Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Lithuanian Foreign Minister: Lithuania welcomes the growing support for Ukraine by the United States

    The Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Linas Linkevičius, during a meeting with the US Special Envoy on Ukraine, Kurt Volker, congratulated him on his appointment to this post and welcomed the growing attention and support that the US is giving to the region and Ukraine, as reported on the Lithuanian Foreign Affairs Ministry website.

    It is noted that Volker took part in the regional leadership conference at Vilnius University that was organized by the Lithuanian President, Valdus Adamkus. …

  • Turchynov: During Zapad-2017 military exercises Kremlin will test its army’s readiness for war with West

    During the Zapad (“West”) 2017 exercises, the Kremlin will test how ready Russia is for a major war with the West, said NSDC (National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine) Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov.

    According to him, it has been officially declared that the exercises will involve roughly 13,000 military personnel, including roughly 3,000 from the Russian Armed Forces, and roughly 280 items of weaponry and military equipment and 25 items of aviation equipment. Aside from the armed …

  • Former Russian MP: Surkov delivered to Volker Moscow's response regarding possible supply by the US of lethal weapons for Ukraine

    At a meeting of the US Department of State's Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker and Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov, the issue of providing lethal weapons to Ukraine was discussed said Former State Duma deputy Ilya Ponomarev in an interview with InfoResist.

    The expert believes that discussion of the specific issue of granting lethal weapons to Ukraine will be a key topic during the visit of US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to the country.

    "The issue of deliveries of …

  • US Embassy in Russia: Crimeans should apply for an American visa in Kyiv

    Residents of the Crimea should apply for an American visa in Kyiv, as stated by the press service of the US Embassy in Russia, UNIAN reports.

    "The Crimea belongs to the consular district of the US Embassy in Kyiv. All applicants who permanently reside in the Crimea and are applying for immigrant visas and K (bride / groom) visas must apply for visas in Kyiv, regardless of their citizenship," the statement says.

    It is noted that consular fees paid in Ukraine can not be used for applying for a …

  • Volker: Russian aggression in Ukraine is a risk for all Europe

    Russian aggression in Ukraine is a risk for all of Europe, said US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker during a press conference in Vilnius.

    "We are gathered here while the fighting continues on the European continent, from here [to Donbas], which is less than two hours away by plane. This should not have happened at all, and now we must do everything to stop human suffering, as about 10,000 people have already died in the conflict, and millions have been forced to …

  • Ukrainian Security Service uncovers an illegal ring exporting military aircraft parts to Russia

    In the Kharkiv region, the Security Service officers exposed the supply channel of repaired units and equipment for military transport aviation to Russia, as reported by the press service of the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) on Facebook.

    "Law enforcement officers established that a group of businessmen were using account details of economic entities under their control in Ukraine and the Russian Federation. They registered orders under legitimate Russian business entities, including those …

  • American company sends the first shipment of coal to Ukraine

    The US mining company, XCoal Energy and Resources sent Ukraine the first shipment of anthracite coal with a total volume of 85,000 tons, as reported by the Ukrainian ambassador to the US, Valeriy Chaly, during a live broadcast on the Embassy’s Facebook page.

    Today is a very important day, because today, we have the first batch of anthracite coal from the US, which came from Pennsylvania and ships here in Baltimore, Maryland ... This is an important start of the agreements which have been …

  • Head of Ukraine’s Anti-corruption bureau: Ukrainian courts sabotage cases against corrupt officials

    Ukrainian courts are completely sabotaging the work of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP), as indicated by the NABU director, Artem Sytnyk, Radio Liberty reports.

    "We are seeing a total sabotage by the judiciary. It is really a huge problem. The cases simply do not get heard by courts for months," he said.

    Sytnyk explained that out of eight dozen cases which NABU and SAP have submitted to the courts, about a fourth have not …

  • Former Advisor to the Chief of the General Staff of Ukraine: The purpose of Mattis' visit to Ukraine is not only participation in the Parade on the Independence Day

    Head of the US Department of Defense James Mattis' visit to Ukraine will certainly not be limited to participation in the Independence Day parade, stated Nathan Hazin, a former adviser to the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in an interview with InfoResist.

    "Now the structures that were under previous President Barack Obama are completely changing. This is felt in all actions - in joint exercises scheduled for September, in the possibility of providing weapons, etc. …

  • Russian strike forces carry out tactical exercises in annexed Crimea

    The Russian strike forces in annexed Crimea are carrying out tactical exercises, the Russian Defense Ministry press service announced. As reported, a test exercise is being done with a group of mixed strike forces in the Black Sea Fleet.

    “Today, according to the military training plan of the Black Sea Fleet ships, the armed forces have begun tactical exercises,” the report states. The report notes that during the exercises, there are plans to rehearse air bombardment and the launching of …