Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • French Warships to be sold to Egypt.

    France said Wednesday it is selling two Mistral class warships that were originally intended for Russia to Egypt.

    The two warships were originally built for Russia but France refused to deliver because of Moscow’s role in the war in Ukraine.

    According to French officials, the Mistrals will cost Egypt  €950 million (US$1.06 billion) for the two Mistral class warships. Originally Russia were to pay €1.2 billion for the warships, but as per the russian contract, France was supposed to help …

  • MH17 Tribunal may be formed avoiding UN Security Council.

    According to Julie Bishop, Austalia's Foreign Minister, an independent prosecution tribunal may be formed over Malaysian Ailines flight 17 destroyed in eastern Ukraine last year.A group of nations including Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine are seeking criminal accountability for the justice of victims of the Malaysian jetliner.Ministers from those nations would meet at the United Nations next Tuesday, during the annual General Assembly meeting of world leaders, for …

  • Factories in eastern Ukraine repossessed by Russia.

    A list of Ukrainian factories repossessed by Russia and moved out of Luhansk region in the east of Ukraine was published by MIGnews.com.ua.Almost all of the most valuable high-tech equipment in the occupied territory of Luhansk has been dismantled and removed to Russia.In August of 2014 residents of eastern Ukraine were able to see the true face of the "Russian world".  As noted by the "Public Union of Donbass "on their Faceboook page."Donbass residents could see a real robbery ... " Topaz " - …

  • Ukrainian president: Staying out of NATO was a 'criminal' policy

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday told the country's security council that staying out of the NATO alliance was a "criminal" policy that his government is ready to reverse.

    The war in the East of Ukraine unleashed by pro-russian separatists in April 2014 and backed by Russia, fearing that the pro-Western course of the new Kiev government would make it a NATO ally, has already brought over 8,000 casualties.

    "The decision on the non-alliance policy which was announced by the …

  • How the West Can Stand Up to Putin

    BY TERRELL JERMAINE STARR

    Russian President Vladimir Putin answers questions from Russian journalists on September 4. Putin is a geopolitical bully and the only thing bullies respond to is force. Not the current sanctions that Putin, so far, seems to think are nothing more than a slap on the wrist. Unless the West draws a clear line in the sand that Putin fears encroaching, Ukraine won’t be the only country in Europe under Putin’s tundra.

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  • Canada's Bombardier looking to build locomotives in Ukraine

    Talks are held between Canada's Bombardier and The Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine on the opportunity of placing locomotive production facilities in Ukraine, according to Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Andriy Pyvovarsky.

    "Now we're communicating with Bombardier on its arrival to Ukraine to produce traction units," he told reporters on Tuesday.

    He said that foreign investors will definitely arrive if reforms in Ukrzaliznytsia are conducted.

    "They are ready to come with the railway …

  • NATO will never accept illegal annexation of Crimea

    On September 22 NATO Sectetary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke at the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine in Kyiv.

    "It is an honour to meet Ukraine´s National Security and Defence Council today. This council plays a key role in upholding the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. I´m looking forward to our discussions today.  

    Ukraine and NATO have been Partners for almost 20 years. I am proud of everything we have achieved together. Ukrainian troops have worked …

  • AP - Ukraine's richest man plays both sides of war's frontline

     KRASNODON, Ukraine (AP) — In this town deep in eastern Ukraine's rebel heartland, about a quarter of the population works in the coal mines owned by billionaire Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine's richest man. Here and elsewhere in territory controlled by the separatist insurgency, the tycoon keeps the lights on and people clothed and fed, with a mixture of jobs, electricity and aid.

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  • Anti-Russian painting of Lugansk teen shook social networks

    Social media is taken by a painting of a 15 year old girl from the city of Kreminna, Luhansk region. The young artist reflects her vision on Russia.

    The picture was originally published on Facebook by Vladimir Fitio.

    "I was mesmerised by the painting. I got this painting as a gift from a young artist in Lugansk region of Eastern Ukraine. This is how nowadays teenagers see everything Russian. That's how teens relate to all things Russian. This generation is our future and we'll stand till our …

  • Syrian manipulations of the Russian Federation

    Both Ukrainian and foreign media reported today that satellite images published by the US private intelligence firm "Stratfor" show a significant build-up of Russia's military presence in Syria.According to InformNapalm.org analysis the military aircrafts seen in Syria belong to the units of the Eastern Military District of the Russian Federation.

    The main activity of the Russian military is observed on the Russian air base near the town of Hamimim Latakia and Tartus seaport.

    It is notable …