• $1 billion remains in accounts belonging to Yanukovych and Azarov in Ukrainian banks

    The Chairman of Oschadbank, Andriy Pyshnyy, stated in an interview with Livyi Bereh news agency that over 1 billion dollars remains in the accounts of the former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, and the former Prime Minister, Mykola Azarov.

    According to Pyshnyy, the accounts belonging to Azarov and Yanukovych have “quite significant sums.”

    “Over $1.15 billion.  Due to bank confidentiality, I cannot comment on some things. But I ask you to understand this. This is a strict legal …

  • UK Ambassador in Kyiv: Despite Brexit, we will continue to support Ukraine

    The Ambassador of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland to Ukraine, Judith Gough, assured that the possible exit of Great Britain from the EU will not have a significant impact on relations with Ukraine, including military cooperation, as the diplomat stated at the commemorative ceremony for those killed in past wars, which is celebrated on November 11, UNIAN reports.

    “I don’t think that this will have a significant impact. If you remember one of the first visits of our Secretary for Foreign …

  • Putin: The Russian Army does not threaten anyone

    Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his surprise regarding the reaction of some of Russia’s western partners to the military exercises of the Russian Army.

    “Our Army does not threaten anyone. I would like to stress it again, so that everyone hears, and not only those present in this conference hall,” he stated on Saturday while talking with the workers of the Russian Avtodiesel plant, which is situated in the city of Yaroslavl and is a part of Russian GAZ company.

    “But it [the Army] …

  • OSCE witnessed a significant increase in violence in eastern Ukraine

    OSCE observers witnessed fierce fighting in the Donbas. In the three days from November 7 to November 9, more than 4,000 violations of the ceasefire were recorded, and over the past week, more than 7,000, as stated by the principal deputy chief monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, Alexander Hug, at a briefing in Kyiv, UNIAN reported.

    “The security situation along the line of contact in eastern Ukraine remains unstable. Over the past few days SMM observers witnessed …

  • Ukrainian Security Service accuses Russia of preparing provocations to prompt early parliamentary elections

    Russia is preparing provocations in order to organize early parliamentary elections in Ukraine. This, as Urianian 112.UA news channel  reports, was said during a briefing by the head of the Ukrainian Security Service (SSU), Anatoliy Dublyk.

    According to him, another provocation is being prepared on the day of the EU-Ukraine summit with the intention of breaking the process of obtaining a visa-free regime with the European Union.

    The SSU’s response to the inquiry of the Ukrayinska Pravda …

  • Former US Ambassador in Moscow Michael McFaul banned from entering Russia

    The former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, has been banned from entering Russia, as the diplomat wrote on Friday, 11 November, on his Twitter account.

    According to McFaul, the Kremlin has added him to the sanctions list because of his close affiliation with Obama. The Former Ambassador found out about his travel ban when he tried to get a visa to travel to Moscow next month. 

    "I hope that I am not banned from entering Russia forever. Since 1983, I've been living in and traveling to …

  • Russia sets conditions for extending ceasefire around Aleppo

    The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that its ready to consider extending the so-called “humanitarian pause” in Aleppo as soon as the UN representatives in Syria officially confirm their readiness and ability to deliver humanitarian aid to the city and and evacuate the injured, women and children.

    “The main condition for extending the humanitarian pause in Aleppo is the readiness of the UN humanitarian mission in Syria to deliver the humanitarian aid to the eastern part of the city and also …

  • US ambassador to the OSCE: Russia is building up its military power in Crimea

    Russia continues to increase military force in the Crimea by expanding military bases and rebuilding the destroyed soviet infrastructure. This was announced on November 10 at the OSCE Permanent Council conference in Vienna by the US representative to the Organization, Ambassador Daniel Baer, the website of the US Mission to the OSCE reports.

    "We once again draw the attention of the Permanent Council to the occupation and the attempts to annex the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea by Russia. Russia …

  • Russian ships are preparing to strike Aleppo

    "Russia's newest frigate, the Admiral Grigorovich, has replenished its supplies in the Syrian port of Tartus and is ready to carry out its tasks within the Russian navy group,” the Russian Interfax news agency reported, citing a source in military circles.

    “The Kalibr cruse missiles onboard the ship allow it to hit militants across the entire Syrian territory,” the source of the agency stated.

    The source said that after the visit to Tartus the preparations are underway onboard the ship: the …

  • China invested $1 billion in the Ukrainian energy sector

    Chinese Company CNBM has completed registration of the ownership of the 10 largest solar power plants in Ukraine, with total capacity of 267 MW, as stated by the general director of Chinese CNBM New Energy Engineering Co., Ltd Yongzhi Chen, in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.

    Commenting on the recent news of the purchase of one of the companies, Solar Neptune, he said that it was the last registration of 10 solar power plants, sold for debts, while the rights to the other nine stations had …