August 02, 2014

UKRAINE: JULY, 2014 Monthly Highlights by “Digests & Analytics Ukraine” News Agency

Pro-Russian terrorists shot down over the Donbas of Malaysian Airlines' plane with 298 passengers on board


  • President Poroshenko appealed to the international community, asking to recognize DPR and LPR as international terrorist organizations.
  • US, Canada and EU imposed sectoral sanctions against largest Russian companies and banks, as well as against those from terrorist organizations and Crimea, and also to the inner circle of Russian President Putin.
  • Archbishop of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) Vladimir passed away. Archbishop of Moscow didn’t attend the funeral "to avoid provocations"
  • Parliamentary groups «Udar» and «Svoboda» left the parliamentary coalition, allowing president Poroshenko appoint parliamentary re-elections.
  • Ukrainian Parliament adopted majority of bills, proposed by Ukrainian government,

July 24, 2014

23/07/2014 Daily Highlights by “Digests & Analytics Ukraine” News Agency

President Poroshenko ordered to prepare wide-scale launch of 3g communication standard in Ukraine
  • Prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation of Mariupol City Administration officials on accusations of aiding terrorists, who held a joint meeting with representatives of the "People's Republic of Donetsk" and signed a memorandum. Also, criminal case against the Secretary of Lysychansk City Council was launched under accusation for "separatism".
  • SSU investigates facts of betrayal at the headquarters of the anti-terrorist operations, as well as among former heads of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Security Service of Ukraine and Ministry of Defense, financing terrorism.
  • "Naftogaz" head, Kobolev, said that cost of the gas transportation system of Ukraine is estimated at 25-35 billion dollars (including profit forecast of the volumes of transit). Estimate was made for the possibility of creating a transit company with 49% foreign stake.
  • Official exchange rate of Ukrainian Hryvnya (UAH), as established by the NBU: USD 11.64 / 1 $ (-3 cop), 15.69 UAH / 1 € (-8 cop), 3.32 UAH /10 RUR.
  • President Poroshenko ordered to prepare for the large-scale launch of 3G communication standard before August 15 and before 30th of October - to hold tenders for these frequencies. All Ukrainian mobile operators have already declared interest to participate to the tender. Previously Poroshenko urged the need for the early start of 3G and 4G networks implementation in Ukraine.

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.