• Chief Military Prosecutor of Ukraine: 150 km of Ukrainian border with Hungary not controlled by Kyiv

    The Chief Military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatolii Matios stated that the Ukrainian State Border Service does not have access to 150 km of the border with Hungary. However, the total length of the border of Ukraine with Hungary is only 137 km.

    "Today I once again came across documents that say that 150 km border with Hungary in Transcarpathia is a private property," he said on 112.Ukraine TV. "150 km are the land plots, those two hectares that used to be allocated by the village council to …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko promises that Ukraine will join NATO

    Ukraine will definitely become a member of NATO and, perhaps, will even be able to offer its representative to the post of Secretary General, as stated by the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, at a meeting with the students of the Ivan Bohun Military High School.

    In addressing the students, he expressed confidence that future officers, generals, ambassadors, ministers and, possibly, the future president are standing in front of him.

    "And perhaps even a NATO Secretary General, because …

  • Yulia Tymoshenko says she intends to run for President of Ukraine

    During a broadcast of News One TV, the leader of the Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) Party, Yulia Tymoshenko declared her intention to run for the Presidency of Ukraine.

    "I will no longer delegate this business to anyone. I will run for the Presidency. We are going to win in order to put the country back on its feet," she stated.

    Tymoshenko noted that she had previously supported the election of Viktor Yushchenko as President and Arseniy Yatsenyuk as Prime Minister, but that neither support had …

  • Polish Interior Minister: Poland will not accept refugees from Muslim countries, the country has already welcomed 1 million Ukrainians

    The Minister of the Interior of Poland, Mariusz Blaszczak, stated that Poland would not accept refugees as part of the new program of the European Union, reports the Polish news agency PAP. "We will not give our consent because we have already accepted the Ukrainians. For us the priority and the most important task is security. Such ideologically motivated concepts as resettlement and relocation should not put Poland and Poles at risk, “ said the head of Polish Interior Ministry after  meeting …

  • Russia buries another soldier killed in Syria

    Death of another Russian soldier killed in Syrian has been reported on Russian social media.

    26-year-old Azat Nurullin has been buried in Kazan. It is reported that he went to Syria in the end of August as part of Russian private military company Wagner group.

    According to his friends he was killed by a sniper in the Province of Homs in the end of September. His body was brought back to Russia on October 6.

    There has been no official confirmation about the death from the Russian ministry of …

  • Media: New PACE President plans to meet with Russian Parliament speakers

    The Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Stella Kyriakides, has sent a letter to the speakers of the Russian Parliament’s lower and upper houses in which she confirms her readiness to hold a meeting with them in the near future, TASS reported, citing a source on the sidelines of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s assembly on Saturday in Saint Petersburg.

    "She [Kyriakides] expresses her appreciation for the invitation to participate in the work of the Inter- …

  • Ukrainian Minister of Finance: Privatization and creation of anti-corruption court are IMF’s conditions for next tranche

    Ukraine has come close to implementing the recommendations of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in order to receive the next tranche as part of the Extended Fund Facility (EFF), and so there is reason to expect that it will be allocated by the end of the year, said Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk.

    “I consider it realistic that we will receive the tranche this year,” the head of the Finance Ministry said during a panel discussion at the Atlantic Council’s analytic center in …

  • Russian MPs to visit Syria

    A delegation of MPs from the State Duma intends to visit Syria, State Duma Spokesperson Vyacheslav Volodin told reporters at a briefing in Saint Petersburg, RBC news agency reported.

    Volodin said that the Duma delegation’s trip, which he personally intends to lead, could take place “during the first half of next year”. “There has been an invitation, and it has been accepted,” Volodin emphasized.

    The State Duma spokesperson said that on Friday, October 13, on the sidelines of the Assembly of …

  • Russia calls Turkey's decision to not allow ships from the Crimea an 'unfriendly step'

    Turkey has confirmed that it will not permit entry for ships arriving from ports in the Russian-annexed Crimea, stated a member of the Turkish Chamber of Shipping in response to Russian news agency TASS.

    In response, the Russian Federation Council called the decision an “unfriendly” step.

    “By its ban, Turkey may be pushing Russia to correct relations between the two countries, which could affect joint actions in Syria,” stated the Russia's First Deputy of the Federation Council on Defense and …

  • Putin calls on international community to think about rebuilding Syria

    The international community should already be thinking about rebuilding Syria after the war, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the opening of the Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Saint Petersburg.

    “I think that the international community should already think about the post-war restoration of the state, about how, in what formats and what quantities to assist it and other countries in the region, how to promote more effectively their socio-economic development and enhance …