U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will fly to Kyiv today.The Commerce Department noted that upon arriving in Kiev, Pritzker will meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and will discuss "progress on the country’s ambitious economic reform agenda."
"During the bilateral talks, Prime Minister of Ukraine and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce will discuss the Ukraine government’s program of economic reforms, the major achievements of the parties …
The war in Donbass forces Ukrainian women to leave their children in orphanages and shelters.
An episode aired on Ukrainian TSN channel talks about Ukrainian women who have had to leave their children in orphanages because the war took from them everything they had.
In Mariupol Care shelter there are children whose parents have submitted applications to leave them there due to their financial situations.
During the war there are many who have lost their homes and ended up on the street. …
Cossack armed units of the Luhansk Pro-Kremlin republic intend to start armed resistance to Russian military after November 7.
The statement was made by the Press department of the Ukrainian Ministry of defense.
The situation around Russian forces trying to exert control over the Cossack units in the separatist’s republic is spiraling out of control.
On November 7th the representatives of the Cossacks are going to hold a meeting to express their "no confidence" of the authorities of the …
Local Elections are taking place in Ukraine this Sunday, October 25th.
There is no voting in Crimea and the Territories of Luhansk and Donetsk regions which are not under the Government control.
The voting stations will close at 21 00 Moscow time and the results will begin to arrive shortly after.
According to the information provided by The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) about 70% of the Ukrainian population will take part in Elections.
IFES forecasts "Block of …
Ukraine Constitutional Court has postponed the review of the Law on Lustration.
The statement was made on Friday, October 23 by the Chairman of the Constitutional Court, Yuri Baulin.
The decision was made after a petition demanding the dismissal of 7 Judges was submitted by Yegor Sobolev, a MP from Samopomich (Self-Help) party.
Mr. Baulin said that the public will be informed when the court will resume the review of the law.
On the same day, Yegor Sobolev declared that 7 judges of the …
An international organization, Médecins Sans Frontières, has received an official ban from the authorities of the Pro- Kremlin Donetsk Republic
Bart Janssens, MSF Director of Operation, said that the ban took effect on October 19th and there was no explanation for the ban.
Janssens stressed the importance of the work of the organization in Donetsk region.
MSF employees have been helping mostly Diabetics and people suffering from kidney diseases.
In addition since 2011 MSF employees have …
As announced by Andriy Pyvovarsky, Ukraine's Minister of Infrastructure, all flights between Ukraine and Russia will be stopped effective October 25."Technical consultations between the State Aviation Service of Ukraine and the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) were held in Brussels today, but in spite of these consultations the sanctions imposed on Russian airlines that violated the laws of Ukraine will come into force," he said.
Mr. Pyvovarsky also said that the Russian Federal Air …
Top diplomats from Russia, the United States, Saudi Arabia and Turkey arrived in Vienna for talks aimed at charting a new path toward ending the Syrian civil war.
The envoys from Washington, Riyadh and Ankara – all of which back groups battling against Assad – will look to sound out Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after the embattled Syrian strongman made a surprise visit to Moscow to meet President Vladimir Putin this week.
On September 30 Russia launched air strikes in Syria which …
Russian President Vladimir Putin's approval rating has hit a record high of almost 90 percent, primarily as a result of his decision to launch air strikes against Islamist militants in Syria, Russia's state pollster said on Thursday.
It is slightly smaller than the rating of the president of Romania, Nicolae Ceausescu, shortly before his execution, but higher than the rating of Hosni Mubarak, a few years before the Revolution of 2011, which resulted in Egypt's President resignation and trial. …
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told Russian news agencies on Thursday that a military unit will be permanently stationed in the Arctic by 2018. He said Russia is building several new bases in the Arctic as well as rebuilding six Soviet-era air bases there.
"We are not hiding this from anyone: we have practically finished building bases on the Novosibirsk Archipelago and on Kotelny island," Shoigu said, adding that modern military technology was "necessary for guarding borders" in the …