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CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports from Ukraine, where journalists are investigating documents found in a river near the president's palace.
LONDON, Feb 25- Ukraine's hryvnia fell to record lows against the dollar on Tuesday while its dollar bonds tumbled as concerns grew about the ability of the country to pay its debts in the near-term.
WASHINGTON, Feb 25- Ukraine appealed for urgent international aid this week after the fall of Russian-backed president Viktor Yanukovich cast doubt on whether it could get the remaining $12 billion from a bailout deal he struck with Moscow.
*Russian banks Ukraine exposure around $28 bln- Putin. Ukraine this week appealed for $35 billion over two years to hold up its economy following the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovich.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look at the Ukrainian presidential palace and reports documents that Viktor Yanukovych dumped in the river have been retrieved.
KIEV, Feb 25- Ukraine's parliament voted on Tuesday to send fugitive President Viktor Yanukovich to be tried by the International Criminal Court for "serious crimes" committed during violent anti-government protests in which scores were killed.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest details on Ukraine's efforts to form a new government and the country's current financial status. The central bank is not defending the currency a market source says.
KIEV, Feb 25- The European Union's foreign policy chief promised Ukraine's new leaders strong international support on Tuesday, including to fight an economic crisis, and urged Russia to let the country move forward "in the way it chooses".
MOSCOW, Feb 25- Ukraine's state oil and gas company, Naftogaz, has slashed gas imports from Russia's Gazprom to 28 million cubic metres per day as of Feb. 24 from 147 million, two Russian industry sources told Reuters on Tuesday.
Benn Steil, Council on Foreign Relations, discusses turmoil in Ukraine and Russia's involvement.
WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The United States said on Monday it was ready to provide financial assistance to Ukraine to complement a loan program from the International Monetary Fund in the aftermath of the ouster of Ukraine's president Viktor Yanukovich.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 24- Gold rose 1 percent on Monday, reaching its highest level in nearly four months, as investors grew more anxious about economic and political uncertainty over Ukraine.
KIEV, Feb 24- Ukraine's fugitive president was indicted for "mass murder" on Monday over the shooting of demonstrators as new leaders in Kiev sought urgent Western aid to make up for a loss of funding from Russia, which is angry at the overthrow of its ally.
*Acting president says Ukraine close to default. KIEV, Feb 24- Ukraine appealed for urgent international aid on Monday after the fall of Russian-backed president Viktor Yanukovich cast doubt on a bailout deal with Moscow, saying it needed $35 billion over the next two years.
EU foreign policy chiefs have met with Ukrainian opposition leaders to discuss financial aid for the country, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Should Vladimir Putin be concerned about regime change in the Ukraine? Bill Browder, Hermitage Capital CEO discusses how a change in Ukraine's government leadership could threaten Putin's rule.
*Gold rallies as S&P 500 hits all-time high. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 24- Gold rose to its highest in nearly four months on Monday, adding to last week's gains as investors grew more anxious about the pace of the U.S. economic recovery and China's growth.
WASHINGTON, Feb 24- Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Monday the next $2 billion bailout installment for Ukraine is "ready to go" and that Moscow was waiting for the formation of a new government after the ouster of Russian-backed president Viktor Yanukovich.
It is in the overall global interest to help the Ukraine return to a peaceful and competitive position, says former ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet, discussing the economic crisis facing the Ukraine.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the ouster of Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych and speaks with parliament member Olga Bielkova about the Ukraine's financial crisis.