Trump supporters accuse Obama of organizing Maidan

Protests were held in several cities across the US, where participants expressed a number of accusations against the previous U.S. administration. The protests were timed to coincide with the anniversary of the revolution in Ukraine.

Protesters meeting near UN headquarters promoted a version of events that claimed that former president Barack Obama and billionaire George Soros had a hand in the change of power in Ukraine.

The activists emphasized that the same people are now trying to remove …


Belarusian Defense Minister: Joint military exercises with Russia does not pose a threat to anyone

Western countries, especially the Baltic states, should not be afraid of the exercises which Belarus and Russia are planning to carry out this year, as stated by Andrei Ravkov, Defense Minister of Belarus.

According to him, the fears which have been expressed by a number of politicians and experts are “hysteria”, Belarus Segodnya news website reports.

“Zapad 2017” does not pose a threat to European countries, since “it has a defensive character, not directed against third countries, and it is …


Chairwomen of the National Bank of Ukrain: The former owners of PrivatBank could face criminal charges

The Chairwomen of the National Bank of Ukraine, Valeriya Hontaryeva, stated in an interview with Reuters that the former owners of PrivatBank could face criminal charges if auditors reveal that they intentionally brought the financial institution to bankruptcy.

According to her, the National Bank of Ukraine hired the international audit and consulting firm, Ernst & Young to conduct an audit of PrivatBank. Ernst & Young will verify the solvency of companies that received loans from the former …


Groysman: Ukraine has achieved full economic independence from Russia in the defense sector

The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Groysman, stated that Ukraine has achieved full economic independence from Russia in the defense sector, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers reported.

“The work on import substitution was successfully completed. We were traditionally attached to the Russian economy, due to the aircraft construction and defense sector. Today, we have reached full import substitution. In general, the majority of products are manufactured by Ukrainian enterprises. …


Montenegro could become a NATO member country as early as May of this year

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro Srdjan Darmanović said in an interview with Reuters that the country was assured that the U.S. Senate would ratify the accession of Montenegro to NATO. He expects Montenegro to become a member of the alliance by the end of May 2017.

Darmanović noted that Montenegro has received assurance from the United States Senate that "this will happen 100%." According to him, 24 out of 28 NATO members have ratified Montenegro's accession to the alliance, though …