• Czech National Bank imposes temporary ban on European-Russian Bank activity

    The Czech national bank imposed a temporary ban on the European-Russian Bank’s (ERB) financial activity. According to the regulation made by the Czech National Bank today, the ERB, which has operated in the Czech Republic since 2008 has temporarily lost its authority to take new deposits and provide credits.

    Czech National Bank spokesman Tomáš Zimmermann stated that the Czech National Bank, as the executive body of the Financial Oversight Committee, evaluated the situation of the ERB. After …

  • Estonian Intelligence: Russian aggression in Ukraine could spread to Baltic States

    Estonian Foreign Intelligence has estimated the strategic objectives of Russia and, according to them, the conflict in Ukraine may spread to Baltic countries.

    The military conflict in the Baltics may erupt due to miscalculations by the Russian command. This was stated in the annual report of the Foreign Intelligence of Estonia. According to the Delfi news portal, these miscalculations, in turn, could be the consequence of the Russians' view that there is a military threat from the West.

    The …

  • Jaresko assures attendees at investment conference that the Ukrainian government is not in crisis

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko refutes the notion that the government is in crisis, and assured attendees at the Dragon Capital investment conference in Kiev that the current Cabinet continues to fully perform its duties.

    "We have a legitimate government, and we will continue to work," Jaresko said at the 12th annual conference, as reported by Interfax.

    According to her, many of the rumors about the crisis in the government are due to speculation.

    "I believe that the speculation …

  • Poland plans to install observation towers along eastern border

    Poland’s Head of the Border Service, Marek Lapinsky, reported that Poland has 25 observation towers set up along its border but has made plans to install 23 more along its eastern perimeter.

    "From 2016-2022 we plan to restore and develop the system of the technical control and surveillance of the state border. This applies mostly to system of the observation towers situated in the immediate vicinity of the border. Today we use 25 towers and all of them should be 48" he said.

    According to …

  • Hillary Clinton calls for immediate release of Nadiya Savchenko

    The candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States and former United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, issued a statement in support of the people of Ukraine as well as Nadiya Savchenko and called for her immediate release.

    In her statement, Clinton emphasizes that she adds her voice to those heard around the world calling for the release of Ukrainian politician and officer of the Ukrainian Ground Forces from illegal detention in Russia, TSN reported.

    The …

  • Turkey to decrease resort prices for Ukrainian citizens

    Following the results of a meeting with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in Ankara, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, stated that Ukraine and Turkey have agreed on reducing the cost of Turkish resorts for Ukrainians, the 112-Ukraine TV Channel reported.

    “We have also agreed on the expansion of cooperation within the tourism industry, including the reduction of prices at Turkish resorts for Ukrainian citizens,” Poroshenko noted. Poroshenko also invited Turkey to …

  • Ukraine and Turkey hope to sign free trade deal before the end of the year

    Following a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that Ukraine and Turkey should complete the negotiation process on the creation of the Free Trade Zone between the two States and finalize the agreement, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    “We attach great importance and a high priority to ensuring that the Agreement on the Free Trade Zone can be signed this year,” Erdoğan noted, speaking at the joint press conference in Ankara.

    The …

  • Russian media confirmed that the EU will remove only deceased individuals from sanctions list

    Only three people will be removed from the EU sanction list- people who have died since the sanctions were first imposed.  These sanctions were placed on individuals and organizations who were found guilty of violating the territorial sovereignty of Ukraine.

    This was reported by Interfax, citing its own sources in the EU.

    According to the news agency, the EU Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) will meet on Wednesday in Brussels.  They will then approve the decision to extend …

  • Russian judge refuses to allow doctors to examine Savchenko

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that doctors will not be allowed to examine Nadiya Savchenko in the midst of her dry hunger strike because of her behavior in court on Wednesday, Ukrainskaya Pravda reported.

    According to the press service of the Russian authorities, this information was conveyed during a phone conversation between Lavrov and his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin.

    During the phone call, Klimkin raised the issue of allowing doctors to examine Savchenko after six …

  • Poroshenko urges Turkish Parliament to recognize deportation of Crimean Tatars as genocide

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on the Turkish Parliament to recognize the deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1942-1943 as a genocide, as reported by the President’s spokesman, Svyatoslav Tsegolko, on Twitter.

    The protection of the rights of the Crimean Tatars is one of the issues being discussed by Poroshenko with Turkish leaders during his visit to Ankara.

    Moscow has faced criticism over reports of human rights abuses against Crimean Tatars following Russia’s annexation of the …