• US Department of Energy says it is ready to help Ukraine on the path to energy efficiency

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman met with U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz during his working visit to the United States.

    "Representatives of the head of the U.S. Department of Energy assured their readiness to support Ukraine and to cooperate in the field of energy efficiency," the Department of Information and Communication of the Secretariat of the Cabinet stated on Wednesday.

    During the meeting, participants discussed the government’s plans for achieving energy …

  • Bellingcat unveils new evidence of Russian military presence in Ukraine

    The Google Earth search engine unveiled satellite images that show the situation on the border between Russia and Ukraine on August 26, 2014, during the peak of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

    These satellite images show the deployment of Russian military vehicles and artillery weaponry, as well as newly laid tracks to Ukraine. The dates of these satellite images coincide with a major surge in Russian activity in Ukraine near the border crossings, including when Russian soldiers were seen in …

  • Poltorak: 623 Ukrainian servicemen have been killed or wounded in 2016

    The situation in eastern Ukraine is becoming increasingly tense

    Ukrainian Defense Minister and Army General, Stepan Poltorak, stated that 623 Ukrainian servicemen have been killed or wounded in 2016, a statement by the Defense Ministry's press service reads.

    "The situation in eastern Ukraine is becoming increasingly tense. This year the enemy has already violated the ceasefire about 7,000 times. The enemy uses forbidden armament - artillery systems and MRLS," Poltorak stated.

    According to …

  • Juncker: Sanctions on Russia will be lifted only after the Minsk Agreements are implemented

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that the complete execution of the Minsk Agreements is the only way for sanctions to be lifted against Russia. He stated this at the opening of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, RBC reported.

    Juncker explained that Russia has violated the basic principles of international law by annexing the Crimean Peninsula and by its involvement in the war in eastern Ukraine.

    "Russia's actions have shaken the principles of European …

  • Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada: Ukraine is counting on the supply of weapons from the West

    The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy, stated that Ukraine is counting on supplies of lethal weapons and the strengthening of international sanctions against Russia, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    “We are counting on political and financial support, strengthening of economic sanctions against the aggressor and other kinds of assistance, including supplies of lethal weapons to our state,” Parubiy said during the meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Ukraine-NATO Council in Kiev. The …

  • NATO is preparing to strengthen its presence in Romania

    NATO intends to strengthen its military presence in Romania. The Alliance’s Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, said this on the 14th of June while at a meeting in Brussels, which was attended by defense ministers of member countries. He stated that the Romanian Brigade will be strengthened by soldiers from other countries.

    According to Stoltenberg, the proposal to form this international team came from Romania. Its goal is to facilitate the activities of NATO “in connection with exercises …

  • Peskov: Russia will protect its interests and security if NATO deploys new battalions to Eastern Europe

    Russia will undertake necessary measures to protect its security if NATO deploys four new battalions in Eastern Europe. This was stated by Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.

    TASS quoted Peskov as saying that "Our defense department and the appropriate services, of course, are properly tracking the changes in stationing of foreign military forces near our borders. They analyze all these movements and changes of the contingents and are definitely taking all the necessary …

  • Poroshenko orders that a plan for guerrilla warfare be created in the event of a Russian invasion

    Ukraine should prepare for the deployment of guerrilla troops against Russian aggression, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, said at the scientific-practical conference "Lessons of the Hybrid War: Military Aspects" with the General Staff.

    "To adequately respond to the actions of the aggressor we must summarize our experience and predict the future actions of the Russian Federation against our country. We should always search for effective strategies to protect us against ‘hybrid …

  • NATO to help Ukraine reduce its dependence on Russian Defense Industry

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense and the NATO Agency for Support and Logistics signed an agreement in Brussels establishing a process for the purchase and sale of military logistic equipment for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, according to the mission of Ukraine to NATO.

    "The signing of this document will allow for the deepening of cooperation with NATO with the aim of diversifying the sources of logistic support for the Armed Forces and to decrease our country’s dependence on the Russian …

  • Shoygu announces surprise inspection of Russian Armed Forces

    The Russian Minister of Defense, Army General Sergey Shoygu reported at an extraordinary meeting on the 14th of June that Vladimir Putin announced a sudden check of the country’s armed forces. The Ministry’s press service revealed that it would last until the 22nd of June.

    “The regular sudden check has started for assessment of combat and mobilization readiness, beginning 7:00 AM, in accordance with the decision of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, …