• Stoltenberg: NATO will show its commitment to Ukraine at forthcoming Summit

    The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Jens Stoltenberg, stated after a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in Brussels that the Ukraine-NATO meeting within the Alliance's Summit in July in Warsaw should demonstrate the commitment of the Alliance to continue the provision of assistance to Ukraine.

    “We look forward to our meeting with the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko at the summit in Warsaw. This summit of heads of state and governments is a clear sign of …

  • Warsaw wants the NATO Intelligence Center to be built on Polish territory

    Poland wants the NATO Intelligence Center for the four battalions of the Alliance that will soon be deployed to Eastern Europe to be established on its territory, Radio Polsha reported.

    “The Center will be a place of rapid collection of information. This data will allow other NATO members to be aware of what is going on in the eastern flank,” the Polish Minister of National Defense, Antoni Macierewicz stated, stressing that Berlin also supports Warsaw on this issue.

    The final decision will be …

  • Turchynov: the West is reluctant to supply Ukraine with weapons

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Alexander Turchynov said that during his incumbency he became disappointed with the unwillingness of Western partners to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons.

    "I was unable to convince our strategic partners that military-technical assistance to Ukraine is a direct consequence of the Budapest Memorandum and, in the end, it's for their protection too! I constantly argued at all international meetings that a strong Ukrainian army …

  • NATO: Russia continues to militarize the Crimea

    According to the results of a meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Commission, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Russia continues to support separatists in eastern Ukraine despite the warnings from NATO. He also noted that Russia continues the militarization of the illegally annexed Crimea, Radio Svoboda reports.

    "Russia continues to increase its military power in Crimea, which is part of Ukraine. This is a violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine," Stoltenberg …

  • Ukraine and Poland to begin construction of new gas pipeline in 2017

    Ukrainian and Polish gas transportation experts are working on the design for the construction of a new pipeline, as posted by the Press Secretary of Ukrtransgaz, Maxim Bilyavskiy, on his Facebook page.

    "There will be a new pipeline between Ukraine and Poland; its commercial operation is planned for 2020", he said, adding that the construction of the pipeline will begin in 2017.

    According to Bilyavskiy, in the process of constructing this pipeline, the advanced technology of horizontal …

  • Bunge agribusiness to make large investment in Ukraine

    According to a statement on President Petro Poroshenko’s Facebook page, Bunge - a leading agribusiness and food company - has made the largest investment in the agricultural sector of Europe by opening a production and shipment complex in Nikolaev.

    "Such investment projects show investors’ confidence in Ukraine. By launching large scale projects, investors vote for Ukraine with money," the President noted.

    He stated that authorities will "radically change legislation to protect investors and …

  • 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 …