For the third Monday in a row russia is trying to attack Ukrainian energy infrastructure by using cruise missiles. The new strikes come after moscow blamed Ukraine for a drone attack on its Black Sea Fleet in the annexed Crimea. Ukraine and its Western allies have repeatedly said that targeting civilian energy infrastructure amounted to war crimes.
Kyiv-listed stocks continued to trade mixed as liquidity remained at a low level. The UX index heavyweight CentrEnergo (CEEN) dropped by 12% to close at UAH 4.50 after the state-run NaftoGaz threatened to cut the company from natural gas supply as it owed nearly UAH 2.7bn for previously delivered gas. CentrEnergo, which is also majority state-owned, has not commented on the issue. On the upside, UkrNafta (UNAF) rose by 15% to UAH 229 per share.
Enwell Energy (former Regal), an independent natural gas producer in Ukraine, saw its shares up by 11% in London trading to GBp 27.9 after the company reported the completion of new well testing. With the strong results from the testing well, Enwell Energy intends to continue its planning for the development of the SC Licence, which will include the installation of flow lines, gas processing facilities and other production infrastructure, as well as the drilling of further wells.
On the Warsaw Exchange, Kernel (KER) fell 1.8% to PLN 16.50 ahead russia’s withdrawal from the Black Sea grain export deal. russia announced Saturday that it was suspending its involvement in the Black Sea Grain Initiative that was brokered in July and which allowed vital agricultural products to be exported from several Ukrainian ports.
On the OTC cash currency market, the hryvnia gained by 1.2% against the dollar to 40.00 UAH/USD. Meanwhile, the official exchange rate in the country remained fixed at 36.57 UAH/USD.
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