Valeria Gontareva, governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, tells DW how the conflict with Russia is putting the economy in a tight spot. Among other things, the devaluation of the national currency is a headache.
A week after Chancellor Angela Merkel paid a visit, her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron made his first trip as president to Russia. Macron highlighted plans to work on joint initiatives.
Ukrainian central bank chief Valeria Gontareva has confirmed her resignation. She had been known for tough anti-crisis measures and a crackdown on money laundering in the banking sector.
Ukraine has detained a prominent energy executive and a former MP on graft allegations. Strengthening anti-graft measures is a key demand of the IMF and Western governments.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed to resume its bailout for war-ravaged Ukraine. The announcement comes the same day a new ceasefire was announced in the eastern part of the country.
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