Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ukraine situation becomes ever more critical - even as the UK approves troops for the Ukraine ( February 24 , 2015 ) Key points - Ukraine financial situation continues to decline , currency continues to fall , default risk almost 100 percent , gas war with Russia coming back into view , Russia refuses to restructure Ukraine debt ........

Evening  Tweets........

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Ukrainian Currency Comparison: Budget Rate vs. Official Rate vs. In via

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis via Ukraine gas war with Russia " heating " up again

Former Ukraine Deputy PM Says "Another Coup Can Not Be Ruled Out" Among Currency Implosion, Central Bank Charges

Western "Boots On The Ground" In Ukraine: Britain Sends 75 "Military Advisers" To Combat "Russia-Backed Aggression"

Evening  Tweets.....

Naftogaz CEO: Kiev plans to increase reverse gas supplies from Europe

80% of buildings destroyed during fighting in Debaltsevo — city mayor

After heavy weapons withdrawal Kiev to have no more excuses — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

The UK has stunned Europe by deciding to send troops to within the month. Story here:

Chart: The Ukrainian currency (hryvnia) sheds another 16% this morning -

Kiev owes $2.3bln and is about to bust its prepay cheap-gas deal with Gazprom

signals it needs cash fast as cap controls tightened. Hryvnia plunges by another 17%.

another day, another record. UKRAINIAN HRYVNA CRASHES TO NEW ALL-TIME LOW VERSUS USD: 33.50 -16.42%

Right Sector to hold 'March of truth' in tmrw, w/other fascist groups. Protest new oligarchs, gov betrayal of Maidan, loss Debaltseve

minister of truth opens webportal, asks webusers help to identify bloggers against mobilization. Hybrid war

Key issues at Paris talks on - (pic h/t )

Few options for after latest defeats. Default probability hits fresh record at 97%.

Gazprom: gas supplies to Ukraine can stop in two days

Kiev bans all ways into Ukraine for civilians of self-proclaimed Luhansk republic

In big news, 's new Prosecutor General charges 20 former Berkut officers with involvement in shootings.

accuses separatist forces of breaching cease-fire 24 times in 24 hours, including firing tanks and mortars at .

starts partial withdrawal of heavy weaponry from contact line

not considering restructuring 's debt

threatens to halt gas supplies to if not paid in 2 days