July 21, 2014

14-20/07/2014 Weekly Highlights by “Digests & Analytics Ukraine” News Agency

Weekly digest of Ukraine July, 14-20 by Digest & Analytics Ukraine News Agency

War in Ukraine
  • Malaysian Airlines plane have been shot down by terrorists near Torez in Donetsk region with SA missile system "Buk", as confirmed by numerous photographs, audio and video evidence. 298 passengers, including 80 children, and crew killed. Armed terrorists prevent international experts to work on at the crash site, collecting bodies and evidence by themselves for further transfer to Moscow. Local population and terrorists are engaged in looting, removing valuables from dead bodies, collecting cash and credit cards. Attempts of cash withdrawal from victims credit cards have been spotted. Only 251 dead bodies have been found by militants, loaded to refrigerators for further transportation to Donetsk. International community strongly condemned the attack and demanded immediate and comprehensive investigation of the accident, and punishment of those responsible. President of Ukraine Petro O. Poroshenko appealed to the UN for recognition of DPR and LPR as international terrorist organizations.

July 19, 2014

18/07/2014 Daily Highlights by “Digests & Analytics Ukraine” News Agency

UN Security Council meeting, convened on the request of the United Kingdom because of the Malaysian airlines plane catastrophe, showed that the World is convinced of Russia being behind the terrorist attack. Countries require immediate investigation of the terrorist attack and bring to justice those responsible for the tragedy. China traditionally abstained.


  • President Of Ukraine, Mr. Poroshenko expressed condolences to families and friends of passengers deceased in the plane shot down by terrorists in Donbass, as statement of the press service on his official website calls.
  • Exchange rate of Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH) slightly strengthened as exported by the NBU: 11.65 UAH / 1$ (-6 kop) 15.75 UAH / 1€ (-10 cop), 3.35 UAH / RUR (-5 kop).
  • IMF revised the outlook on Ukraine GDP, forecasting it to shrink by -6.5%. This is mostly due to the situation in eastern Ukraine. The next tranche of the IMF stand-by credit, amounting to $ 1.4 billion can be provided in August, as mentioned during the briefing following the termination of the IMF mission in Ukraine by its head Mr. Georgiev.
  • All flights over Donbas are canceled, as well as many airlines reduce or cancel their flights to Ukraine. 11 international flights were cancelled in Borispol.

July 18, 2014

17/07/2014 Daily Highlights by “Digests & Analytics Ukraine” News Agency

Malaysia Airlines aircraft have been shooted by terrorists in East Ukraine. Marauders at work


  • At the National Security & Defense Council meeting, President of Ukraine Mr. Poroshenko discussed with security forces representatives the need to mobilize and introduction of martial law, taking into account participation of foreign states in war in Ukraine. He stressed that evidence do exist on direct Russian aggression againt Ukraine, and instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to respond to the facts of aggression.

  • Official exchange rate of Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH) has slightly changed as established by the National Bank of Ukraine: 11.71 UAH / 1$ (+1 cop), 15.85 UAH / 1€ (-10 cop), 3.40 UAH / 10 RUR.

  • Director of the Kiev armored vehicles factory was detained by Security Service of Ukraine in accusation of embezzling public funds aimed to repair and upgrade armored personnel carriers and cashing them through a fictitious firm.

  • Industrial production decreased by almost -5%, compared to the same period last year, in the first half of year in Ukraine. Decline was more than -2% in May.