Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Ukrainian military command: Ukrainian Armed Forces do not capture territories specified in the Minsk Agreements

    Information about the alleged advancement of the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbas is false, according to the statement of press center of the Ukrainian military command in the Donbass, posted on Facebook.

    "In social networks, false information continues to be spread, alleging that the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are moving forward and occupying new positions along the front line," the press center noted.

    Thus, the information has been circulated that the military …

  • Head of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine: PrivatBank is under special monitoring due to large losses to the state

    The case of PrivatBank is under the special control of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), since there is a great danger of causing large losses to the state, stated the head of the NABU, Artem Sytnyk, in an interview with Radio Liberty.

    "The business of PrivatBank has been taken under special control. This is because there is great danger of the infliction of large losses to the state, since the bank's shareholders have not yet fulfilled their obligations - they did not pay …

  • Pentagon: US is committed to partnership with Ukraine

    The head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, told reporters on August 20 that during his visit to Ukraine he intends to confirm Washington's commitment to its strategic partnership with Kyiv, reports the press office of the US defense department.

    Earlier, the Pentagon reported on Mattis' visit to Kyiv, which will occur on August 24. The Ukrainian presidential administration has provided information that Petro Poroshenko will hold talks with the US Secretary of Defense.

    "I have meetings with …

  • Ukraine’s state-owned Ukroboprom exported $345 million worth of weapons and equipment in first half of 2017

    The volume of export of special and dual-purpose arms and services by enterprise-members of the state-owned concern Ukroboronprom in the first half of 2017 was $345 million, the press service of Ukroboronprom stated on Friday.

    Comparative dynamics of arms exports for the same period of 2016 were not indicated in the data published on the website of the State Concern. At the same time, Ukroboronprom’s export orders portfolio as of July 1, 2017, according to the published data, is estimated at $2 …

  • Poroshenko’s advisor: Ukraine and the US have common interests but that can change at any time

    Ukraine can count on political support from the United States under the new leadership, however there shouldn’t be any illusions, believes the director of the National Institute for Strategic Studies, presidential adviser Volodymyr Horbulin.

    He discussed this in an interview with Dzerkalo Tyzhnia newspaper, as reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

    "Can Kurt Volker ‘reset’ American policy towards Ukraine? He makes a strong impression. It is obvious that he has an absolutely clear and realistic …

  • Candidate for German Chancellor: Crimea needs to be recognized as part of the Russian Federation

    Die Welt reports that Alexander Gauland, federal spokesman for the German ultra-right party Alternative für Deutschland (Alternative for Germany), has said that the Crimea will never return to Ukraine and therefore should be recognized as part of Russia.

    “The Crimea will never return to Ukraine. Sanctions do not do anything," said Gauland, who is a candidate for Chancellor of Germany from the Alternative für Deutschland party.

    In addition, he is confident that the European Union should …

  • Poroshenko invites newly elected president of India to visit Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and newly elected President of India Ram Nath Covind discussed the prospect of intensifying the political dialogue between their two countries in a telephone conversation.

    "The leaders of the two countries noted their mutual willingness to significantly activate the political dialogue between Ukraine and the Republic of India at all levels," the press office of the Ukrainian Head of State reported after the conversation.

    The President’s press service paid …

  • Ukrainian politician: visit of the US Secretary of Defense to Ukraine could affect the situation in the Donbas and the Crimea

    President Petro Poroshenko and Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak’s meeting with the head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, could positively impact the future of sanctions against the Russian Federation, as well as the situation in the conflict zone in the Donbas and the Crimea, stated Deputy Minister for Temporary Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons George Tuka in a commentary to 112 Ukraine.

    According to Tuka, Mattis's visit to Ukraine is of a political nature, but according to …

  • Audit reveals significant financial violations at Ukraine’s state-owned Ukroboronprom

    During the inspections of the State Enterprise Ukroboronprom, the State Audit Service revealed financial violations and inefficient resource management amounting to hundreds of millions of hryvnias, as indicated in the State Audit Service letter to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, as reported by Ekonomichna Pravda.

    It is noted in the letter that during 2014-2016, state financial audits and check-ups of twelve of Ukroboronprom’s enterprises were held. Based on the …

  • Ukraine adopts new energy strategy

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the draft Energy Strategy of Ukraine for 2035 during a meeting on Friday.

    Ukraine's energy strategy is the basic plan for the state energy policy that defines the goals of the development of the energy sector in accordance with economic and social development needs up to 2035 and lays out the tasks for executive authorities in the field of energy sector management.

    "There are quite ambitious goals in the heart of the country's new energy policy: …