Inflation in Ukraine in March accelerates to 1.8%, in annual terms to 15.1%
Inflation in Ukraine in March rose to 1.8% against 1% in February and 1.1% in January, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine has reported, according to Interfax-Ukraine.
According to its data, the annual growth of consumer prices accelerated to 15.1% in March from 14.2% in February, 12.6% in January and 12.4% over 2016.
As reported, the Ukrainian government expects inflation to slow down in 2017 to 8.1%.
The National Bank of Ukraine, which also initially forecasted it at 8%, in January deteriorated its forecast to 9.1%.
“Inflation in annual terms will remain high during the first three quarters due to the effect of the comparison base. It will return to a single-digit level in the fourth quarter of 2017,” the NBU said on March 2.
Ryanair to launch flights from Lviv a month ahead of schedule
The largest low-cost airline company Ryanair, which announced its entry into the Ukrainian air market on March 15, 2017, is expected to launch Lviv-Berlin flights from September, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Ukrinform.
The launch of flights was previously scheduled for October, but the airline company changed the decision due to a high demand from Ukrainian tourists.
A reminder that Ryanair started to sell tickets for flights from Kyiv and Lviv on March 15, 2017. In particular, the airline company offers flights from Kyiv to London, Manchester, Stockholm, Eindhoven and from Lviv to Eindhoven, London, Berlin, Wroclaw, Memmingen, Krakow, Budapest.
No ceasefire in Donbas: Militants launched 48 attacks on Ukrainian troops, 5 soldiers wounded in last day
Russia’s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 48 times in the past 24 hours with five Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters, Joinfo.com reports referring to UNIAN.
The enemy was most active near the port city of Mariupol where proscribed 120mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and infantry fighting vehicles were used to shell on the Ukrainian defenders of the village of Novotroyitske. The militants also fired 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Krasnohorivka. Grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms were used to attack the Ukrainian Marines near the villages of Pavlopil and Hnutove. Additionally, the Russian occupation forces opened fire from infantry fighting vehicles, machine guns and small arms on the defenders of the villages of Shyrokyne and Vodiane, as well as heavy machine guns and small arms on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Lebedynske. Furthermore, enemy snipers were active near Pavlopil.
The largest number of violations in the Donetsk sector was recorded near the town of Avdiyivka whose defenders were attacked with 120mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns. The invaders fired 82mm mortars and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Pisky. Grenade launchers and heavy machine guns were used near Butivka coal mine and the village of Troyitske. Moreover, the enemy fired heavy machine guns and small arms on the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Novozvanivka and Verkhniotoretske.
In the Luhansk sector, the Russian-backed militants used grenade launchers to shell the defenders of the village of Krymske, as well as heavy machine guns to fire on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Stanytsia Luhanska.