• Zakharchenko: Motorola's assassination was organized by Security Service of Ukraine

    The leader of pro-Russian separatists in the Donbas, Alexander Zakharchenko, stated on Thursday that the murder of Arsen “Motorola” Pavlov was organized by the Deputy Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) and the head of the SSU in the Donetsk region as reported by RIA Novosti.

    "I’m ready to provide the names of those involved to the crime. Malikov (the SSU Deputy Head and head of the antiterrorist center at the SSU), Oleksandr Kuts, head of the Main Department of the Security Service …

  • Ukraine extended the agreement with the Netherlands on the investigation of MH17

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has ratified an agreement with the Netherlands prolonging the treaty on protecting the international mission investigating the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 until August 2017, as reported on the official website of the Ukrainian Government on Thursday.

    Act 1688-VIII ratifies the agreement signed on 28 July 2014, providing the legal framework to continue the activity of the international mission protecting the investigation of the crash. The …

  • Peskov: Russia maintained contact with Trump and Clinton campaigns

    The press secretary for the president of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, who arrived in New York at the opening ceremony of the World Chess Championship, stated in his interview to the Associated Press that Russian experts maintained contact with colleagues from the US presidential campaign headquarters of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.“Our experts, specialists on the United States and experts on international affairs… constantly communicate with their colleagues here, including those …

  • Ukraine fenced itself off from Russia with hundreds of kilometers of ditches

    On November 10, the press center of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported that more than 250 kilometers of anti-tank ditches were excavated in Ukraine on the border with the Russian Federation over the past two years. Last year, UAH 400 million (USD 15.6 million) was allocated to equip the border with Russia in the Chernihiv and Kharkiv regions.

    In addition to the anti-tank ditches, 40 kilometers of control-surveillance line, more than 110 kilometers of lateral road and 75 …

  • Journalists discover villa owned by Poroshenko in Spain

    Reporters of the Skhemy (Schemes) program revealed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s villa in the Spanish city of Estepona.

    The villa is registered as a possession of the Feruvita SL Company, formally listed in the declaration of the head of the state but the plot itself and the house separately were not declared.

    The company bought the villa in the summer of 2008, when Poroshenko headed the NBU Council. In the financial statements, it is estimated at 4 million euros.

    Villas belonging …

  • Ukrainian Defense Ministry advises citizens to not visit Crimea for unnecessary reasons

    The speaker of Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense on ATO issues, Olexandr Motuzyanyk, regards statements made by Russia’s FSB as a continuation of the country’s information war against Ukraine. These statements are with regard to the detention of persons preparing acts of sabotage in the Crimea.

    “We officially deny this, and declare that it is a provocation against the Ukrainian state and is the next step in the information war,” Motuzyanyk said at a briefing in Kyiv on Thursday.

    Based on this, he …

  • Montenegro PM accuses pro-Russian opposition of organizing his assassination attempt

    The Prime Minister of Montenegro, Milo Đukanović, has accused the pro-Russian opposition of direct involvement in pursuing a violent change of power in the country. He has also accused them of being involved in his assassination attempt on election day.

    Balkan Insight reports that he stated this while on the Pink M TV channel.

    “I see their activity as part of the preparation of my murder and as an attempt to take away the independence of Montenegro,” Đukanović continued.

    He also called on …

  • NATO exercises begin in Georgia

    NATO exercises began on the Vaziani base near Tbilisi in Georgia on Thursday. This was reported by the Rustavi 2 TV channel.

    These large-scale exercises will last for 10 days and will be attended by soldiers from 11 NATO countries and two partner states.

    A total of 250 soldiers will participate in the exercises. Their main goal is to practice interactions between NATO forces and Georgia in response to crisis situations.

    These exercises are a part of a package of measures adopted by the …

  • Poroshenko will try again to meet with Trump

    The president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, intends to visit the United States in the coming year and meet with US President-Elect Donald Trump. As the deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine, Kostiantyn Yelisieiev, stated on air with the Ukraine TV Channel, Kyiv maintained a neutral position towards the US presidential candidates.

    “Following the results of the election, we will establish a dialogue for further cooperation. We expect that Petro Poroshenko will pay a visit to …

  • Medvedev reaffirms Russia's support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    During his visit to Palestine, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated that Moscow supports the rights of the Palestinian people, RIA Novosti reported.

    Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Medvedev stated, “Our country has consistently advocated for the realization of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.”

    Medvedev also reaffirmed Russia’s support of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    "It is extremely …