Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Tymoshenko claims that Donbas could be returned to Ukraine sooner than Crimea

    The Ukrainian presidential candidate and leader of the Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) party, Yulia Tymoshenko, believes that Ukraine can take back the uncontrolled areas of Donbas sooner than the annexed Crimea.

    “As for the Donbas, we need to start the right negotiation process in the right format,” she said in an interview with journalist Dmitry Gordon.

    The politician promised that in case of her victory in the presidential elections she would organize “Budapest format” negotiations, which would …

  • Ukraine's Military Intelligence: Russia plans to deploy nuclear weapons in annexed Crimea

    Russia plans to transfer nuclear weapons to the territory of the Crimea, announced the representative for the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Vadim Skibitsky, on the air of Donbas.Realiti FM.

    According to him, this year Ukrainian intelligence had already recorded the exercises in subdivisions that are involved in transporting nuclear weapons from Russia to the territory of the annexed Crimea.

    “These are the tasks of the 12th Main Directorate of the Defense …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko to aim for MP status if not reelected as president

    If Ukraine’s current president Petro Poroshenko does not win a second term in the upcoming presidential elections, he will rename his party and focus on being elected into Ukraine’s parliament, Ukrayinska Pravda reports, citing sources in Poroshenko’s close circle.

    If Poroshenko loses, the presidential electoral campaign will “automatically transition” into a parliamentary campaign, explained one of the sources who had participated in an election meeting with Poroshenko. According to the …

  • Ukraine offers third of its gas storage to European Union

    According to the statement published on the Ukrtransgaz website, Ukraine is ready to lease at least a third of its gas storages to EU countries.

     “This should ensure uninterrupted gas supply to the consumers of Russian gas from Hungary and other European countries next winter “even if Russia stops gas transit through the territory of Ukraine to the EU countries after January 1, 2020,” stated the operator of the gas transportation system of Ukraine.

    According to Ukrtransgaz, they can now offer …

  • Ukrainian Security Service officer defects to Russia

    A self-professed “renegade from the Security Service of Ukraine” (SBU) named Vasyl Prozorov has shown up in Moscow, speaking at a press conference organized by the government news agency Rossiya Segodnya on Monday 25 March, the date on which Ukraine honors its security service.

    “My name is Prozorov Vasyl Nikolayevich. Between 1999 and 2018 I was an employee of the SBU. As of May 2014, I worked in the Central Apparatus, specifically in the headquarters of the SBU’s Anti-Terrorist Center. As of …

  • US ambassador urges Ukrainians to vote

    In a video message published on the website of the US Embassy to Ukraine, Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch urged Ukrainians to vote in Ukraine’s upcoming presidential elections on 31 March.

    “The US supports the Ukrainian nation in anticipation of the free, fair and safe elections that will take place in Ukraine next week, and we call on the Ukrainian government, civil society and all citizens to make their contribution to Ukrainian democracy,” Yovanovitch said.

    The American diplomat stressed that …

  • EU denies Tymoshenko’s claims that case against Poroshenko have been opened in Europe

    The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has not opened any investigations against President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, reports European Truth (European Pravda) news outlet.

    “OLAF confirms that there are no investigations related to the president of Ukraine. In case of any new information that may be of interest to the investigation, the OLAF will evaluate it in the context of our usual procedures, ”reads the press service of the EU Delegation to Ukraine statement.

    On March 23, the …

  • Media: Washington will not recall ambassador Yovanovitch from Ukraine amid 'do-not prosecute list' scandal

    The United States cannot leave Ukraine unattended or in the care of a new ambassador.

    According to Mirror Weekly article by journalist Tatyana Silina, contrary to the rumors that are being disseminated across the Ukrainian media, Washington is not going to immediately withdraw its ambassador from Kyiv because of the current scandal. On the contrary, the US State Department is persuading her to stay in Ukraine at least until the summer, although the family circumstances require Marie …

  • LPR threatens to block checkpoint in Zolote after it is opened by Ukraine

    The leader of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), Leonid Pasechnik, stated that the LPR authorities intend to block the checkpoint in the village of Zolote in the Luhansk region, writes RBC-Ukraine, citing separatist media.

    Pasechnik stressed that the checkpoint Zolote will be opened only after an acceptable agreement in Minsk is reached.

    “Despite the lack of agreements between the LPR and Ukraine regarding the opening of the Zolote checkpoint, Kyiv intends to unilaterally open the …

  • Ukrainian Security Service detains former DPR militant after he decides to relocate to Ukraine

    Ukrainian law enforcement authorities detained a militant from the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in Kharkiv, the press center of the Ukrainian Security Service reported.

    The SBU operatives found out that a former resident of the separatist-held Horlivka in Donetsk joined the military of the DPR in February 2015 was known under the nomme de guerre, Kub. As a member of the so-called military intelligence of Novorossiya [ new Russia], he took an active part in the military actions …