Yatsenyuk explains the moratorium on "Yanukovych's debt"

The Prime Minister of Ukraine has cited ‘political bribery’ as the rationale for the suspension of payments on the Ukrainian debt to Russia in the amount of $3.5 billion. This was stated during his "10 minutes with the Prime Minister about unity" speech on the 5th channel, as reported by the Ukrainian news agency UKRINFORM.

"This debt was nothing more than a political bribe by Moscow to its puppet who ruled Ukraine.  This bribe was to ensure that Ukraine would not have a visa-free regime or …


Dutch bank lists Ukraine as one of the most promising new markets

Dutch ABN AMRO Bank listed Ukraine as one of the countries with a promising market that can replace the BRIC countries, as stated on the bank’s official website.

Ukraine was placed first on the list of four promising countries. Also included on this list were Vietnam, Mexico and Ghana.

"Yes, the country still has problems in its relations with Russia. However, the country's foreign trade is increasingly reorienting itself in the direction of the West. Ukraine is an attractive option for the …


Dzhemilev: Turkey is determined to cooperate with Ukraine

Turkey is determined to cooperate with Ukraine economically, said the Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for the Crimean Tatars, Mustafa Dzhemilev. The two countries may sign an agreement on a free trade zone, said Dzhemilev, while commenting on the results of the working visit of the leaders of the Crimean Tatars to Turkey.

According to him, at a meeting with the leadership of the Republic of Turkey, they mainly discussed the development of relations between Ukraine and Turkey. This …


Peskov denies reports of military interference

Russia didn't send military experts to Ukraine, said the President's Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov. He claims that the Russian presence in the southeast of Ukraine consisted entirely of volunteers. According to Interfax, those were his comments on the words of Vladimir Putin during his end-of-the-year press conference on December 17th. Putin said that the Russian citizens fighting alongside the separatists in eastern Ukraine were there as volunteers, though he also admitted to the presence of …


NATO to strengthen air control over Turkish border

NATO plans to increase its presence at the Turkish border due to the unstable situation in the region.

Representatives of NATO member states agreed in Brussels on Friday on the need to strengthen its control of Turkish airspace. This plan will be implemented through the use of fighters and AWACS reconnaissance aircraft. NATO also plans to increase its naval presence in the region. In addition to military training, several naval vessels will be deployed via Turkish ports.

It has not yet been …