July 22, 2014

21/07/2014 Daily Highlights by “Digests & Analytics Ukraine” News Agency

5 civilians killed in Donetsk from residential areas shelling with "Grad" missiles


  • President of Ukraine Poroshenko, based on decision of the National Security & Defense Council,submitted for approval to Parliament the decree on partial mobilization, aimed for national defense from proliferation of threat of terrorism and challenge to state security from attack from Russia.
  • Parliamentary from "Batkivshyna" group,  Kozhemjakin, stated earlier today at the conciliatory council, that President Poroshenko plans to dissolve the Parliament on August 26, as well as that groups «Udar» and «Svoboda» will leave coalition in advance before the event.
  • Ukrzaliznytsa re-opened high-speed rail communication with Hundai trains in Donetsk region, on the Kiev - Druzhkivka route. Druzhkivka have been previously liberated from terrorists by Ukrainian army.
  • National Bank set the following exchange rates of Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH): 11.65 UAH / 1$ (+1 cop), 15.76 UAH / 1€ (+1 cop), 3.31 UAH / 10 RUR (-3 cop).

Malaysian airlines flight catastrophe

  • Prime Minister of Ukraine Yatsenyuk announced at the briefing that Ukrainian authorities are ready to pass the leadership of Malaysian airliner catastrophe investigation to Netherlands.
  • Vice Prime Minister Groisman, Head of the Government Investigation Commission of the catastrophe, said at a briefing that all bodies have been found at the crash site. Train with the bodies have been sent to Donetsk, and then will approach in Kharkiv, for further examination and identification.
  • President Poroshenko said in an interview with CNN that he’ve appealed to the US Congress with proposal to recognize DPR and LPR as international terrorist organizations .
  • During meetings and telephone conversations with the foreign ministers of Malaysia, representative of the Prime Minister of Australia and the President of Poland, President of Ukraine Poroshenko notified partners that Ukraine is ready to provide international experts all the necessary materials, but terrorists are trying to destroy the evidence of their crime and prevent the investigation.
  • Based on the analysis of shrapnel holes images from the airplane housing wreckages, international experts concluded that missile hit the plane near the front of the cargo, and that it have been shot released from the missile system known as "Buk".

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.