Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • The case of the detained Russian soldier Ageyev sent to Ukrainian court

    Investigators of the Security Service of Ukraine transferred evidence for the criminal proceedings against Russian serviceman, Viktor Ageyev, and two separatist soldiers of the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) to the court.

    "The investigation found that a Russian military serviceman joined the terrorist organization in March 2017, where he served as a machine gunner in a reconnaissance company. Two of his accomplices, residents of Alchevsk and Severodonetsk, were part of Dremov's gang and the …

  • National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine to create special unit for investigation within Ministry of Defense

    The National Anti-Corruption Bureau intends to create a special unit to investigate corruption in the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, as indicated on Tuesday, October 17th, the director of the NABU, Artem Sytnik, in Brussels, UNIAN reports.

    "We have completed the creation of detective units and we will now have a separate unit that deal specifically with the Ministry of Defense. This is a huge budget, the biggest budget in the state, and therefore we will pay a lot of attention to it," he said. …

  • Ukrainian official: Crimea will be returned to Ukraine only after the fall of Putin’s regime

    The annexed Crimea can only be returned to Ukraine after the fall of the current political regime in Russia, as expressed by Heorhiy Tuka, the Deputy Minister for the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine, during an interview with UNN (Ukrainian National News).

    According to him, the annexed peninsula can’t be returned through the adoption of laws or other documents.

    "I believe that if I see and understand the options to regain control over the Donbas, I …

  • Transparency International considers the Customs Service and State Fiscal Service the most corrupt bodies in Ukraine

    In an interview with Ukrainian News, the Executive Director of the international anti-corruption organization Transparency International in Ukraine, Yaroslav Yurchyshyn said that he believes that the most corrupt authorities are the State Fiscal Service and Customs.

    "I think that the Fiscal Service and the Customs [are the most corrupt] due to the huge impact on the business. Business is resources and, accordingly, the ability to influence the position," he said.

    According to Yurchyshyn, the …

  • US provides important evidence of MH17 crash

    The US has given important evidence to the investigators of the Malaysian Boeing 777 flight MH17 which was shot down over the Donetsk province in 2014, as stated by Dutch Chief Prosecutor Fred Westerbeke, who heads the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on the MH17 case, in an interview for Novaya Gazeta.

    According to Westerbeke, the investigation group has gained access to photographs of the area taken by American satellites.

    “Yes, we do have them. A colleague in my office who has access to …

  • Herashchenko to submit amendments to the bill on Reintegration of Donbas

    The First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Iryna Herashchenko, indicated that on October 17th she will propose amendments to the bill on the reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories of the Donbas.

    "What will I do? I will put forth amendments to the bill on reintegration, which my lawyers, together with public activists, worked on during the last week," she wrote on her Facebook page.

    On October 6th, the People's Deputy of Ukraine and head of the Mejlis of the …

  • Poland opposes review of Ukraine-EU association proposed by Hungary

    Poland is opposed to a review of the Ukraine-European Union Association Agreement, and calls on Kyiv and Budapest to resolve their disagreement regarding the Ukrainian law “On education” through dialogue, as stated by the Polish Foreign Ministry in response to an information request from Ukrinform news agency.

    “Poland does not see an opportunity to review the Association Agreement or the Agreement to deepen the free trade zone with Ukraine. Poland calls on the partners from Hungary and Ukraine …

  • Ukraine was elected to the UN Human Rights Council

    At a meeting of the UN General Assembly, Ukraine was elected by 177 votes to the UN Human Rights Council for 2018 to 2020, ass reported by the Ukrainian mission to the UN on Monday, October 16.

    "By 177 votes, Ukraine has been elected a member of the UN Human Rights Council for 2018-2020." the Ukrainian mission stated on Twitter.

    The annual report of the US State Department on human rights says that the largest number of human rights violations in Ukraine in 2016 were recorded in the Donbas …

  • Hungary will initiate discussions on Ukrainian Education Law at the EU-Ukraine Association Council

    Hungary will initiate discussions on the education reforms in Ukraine at the next meeting of the EU-Ukraine Association Council, as stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, before the summit of the Foreign Ministers of the European Union in Luxembourg, the press service of the Hungarian government reports.

    "This [the adoption of the education reform in Ukraine] is a serious violation of the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine," Szijjártó said and once …

  • President of the World Bank to visit Ukraine in November

    Ukrinform reports that World Bank President Jim Yong Kim will visit Ukraine in November, according to an announcement by the Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk at a briefing in Washington.

    "I met with the Vice President of the World Bank [Cyril] Muller. This was a continuation of my meeting with the President of the World Bank in the spring when I invited him to visit Ukraine. He accepted this invitation and we are already preparing for this visit next month,” the head of the Ministry of …