General Breedlove recommends providing Ukraine with weapons

Speaking at a hearing of the US Senate’s Armed Services Committee, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander for Europe, General Philip Breedlove, said that he had recently recommended that the US provide Ukraine with lethal weapons.

On Tuesday, March 1st, Breedlove stated that Europe is facing a "resurgent, aggressive Russia" that is seeking to reestablish a leading role on the world stage.

"Russia has chosen to be an adversary and poses a long-term existential threat to the United States and to our …

Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers abolishes tax on charitable donations to Ukrainian veterans

The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers has abolished the income tax placed on charitable assistance to Ukrainian veterans and their families.  They also expanded the list of goods and services which may be considered as charitable aid.

This is now stated in government decree No. 112.

“The Cabinet has abolished the personal income tax levied on charitable aid.  They have also lifted restrictions on the monetary amount of charitable assistance to veterans and their families,” the decree states. …

UK representative at the UN calls on Russia to release all Ukrainian political prisoners

At the UN Security Council session, the British Representative for the United Nations, Matthew Rycroft, reported that Great Britain called on Russia to release all Ukrainians political prisoners, including those who are in Russia and in illegally annexed Crimea, a UNIAN correspondent reported. According to him, there has since been a positive exchange of hostages between Ukraine and militants.

“We called on Russia to release all illegally detained Ukrainians, including those who are in Russia …

Johannes Hahn: Corruption discourages investment in Ukraine

At the opening of the Ukrainian Week in the European Parliament, the European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, noted the progress made in the area of reforms in Ukraine.  However, he also recognized that Kiev lacks perseverance and that a lot still needs to be done.

Speaking on Monday in Brussels, Hahn called for the continuation of judicial reform.  He also emphasized the importance of fighting against corruption.

“The situation is …

Ukraine and IMF have not yet agreed on updated memorandum on cooperation

According to the Deputy Finance Minister of Ukraine, Artem Chevalier, Ukraine and the IMF have not yet agreed on the updated version of the memorandum on cooperation.  This memorandum would detail the provision of new loans for Ukraine.

After a press conference in Kiev, Chevalier said that “we do not have the updated version of the memorandum yet”.

He also did not give a possible date for resuming Ukraine’s cooperation with the fund.  In response to a question about the nature of the possible …