
IMF notes Ukraine's progress in fulfilling conditions for new program launch
The IMF chief met with President Zelensky on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 10:20:00 +0200
Pro-Russian act by German delegate to PACE
The official offered to include representatives of the unrecognized "LPR-DPR" in Normandy talks, without being authorized to do so.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 10:00:00 +0200
Zelensky: Ukraine delegation to Israel forum gives own invitations to Holocaust survivors
It's those deserving it most who should attend the main event, the president said, adding that all scheduled meetings will be held as planned.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:40:00 +0200
Ukraine places euro-denominated bonds worth EUR 1.25 bln
The funds to be raised will be spent on budget financing.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:20:00 +0200
Ukraine reports one KIA amid six enemy attacks in Donbas on Jan 22
The enemy engaged Ukrainian troops with proscribed 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms. Also, sniper fire was employed.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:00:00 +0200
Rada's leading faction chief "doesn't think" Ukraine has plan to liberate Donbas by force
The comment came as a response to Russian journalists' question on the sidelines of WEF2020.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 02:20:00 +0200
Switzerland's president to visit Ukraine at Ukrainian president's invitation
Switzerland was and still is an important trading partner and one of the largest investors in the Ukrainian economy.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 01:59:00 +0200
Zelensky: Right moment for Ukraine to join EU after Brexit
The Ukrainian leader says he sees Ukraine's future belongs to the EU.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 00:27:00 +0200
Ukraine's Foreign Ministry preparing for French President's official visit
This was discussed by Ukraine's Deputy Foreign Minister with the French Ambassador to Ukraine.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 23:57:00 +0200
Ukraine's Finance Ministry confirms plans to issue ten-year euro-denominated bonds
Financial analyst at ICU Mykhailo Demkiv says the ministry will place 10-year bonds worth EUR 1.25 billion at 4.375% per annum.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 22:56:00 +0200
Zelensky doesn't rule out meeting with Putin in Israel
The Kremlin says the meeting was initiated by the Ukrainian side.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 21:27:00 +0200
Getting closer to Ukraine's borders: First suspected coronavirus case reported in Russia
Deaths from China's new virus rose to 17 on Wednesday with more than 540 cases confirmed.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 19:59:00 +0200
Zelensky in Davos: World needs to update and rethink international security rules
He says the situation in Ukraine is one of the examples demonstrating that the current architecture of the world is vulnerable.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:55:00 +0200
Ukraine sees 1.8% decline in industrial output in 2019
The State Statistics Service says its report doesn't include data from the Russia-occupied territories.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:25:00 +0200
Iran says black box of downed Ukrainian plane must remain in Tehran – media
According to Iranian Road Minister Mohammad Eslami, the black box is an inseparable item of the incident.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:50:00 +0200
USSR revival and life-long power: Why Putin seeks to amend Russian constitution
The State Duma on January 23 is set to consider constitutional amendments put forward by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The draft of what the Kremlin chief believes are necessary constitutional changes...

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:40:00 +0200
Ukraine's new labor code makes it harder for employers to sack employees at own initiative
The Cabinet of Ministers on December 27 passed a bill on labor, which is designed to preserve and expand social rights of employees.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:20:00 +0200
White House laid groundwork to freeze Ukraine aid before Zelensky call – media
That's what heavily redacted emails, released recently, suggest.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:00:00 +0200
NBU: Insurance share in GDP to grow from 1.4% to 2% by 2025
The Strategy of Ukrainian Financial Sector Development until 2025 is available on the regulator's website.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:40:00 +0200
EU may release macro-financial assistance for Ukraine in Feb – journalist
In December, the European Commission provided Ukraine with the first tranche of macro-financial assistance worth EUR 500 million.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:20:00 +0200
Ukrainian official funded $10 mln Parnas loan amid Trump access – media
Former tax chief Roman Nasirov reportedly helped fund a loan Parnas received for a real estate project.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:00:00 +0200
Pompeo to visit Ukraine on Jan 30 – media
The state secretary earlier postponed his visit to Ukraine following a Dec 31 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:40:00 +0200
Kyiv among world's 50 most Instagrammable places
The Ukrainian capital ranked 33rd.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:20:00 +0200
Deposit Guarantee Fund selling VAB Bank assets for US$8.2 mln while it could get US$330 mln from ex-owner
Ex-owner of the bank Oleg Bakhmatyuk is offering to return UAH 8 billion (US$330 million), while no response has been received yet from the Fund and the National Bank.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:00:00 +0200
Ukraine to issue ten-year eurobonds at about 5% – source
The upcoming issue may amount to nearly EUR 1 billion.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:40:00 +0200
Ukraine may complete cooperation with IMF after new program implemented – minister
Ukrainian authorities and the IMF staff had reached an agreement on policies to underpin a new three-year US$5.5 billion Extended Fund Facility.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:20:00 +0200
OSCE Chairperson-in-Office: "Long road ahead to lasting peace" in Donbas
Rama also expressed strong support to the efforts of the Normandy Format and the Trilateral Contact Group.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:00:00 +0200
"Numbers" co-directed by Sentsov, Seitablaiev to premiere at 2020 Berlinale
Sentsov was released from Russian jail as part of a prisoner exchange on September 7, 2019.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:40:00 +0200
Zelensky kicks off working visit to Switzerland
The president will speak at this year's WEF.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:20:00 +0200
Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained – Reuters
Apple's decision not to proceed with end-to-end encryption of iCloud backups made the FBI's job easier.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0200
Zelensky congratulates Ukrainians on Unity Day
The issue of unity is of concern to every Ukrainian, the president says.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:40:00 +0200
NBU lets official hryvnia strengthen to UAH 24.26 to U.S. dollar on Jan 22
The four-year maximum was fixed at UAH 23.26 per U.S. dollar on December 26.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:20:00 +0200
Europe wants to hear Ukraine's proposals regarding European Green Deal – Ambassador Maasikas
The EU-Ukraine Association Council will meet in Brussels on January 28.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:00:00 +0200
Poland to investigate act of vandalism on Ukrainian Insurgent Army soldiers' grave
Vandals broke the granite slab where the soldiers' names are inscribed.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:40:00 +0200
Mortality at Donbas crossing checkpoints surges 40% in 2019 – rights activists
The NGO analyzed data provided by the Ombudsman's Office.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:20:00 +0200
Leading party leader says Rada unlikely to ratify Istanbul Convention
The legislator noted the ongoing debate over gender issues.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:00:00 +0200
Ukrainians marking Unity Day
It's been 101 years since the Reunion.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:40:00 +0200
Donbas war update: enemy employs proscribed weapons on Jan 21
Ukrainian Army reported no casualties in the past day.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:20:00 +0200
Trump lawyers: President did "absolutely nothing wrong" on Ukraine – VOA
Democratic lawmakers had earlier said it was clear that the "evidence overwhelmingly establishes" that Trump is guilty of both charges in the two articles of impeachment.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:00:00 +0200
Ukraine's plans to get off energy dependence needle
A five-year gas transit contract signed between Naftogaz of Ukraine and Russian Gazprom, signed at the end of 2019, will bring billions of dollars in revenues and give Ukraine time to boost own gas extraction and cut consumption. If Ukraine succeeds,...

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 01:57:00 +0200
New Serbian Ambassador to Ukraine arrives in Kyiv
He handed over copies of his credentials to Ukraine's deputy foreign minister.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 23:59:00 +0200
Transportation of passengers by rail between Ukraine and EU 15% up in 2019
The railway service between Kyiv and Poland's Przemysl is among the most popular routes.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 22:50:00 +0200
Ukrainian PM Honcharuk promises "good news" after Davos Forum
He plans to meet with EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 21:59:00 +0200
The New York Times: First Wuhan coronavirus patient identified in the United States
The outbreak began at a market in China and now has spread to at least four other countries.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 20:20:00 +0200
Some 64% of Ukrainians support accession to EU – poll
Most European Union integration advocates live in the western and central regions of Ukraine.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:41:00 +0200
UAH 3,000 vs UAH 8 bln: Deposit Guarantee Fund fails to sell VAB Bank assets
Former VAB owner Oleg Bakhmatyuk offered to repay about UAH 8 billion in the bank's debt to the budget.