• Russia: Crimean shipyards ready to produce speed boats for Greece

    Shipbuilding companies in Crimea are ready to fulfill orders for Greek companies, said Crimean “Minister of Industrial Policy” Andrey Vasyut, as cited by the Kryminform news agency.

    “Crimea’s shipbuilding companies have upgraded their production capabilities and infrastructure, and have the necessary competence to fulfill the orders of Greece’s interested companies,” he said.

    Representatives of the Zalyv and More shipyards confirmed that they were ready to collaborate and to build speedboats …

  • Hackers uncover Russia’s secret cyber projects

    Hackers have successfully breached the server of the Moscow-based company SyTech, a major IT contractor for Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), BBC reports.

    The hack took place on 13 July 2019. SyTech’s website was replaced by a “Yoba Face”, a meme of a large yellow face with a broad smile that is widely used by hackers as a sign that they have gained access to the victim’s data.

    A screenshot of the Yoba Face appeared on the Twitter account Ov1ru$, which was registered on the day of the …

  • Kyiv may impose new sanctions against Russia because of Russian passports in Donbas

    The Ukrainian authorities intend to respond to the issuance of Russian passports to the residents of parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions that are not controlled by Ukraine, said the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Danyliuk, as reported by Interfax-Ukraine. He also did not rule out the imposition of national sanctions.

    «There must be specific measures to stop this process or make it as complicated as possible. This is a violation of the Minsk …

  • Russia classifies all data on economic activity in Crimea

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin told the Glavcom news agency that Russia has now classified all information on economic activity in Crimea.

    “[The Russian authorities in Crimea] have even classified all data on economic activity within Crimea. I understand that many people who held different positions there in 2014 have now realized that all the people who do something there are paratroopers from Russia,” the Ukrainian diplomat remarked.

    He believes that maintaining internal stability …

  • Ukrainian Security Service denies reports that it arrested DPR militant who transported Buk missile system used to shoot down MH17

    Security Service of Ukraine didn't detain the driver of the vehicle who transported Buk missile system that was used to shoot down MH17 flight, reads the statement on the webpage of Ukrainian Intelligence Service.

    The report said that a briefing on an investigation the above crime in the Donbas was held in Kyiv on July 17. After the briefing, the media spread information that on the same day the driver, who was transporting the Buk missile system, was arrested.

    "At a briefing, it was reported …

  • Russian troops spotted in Chernobyl zone

    There is currently a large number of Russian soldiers and military equipment in the Belarusian portion of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine’s 61st Jager Infantry Brigade announced on Facebook.

    “… the fact of the presence of Russian troops near Ukraine’s northern border in the Belarusian part of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is already being verified,” the brigade’s press service stated.

    Information is being distributed on Facebook that there are Russian troops in the Belarusian part of the …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky hopes for mutual understanding with Putin

    After the announcement of the first exit poll data of early parliamentary elections in Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed hope for a dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports Deutsche Welle.

    "During the telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin it seemed that we can find mutual understanding," said the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky at a briefing.

    Zelensky confirmed that he had discussed with Putin the exchange of prisoners and …

  • Kyiv: Budapest wants to create a Hungarian enclave in Zakarpattia

    Acting Minister of Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Yegor Bozhok in an interview with the Voice of America said that Hungarian authorities are trying to create a Hungarian enclave on the territory of Ukraine.

    "Ukraine didn't complicate the Ukrainian-Hungarian relations. The main problem is the so-called Hungarian reunification of the territory, which blinded Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his associates," - said Bozhok.

    Hungary has already achieved this in Serbia. Slovakia and Romania are …

  • Kyiv: China is ready to invest $10 billion in Ukraine

    Representatives of the Ukrainian President's Office held a meeting with Chinese investors who are ready to invest $10 billion in the projects in Ukraine, reads the statement of the Press Service of the Ukrainian President.

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky suggested that representatives of Chinese business invest in infrastructure development, including concession construction of the road around Kyiv, agriculture, and development of gas fields.

    "The participants of the meeting made a …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany: restoration of Russia's rights in PACE undermines Kyiv's trust in Berlin

    Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk, in an interview with Welt news outlet, said that restoration of the rights of the Russian delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) had undermined Kyiv's confidence in Berlin.

    Ukrainians think that this decision was a "fatal mistake," noted the ambassador. "It has also undermined Kyiv's trust in Germany," he said.

    Melnyk said that this decision "was terrible," and expressed regret that eight German deputies voted in …