Meredot employees show of their wireless chargers at Ukraine’s iForum IT conference in April 2018. (Meredot Facebook) A Ukrainian startup that produces wireless chargers has won a major grant from the European Commission. The company Meredot was awarded 50,000 euro on July 18 during the first stage of Horizon 2020Continue Reading

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A worker oversees coal being loaded into train cars at a coal mine in Luhansk Oblast in January 2017. A majority of Ukraine’s coal continues to come from Russia and eastern Ukraine, despite being priced according to a Northern European commodity index. It’s one of the most notorious alleged corruptionContinue Reading

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A combine-harvester sifts wheat grain during harvesting near the village of Minkivka in Kharkiv Oblast on July 4, 2019. Ukraine’s economy is growing faster than expected. In the second quarter, gross domestic product grew 4.6 percent. The last time Ukraine had this rate of growth was in the third quarterContinue Reading

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Investigator Sergii Gorbatuk (L) and Artem Sytnyk (R), head of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, speak at a news briefing on July 29, 2019. The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has issued notices of suspicion to six individuals involved in Rotterdam+, an infamous coal pricing schemes that manyContinue Reading

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President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks during the Ukrainian-Turkish Business Forum in Istanbul on Aug. 8, 2019. Ukraine will become a haven for foreign business in the next five years — at least, that’s what President Volodymyr Zelensky thinks. And the president wants Turkish business to help the country’s economy grow, heContinue Reading

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On June 25 National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) announces putting 1,000-hryvnia banknote into circulation from October 25. The hryvnia was one of the world’s best performing currencies in 2019 as foreign investors rushed to buy up hryvnia bonds in record amounts over the summer. Experts say this rush can helpContinue Reading

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Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky (R) review a guard of honor during an official welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Complex in Ankara on August 7, 2019. A long-awaited free trade agreement between Ukraine and Turkey will have to wait some more, as the twoContinue Reading

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Passengers look at a plane of the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair preparing for its first flight to Berlin in the Boryspil International Airport on Sept. 3, 2018. Irish low-cost airline Ryanair will soon have more than doubled its flights from Ukraine since last year. As of November, the company willContinue Reading

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In 2018, Ukraine’s Kremenchuk oil refinery — the largest in the country — processed 2.5 million tons of crude oil, 600,000 tons less than was declared at the beginning of the year. As a result, production remained at 2017 levels, while demand for oil products reached 10.1 million tons. UkraineContinue Reading

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Ricardo Kuehlheim of German international cooperation organization GIZ talks to the Kyiv Post in his office in Kyiv on July 31, 2019. Decades of access to cheap energy resources have played a dirty trick on Ukraine — the country was built in expectation of low prices. That isn’t the caseContinue Reading

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