• Ukraine rises in World Bank's Doing Business rankings.

    Ukraine's ranking has risen over 13 positions in the annual ranking on the status of doing business published by the World Bank’s  Doing Business-2016. Ukraine holds the 83rd place in the ranking.

    Results of a new study, which covers the second half of 2014 and first half 2015, was published on the Doing Business website.

    A key reform that bolstered a raise in the Ukraine rating is simplification of Ukraine business registration.

    Ukraine has been rising in the ranking for the second …

  • Russia's military casualties concealed.

    As reported by StopFake.org, Russia has been concealing its military casualties as part of propaganda war.

    In the four weeks since Russia entered the conflict in Syria, Moscow has waged a fierce campaign for the hearts and minds of ordinary Russians.

    Public support for the Syria intervention was initially limited. But as Russian war correspondents have filed patriotic reports from the urban front lines, and the defense ministry has posted bombing videos on social media, support has increased, …

  • Ukrainian ceise-fire shaken.

    As reported by a military spokesman Oleksandr Zavtonov, a Ukrainian soldier was killed by fire from Russia-backed separatists near the Donetsk airport on October 26.

    It is the first reported Ukrainian military death since mid-October, as the fragile cease-fire negotiated in Minsk in February has generally held.

    At the same time a separatists spokesman accused the Ukrainian military of launching an attack on the airport. Officials in Kyiv denied that claim.

    AFP reported that local residents …

  • U.S. Secretary of Commerce visits Ukraine.

    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 …

  • Because of war Ukrainian women are forced to leave their children.

    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. …

  • Cossacks from Luhansk Pro-Kremlin republic are ready to resist Russian military

    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.

    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 …

  • Review of the Lustration Law (cleansing of power) has been suspended in Ukraine.

    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 …

  • Doctors without Borders have been banned from working in Pro-Kremlin separatist territories.

    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 …

  • Air traffic between Ukraine and Russia to stop.

    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 …