Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Ukraine to start producing 3D mine detectors in joint project with Norway

    Ukraine and Norway will begin a joint project that will see the production of 3D mine detectors to help the Ukrainian Armed Forces locate and disarm land mines in the war-torn Donbas region, according to the Acting Head of the Mission of Ukraine to NATO, Egor Bozhok, in an interview with UNIAN.

    “We are now working out the details of this project with the allies and the core committee of NATO. We expect that somewhere during the next couple of months, we'll be able to talk about beginning the …

  • The Netherlands: MH17 Tribunal at the UN level is a 'dead end'

    The Netherlands do not plan to return to the idea of having an International Tribunal investigate the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 at the United Nations (UN) level.  This was disclosed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Bert Koenders, during a press meeting and was reported by Elsevier, an academic publishing company based in Amsterdam. 

    “The government, in cooperation with partners of the joint investigation team, has decided that the best option for the …

  • Ukraine to take part in NATO summit in July

    Ukraine was invited to participate in the North American Treaty Organization (NATO) summit that will be held in Warsaw in July. President Petro Poroshenko will lead the Ukrainian delegation that has already developed a range of activities within the framework of the summit, said Paul Nuss of Glavnoe, in an interview with V ChasPik.

    "Ukraine is invited to take part in the Warsaw summit of NATO as a strategic partner and an observer,” the analyst said.

    President Poroshenko is expected to …

  • Kiev and NATO to complete framework for long-term military reform by May

    Ukraine and NATO agreed that they will have developed the state program for the reform of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the period until 2020 by May. This state program will be presented by the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, at the Alliance’s summit in Warsaw, as reported by the acting head of Ukraine’s Mission to NATO, Yehor Bozhok.

    Bozhok recalled that according to the President’s program “Ukraine 2020,” the Ukrainian Army should be reformed in accordance with NATO standards by 202 …

  • Former Ukrainian MP Flees Italy, Arrives in Russia

    Ihor Markov, the former Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and associate of the former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mykola Azarov, was under house arrest in Genoa, Italy, but has now fled to Russia. Italian journalist Matteo Indiche reported that he learned about the departure of the politician to Russia from Markov himself.

    “I know that when he was released from the radio-monitored bracelet, he stated that he would take the first direct flight to Russia. He stated this in the presence of …

  • Zakharchenko demands recognition of DPR as an independent state

    The leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, has stated that the separatists are ready to cooperate with Ukraine.  In return, they demand official recognition of the so-called DPR as an independent state.  Zakharchenko detailed these conditions to the RIA Novosti news agency.

    Zakharchenko is awaiting the recognition of the so-called DPR as an equal partner.  In addition, he hopes that Ukraine will implement all points of the Minsk Agreements, reformat …

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General's office releases details on state funds appropriated by Yanukovych officials

    In 2015, Ukraine didn't return a single penny of the assets stolen by the former government officials during the reign of fugitive former President, Viktor Yanukovych, said Deputy Prosecutor General, Vitaliy Kasko, in an interview with LІGA.net.

    According to Kasko, 300,000 hryvnia had been returned, though none of this had been a part of the assets of former officials.

    The Deputy Prosecutor General said the budget contains provisions relating to refunds resulting from corruption all the way …

  • Aivaras Abromavičius met with Saakashvili before his Resignation

    The Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Aivaras Abromavičius, who recently resigned from his position, explained the reason for his meeting with the Governor of Odessa Oblast, Mikheil Saakashvili, on the eve of his resignation.

    “I appointed Saakashvili as the Chairperson of the Council on State-Owned Business Reforms before he was appointed as the Governor of Odessa-Oblast.  That is why I have a close relationship with him and we fight together against corruption in State- …

  • NATO to help develop Ukrainian Special Forces

    In the near future, Ukraine and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will reach an agreement that will see the creation of Ukrainian Special Operations Forces.  This was said by the Acting Head of the Mission of Ukraine to NATO, Yehor Bozhok, and was reported by the UNIAN news agency.

     “In the near future, I do not want to preempt this, but soon you will see concrete results and agreements regarding the establishment of the Special Operations Forces. We will sign this agreement with …

  • Abromavičius Elaborates on the Corruption that led to his Resignation

    Aivaras Abromavičius, who had earlier resigned from his post as the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, stated that Andrey Pasishnik wanted to become his Deputy in order to control Naftogaz Ukrainy and other state-owned enterprises with the consent of the Presidential Administration. Abromavičius stated this publicly for the first time on the air of a Ukrainian TV Channel.

    The Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine refused to give the name of the person from …