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Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said that Ukraine can not severe the railway communication with Russia. Speaking on the program “Opposition” on Nash TV channel, Groysman explained that Ukraine has obligations to the European Union on the transit of goods. "We simply cannot stop the railway traffic, because we have obligations under the European Union Association Agreement," said Ukrainian Prime Minister.
At the same time, Groysman noted that Ukraine does not intend to restore air …
Germany has allocated €760,000 for the rehabilitation of victims of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, reports the German Embassy in Kyiv.
The diplomatic mission of the Embassy informed that the funds are "allocated to the Malteser International aid agency to continue its project "Contribution to the psychosocial stabilization of victims in the conflict in Ukraine."
Last year, Germany contributed €2 million to the aid agency to help immigrants and victims of the conflict in Ukraine.
Since 2018 …
During a press briefing, the speaker of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Maxime Prout said that during this summer, Russia has already provided the pro-Russian militants in the Donbas with 600 tons of ammunition.
"During June-July of this year, more than 600 tons of ammunition, including multiple rocket launchers, artillery systems, mortars, and dozens of tanks with fuel and lubricants, were delivered by rail from Russia to the first and the second Army Corps [ of the militants],” he said.
Russia is violating the Montreux Convention, which regulates the usage of the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits and the Sea of Marmara, said Ukrainian General Staff spokesperson Leonid Zalyubovskiy, as reported by Ukrinform. The Ukrainian military has documented heightened activity of Russian submarines in the Bosporus strait, he noted.
“By pretending to do technical maintenance, Russia is effectively carrying out a full-fledged deployment of submarines in the Mediterranean region,” the …
Ukrainian Ministry of Defense reported about the arrival of additional units of the North Atlantic Alliance in Odessa to participate in the Sea Breeze 2019 exercises. The first units arrived in Odessa on the American C-130J Hercules, and the UK special marine forces arrived on British A400 Atlas jet aircraft, reports the press service of the Ukrainian military department.
The exercises Sea Breeze were initially conducted as part of the Partnership for Peace program. Since the 2000s, they were …
During the press conference in Kyiv, United States Chargé d’Affaires to Ukraine William said that the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe should not allow the Russian delegation to include Russians who fell under US and EU sanctions, reports Hromadske TV channel.
The politician recalled that the United States is not a member of the Council of Europe but noted that Washington opposed the decision to return Russia to this organization. He also spoke about Kyiv's efforts to prevent …
The US State Department is aware that there are ties between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi. However, US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker hopes that Zelensky will manage to become a president who is independent of the oligarchs, Voice of America reports.
During a hearing titled “Five years after the Revolution of Dignity: Ukraine’s progress/Russia’s malign activities” held by the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on 18 June, Volker …
In an episode of the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin”, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that Putin has taken a wait-and-see attitude towards Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, because it is not yet clear what his approach will be towards the essential items on the agenda, Interfax reports. In particular, it is unclear whether Ukraine will maintain its “hostile” stance toward Russia. The Kremlin would also like to understand the new president’s attitude to the Minsk Agreements. …
In an interview with the newspaper Ukrainska Pravda, the chief of staff of Ukrainian President Zelensky's party Servant of the People (Sluha Narodu) Alexander Kornienko said that their party does not consider any of the "old political forces" as their allies. At the same time, the party has the same values as Svyatoslav Vakarchuk's new political party the Voice (Holos).
In his opinion, the plans of Servant of the People intersect with Voice "in some regions in the West and a little in Kyiv."
President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky insists that all the chairmen of regional state administrations be dismissed, said his spokeswoman, Iuliia Mendel.
“In fact, the President of Ukraine insists that all governors should be dismissed. Now, we are talking about 13 (governors ) and the process of finding the professionals who can take over the regional administrations continues,” Mendel said, according to Radіo Svoboda.
She noted that international HR companies are participating in selecting …