Poroshenko: US may make decision to supply defensive weapons to Ukraine before October

In an interview with the TV channels Ukraine, ICTV and Inter, President Petro Poroshenko said that the US would try to resolve the issue of supplying defensive weapons to Ukraine before October.

"As for the defense agreements: we have a virtually agreed-on their text. We are waiting for a visit by the US Secretary of Defense [James Mattis] to Ukraine in two or three months, and hope that the agreements will be signed during this visit. But I emphasize that this will not stop the supply of …


Poroshenko: In July, U.S. Secretary of State will visit Ukraine, as well as Secretary Generals of NATO and UN

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced that in July, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Ukraine, as well as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and UN Secretary General António Guterres.

“We are awaiting a visit from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Kyiv in July, and our work in Washington will continue. We are also awaiting a visit from UN Secretary General Guterres and a visit from the NATO Secretary General, which will also be in July,” he said in an …


Ukrainian Government: the situation with water in the Donbas remains critical

Ukrainian Government: the situation with water in the Donbas remains critical

According to the Ministry for the temporary occupied territories of Ukraine, the situation with the water supply in the Donetsk region remains critical.

The Ministry noted that since February 2017, due to constant bombardments by the separatists, the South Donbass water conduit has operated under extremely difficult conditions.

Only one of two lines of the water conduit is currently in operation. According to the …


Italy considers questioning Putin over Cosa Nostra case

The defense team of Italian General Mario Mori proposed to question Russian President Vladimir Putin during the high profile “Italian state and Mafia negotiations” trial, La Stampa reported.

General Mori has been linked to secret negotiations between high-ranking representatives of Italy and the leaders of the Cosa Nostra. According to the Palermo prosecutor's office, these events took place in the early 1990s.

The former head of Special Forces of the carabineers, General Mori was accused of …


Media: the US wants to withdraw from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia

A number of American congressmen sent a proposal to the White House supporting the United States’ withdrawal from the Treaty on the Elimination of the Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, Politico writes.

Mike Rogers, a member of the House of Representatives and the head of the House Select Committee on Nuclear Weapons, who drafted the relevant bill, said that on the part of the U.S., it would be irresponsible to abide by the treaty, which had been long ago abandoned by the only …