As Russia's Stock Market Soars, Ukraine Stuck In 'Frozen Conflict':
"People have to recognize that Ukraine economically cannot survive without a good relationship with Russia. I don't see any future for them without Russia, and yet sentiment against Russia is very strong in Kyiv. I don't see them getting along with Putin anytime soon." Ref. Source 2
Ukraine gets second IMF loan tranche worth $1.7 billion: central bank chief:
Ukraine has received a second tranche of financial aid from the International Monetary Fund, worth $1.7 billion, central bank governor Valeriia Gontareva said on Tuesday. Ref. Source 2f
IMF warns Ukraine it will halt $40bn bailout unless corruption stops:
"I am concerned about Ukraine's slow progress in improving governance and fighting corruption, and reducing the influence of vested interests in policymaking," she said. Ref. Source 8s.