Gains were driven by enterprise profit tax revenue (4.9x surge), revenue from state property (2.8x jump), personal income tax collections (36.0% yoy growth) and rent on mineral extraction (29.8% yoy growth). 


“Surprising in my mind - as I assumed the annexation of Crimea had a material impact on ability to pay…”

Analyst: “Despite the postponement of the IMF loan tranche, we still expect this year at least USD 1.0 bln from the IMF and EUR 0.6 bln from the EU.”


The letter X was painted on the Star of David emblazoned on the monument near the western city of Ternopil.

The President told assembled troops, “You serve Ukrainian people honestly, qualitatively and selflessly,” during visit to the territorial command of the National Guard and the command of the National Guard in the ATO area.



“The events may mean that Vladimir Putin has launched ‘a major diversion’ in preparation for an expansion of his attacks on Ukraine.”


Photo: Avraam Shmulyevich

“Until some kind of political breakthrough, there is a risk that chaotic events will continue in Ukraine.”


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Most Mejlis members have been forced out of Crimea or face spurious charges by the illegal Russian occupation regime


: Ilmi Umerov, deputy chairman of the Crimean Tatars' self-governing body, the Mejlis

Analyst: “The next few days should indicate whether the Russian government is pursuing an expanded campaign of sabotage to foment instability in Ukraine, or whether this was an isolated incident.”




Denis Voronenkov was reportedly shot as he exited the Premier Palace Hotel in central Kyiv. Photos showing Voronenkov lying dead in the street are being featured on RT and other Moscow news outlets.



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