• A Russian is officially accused of planning of the assassination attempt on the ex-Prime Minister of Montenegro

    Montenegrin authorities suspect a Russian citizen, Eduard Shirokov, of planning the assassination of the former Montenegrin Prime Minister, Milo Đukanović.

    As Vijesti Online reported, he was charged in absentia of criminal organization and terrorist activities.

    Earlier Shirokov and another Russian citizen, Vladimir Popov, were on the international wanted list. According to the prosecution, they and other citizens of Serbia planned to arrange mass riots and a coup d’etat on Parliamentary …

  • Ukraine filed a lawsuit against Russia in the UN International Court of Justice

    The Spokesperson of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mariana Betsa, wrote on her Twitter account that the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs filed a lawsuit against Russia with the U.N. International Court of Justice in The Hague. “Ukraine just filed a lawsuit against the Russian Federation to the U.N. International Court of Justice. And this is a historic lawsuit as the law is on our side,” Betsa wrote.According to Kyiv, Moscow violates the International Convention for the …

  • IMF presents fresh demands to Ukraine

    Ukraine should implement a pension reform, reduce the number of state employees, abolish the simplified tax system and open a land market, Ukrayinska Pravda reported, referring to the recent version of the Memorandum of Cooperation between Ukraine and the International Monetary Fund.

    “The draft Memorandum of Cooperation provides in total for 12 structural beacons, seven of which are new,” the edition wrote. As noted in the report, the Cabinet of Ministers should take two steps, firstly, make a …

  • Ukrainian MP and Azov Commander Biletsky blames National Guard leadership for separatism

    On January 14, Ukrainian MP and former Azov Battalion Commander Andriy Biletsky said in his blog on the Ukrainska Pravda website that the management positions in the National Guard of Ukraine were taken by outright separatists. He declared that systematic corruption prevails there and that it is a threat to the defense capabilities of the country.

    The Military Prosecutor's Office and the SBU promised to look into the situation "carefully, impartially and according to the law.”

    In his …

  • Ukraine postponed the delivery of Oplot tanks to Thailand

    Ukraine should deliver 49 Oplot tanks to Thailand under a contract worth $200 million signed in 2011. However, as agreed by both parties, the schedule for delivering the entire batch was pushed back to autumn of 2017, the press service of Ukrspetsexport state enterprise reports.

    "This decision was made due to the hostilities in the east of Ukraine," the statement reads. It was also reported that next week at Malyshev plant the transfer of a new batch of Oplot tanks under the contract with …

  • Separatists plan to jam Ukrainian radio signals

    According to the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Peoples’ Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, the beginning broadcasts of Ukrainian radio in the territory of the Donetsk region is not controlled by separatists, as he stated at a press-conference.

    "Yes, I know about this problem. There is this station in Chasiv Yar which will broadcast to our territory. For today, if you turn on TV, you can catch any wave including in Ukrainian language. Basically, we have lived with Ukrainian broadcasting …

  • Ukrainian police detained three former separatists of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic

    On the 15th of January, Ukrainian police in the Donetsk region reported that they have detained three former separatists of the Donetsk People’s Republic. One of them is a 45-year-old resident of the Kostiantynivka region, who was fighting in an industrial area in Avdiivka.

    This man joined the Donetsk People’s Republic in November 2014 in Donetsk. He was first instructed to guard the Vostok battalion’s base, but shortly after he was deployed to Avdiivka. The man received a concussion during …

  • Ukrainian official predicts that the liberation of the Donbas will begin in the fall

    The Deputy Minister for the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced people, George Tuka, stated on Espreso.TV that the liberation of the occupied territories of the Donbas from separatists and Russian servicemen will start in autumn 2017, Ukrinform reported.

    Tuka noted that the issue of the liberation of the Crimea and the Donbas from Russian occupation should be separated from each other because, according to him, it will take much more time to return the annexed peninsula. …

  • The President of Finland: Russia longs for its former greatness

    The primary problem that we face today is global security, this affects the Baltic Sea and many other regions. The tension is growing in the world and Russia is trying to take a more secure position (from its perspective) in such conditions, the President of Finland stated, as reported by Yle.

    “At a basic level, Russia longs for its former greatness,” Sauli Niinistö added. Niinistö also commented on the statement of the President-elect of the United States regarding the lifting of anti-Russian …

  • Two Russian women asked for refugee status in Ukraine

    On the morning of January 15, two Russian women applied for refugee status in Ukraine at Hoptivka international automobile checkpoint in Kharkiv region, the press service of the State Border Service reports.

    "While passing through border control, a 47-year-old woman and her 20-year-old daughter, both citizens of Russia who both came from the neighboring country on foot with a small child, applied to the border guards of the Kharkiv detachment for refugee status," the message read.

    During …