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