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Ukraine in brief. Friday, July 18

Ukraine in brief. Friday, July 18

Malaysia Airlines jet crash, closed airspace, PrivatBank raises statutory fund, civilians killed in Luhansk, IMF mission recommends second stand-by loan tranche, commercial banks' profit.

10:11 As of 7:00, the State Emergency Situations Service has found bodies of 121 out of the 298 people killed in the crash of Malaysia Airlines passenger jetliner in Donetsk Region.

The jetliner underlines, the search that started on July 17 at 17:40 is being hindered by armed separatists.

The Internal Affairs Ministry blames terrorists for shooting down from a Buk missile system a Malaysia Airlines passenger jetliner in Donetsk Region on July 17.

The Ministry says the plane was flying at the altitude of 10,000 meters, carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew.


13:02 The State Aviation Administration of Ukraine has closed the airspace above eastern Ukraine for flights.

Yesterday, having received confirmation about the Boeing-777 crash in Donetsk Region, the authority closed completely for flights the airspace above Donetsk Region, Luhansk Region and part of Kharkiv Region.

Several airlines have already ceased flights in the Ukrainian airspace.


13:14 Dnipropetrovsk-based PrivatBank, which is ranking among the largest Ukrainian banks, has increased its statutory fund by UAH 1.749 billion to UAH 18.101 billion.

The statutory fund was expanded at the expense of channeling of a part of bank's 2013 profits to the statutory fund.

A number of provisions of the statute have been brought in line with changed terms of the legislation, the bank has reported

The number of issued shares of the bank and their distribution between the stockholders remained unchanged.

Businessman Hennadii Boholiubov owns 37.02% of PrivatBank, chairman of the Dnipropetrovsk regional state administration Ihor Kolomoiskyi 36.509,4%, and Тriantal Investments Limited (Cyprus) 16.792,6%.


14:21 A total of 20 civilians were killed in shelling in Luhansk on Friday, press service of the city council said.

According to the report, Luhansk is being actively shelled today.

The shelling is held almost in all districts: shelled are central, Pivdennyi districts, Heroiv Stalinhrada, Haevyi, 50th October Anniversary, etc.

Over 20 civilians have been killed since morning.

As was reported, some quarters and streets in all four districts of Luhansk as at 8:30 remained without power and water supplies due to the shelling on July 18.


17:11 The mission of the International Monetary Fund intends to recommend the IMF to allot the second tranche of the stand-by loan agreement worth USD 1.4 billion, IMF mission head in Ukraine Mykola Heorhiev has told a press conference.

According to the press release of the IMF, all the program implementation criteria were fulfilled on the part of Ukraine at the end of May were performed except one, and so-called structural beacons required for the first revision of the program have been achieved (although some of them - with a delay).

Decrease in budget revenues in the east, as well as significant defense spending, will according to the Fund increase the fiscal and quasi-fiscal deficit.

Ukrainian authorities, as stressed by the IMF, agreed to take a number of compensatory measures to limit the negative impact of the conflict in the east and to achieve the key objectives of the two-year stand by program.

Such compensatory measures relate to the field of fiscal policy, energy sector, and monetary policy.

The Fund expects that the combined fiscal and quasi-fiscal deficit of Ukraine in 2014 to reach 10.1% of GDP, and in 2015 - 5.8% of GDP (previous targets - 8.5% of GDP and 6.1% of GDP).

IMF stresses that important for the program is an assumption that the conflict in the east of the country will begin to fade.


17:56 In June, the combined profit of commercial banks made up UAH 11.623 billion, the National Bank of Ukraine said.

In June, banks' revenues made up UAH 16.221 billion, and expenditures UAH 4.598 billion.

In January-June 2014, banks' revenues rose by 31.7% against January-June 2013 to UAH 103.4 billion.

Banks' expenditures in January-June 2014 increased by 32.1% to UAH 102.1 billion.

The combined profit of commercial banks in January-June 2014 made up UAH 1.3 billion.

As was reported, commercial banks reported a profit of UAH 1.436 billion in 2013, and of UAH 4.899 billion in 2012.


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