• Three-year sentence for criticizing Putin

     A 56-year-old Rafis Kashalov has been sentenced by a Russian court to three years imprisonment over social network posts criticizing Russia's annexation of Crimea and aggression in eastern Ukraine. The prosecution claimed - and judge Dan Shakurov in the Naberezhnye Chelny court accepted – that these were 'public calls to violate Russian territorial integrity' and 'hate speech.' This is the first prosecution and verdict on charges under the new Article 280.1 § 2, and has, as feared, been used …

  • Is Russia supplying weapons to refugees?

    Greek police discovered containers of weapons for refugees.As reported by IPVNews.net, the cargo was sent to a refugee camp in the form of humanitarian aid. Currently, authorities are trying to find out who shipped the containers.The Greeks seized the ship, which, according to the documents, was carrying 14 containers with plastic furniture to Europe. But inspecting only two (out of 14) of containers, instead of furniture the border control officers found 491'950 5,000 rounds of ammunition and …

  • 67 states ready to deprive Russia of veto right in UN

    67 countries have already supported the initiative to restrain the veto right in the UN Security Council in cases where conflicts become especially rigid, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Yuriy Sergeyev wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

    "67 states supported restrain the veto initiative to save the UNSC authority and stop abuse of veto right by Russia," he tweeted.As reported earlier, on July 29, Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on setting up an MH17 …

  • Ukrainian Minister of Defence : All foreign nationals have received Ukrainian citizenship.

    All the foreign citizens serving in Ukrainian armed forces have been granted Ukrainian citizenship - said Stephan Poltorak, the Ukrainian Defense Minister.

    The minister made this statement while talking to journalists on Wednesday.

    "All the servicemen have officially joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine. We have expedited the submission of the documents and they have already received the citizenship .“-  the Minister said.

    The minister stated  that he is not aware of the situation in the …

  • Dutch King: Russian annexation of the Crimea impacts the continent security

    In his throne speech on Tuesday, Willem-Alexander, the King of the Netherlands drew attention to trouble spots on the European borders – the Russian annexation of the Crimea, conflict in eastern Ukraine, conflicts in Mali, Yemen and Afghanistan. “All these developments directly and indirectly affect our security and freedom.” He announced on behalf of the government that more money is structurally being made available to the security services to arm the Netherlands against “the threat of …

  • Weapons in Russian Humanitarian Aid

    Ukraine's military intelligence revealed a specially equipped cache filled with weapons and explosives near the strategic port city of Mariupol from a warehouse where the contents of Putin’s "humanitarian convoys” are being stored.

    Four kilograms of TNT, grenades to antitank grenade launchers, ammunition and thermobaric ammo, and a number of various fuses were discovered in the cache.

    "Given the peculiarity of the cache, we can say that it was created recently. Given the set of explosives, we …

  • Russian mines in Ukraine

    Russia puts 1990’s markings on its ammunition sent to Donbas

    Ukrainian engineers demining mine fields near Mariupol came across brand new mines and shells. The ammunition had the 1990’s markings on it to hide their origin, ZIK reports Sept. 15.

    Ukrainian engineers found ‘black widows’ mines banned by international conventions for being especially dangerous.

    In a hidden cache of explosives near one of the highways, the engineers also came across anti-tank mines Ukraine never had.

    The …

  • Shimon Peres advises to ukrainians

    92-year-old Shimon Peres, the ninth President of Israel, made one of the most motivating speeches, according to participants, at the Yalta European Strategy (YES), which ended in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. He talked about the laziness, courage and audacity of hope. The text of his speech was published by the Ukrainian newspaper New Era.

    We have dreamed about our own land, but the land that we got was not a dream. It was a small piece, one-thousandth of the Middle East. This land was not very …

  • Syrians support Ukraine

    Syrian activists who have expressed support to Ukraine during Crimea occupation now have a message to Russian soldiers' mothers: blame Putin for your dead sons, not Syrians.

  • Ukrainian festival in Toronto

    Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival to open it's 19th year this Friday in Toronto.Below are the highlights of Must-Do Activities at the Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival.The Festival is only five days away. Here are some of the can’tmiss activities for the weekend. The Festival runs from September 18 to 20 on Bloor Street West between Jane and Runnymede TTC stations. It’s so popular it was named one of the “Top 100 Festivals or Events in Ontario” for 2013, 2014 and 2015. You won’t …