• US gives Ukraine AN/TPQ Firefinder Radar System

    The United States handed over a new batch of counter-battery AN/TPQ Firefinder radar systems to Ukraine. The radars can locate enemy weapons, following the trajectories of projectiles, missiles and mines. Ukraine received four AN/TPQ-36 systems and ten AN/TPQ-49 systems.

    The handover ceremony took place at the Boryspil airport on Saturday. It was attended by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Jeffrey Pyatt.

    Last year, the first batch of US counter-battery …

  • Russian citizen convicted for reposting article about Soviet invasion of Poland in 1939

    A resident of Perm has been ordered to pay a fine of 200,000 rubles for the "rehabilitation of Nazism."

    In Russia, the court found a resident of Perm guilty of publically denying the decisions of the Nuremberg trials and the dissemination of false information about the activities of the USSR during the Second World War, Kommersant reports.

    The court ordered a resident of Perm, Vladimir Luzgin, to pay a fine of 200,000 rubles on charges of rehabilitation of Nazism.

    The grounds for the …

  • Macierewicz hopes Russia will deoccupy all Ukrainian territory after NATO Summit

    The Polish Minister of Defense, Anthony Macierewicz, expressed hope that the decisions made at the NATO summit will force Russia to withdraw from Ukrainian territories.

    "During the NATO summit in Warsaw, a landmark decision will be made. Russia has for a long time thought that it has the right to challenge this decision. We have no reason to discuss something before it is adopted. Once the decision is made, we can start talking about how to keep peace in the world," Anthony Macierewicz said a …

  • Ukraine proposes creating transport corridor from the Baltic to the Caspian Sea

    Ukraine has initiated the creation of a Baltic Sea-Black Sea-Caspian Sea transport corridor, as stated by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services, Gennady Zubko, at the 11th meeting of the Ukrainian-Azerbaijani Joint Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation in Baku.

    "Ukraine has handed a draft agreement on the establishment of the international Baltic Sea-Black Sea-Caspian Sea transport corridor to Azerbaijan," Zubko …

  • Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: The EU's extension of sanctions is 'short-sightedness'

    The extension of economic sanctions against Russia by the European Union is a short-sighted policy, as stated by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    "The extension of the anti-Russian economic sanctions by the European Union until January 31, 2017, which are illegitimate from the standpoint of international law, is seen as a continuation of a short-sighted policy by Brussels," the Ministry’s statement reads.

    The Ministry also stated that binding the sanctions to the implementation of the …

  • Polish Ministry of Development funds project to support Ukrainian businesses

    The Polish Ministry of Development is funding a project in Kiev to support small and medium businesses in Ukraine,  Radio Polsha reported.

    “The project, which aims to improve the attractiveness of Ukraine’s investments and competitiveness in the regions, funded under Polish development aid from the Polish Ministry of Development, has begun,” a statement issued by the Ministry read.

    The Polish Ministry has allocated €800,000 for the program.

    The project provides training and advice on …

  • Poroshenko says he has spoken with Putin twice over the last month

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that his communication with Russian President Vladimir Putin was focused on the release of hostages.

    In the last month, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, spoke twice on the telephone with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Poroshenko said this in an interview with the Bulgarian TV channel bTV.

    “Over the last month we had two phone conversations, and they were entirely devoted to freeing of the hostages. You know that dozens of Ukrainians …

  • Lithuanian President: Concessions to Russia would only increase the threat to European security

    The President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, in commenting on the decision of the EU to prolong economic sanctions against Russia, stated that concessions to Moscow would only promote their aggressive policy and increase the threat to Europe’s security, Delfi reports.

    The European Union is firm in its position that sanctions against Russia be extended until Russia implements the Minsk Agreements. It was approved by the EU Council on Tuesday.

    "Any indulgence will only encourage Russia's …

  • Poroshenko accuses Russia of preparing terrorist attacks in Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia of preparing terrorist acts in Ukraine. He stated this in an interview with the Bulgarian TV channel bTV, Ukrainski Novyny reports.

    “Just last year alone, we prevented 300 terrorist attacks, which were prepared by the Russian terrorists who trained in the training centers in Kursk, the Belgorod and Rostov regions. We caught them with explosives during the preparation of terrorist acts and showed this to the world," Poroshenko said. …

  • Putin: Russia will respond if Finland joins NATO

    If Finland joins NATO, the Russian troops are unlikely to remain retracted at a distance of 1,500 kilometers from the border.

    This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to Helsinki, the Kremlin website states.

    “Imagine that Finland joins NATO. This means that Finnish troops will cease to be independent, will cease to be sovereign in the full sense of this word. They will become a part of NATO's military infrastructure, which overnight will appear on the Russian …