Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Ukraine protests Putin's visit to Crimea

    The visit of Russian leader Vladimir Putin to Sevastopol is a "cynical and demonstrative disregard" by Russia of the norms of international law. The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted this in a statement.

    The Ministry said that the visit of the head of the Russian state, "like other so-called trips of Russian officials to the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea," is a "gross violation of the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine."

    "The Ministry of …

  • All Lenin monuments removed from Ukrainian cities

    As a result of de-communization in Ukraine, 2,389 monuments were dismantled, of which 1,320 were monuments to communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin, said the director of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance, Volodymyr Viatrovych.

    "According to our information, there are no more Lenin monuments in the Ukrainian cities. Perhaps some are left in the countryside and on the territory of the enterprises. This is because they were never added to the registers; they can only be dismantled …

  • UN: 400 000 of those living in conflict zone in eastern Ukraine have no access to drinking water

    Tens of thousands of residents in eastern Ukraine can’t get access to safe drinking water, as pumping stations are increasingly targeted by the opposing armies, as reported by the press service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

    The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien, reported that nearly 400,000 people on both sides of the demarcation line in the Donetsk region have been without …

  • Ukraine’s anti-corruption agency believes the energy industry is the most corrupt economic sector

    The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) indicated that energy enterprises are the most corrupt branch of Ukraine’s economy.

    "Eighteen months of investigations by the NABU have shown that corruption within the energy industry enterprises is the largest among all spheres of the state economy. This is due to the uniqueness of the enterprises, the number of people involved in corrupt schemes, and the amount of losses. According to preliminary estimates, the total amount of damages …

  • National Bank of Ukraine warns of possible cyber-attack on Ukrainian Independence Day

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) warned Ukrainian banks that on Independence Day, which is celebrated in Ukraine on August 24, a hacker attack on the country’s banking system was possible, RBC-Ukraine news agency reported citing the press service of the bank.

    "The NBU promptly informed the banks about the appearance of a new malicious code, its features, signatures of the attacks and the need to introduce preventive measures to prevent the attack," the report said.

    The description of virus, …

  • Ukrainian aircraft factory will service Boeing, Airbus and Robinson helicopters

    SC "Plant 410 Civil Aviation (GA)" plans to start repairing and servicing Boeing and Airbus aircrafts in the next 2 years, as reported by factory’s press service.

    The plant is currently in negotiations with Airbus for maintenance and repair of the company's aircraft. In the framework of cooperation with Boeing, it is planned to carry out, with the involvement of investors, maintenance and painting of Boeing-737 aircraft. It is planned to start with 5 aircraft per year, and by 2024 to increase …

  • Security Service of Ukraine: three groups of Russian saboteurs were neutralized in the last month

    Vasyl Hrytsak, head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) announced at a briefing in Kyiv that in the last month the Ukrainian intelligence agency has detained three groups of Russian saboteurs.

    “In Kharkiv on July 17 we arrested the leader and main perpetrator of such a group which was created by the Main Directorate of the Russian General Staff. They received the mission of assassinating several Ukrainian public and state figures,” he announced. A quadcopter was supposed to be used for …

  • Media: Talks between US envoy on Ukraine Volker and Putin’s aide Surkov may be held next week

    A meeting between US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker and the Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov is scheduled for the first half of next week, and will be held in Minsk. This was reported by Interfax, citing an outside source.

    "The meeting is expected to be held in Minsk in the first half of next week," the source said.

    The parties intend to discuss the implementation of the Minsk agreements. It is also possible that they will touch upon the topic of the …

  • Massive blackouts continue in annexed Crimea

    Power supply problems persist in Russian-annexed Crimea, a report from the Russian Ministry of Energy states.

    “On August 15, from 12:47 to the present, due to unfavorable weather conditions (rain, thunderstorms) there have been massive emergency power outages of the 6-10 KW distribution grids in Crimean territory,” the Russian Energy Ministry announced.

    Due to the bad weather, 13 aerial 6-10 KW lines and 62 transformer substations were switched off. Yesterday, on August 15, 53 settlements had …

  • Kyiv: Information on Manafort was disclosed at media’s request

    The National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) said that it reported the existence of the name Paul Manafort in the Party of Regions’ “black ledger” in response to the media’s inquiries.

    “The NABU and SAP have repeatedly stated that no investigation has been carried out with respect to Paul Manafort. We stress that he is not a person being investigated by us. All comments regarding the presence of the name Paul Manafort in the lists of the so-called ‘black ledger’ of the Party of …