• Moldovan President warns Ukraine that ‘soft dialog’ didn’t help Moldova to retake Transnistria

    Moldova's President-elect, Maia Sandu, recalled that despite the country's decision to choose a "soft approach" in the Transdniestrian negotiations, it did not resolve the conflict for almost 28 years.

    "For example, Moldova has chosen a softer approach. We recognized that Transnistria is part of the negotiating format. We gave local businesses the same trade preferences that our producers have - in particular, the right of free exports to the EU under the Association Agreement. We have signed …

  • Ukraine plans to order a new batch of Turkish Bayraktar drones by the end of 2020

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense is going to purchase another batch of unmanned aerial vehicles Bayraktar TB2 manufactured by Turkey, reports Defense Express.

    Kyiv wants to use the new drones to protect the Black Sea and Sea of Azov coast. The Ministry didn’t specify how many drones will be deployed there.

    In addition to mobile control stations, which are based on UAVs themselves, Ukraine also plans to purchase several ground-based control stations. This will allow establishing a so-called " …

  • Kremlin demands that Google put Russian propagandist’s video channel on YouTube Trending section

    Russian media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, said that it sent a letter to Google demanding to remove the restrictions imposed on the YouTube channel "Solovyov LIVE" and put it back on YouTube’ “Trending” section.

    "As it became known, since October of this year, the channel's videos do not appear on "Trending" section, although earlier it happened regularly. This situation can be regarded as an attempt by the YouTube administration to limit the distribution of the material of the popular Russian …

  • Russian law enforcement agencies refuse to initiate criminal case into Navalny poisoning

    The Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia has refused to open a criminal case under Article 355 of the Russian Criminal Code on the development, production and storage of banned chemical weapons in connection with the poisoning of oppositionist Alexei Navalny, reported lawyers of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation with reference to the response of the Investigative Directorate of the FSB.

    According to the FSB, there are no grounds for any "procedural decisions" because "other law …

  • Ukraine deploys Turkish Bayraktar drones to Donbas

    According to the Russian news outlet The Military Observer, Ukraine has deployed combat drones Bayraktar TB2 to the Donbas. Six Turkish-made drones were rerportedly delivered to the Ukrainian military in Kramatorsk. The Military Observer did not provide any additional details.

    Similar information was also published on November 18 by the Ukrainian Telegram channel "Chergoviy OSS."

    The use of Bayraktar TB2 drones by the Azerbaijani army during the recent armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh has …

  • Lithuania: Ukraine can apply for NATO membership in 7 years

    Lithuanian Ambassador to Ukraine Valdemaras Sarapinas believes that if the necessary reforms are successfully implemented by 2027, Ukraine will be able to apply not only to the European Union, but also to NATO.

    "I think it's a realistic scenario. I would like to say the same about Ukraine's membership in NATO. I believe that nothing is impossible. I can say for sure: I don't know, maybe during this time you will be able to do it, maybe faster and you can probably become not only our active …

  • Chinese investors prepare to sue Ukraine for $3.5 billion over Motor Sich

    Chinese companies Skyrizon and Xinwei Technology, which own shares in the Ukrainian aviation company "Motor Sich" hired three international law firms to sue Ukraine for 3.5 billion dollars, reported Ukrainian partner of these Chinees companies, DCH Investment Management, which is owned by the Ukrainian oligarch Oleksandr Yaroslavskyi.

    The law firms WilmerHale, DLA Piper и Bird & Bird will be representing the Chinese side. The law firm Arzinger will be an advisor on Ukrainian law.

    The Chinese …

  • Washington: Russian puppets still sit in Ukrainian Parliament

    There are still Russian puppets in the Ukrainian Parliament, and Kremlin’s anti-Western narratives are being spread in the Ukrainian media, stated the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Ukraine. Kristina A. Kvien, Liga.net reports.

    "Ukraine is currently fighting Russia's aggression on many fronts: the occupation and the attempt to annex Crimea, supported by the conflict in the Donbas. There are also cyberattacks and misinformation spread from the territory of the Russian Federation and through Russia’s …

  • Ukraine issues seizure orders for 44 more Russian planes because of flights to Crimea

    Ukraine has issued seizure orders for another 44 Russian airliners because of flights to annexed Crimea. “The aircraft violated the order of entry/exit to the occupied peninsula and the rules of international flights,” the Ukrainian prosecutor's office for Crimea and Sevastopol said in a statement.

    To date, Ukrainian law enforcement officers are investigating violations of international flight rules by foreign airlines' officials and violation of the order of “entry into and out of the …

  • Moldovan President-elect to meet soon with Ukrainian President Zelensky

    Moldovan President-elect Maia Sandu will hold a meeting with Ukrainian President Vladimir Selensky in the near future. The date and place of the meeting are not yet known, reports RBC-Ukraine.

    According to her, she is in favor of restoring good relations with Ukraine. She also stressed that during the presidency of Igor Dodon there were almost no official visits to Ukraine, and Moldova was isolated.

    "I have already spoken to President Zelensky this morning. We agreed that we will restore our …