Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • New Prime Minister of Poland calls for closer ties with Ukraine

    The new Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, said in his first speech to the Sejm that his government will pursue a policy of rapprochement of the countries of the region, including  Ukraine, Radio Poland writes.

    "This applies in particular to the Visegrad Group and the Three Seas Initiative. We also want to return to the real strategic partnership in the east and intend to expand our relations with Ukraine, Lithuania, and Georgia and provide them with a new position, although it …

  • Canadian Parliament recommends that Ottawa supply lethal weapons to Ukraine

    The Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence (NDDN) has prepared a report advising the government to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons in order to enhance the capabilities of the Ukrainian army in confronting the Russian Federation.

    "We recommend that the Government of Canada provide lethal weapons to Ukraine to protect its sovereignty from Russian aggression," the document says. However, in turn, Ukraine must demonstrate that it is "actively working to eradicate …

  • Ukraine files complaint with International Criminal Court over property seized by Russia in Crimea

    Ukraine has filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) concerning the seizure of property in Crimea by Russia, as announced by prosecutor general of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Hyunduz Mamedov at a briefing on Tuesday.

    According to him, in January 2017 at the request of the member of the Verkhovna Rada Mustafa Dzhemilev, the Crimean Prosecutors office initiated criminal proceedings according to article 438 of the Criminal Code (violation of the rules and conventions of …

  • Ukraine will temporarily reduce transit of gas from Russia to Europe because of accident in Austria

    Ukraine will temporarily reduce the volume of gas transit from Russia to Europe because of an explosion at a gas distribution station in Austria, as stated by Ukrainian gas transport operator Ukrtransgaz.

    “As a result of the emergency situation in the EU, there will be a temporary reduction in the volume of transit of natural gas through Ukraine in the Slovak direction,” the report said.

    At the same time, gas imports from Slovakia will be provided according to the usual daily average of 22 …

  • Trump signs U.S. Defense Bill with $350 million allocated for Ukraine

    U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which allows for the allocation of $350 million in assistance to Ukraine.

    The Ukrainian Embassy in Washington notes that the law authorizes the provision of lethal weapons of a defensive nature and significantly expands the parameters of support from the United States to Ukraine.

    In particular, the money can be used to treat wounded Ukrainian soldiers in American hospitals, train Ukrainian doctors, and …

  • Ukraine's state-owned Ukroboronprom takes 77th place in rating of arms exporters

    The Ukroboronprom state military industrial enterprise (Ukraine) has climbed from the 84th to the 77th position in the world ranking of top 100 arms sellers, according to a publications by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released on Monday.  

    According to the report, in 2016, Ukroboronprom sold weapons for USD 1,060 million (95% of the total sales of the state defense concern) or USD 213 million above the levels of the previous year. Appearing next to it in the …

  • Prosecutor: Saakashvili can be eliminated by Russian special services

    The Russian special services may kill the former President of Georgia and leader of the Movement of New Forces party, Mikheil Saakashvili, with the aim of destabilizing the situation in Ukraine, as expressed by the prosecutor, Olexandr Hovorushchak, during a meeting of the Pechersk District Court, TSN reports.

    The prosecutor, talking about the danger from the Russian special services, discussed the need to choose preventive measures in the form of round-the-clock home arrest for Saakashvili.

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  • Girkin: in 2014 pro-Russian separatists were fleeing from the Ukrainian army

    During an interview with The Insider, former DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) militia leader Igor Girkin (Strelkov) said that militants from the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics fled from their positions in the occupied territories of the Donbas in the summer of 2014, when Petro Poroshenko became the new commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian army.

    According to Girkin, the separatists were retreating for the entirety of July, beginning with an exit from Sloviansk. They "sacrificed" their …

  • Israel asks Ukraine to recognize Jerusalem as its capital

    Members of Israel’s Knesset called on Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to relocate the embassy there, reported UNN news agency, citing the honorary consulate of the State of Israel in the western region of Ukraine.

    “We would be happy if Ukraine could follow the United States’ example and also make this decision [to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital], and to restore historical justice, since Jerusalem has been the capital of the …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Russia sent 120 army officers to Donbas

    Russia sent another 120 Army officers to the separatist-controlled territory of the Donbas, as reported by a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Vadim Skibitsky.

    "The Russians will occupy command posts in the 1st and 2nd Army Corps of the so-called DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) and LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic)," he said.

    Skibitsky added that the Russians included brigade commanders, their deputies and battalion commanders in the …