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  • The US to provide $335 million to finance Ukrainian security and defense sector

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the United States will soon provide $335 million to finance the Ukraine defense and security sector."Most importantly, Ukraine finally will receive 335 million dollars, without any conditions, in the form of defense and security sector financing. We were waiting for a long time for these funds; it's the first time we took part in the distribution of these funds after defining the priority areas for which we need them," Poroshenko said on Sunday …

  • Obama confirms readiness to provide Kiev with $1 billion tranche

    Barack Obama has confirmed his readiness to provide Kiev with a tranche of one billion dollars after the formation of the new government in Ukraine. According to the press service of the Ukrainian President, Obama announced this at a meeting with Petro Poroshenko during the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.

    "Special attention was paid to the need to form a reform-oriented coalition and government in Ukraine as fast as possible. President Obama has confirmed his readiness to provide the …

  • Kiev promises to appoint a 'worthy' Prosecutor General

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko discussed possible candidates for the post of Prosecutor General of Ukraine while he was in Washington, D.C. The White House press service stated that Poroshenko assured US Vice President Joe Biden that he is ready to appoint a new worthy Prosecutor General—one who will earn confidence.

    Poroshenko also informed Biden about coalition negotiations concerning the formation of the new Ukrainian government which should be faithful to a realization of a reform …

  • Poroshenko urges Washington to supply Ukraine with weapons

    Since 2014, nearly 10,000 people have been killed in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, including over 2,700 military personnel. On March 31, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko provided this data in Washington during a speech at the forum “Ukraine's Battle for Freedom Continues” at the US Capitol Building.

    According to Poroshenko, the number of people killed due to the conflict in the Donbas exceeds the military losses of the US in Afghanistan over 15 years. "1.8 million people have lost their …

  • Poroshenko discussed the investment issues with the U.S. Secretary of Commerce

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, met with the US Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, in Washington to discuss the issue of attracting investments to Ukraine.

    "The Ukrainian President provided an update on the progress of reforms in Ukraine, which opens new opportunities to attract American investments in the Ukrainian economy," the Press Service of the President of Ukraine reported.

    The parties also discussed the issue of attracting American credit resources. The US Secretary of …

  • US to build radar system along Russian-Norwegian border

    RBC reported on March 30th that the US will build a new military radar system in the Norwegian Vardø municipality on the border with Russia. The new military radar will be an upgraded model of the Globus II, which was installed in the late 1990s and is currently still in use. Work will begin in the summer of 2017 and will take about three years to complete. The US intends to spend 118 million to upgrade Globus II.

    Norwegian Intelligence claims that Norway will be able to monitor objects in …

  • Lukashenko: It is impossible to balance the situation in Ukraine without the US

    It's impossible to balance the situation in Ukraine without the US, as expressed the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, at a meeting yesterday with the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Michael Carpenter, BelTA reported.

    Alexander Lukashenko noted that the issues that are arising in Eastern Europe, "if not today, then tomorrow, could seriously affect the situation in Europe in general... To balance the situation here, I mean Ukraine and other trends, is impossible without the …

  • Washington has ruled out exchanging Russians in US prisons for Savchenko

    Washington is not considering the possibility of exchanging sentenced Ukrainian Pilot, Nadiya Savchenko, for Russians convicted by the United States."We do not consider this possibility," the spokesman for the US Embassy in Moscow, Will Stevens, told RBC. The US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, in turn, has called reports of such talks "ridiculous," RIA Novosti reported. Earlier, Interfax, citing informed sources, reported that Moscow is negotiating the exchange of Savchenko for a group …

  • Kerry: Russia is not an ally of the US in Syria, though it helps Washington in other areas

    Russia has not strengthened its position in the Middle East after the intervention in Syria, as stated by the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, in an interview with CBS that was conducted on Sunday, March 27, 2016. In his opinion, this idea is "ludicrous."

    Kerry stressed that Russia is not a US ally in Syria, although it helps Washington with other aspects that are in the "strategic interests" of the United States. In particular, according to him, Russia helped with Iran's nuclear agreement …

  • US Embassy in Moscow discloses information about the CIA Director's visit to Russia earlier this month

    A spokesman for the US Embassy in Russia, William Stevens, discussed CIA Director John Brennan’s visit to Moscow, on Monday, March 28th, RIA Novosti reported.

    According to the embassy spokesman, Brennan discussed the observance of the truce in Syria with Russian authorities and stressed the necessity of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad leaving his post.

    "Director Brennan visited Moscow in early March to communicate to Russian officials the importance for Russia and the Assad regime to adhere …