Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development proposes candidates for the supervisory board of Ukraine's Naftogaz

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has provided Ukraine with a list of new independent candidates for the Supervisory Board of Naftogaz of Ukraine, said the president of the bank, Suma Chakrabarti in an interview with Voice of America.

    "We have provided the government with a list of possible candidates, those who, in our opinion, are interested and will be able to form a new council as soon as possible. We are now waiting for the government's response," Chakrabarti …

  • Polish Ambassador to Ukraine: Warsaw shares Kyiv's position on the necessity of studying the Ukrainian language

    The Polish ambassador to Ukraine, Jan Pieklo, announced a meeting of the Education Ministers of Ukraine and Poland to discuss the provisions of the new Ukrainian law on education, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "Such a meeting is planned. We consider it necessary to hold such consultations at the Minister level, and include the Minister of Education of Ukraine, Hrynevych, and the Minister of Education of Poland," the ambassador said.

    In answering the journalists' question about the attitude of the …

  • Ukrainian Finance Minister says that progress has been made in negotiations with IMF on gas tariffs in Ukraine

    Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk announced progress in negotiations with the International Monetary Fund on the price of gas. Ukraine has been attempting to postpone the increase of tariffs by changing the price formula, whereas the IMF demands that this issue be depoliticized.

    "We have not reached a final agreement yet, but we have progress, established certain principles. Negotiations continue," Interfax-Ukraine quoted Danylyuk as saying at a briefing in Washington where he met with the …

  • Russian private military contractor who fought in eastern Ukraine killed in Syria

    Russian Roman Solnyshkov, known as Solntse (The Sun), who previously fought in the Donbas, was killed in Syria, where he went as a military contractor hired by the Wagner private military company.

    It is reported that previously Solnyshkov served in eastern Ukraine in separatist Sparta battalion under the command of Arsen Pavlov (aka Motorola).

    Twitter user, Necro Mancer, confirmed the death of Roman Solnyshkov.

    "Solnyshkov Roman Viktorovich, known as Solntse (The Sun), was killed in Syria in …

  • Crimean authorities claim that 50 foreigners that are taking part in Youth Festival in Sochi will visit Crimea

    It was reported in Sevastopol that 50 foreigners who are participating in the festival of youth and students, which is held in Sochi, will be visiting Sevastopol.

    As reported by TASS on October 15th, a city tour, followed by an excursion through the bays of Sevastopol on the ship Dobrokhod, is planned for the participants of the festival.

    "As for the festival of youth and students, this has been planned for two years and today we are happy to see young people from different countries in …

  • Ukrainian Finance Minister: Kyiv may receive next IMF tranche by end of year

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk believes that Kyiv may receive the next IMF credit tranche by the end of this year, Radio Liberty reports.

    “We expect the tranche by the end of the year,” Danylyuk said on October 15 during a briefing in Washington at the conclusion of negotiations with the IMF leadership.

    According to him, this will depend on agreements regarding the price of gas for the public. During the negotiations, Danylyuk explains, certain progress was achieved in this …

  • 50 people detained in Crimea during protest actions in support of Crimean Tatars

    49 people were detained for holding unauthorized solitary pickets in the Crimea, as reported by Interfax, citing the press service of the Crimean Ministry of Internal Affairs. Those participating in the pickets were released from police stations after “preventive talks.”

    As previously reported, the pickets were organized to oppose the local authorities’ actions directed against the Crimean Tatars. Specifically, participants in the rally protested against the arrests of Crimean Tatars who were …

  • Saakashvili believes the Ukrainian authorities may try to eliminate him

    At a rally in Kharkiv, the former Georgian President and former Governor of Odessa Oblast, Mikheil Saakashvili, stated that the Ukrainian authorities might eliminate him, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "I know for a fact that they [the authorities of Ukraine] will try to get rid of me. They can subdue, deport, even kill me; it's not a problem. I am not afraid of it," Saakashvili said. According to the agency, 700-800 people took part in the rally.

    “Let's show all those hucksters on October 17 that …

  • Crimean authorities admit that the ferry service with Turkey cannot be resumed

    Sevastopol has recognized that the issue of resuming ferry service with Turkey cannot be resolved, as stated by Director of the Crimean Sea Agency LLC (ferry operator) Stanislav Gvozdilov, Crimea News reports.

    According to Gvozdilov, such questions will have to be discussed by Moscow and Ankara.

    "The ferry service, which was interrupted in March, has not been resumed. For now, there is no opportunity to do so. The issue here must be resolved at the governmental level," he said.

    The …

  • Ukraine tests new anti-tank missile system

    The tests of the new Skif anti-tank guided missile system, which took place both in Ukraine and abroad, in particular, in the ultra-high temperatures in the desert, were successful, according to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksandr Turchynov.

    The ATGM rockets "accurately, without a miss, hit targets at a distance of up to 5.5 kilometers," the website of the National Security and Defense Council quotes Turchynov as saying.

    Turchynov said that the ATGM Skif …