Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Ukrainian defense industry isn’t able to supply a sufficient number of weapons to defend the country

    The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, stated at a meeting with the Director of the State Security Department of Lithuania, Darius Jauniškis, that the issue with Western partners supplying Ukraine with lethal weapons is still unresolved. The Ukrainian defense industry isn’t able to supply a sufficient number of weapons to effectively counter Russian military aggression.

    "Currently, the Ukrainian defense industry is the only producer of …

  • Ukraine and US to sign agreement on mutual assistance between Customs Administrations

    On the 23rd of May 2016, Ukraine and the US will sign an inter-governmental agreement on mutual assistance between Customs Administrations, according to the Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Oleksandr Danylyuk.

    “I have just initialed a draft agreement between the governments of Ukraine and the US on mutual assistance between Customs Administrations. Tomorrow, I will submit a draft order on approval of the agreement to the Cabinet of Ministers. The signing of the approved agreement is scheduled …

  • Head of Ukrainian General Staff to discuss weapons supply with NATO Supreme Allied Commander

    The Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko, will discuss the issue of arms supplies to Ukraine with the newly-appointed NATO Supreme Allied Commander, General Curtis Scaparrotti. The meeting will be held at NATO headquarters on Thursday.

    “We will certainly discuss the issue of weapons to Ukraine- in what amounts and what weapons may be provided to us in the near future,” Muzhenko said during an interview with UNIAN.

    “We are talking about weapons, starting …

  • Committee of Voters of Ukraine: It is impossible to hold elections in the Donbas

    Elections in the occupied regions of Donetsk and Luhansk will not happen for at least a few more years, as stated by the Chairman of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine, Oleksiy Koshel.

    According to him, some reasons for this are the ongoing conflict, an armed population and a lack of a voter registry. “Another issue is that there may be expatriates who might decide to come back. They also have the right to vote. These issues first need to be resolved. Also, more than a year is needed to …

  • Ukraine joins the Trans-Caspian transport route

    Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan announced on his Facebook page that Ukraine has joined the Trans-Caspian international transport route and reached an agreement to reduce tariffs for transportation of containers along the so-called "New Silk Road.” Director for Freight Transport and Logistics at PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia Ivan Fedorko signed the relevant protocol in Tbilisi on May 17th.

    "It was agreed to reduce the transportation rate from $5,559 to $3,980 per 40-foot container …

  • Police in Crimea warned the Deputy Head of the Mejlis about holding rally

    The Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars, Ilmi Umerov, has said that on the 17th of May 2016, he was visited by police who warned him that any activities planned for the 18th of May will not be allowed. The Mejlis had previously organized events to take place on Memorial Day in remembrance of the 1944 deportation of the Crimean Tatars.

    “I was referred to as the organizer of a public event. I then had to explain to members of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia that on the …

  • Media: Missile warning system will be returned to the Crimea

    Russia intends to restore the Dnepr radar station, which is situated near Sevastopol. This new facility will house a missile warning system which will be able to detect ballistic launches, cruise missile launches and hypersonic missile launches from the waters of the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. This was reported by the Izvestia newspaper, citing a source in the military-industrial sector.

    There are two ways to restore the station. The first option would be building it from the ground …

  • Crimean Tatar flag raised over Ukrainian Embassy in Latvia

    The Crimean Tatar flag was raised over the Ukrainian Embassy in Riga on the anniversary of the deportation of the Crimean Tatars, Rosbalt reported.

    “On the flagpole of the Ukrainian Embassy in Latvia we raised the flag of the Crimean Tatars,” Evgeny Perebiynis, the Ukrainian Ambassador to Latvia, wrote on Twitter.

    At noon on Wednesday a moment of silence was held in Ukraine in memory of the victims of the deportation in 1944.

    On May 18th, 1944, the first group of Crimean Tatars was forced …

  • Crimea is losing popularity with Russian tourists

    Tour agents recorded a significant drop in demand for flights by Russian tourists to annexed Crimea. Demand for flights to Simferopol via the Svyaznoy Travel Company declined by more than 25 percent, reported the newspaper Kommersant on Monday, May 16th. In 2015, half of Svyaznoy’s flight destinations went to Crimea. Today, the figure is not more than 35% of their bookings.

    Commercial director Andriy Osyntsev called it a predictable decline. "Infrastructure of the peninsula currently cannot …

  • Ukraine and Turkey sign military cooperation plan through 2020

    Ukrainian and Turkish armed forces signed a military cooperation plan that determines areas of military cooperation between the states until 2020, stated the General Staff of Ukraine on Facebook. The plan reportedly contains a number of steps aimed at improving the operational capabilities of the Ukrainian army.

    The military cooperation plan includes reforming and military planning, military education and training of troops, consultative and advisory assistance and cooperation between armed …