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Ukraine expects to swap 100 prisoners with Russian-backed separatists within weeks

12:23am IST

CHASIV YAR, Ukraine Ukraine expects to exchange around 100 prisoners on each side with Russian-backed separatists within weeks, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's chief of staff told Reuters on Thursday on a visit to eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine welcomes 'constructive' first talks with Iran on downing of airliner

31 Jul 2020

KYIV Ukraine said on Friday that its first round of talks with Iran about the downing of a Ukrainian airliner shortly after takeoff in Tehran in January had been constructive, and that it was determined "to bring Iran to justice".

UPDATE 2-New Ukraine central bank chief surprises with rate pause at first policy meeting

23 Jul 2020

KYIV, July 23 Ukraine's central bank unexpectedly kept its main interest rate unchanged for the first time in a year on Thursday, at the first monetary policy meeting under a new governor who took charge promising to revive an economy pummelled by the coronavirus pandemic.

Ukraine's central bank seen cutting rate from 6% under new governor: Reuters poll

22 Jul 2020

KYIV Ukraine's central bank is likely to cut its key interest rate from 6% on Thursday at the first monetary policy meeting since a new governor took charge promising to make loans cheaper for businesses, a regular Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.

Hostage standoff ends after Ukrainian president endorses animal rights documentary

22 Jul 2020

KYIV All 13 people taken hostage on a bus in western Ukraine were freed unharmed on Tuesday after President Volodymyr Zelenskiy spoke by phone with the hostage-taker and agreed to his demand to endorse a 2005 animal rights documentary. | Video

UPDATE 2-Ukraine's new central bank governor promises to maintain independence, rate cuts

20 Jul 2020

* Previous governor resigned complaining of pressure (Updates with details from briefing)

Ukraine parliament approves Shevchenko as new central bank chief

16 Jul 2020

KYIV/LONDON Ukraine's parliament on Thursday appointed Kyrylo Shevchenko, head of the state-run Ukrgasbank, as the new central bank governor, putting an end to two weeks of turmoil that had threatened Kyiv's access to critical funding.

FACTBOX-Candidates for Ukraine Central Bank governor after Smoliy's exit

13 Jul 2020

KYIV, July 13 The unexpected resignation of Ukrainian Central Bank Governor Yakiv Smoliy two weeks ago rattled markets as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's government tried to reassure investors and foreign backers that its reform agenda remained on track.

FACTBOX-Candidates for Ukraine Central Bank Governor after Smoliy's exit

09 Jul 2020

KYIV, July 9 The shock resignation of Ukrainian Central Bank Chief Yakiv Smoliy rattled markets last week as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's government tried to reassure investors and foreign backers that its reform agenda remained on track.

Ukraine economy likely fell 10% in second quarter, full recovery not seen this year: Reuters poll

06 Jul 2020

KYIV Ukraine's economy will be shown to have fallen 10% in the second quarter year-on-year due to restrictions to tame the coronavirus outbreak, and it will not be able to recover fully in the next six months, according to a Reuters monthly poll of analysts.

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