Articles by Natalya Zinets



Ukraine's Leaders Spar After Gas Feud

  • 22 January 09
  • Reuters
Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Wednesday defended as a ""true victory"" the accord she negotiated with Russia to restore the flow of gas to Europe, hitting back at criticism from her ally-turned-rival, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko.

Ukraine Deficit Flouts IMF Terms

  • 29 December 08
  • Reuters
Ukraine's fractious parliament adopted a 2009 budget on Friday with a 3 percent deficit -- at odds with conditions set by the International Monetary Fund for a $16.5 billion economic rescue package.

Ukraine Approves Anti-Crisis Bills

  • 30 October 08
  • Reuters
Ukraine's parliament gave initial approval on Wednesday to legislation needed to secure billions of dollars in aid from the IMF after the central bank said that failing to act could result in a default and rising inflation.

Ukraine to Reduce 2009 Budget Gap

  • 15 September 08
  • Reuters
Ukraine's 2009 budget deficit is to be cut to 1.4 percent of gross domestic product from 2 percent this year, Finance Minister Viktor Pynzenyk said Saturday.

Ukrtelecom to Go on Auction Block

  • 18 January 08
  • Reuters
Ukraine's government has decided to sell 67 percent of Ukrtelecom, the latest move in 10 years of attempts to privatize a major stake in the dominant fixed-lined telecoms operator.

Ukraine May Raise Transit Fee

  • 29 November 07
  • Reuters
Ukraine told Russia on Wednesday that it could charge more for Russian gas transit to Europe if Moscow imposed steep gas price increases, raising the prospect of another gas dispute between the two countries.

Ukraine May Raise Transit Fee

  • 29 November 07
  • Reuters
Ukraine told Russia on Wednesday that it could charge more for Russian gas transit to Europe if Moscow imposed steep gas price increases, raising the prospect of another gas dispute between the two countries.

Gazprom Says Deal Reached With Kiev

  • 04 October 07
  • Reuters
Gazprom said Wednesday that it had reached a deal with Ukraine over a large gas debt after threatening to reduce supplies, but Kiev denied that it owed as much as the $1.3 billion cited by the company.

Gas to Cost Ukraine 40% More

  • 25 October 06
  • Reuters
Ukraine will pay nearly 40 percent more for Russian natural gas next year, Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych said Tuesday, but the price remains considerably lower than that paid by other countries.

Kiev to Seek Boost in '05 Spending

  • 20 October 05
  • Reuters
Ukraine's government will ask the parliament to review the 2005 budget in light of this year's slowdown in economic growth, Prime Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov said on Wednesday.

Yushchenko Makes Plea for Growth

  • 06 October 05
  • Reuters
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko urged his new government on Wednesday to create favorable conditions for business to kick-start slumping growth and bring back reluctant foreign investors.

Ukraine's New PM Slams Outgoing State Ministries

  • 26 September 05
  • Reuters
Ukraine's newly approved prime minister, charged with reversing an economic slowdown, on Saturday castigated the outgoing economy and finance ministries, saying they had failed to act in the national interests.

Ukraine Premier Promises Prosperity

  • 18 November 04
  • Reuters
Ukraine’s prime minister, hammering home a promise of future prosperity in the final days of a presidential campaign, Tuesday pushed a new economic plan for the country which skeptics said was outdated.

Kiev Sees Economy Growing 12.4%

  • 06 September 04
  • Reuters
Ukraine improved its forecast for economic growth for the fourth time this year on Friday, expecting gross domestic product to rise by 12.4 percent due to stronger exports, tax collection and privatization revenues.

Ukraine Set to Defend the Hryvna

  • 29 September 00
  • Reuters
Kiev’s Central Bank has indicated that it would spend up to $100 million to defend its falling currency.

IMF Hails Ukraine's GDP

  • 16 September 00
  • Reuters
The International Monetary Fund praised Ukraine on Friday for achieving economic growth.

Kiev Prosecutor Orders Central Bank Inquiry

IMF Dispute Threatens Ukraine Plans

Ukrainian Currency Falls To Record Low for 1999

Harvest Threatened as Fuel Shortage Hits Ukraine

Standard & Poor's Says Kiev in Default

Uncertainty in Ukraine Suggests Likely Delay of Hryvna