A political crisis has been triggered by the Feb. 3 resignation of Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius -- the third reform-minded minister to quit the Ukrainian government in less than two months. Experts are ringing alarm bells, saying Ukrainian politicians must alter their course to accelerate reform.
Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius resigned on Feb. 3 - the third reform-minded minister to quit the Ukrainian government in less than two months.
Prominent Ukrainian non-government organizations that fight against graft say they have teamed up to inspect the income declarations of state officials for 2015 to root out possible cases of corruption.
Ukraine's ongoing attempts at economic integration with Europe may have begun to bear fruit today, with the European Parliament giving the green light for visa-free travel.
A lingering inside conflict at Hromadske.tv, a Ukrainian news platform funded by several governments and foundations, broke into the open on Jan. 19 when news surfaced that a former top employee is trying to hijack the project.
Stanislav Tolstosheyev, the 22-year-old son of a businessman suspected of killing an elderly woman in a car crash in Kyiv, has been released on $5,666 bail, his lawyer Aleksandr Alefanov said on Jan. 18.
Iryna Gerashchenko, a member of the Ukrainian parliament and the presidential commissioner for the peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbas, says Kremlin-backed separatists are not cooperating with an agreement to exchange prisoners.
After a vehicle of the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe was damaged by small-arms fire in the government-controlled area of Ukraine’s Donbas on Jan.16, the mission’s head demanded for respect to the mission’s security.
Journalist Savik Shuster, host of Ukraine’s top political talk show, says he was summoned for questioning in a criminal case opened against him because of tax evasion allegedly exceeding $410,000.
A week after a car accident that killed an elderly woman on a sidewalk in Kyiv, a court detained 22-years-old Stanislav Tolstosheyev, the driver and son of a wealthy businessman. The suspect can be released for $5,666 bail.
Signs of trouble are beginning to appear in the police investigation of a jet-setting 22-year-old man who allegedly struck and killed an elderly woman on a sidewalk with his SUV.
A recent poll found that more than 80 percent of Ukrainians disapprove of their government. The discontent is highest in the government-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
Multinational companies, including such giants as Google and Coca-Cola, appear to be double-dealing when it comes to Russia-annexed Crimea. Not wishing to relinquish either the Ukrainian or Russian markets, they behave differently in each one, whose combined retail trade markets had a turnover of nearly $600 billion last year.
Value-added tax on pharmaceuticals will stay at 7 percent in the government’s proposed tax plan, despite previous intentions to raise it for all the industries to 20 percent.
Ukraine’s parliament on Dec. 24 passed preliminary bills required for a vote on next year’s budget, with the aim of receiving the next installments of a $40 billion loan package from Western lenders.
In less than two years, Nicolas Tacussel, a 30-year-old French psychotherapist, has visited Ukraine 28 times.
Ukraine’s parliament in a vote on Dec.23 appointed re-run of the scandal-plagued mayoral election in Kryvyi Rih in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.