• Investment flow into Ukraine increased by $2.6 billion

    The volume of foreign investments in the Ukrainian economy increased by $2.618 billion since the start of the year. As of October 1, 2016, it amounted to $45.152 billion. This is 6.2% more than at the beginning of the year when investments totaled $42.535 billion, the State Statistics Service reports.

    From January until September, the economy received $3.801 billion worth of new investments. At the same time, the impact of negative revaluation of investments amounted to $724.4 million …

  • United States demands explanation from Lithuania concerning sale of donated weapons

    The United States is demanding an explanation from Lithuania regarding how the M14 sniper semi-automatic rifles, donated to the Lithuanian Army and highly valued by collectors around the world, appeared in private hands, Delfi reported.

    “The US Embassy believes that the aid, transferred by the US government, was illegally handed to third parties, disregarding the signed agreement on prohibition of re-sale of the arms donated by the Americans,” the news portal notes.

    It was noted that the M14 …

  • The U.S. called Russia's actions in Syria a violation of international law

    The resumption of air strikes by Russia and by the regime of Bashar al-Assad, which Russia supports, including at the hospitals in the area of the Syrian city Aleppo, as well as the continuation of the siege of entire residential areas is nothing else but a violation of international law.

    This statement was made on November 15 by the Director of the Press Office of the U.S. Department of State, Elizabeth Trudeau.

    "We strongly condemn the resumption of air strikes in Syria that are carried out …

  • Gazeta Wyborcza: Ulyukaev was arrested to intimidate other Russian officials

    Russian government authorities were very surprised by the arrest of the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Alexey Ulyukaev. Ulyukaev became an expert-savior, who managed to keep the Russian economy afloat despite the pressure of sanctions and low oil prices. He has now been accused of corruption by the Investigative Committee, as reported by Gazeta Wyborcza.

    “I respect him very much. Ulyukaev isn’t one of those, who I would suspect of something like that. Nothing is …

  • NATO General Secretary is not concerned over possible cooperation between Russia and the US

    On the 15th of November, the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, stated that Russia’s annexation of the Crimea is still one of the main stumbling blocks in their relations with Moscow.

    “We will never accept any violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine,” he said.

    When asked for his thoughts on a telephone conversation between newly elected US president, Donald Trump, and Russian President Vladimir Putin held on the 14th of November, Stoltenberg responded that …

  • Mogherini: EU considers maintaining Ukraine's status as gas transit country to be important

    The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, stated that the European Union still believes that it is strategically important to maintain the role of Ukraine as a transit country for gas, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    “The EU Council previously noted that it believes it to be strategically important for Ukraine to maintain their status as a transit country for gas,” Mogherini said at a press conference in Brussels, replying to a …

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office will question Poroshenko on November 29

    The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine has summoned the country’s president, Petro Poroshenko, for questioning about the crimes committed against Maidan activists in January and February of 2014. “A notice has been sent to the president’s administration for November 29,” the head of the Special Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, Sergiy Gorbatyuk, said on Tuesday, November 15. Poroshenko was invited as a witness.

    The fact that high-ranking politicians …

  • Russia sends more anti-aicraft systems to Syria

    Russian forces in Syria have been reinforced by seven S-300 air defense systems, the Russian Federation defense minister, Sergey Shoygu, stated, as reported by Interfax.“As you know, we have an S-400 system, which has worked for a long time. Apart from this, we have added seven S-300s to cover the marine area practically to Cyprus,” he said at a meeting between the Russian president Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation Armed Forces senior management.In October, the Russian Defense Ministry …

  • Russia can be subject to US sanctions due to support for Syrian government

    Members of the US House of Representatives have approved a bill imposing sanctions against countries and companies who provide financial assistance to Syrian authorities.

    The chairperson of the Committee of the House of Representatives on Foreign Affairs, Ed Royce, explained that the main objects of the bill are Russia and Iran. “We learned a painful lesson in people’s suffering. Even the UN described what is happening as a crime of historic proportions,” Royce said.

    The proposed sanctions …

  • US Navy aircraft carry out reconnaissance missions near the Crimea and Russia's Mediterranean flotilla

    A US Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft flew a reconnaissance mission near Russia’s borders in the Black Sea region on Wednesday, Interfax reported, citing websites that track military aircraft. On the same day, another Poseidon carried out a similar mission near Russia’s naval flotilla in the Mediterranean Sea.

    A P-8A Poseidon with tail number 168 434 reportedly took off from the Singonella airbase in Siciliy and proceeded to the Black Sea where it circled near the Crimea, dropping its altitude from …