As stated by Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Construction Ahmad Abbas Akhmud, Iran gives up plans to buy Russian Sukhoi Superjet-100 aircrafts to upgrade its fleet.
According to the minister, Iran has already held talks with Airbus and Boeing. "A preliminary agreement with leading aircraft manufacturers have been reached," - Akhmud said, "and as soon as the nuclear deal with world powers come into force, Iran's aviation industry will come out of sanctions".
The secretary of the …
Ashton Carter, US Defense Secretary, confirmed Pentagon's continued support for Ukraine on Thursday at a joint press conference with his Ukrainian counterpart Stepan Poltorak in Washington, D.C.He said Pentagon would soon start training Ukrainian forces.
Small numbers of US troops have already started training Ukrainian National Guards in the west of Ukraine far from the frontlines. In July a plan was also announced to take on regular military units.
Carter said America's commitment to …
According to Stephen O'Brien, United Nations' Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, pro-russian militants ordered UN agencies to leave rebel-held parts of in the eastern Ukraine.
Stephen O'Brien said the agencies had been told to leave by Friday, and several international non-governmental organisations (NGO) by Saturday.
The Luhansk separatists had earlier banned 10 international humanitarian agencies citing "violations".
Last year parts of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions …
A $1 billion financing package is being prepared by the World Bank and other international financial institutions to help Ukraine and its Naftogaz to fill up its natural gas-storage facilities and avoid shortages over the winter.
Many European states still remember 2009 gas shortages due to cutoffs from Russia. Current gas talks between Ukraine and Russia, mediated by EU have been complicated by the war in the east of Ukraine that was unleashed Russia.
European officials still hope that …
Little Volodimir and other children from the frontline orphanage are waiting for new parents – reports Ukrainian TSN news channel.
Little baby Volodimir will be 2 months old tomorrow.
This is the age when according to Ukrainian laws the baby can be adopted.
The boy is in an orphanage in Severodonetsk. A year ago Pro-Kremlin separatist of Luhansk republic were trying to relocate this orphanage to Russia.
The nurses and doctors stood up to the separatists then.
“For the last month the …
France said Wednesday it is selling two Mistral class warships that were originally intended for Russia to Egypt.
The two warships were originally built for Russia but France refused to deliver because of Moscow’s role in the war in Ukraine.
According to French officials, the Mistrals will cost Egypt €950 million (US$1.06 billion) for the two Mistral class warships. Originally Russia were to pay €1.2 billion for the warships, but as per the russian contract, France was supposed to help …
According to Julie Bishop, Austalia's Foreign Minister, an independent prosecution tribunal may be formed over Malaysian Ailines flight 17 destroyed in eastern Ukraine last year.A group of nations including Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine are seeking criminal accountability for the justice of victims of the Malaysian jetliner.Ministers from those nations would meet at the United Nations next Tuesday, during the annual General Assembly meeting of world leaders, for …
A list of Ukrainian factories repossessed by Russia and moved out of Luhansk region in the east of Ukraine was published by MIGnews.com.ua.Almost all of the most valuable high-tech equipment in the occupied territory of Luhansk has been dismantled and removed to Russia.In August of 2014 residents of eastern Ukraine were able to see the true face of the "Russian world". As noted by the "Public Union of Donbass "on their Faceboook page."Donbass residents could see a real robbery ... " Topaz " - …
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday told the country's security council that staying out of the NATO alliance was a "criminal" policy that his government is ready to reverse.
The war in the East of Ukraine unleashed by pro-russian separatists in April 2014 and backed by Russia, fearing that the pro-Western course of the new Kiev government would make it a NATO ally, has already brought over 8,000 casualties.
"The decision on the non-alliance policy which was announced by the …
Talks are held between Canada's Bombardier and The Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine on the opportunity of placing locomotive production facilities in Ukraine, according to Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Andriy Pyvovarsky.
"Now we're communicating with Bombardier on its arrival to Ukraine to produce traction units," he told reporters on Tuesday.
He said that foreign investors will definitely arrive if reforms in Ukrzaliznytsia are conducted.
"They are ready to come with the railway …