• Georgian Defense Minister: Brexit does not change Georgia's relationship with the EU and NATO

    Georgian Defense Minister Tinatin Khidasheli believes that the UK’s decision to withdraw from the European Union will not affect the relationship between Georgia and the EU, Interfax-Ukraine reported. She also said that Georgia’s relationship with NATO remains unchanged.

    Commenting on the UK’s referendum, in which 52% of voters supported leaving the EU, Khidasheli said “of course this changes international politics and international relations,” but in the matter of cooperation between Georgia …

  • EU to discuss referendum on Ukraine’s association at upcoming Summit

    On Sunday, a European official told UNIAN that from the 28th – 29th of June in Brussels, the EU Summit will discuss the consequences of the referendum in Great Britain on the exit from the EU as well as the referendum in the Netherlands on Ukraine’s Association Agreement.

    According to him, on Tuesday, 27 leaders of the EU member countries during a dinner with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, will hold a discussion on the UK's exit from the EU.

    "We expect that he will …

  • Ukrainian-American Rapid Trident 2016 exercises begin in the Lviv region

    The Ukrainian-American Rapid Trident 2016 military exercises have begun at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center of the Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Army Academy in the Lviv region.

    More than 1,800 soldiers from 14 countries are participating in the exercise, which will last until July 8th.

    According to the US Army in Europe's website, "Rapid Trident is a regional command post exercise and field training exercise focused on peacekeeping and stability operations to ensure a …

  • The Verkhovna Rada is unlikely to approve a draft law on elections in Donbas

    The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy admits that the draft law on elections in Donbas can appear in the Verkhovna Rada and can be placed on the session agenda. However, Parubiy sees no prospects for its adoption.

    “Theoretically, it can appear, especially if it is placed on the agenda by the President, who has a right to present draft laws for urgent consideration… but I see no prospects for emergence of this draft law in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and also I see no prospects …

  • Chief Of Staff of Ukrainian Army called in for questioning over 2014 air crash in eastern Ukraine

    The Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko, was called in for questioning on the crash of an IL-76 cargo jet over Luhansk in eastern Ukraine which claimed the lives of 49 people. This was reported by Ukrainian Channel 5.

    According to Channel 5, the Chief of Staff was questioned by the Pavlograd court of the Dnipro region. The questioning was conducted via teleconference. The commander of the 25th Transport Aviation Brigade,Dmitry Mimrikov, was also summoned …

  • Russia signs more than 30 economic agreements with China

    Vladimir Putin's Saturday visit to Beijing was very productive, Euronews reported. More than 30 agreements were signed.

    The subjects were, in particular: the establishment of a free trade zone between China and the Eurasian Economic Union, supplies of gas and grain from Russia to China and construction of a high-speed Moscow - Kazan highway.

    The parties also discussed common efforts to combat terrorism and the situation in Syria and North Korea (DPRK). Also, Russia and China have agreed on …

  • Mayor of Ukrainian city of Dnipro to ban advertisements for Crimean resorts

    The mayor of Dnipro, Borys Filatov, wrote on his Facebook page that he plans to consider a ban on the advertising of Crimean resorts at a regular city council meeting.

    “On 13 July, during the session, I will demand a ban on the outdoor advertising of Crimean vacations,” he wrote.

    He supports the recently established movement in the city ‘Tourist Separatism – STOP’ whose participants rip down all advertisements for vacationing in Crimea. Recently, on the Ukrainian President’s website they …

  • Macierewicz: Brexit will not weaken NATO

    On the 24th of June, Antoni Macierewicz stated that withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU won’t affect the relationship of the country to NATO and will not weaken the Alliance, Radio Polsha reported.

    “There are no reasons for hysteria. The European Union is a union of sovereign and independent states. Each country has a right to decide its own fate. The United Kingdom made its choice,” Macierewicz stated.

    The Polish Minister of National Defense noted that the possibility of the …

  • Separatists attacked Ukrainian positions during Poroshenko's visit to the front

    Andriy Lysenko, Presidential Administration spokesperson, stated at a daily briefing that separatists from the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic shelled military positions in the area Vodyane while President Poroshenko was there.  

    "There were mortar fires near Zaitseve, Mayorsk, Avdiivka and Vodyane, and in Pisky, illegally armed groups opened fire from cannon artillery. Yesterday, the Ukrainian President visited these areas," he stated.

    Lysenko added that Poroshenko inspected some of the …

  • Herashchenko: We are preparing a harsh reaction to PACE's declaration

    On the 25th of June, People’s Deputy of Ukraine Iryna Herashchenko wrote on her Facebook that  the Ukrainian delegation to PACE is disappointed by the statement of the President of PACE, Pedro Agramunt, who proposed and endorsed the statement on the shared values of PACE with the Russian Federation.

    “On Friday, the President of PACE, Pedro Agramunt, who sneaked the statement to the Bureau and supported it, showed himself in all his glory. Agramunt supported the statement that PACE has shared …