• Stoltenberg: Individual NATO countries can send lethal weapons to Ukraine

    NATO’s Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, believes that some member states of the Alliance may provide Ukraine with military aid. These include lethal weapons that can that can be provided on the basis of bilateral relations with Kiev.

    “The Alliance and many countries are helping Ukraine strengthen its defense capabilities. We provide consultations. Some countries, on the basis of bilateral relations, may train the Ukrainian army. NATO however has no weapons. Some countries can provide …

  • Poroshenko awarded Deputy Secretary-General of NATO the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has awarded the Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Alexander Vershbow, the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise while in Warsaw. This was reported by President Poroshenko’s press service.

    “The Deputy Secretary General of NATO was awarded this order for his considerable personal contribution to the development of Ukraine's relations with NATO, his assistance in reforming the national security and defense as well as his support in upholding the state sovereignty …

  • Emergency power outages continue in the Crimea

    On Sunday, July 10, the electricity supply to villages in the Saki region of Crimea was interrupted.

    According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations press service in Crimea, Tunnelne, Shtormove and parts of Uyutne villages experienced power outages.

    The power outage left 3,609 people in the dark.

    The department says that all the important infrastructure systems are functioning normally.

    On the eve of July 10, part of Sevastopol experienced a power outage due to an accident in the power …

  • NATO concerned over the deteriorating situation in the Donbas

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg expressed concern about the increase in the number of ceasefire violations in the Donbas, and once again stressed the necessity of implementing the Minsk Agreements.

    "We are concerned about the increase in the intensity of attacks in Eastern Ukraine. But the only way to resolve the conflict is to fully implement all points of the Minsk Agreements," he said in an interview with the Inter TV channel show Details, which aired on Sunday evening.

    In response …

  • Dzhemilev: NATO's response to Russian aggression isn't enough

    The Chairman of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Mustafa Dzhemilev, doesn’t see military force as the best way to end the occupation of the Crimea. In an interview with the Voice of America, Dzhemilev expressed his opinion that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is their best hope for dealing with Russia’s aggression. However, NATO has not been sufficiently decisive. “NATO could show the same determination that they did during the genocide in Kosovo but this doesn’t happen,” …

  • Steinmeier: NATO-Russia Council meeting is aimed at resuming dialogue with Moscow

    The German Foreign Minister hopes that the meeting of the NATO-Russia Council will help to clarify the decisions made in Warsaw and resume a dialogue with Russia

    In the run-up to the meeting of the NATO-Russia Council to be held on 13 July, the German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, stated that it is important to clarify with Moscow all decisions made at the Summit in Warsaw and resume a dialogue.

    “This is a chance to clarify all the decisions made in Warsaw and then restore a …

  • NATO fighters escort Russian bomber near Latvian airspace

    The National Armed Forces of Latvia reported on Twitter that NATO fighter jets on patrol encountered and escorted a Russian bomber over the Baltic Sea. “On the 10th of July, fighter jets of NATO patrol police identified a Russian IL-22 bomber over the Baltic Sea near the Latvian border,” the report said.

    Russian warships and military aircraft have been increasingly encountered near the air and sea borders of the Baltic States since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine and the deterioration …

  • Ukraine to receive 50 million euros from the European Commission to combat corruption

    The Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, told reporters that the European Commission intends to allocate 50 million euros to support Ukraine’s fight against corruption, Rosbalt reported.

    "In the next few days the Commission will adopt a program to support anti-corruption initiatives in Ukraine ... As far as I remember, the size is about 50 million [euros]," Hahn said at a press conference in Kiev.

    The Commissioner explained that the program …

  • One Ukrainian soldier killed and ten wounded in the Donbas

    Over the last 24 hours, one Ukrainian soldier was killed and ten were wounded as a result of the fighting in the Donbas, Interfax-Ukraine reported, citing the Speaker of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration on issues in the conflict area, Andrei Lysenko.

    According to him, the number of attacks by pro-Russian separatists has increased dramatically, as the Ukrainian side recorded a total of 94 attacks on Sunday, the highest since mid-April.

    Lysenko explained that the attacks occurred in …

  • Ukraine and Canada sign free trade agreement

    Ukraine and Canada have signed a free trade agreement. The Canadian Minister of International Trade, Chrystia Freeland, and First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and the Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Stepan Kubiv, signed the agreement. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko noted that the work to expand this agreement will start immediately. According to him, the Free Trade agreement will come into force immediately but will be implemented over the next seven years.

    In July 2015, …