Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Ukrainian government: American companies want to develop river shipping in Ukraine

    At least two companies from the United States have expressed their intention to take part in the development of shipping lines along rivers in Ukraine, as stated by Volodymyr Omelyan, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, following his trip to the USA, Center for Transport Strategies of Ukraine reports.

    “The trip to Washington was successful... More than a dozen meetings with members of Congress from the Republican and Democratic parties were held, negotiations were held with the …

  • The wall on the Kharkiv stretch of the Ukrainian border with Russia will be completed this year

    The engineering and technical development of the state border with Russia in the Kharkiv region as part of the European Wall project should be completed in 2017, as stated by the Minister of Internal Affairs, Arsen Avakov.

    "This year the task is set and the border guards are ready to completely cover the entire Kharkiv border stretch as part of the European Wall project. This year it’s the Kharkiv region, followed by Luhansk and Sumy. These are our plans and we will insist on full financing," …

  • Ukrainian Government: the situation with water in the Donbas remains critical

    Ukrainian Government: the situation with water in the Donbas remains critical

    According to the Ministry for the temporary occupied territories of Ukraine, the situation with the water supply in the Donetsk region remains critical.

    The Ministry noted that since February 2017, due to constant bombardments by the separatists, the South Donbass water conduit has operated under extremely difficult conditions.

    Only one of two lines of the water conduit is currently in operation. According to the …

  • A new ceasefire attempt in the Donbas breaks down on the first day

    The “grain ceasefire” in the Donbas was broken on the first day, said Oleksandr Turchynov, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, on Saturday.

    “The firing almost never stopped and the shelling started again. Unfortunately, this was the third or the fourth ceasefire agreement in the last two months. They [the agreements] are constantly being violated by Russian hybrid forces. I do not remember any agreement that they ever observed. These agreements do not last more than …

  • Ukraine voices protest over Putin’s visit to Crimea

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine sent a letter of protest to Russia in connection with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to the annexed Crimean peninsula, as reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

    "The Foreign Ministry expresses its strong protest in connection with another visit on June 24, 2017 of the Russian delegation led by Putin to the territory of Ukraine, temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation – the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, which …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko to meet with French President Macron in France

    On Monday, June 26th, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, will visit France, where he will meet with President Emmanuel Macron, as reported by the press service of the Ukrainian President.

    "On June 26, 2017, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will pay a working visit to France," the message says.

    The agenda for the visit envisages meetings between the Ukrainian President with the newly elected President of France, Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, and the President …

  • Ukrainian Armed forces disband a group of pro-Russian separatists capturing a Russian national

    In the area of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in the Luhansk region, the Ukrainian military disarmed and captured a subversive-intelligence group of separatist fighters, as reported at the press briefing by the Speaker of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Andrei Lysenko.

    The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces also confirmed this information. According to the Ukrainian command, among those detained and killed were Russian citizens.

    "As a result of the measures taken, four …

  • Military commander from DPR detained in Crimea on suspicion of killing a Ukrainian activist in Donetsk

    Vadim Pogodin, the commander of the battalion of pro-Russian separatists, Kerch, was detained in the annexed Crimea.

    Ostrov web site reported, citing the information in social networks, that Pogodin had been detained in Yalta on June 20th and then sent to the Simferopol pre-trial detention center.

    The pre-trial statement issued by of the Yalta City Court, indicates that Kramatorsk police are looking for Pogodin on suspicion of murder (Article 151 of the Criminal Code) and kidnapping (Article 1 …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador to US: Key American ministers will visit Ukraine

    The Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, Valeriy Chaly, said that the head of the U.S. Department of State, Rex Tillerson, the Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, and Energy Secretary, Rick Perry received invitations to visit Ukraine in the near future, Ukrinform reports.

    "President Petro Poroshenko invited several cabinet members to Ukraine. It is obvious that the official announcements will be made later, but I can say for sure that this year we expect the U.S. Secretary of Energy, …

  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to allocate 30 million for direct investments in Ukraine

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) decided to allocate $30 million to the Emerging Europe Growth Fund III, L.P. (EEGF III). It is a direct investment fund, launched by Horizon Capital for investments, mainly into Ukraine, as reported by Anton Usov, EBRD's Senior Communications Advisor.

    "The EBRD is investing $30 million into the Emerging Europe Growth Fund III, which will invest in the shared capital of small and medium-sized enterprises in Ukraine. The goal for the …