Dozens of activists and "militants" arrested before Belarus protests

bne IntelliNews March 24, 2017

Dozens more people arrested in Belarus in what the KGB security service says were raids conducted against armed insurrection plot.

Poroshenko blames Russia for assassination of Putin critic in Kyiv

bne IntelliNews March 23, 2017

Ukrainian president says shooting was an "act of state terrorism".

COMMENT: The trillion dollar bill of US protectionism

Peter Szopo of Erste Asset Management March 21, 2017

Emerging market stocks have been hit harder than it appears by the election of President Donald Trump.

CONFERENCE CALL: Ukraine investment summit strikes pragmatic tone

Ben Aris in London March 21, 2017

In 2016 Ukraine's economy returned to growth after collapsing since the Maidan protests. But the transformation can still be derailed as in 2018 the government must start paying back billions of dollars in debt. Is the country strong enough?

Ukraine's suspended tax chief released from jail on €3.5mn bail

bne IntelliNews March 17, 2017

"Test case" for Ukrainian justice sees temporary release of tax chief during investigation for alleged corruption.

Ukraine imposes trade blockade of pro-Russian territories in Donbas

bne IntelliNews March 15, 2017

Kyiv will officially shut down transport routes to the Donbas after an abortive attempt to disrupt a weeks-old unofficial blockade.

Ukraine prepares sanctions against Russia's state-run banks

Vladimir Kozlov in Moscow March 15, 2017

Move follows Sberbank's decision to recognise IDs issued by separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine.

CEE REAL ESTATE SURVEY: Peak here, past nadir there

Ben Aris in Berlin March 14, 2017

The real estate sector across the region has benefited from two and a half decades of transition; but there is plenty of growth potential left thanks to their still incomplete transition to Western European levels.

Ukraine law enforcers detain dozens of armed participants of Donbas blockade

bne IntelliNews March 14, 2017

Government moves to break weeks-long blockade that caused acute shortages of anthracite coking coal and undersupply to power plants in the national grid.

KRUK REPORT: Justice is on trial in Ukraine

Kateryna Kruk in Kyiv March 13, 2017

Tax service chief Roman Nasirov's detention on corruption charges is a litmus test for change in Ukraine.

KYIV BLOG: Anti-graft agency tries to hook its first big fish in Ukraine's filthy pond

Ben Aris in Berlin March 8, 2017

Three years after the Euromaidan protests, Ukraine's NABU watchdog has detained its first senior official, tax service chief Roman Nasirov.

Ukraine rebels tighten grip on Donbas region with seizure of industry sites

bne IntelliNews March 3, 2017

Threats grow to national economy after rail blockade and seizure of enterprises belonging to billionaire Rinat Akhmetov.

Ukraine central bank chief Gontareva hints at resignation

Sergei Kuznetsov in Kyiv March 3, 2017

IMF support programme could be jeopardised if replacement process is politicised.

LONG READ: Yanukovych-era corruption schemes implicate Ukraine’s current elites

Sergei Kuznetsov in Kyiv March 2, 2017

Taras Chornovil, a former close associate of Ukraine’s fugitive ex-president Viktor Yanukovych, spills the beans about the vast sums paid to MPs and others, allegedly including former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

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