Updated 8:25 am CDT, Thursday, July 11, 2019 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, speaks during the EU-Ukraine summit press conference in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, July 8, 2019. President Tusk, along with President Juncker will represent the EU at the EU-Ukraine summit in Kiev on Monday.( AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky) less Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, speaks during the EU-Ukraine summit press conference in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, July 8, 2019. President Tusk, along with President Juncker will represent the EU at the ... more Photo: Efrem Lukatsky, AP Photo: Efrem Lukatsky, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, speaks during the EU-Ukraine summit press conference in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, July 8, 2019. President Tusk, along … [Read more...] about Russia’s Putin says he’s ready for talks with Ukraine
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine will press on with inflation targeting and plans to lift currency restrictions despite entering a period of instability during elections next year, Central Bank Governor Yakiv Smoliy told Reuters on Wednesday. Ukraine's Central Bank Governor Yakiv Smoliy speaks during an interview with Reuters in Kiev, Ukraine December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has enough foreign exchange and gold reserves to intervene in the market if needed, and expects to replenish its forex reserves to $19.2 billion with the expected disbursement of IMF loans in December, he said. Smoliy was aiming to reassure investors as Ukraine gears up for two tightly contested election races in 2019, the presidential election in March and parliamentary polls in October, amid the threat of escalating conflict with Russia. While it will miss its target to bring inflation below double digits in 2018, the central bank has set itself a target of … [Read more...] about Ukraine elections won’t derail inflation targeting, forex reforms:…
Frank Bajak and Adam Geller Associated Press Published 2:16 p.m. UTC Sep 2, 2018 Nearly a year after Russian government hackers meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, researchers at cybersecurity firm Trend Micro zeroed in on a new sign of trouble: a group of suspect websites. The sites mimicked a portal used by U.S. senators and their staffs, with easy-to-miss discrepancies. Emails to Senate users urged them to reset their passwords – an apparent attempt to steal them. Once again, hackers on the outside of the American political system were probing for a way in. “Their attack methods continue to take advantage of human nature and when you get into an election cycle the targets are very public ,” said Mark Nunnikhoven, vice president of cloud research at Trend Micro. Now the U.S. has entered a new election cycle. And the attempt to infiltrate the Senate network, linked to hackers aligned with Russia and brought to public attention in July, is a reminder of the … [Read more...] about Will Russian hackers affect this year’s election?
Zeke Miller, Ken Thomas and Lisa Mascaro Associated Press Published 4:36 p.m. UTC Jul 20, 2018 Washington – The White House said Friday it “is not considering supporting” a Vladimir-Putin-backed call for a referendum in eastern Ukraine in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s meeting with the Russian president. Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly Antonov, revealed Friday that the two leaders had discussed the possibility of a referendum in separatist-leaning eastern Ukraine during their Helsinki summit. National Security Council spokesman Garrett Marquis said agreements between Russia and the Ukrainian government for resolving the conflict in the Donbas region “do not include any option for referendum.” He added any effort to organize a “so-called referendum” would have “no legitimacy.” The White House announcement comes as it laid out the agenda for an autumn summit between Trump and Putin in Washington … [Read more...] about WH: Russia call for Ukraine referendum illegitimate
Angela Charlton Associated Press Updated 11:30 p.m. UTC Jul 20, 2018 Moscow – President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed a possible referendum in separatist-leaning eastern Ukraine during their Helsinki summit earlier this week, Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. said Friday. Ambassador Anatoly Antonov revealed the discussions amid confusion and concern in the U.S. about what the two presidents agreed behind closed doors. “This issue (of a referendum) was discussed,” he said, adding without elaborating that Putin made “concrete proposals” to Trump on solutions for the four-year Ukraine conflict, which has killed more than 10,000 people. The move may be seen as an effort to sidestep European peace efforts for Ukraine and increase pressure on the Ukrainian government in its protracted conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the Donbass region. Trump tweeted that the two men discussed Ukraine, but has not mentioned a … [Read more...] about Russia: Putin, Trump discussed referendum in Ukraine