• Poroshenko: Some will use Poland's recognition of Volyn massacre as genocide for 'political speculation'

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expressed his regret over the Polish Sejm’s decision to recognize the Volyn massacre in Poland as genocide, explaining that many will attempt to use it for political speculation, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    "I regret the decision of the Polish Sejm. I know many will want to use it for political speculation,” Poroshenko wrote on his Facebook page.

    The Ukrainian President called on Poland to pursue mutual forgiveness, and to continue cooperation in assessing …

  • The US will help Ukraine collect funds taken by Yanukovych

    The United States and Ukraine will cooperate in the search for and return of funds stolen by the former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych and his inner circle. The Secretary of National Security and the Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, discussed the issue during a meeting with the Acting Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Adam Szubin.

    Szubin expressed hope that there will be close cooperation between both countries on issues of counter-financing of …

  • Ryan Air to launch flights to Ukraine in 2017

    The biggest European low-cost airline, Ryanair, is expected to launch flights in 2017 to Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport, as was reported by the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Volodymyr Omelyan, in an interview with Ekonomichna Pravda’s online edition which will be released soon.

    "Airlines are ready to enter the market today, but only with an open skies agreement. There is an economic need for it, as well as the desire of European airlines, but there is simply no political …

  • Spain terminates contract with Russian satellite company

    Spanish company, Hisdesat, is terminating their contract with the Russian Kosmotras on the launch of the first Spanish satellite, Paz. One of the reasons for the termination of the contract, which was signed in 2013, is that Russia has not fulfilled their required obligations. This, according to DW, was said on the 20th of July by a spokesman for the Spanish Defense Ministry, which runs Hisdesat. According to him, “the Spanish satellite was ready to launch in late 2013 but has, since then, been …

  • Bild will not include Russia on Olympic medals table in its newspaper

    The sports editor of Bild newspaper, Walter Straten, said on June 20th that the German newspaper would not include the results of Russian athletes in the medal table if the Russian team is allowed to participate in the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. According to Straten, the International Olympic Committee and its President, Thomas Bach, have not yet decided on Russia’s participation in the Olympic Games.

    “We will not do so. If Russia is allowed in the Olympics, Bild will remove its …

  • Levada Center: A quarter of Russians are thinking about emigration

    A Russian polling and sociological research organization conducted a survey among 800 respondents in 48 regions of the country. As it was revealed, 25% of Russians are thinking about emigration, Kommersant reported, with reference to the results of the survey conducted by Levada Center from May 27 to May 30.

    Sixteen percent of respondents are thinking about emigration from time to time, 7% are considering doing so, 1% of respondents have already decided to leave Russia and 1% percent are …

  • Kiev expects Russia to answer to Ukraine's request to question Yanukovych

    Ukraine expects a response from the Russian Ministry of Justice on the request to question, via videoconference, the former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, and the former Commander of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Stanislav Shulyak. The two are wanted for questioning for the killing of civilians by members of the Berkut at Euromaidan, as stated by the Ukrainian Minister of Justice, Pavel Petrenko, in an interview with channel 5, Interfax-Ukraine …

  • Mogherini: The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement remains a top priority

    According to a statement issued by the European External Action Service, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, stated during a meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman that the ratification and impementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement remains a top priority.

    Mogherini explained that a solution to the current situation is in the works since it was announced by the European Council in June. The Netherlands …

  • Six countries join EU decision to extend sanctions against Crimea

    Six countries have joined the EU in their decision to extend sanctions against the Crimea and Sevastopol. This was said in a statement by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini.

    The decision was joined in by candidate countries for EU membership, Montenegro and Albania; members of the European Economic Area, Liechtenstein and Norway, as well as Ukraine and Georgia.

    “They will ensure that their national policies conform to this decision …

  • So-called Donetsk People's Republic postpones elections

    The so-called Donetsk People's Republic will postpone elections until October 30th. They were initially scheduled for July 24th.

    "The elections will be postponed until the 30th of October, 2016 as a result of Kiev's failure to adhere to the Minsk agreements. The decree will be signed in the coming days. We hope that the Western partners of Kiev will force them to vote on the Electoral Act this year, which will be coordinated with us," the leader of the so-called DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko, …