• NATO Defense Ministers approve aid package for Ukraine

    The Defense Ministers of NATO member states have approved an aid package for Ukraine, which includes advice and assistance, Interfax-Ukraine reported following a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in Brussels.

    "At the meeting, the ministers approved a comprehensive package of assistance to Ukraine. As part of this package, we will provide advice and assistance,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

    "It brings together different areas of support; advice, assistance, use of funds, in …

  • Poltorak: NATO supports Ukraine's plan to reform the Armed Forces

    After a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in Brussels, Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said that the Alliance’s Defense Ministers support the Strategic Defense Bulletin of Ukraine, which is the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ roadmap to reform, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    "We discussed the progress of reforms in the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, as well as conducted a coordinated and integrated package of assistance from NATO to Ukraine. Ukraine has created a complete plan… the …

  • Minsk upset over extension of sanctions against Belarus

    The sanctions allegedly "do not take into account changes in Belarusian- American relations"

    Belarus does not agree with the extension of U.S. sanctions and promises to establish relations with America in order to have them lifted, according to a statement by the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.

    "The decision adopted on the 10th of June duplicates the previous acts and does not take into account the current changes in Belarusian-American relations," the press secretary of the Foreign Ministry …

  • Germany allocates an additional 6 million Euros for humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine

    The Federal Government of Germany has earmarked an additional 6 million Euros for humanitarian projects of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in eastern Ukraine for 2016-2017, the German Embassy press service reported. The stated aim of the project is the provision of food products to people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine and are in need of assistance.

    The project makes an important contribution to ensuring the survival of large numbers of internally …

  • Dutch PM suggested that the agreement with Ukraine may not be signed

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said that there is still a chance that the country will not sign the Association Agreement with Ukraine. This was reported by Dutch broadcaster, NOS.

    Rutte did however express hope that the agreement will still be signed.

    According to him, the results of April’s referendum in the Netherlands, with regard to the Association Agreement, were terrible.

    “I am categorically against the referenda. I am also categorically, absolutely and completely against the …

  • Security Service of Ukraine: Interpol refused to issue international wanted notice for separatist commander

    Interpol has refused to issue a notice for Russian citizen, Arseny Pavlov, who is also known as Motorola. According to witnesses, he killed Ihor Branovytskyi, a soldier defending the Donetsk airport. According to the Human Rights Information Center, this was said by the Deputy Chief of the Main Investigative Department of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU), Vitaliy Mayakov.

    “Interpol has returned the relevant documents to us and have said that the case is of a political nature. We don’t …

  • The Pope establishes Assistance Committee for Ukrainians affected by the war in the Donbas

    Pope Francis established a special committee for distributing funds collected for Ukrainians affected by the war in the Donbas. The fund is called The Pope for Ukraine and is aimed at providing assistance for war victims irrespective of their nationality or religion, Vatican Radio reports.

    The committee will distribute funds and consists of four members. It will be chaired by Jan Sobiło, the Auxiliary Bishop of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia. The Committee will consider proposals from "interreligious and …

  • NATO to discuss further assistance to Ukraine

    One the 15th of June, the defense ministers of NATO’s member countries will discuss providing additional assistance to Ukraine and Georgia.

    Evropeyskaya Pravda reported that this was said by NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, at a press conference in Brussels.

    “We will discuss providing additional assistance to Ukraine and Georgia. A meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Committee will be held on Wednesday. We are concerned about the escalation of the conflict in Donbas as well as new cases of …

  • Herashchenko: Ukraine suffered a record number of casualties in the Donbas in recent weeks

    According to the First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Iryna Herashchenko, Russia continues to demonstrate disrespect for the Minsk process.

    “We have a record number of killed and injured people in the ATO zone in recent weeks, Herashchenko stated during the round table meeting that took place on 13th of June, RBK-Ukraine reported. At the same time, she noted that Russia’s violation of the ceasefire was a clear sign of their disrespect of process.

    “I wish to assure you that Ukraine and …

  • NATO plans to strengthen its military presence in the Black Sea region

    After a meeting of NATO Defense Ministers, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the Alliance will continue to build up its military presence in the Black Sea region, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    "There will be more pre-disposed equipment. Today, we have also confirmed Romania's proposal to establish a multinational brigade on its territory, and we will continue to take other measures to strengthen the balance of power in the southeastern direction,” Stoltenberg stated.

    "We have …