• Hungary accuses Ukraine of making new restrictions on the rights of national minorities

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has claimed that Ukraine is making new restrictions on the rights of national minorities.

    A corresponding statement by Szijjártó was posted on the Hungarian Foreign Ministry’s website.

    "Instead of mitigating the conflicts, Ukraine has made further proposals for the restriction of language use and citizenship. For instance, it will be compulsory to display a Ukrainian transcript of the dialogue during theatre productions, and Hungarian newspapers will …

  • Lavrov: Ukraine violated the Budapest Memorandum not Russia

    By allowing the Maidan (Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity), the Budapest Memorandum was violated by Ukraine, not Russia, which “never used” nuclear weapons against the Ukrainian state, stated Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a press conference in Moscow on Monday, January 15.

    “We have answered these questions many times, including those connected to the Budapest Memorandum of 1994, according to which Ukraine renounced nuclear weapons and Russia pledged not to use nuclear weapons against …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador to Belarus: conflict in the Donbas is the only conflict in which UN does not show any involvement

    The conflict in Donbas is the only conflict in the world in the postwar period that goes without any involvement of the United Nations, said Roman Bezsmertnyi, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine (2010-2011) to Belarus on the ZIK TV-program.

    Commenting on the situation in the Donbas, Bezsmertnyi said it was important that Ukraine invoke all current pertaining laws, especially the Defense Law and provisions of the Martial Law.

    “Because I cannot resist the thought that some …

  • Russia has placed 72 Ukrainian soldiers under investigation over the past three years

    In an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the Head of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Alexander Bastrykin said that since 2014, agents of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation have initiated 146 criminal cases against 72 officials of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, including 20 persons from ranks of Ukraine’s highest military leadership.

    "For three years, Ukrainian military personnel have repeatedly fired at civilian objects, including houses, schools, and hospitals in the …

  • Washington expressed readiness to assist Ukraine in creating Financial Investigation Service

    The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network or FinCEN is ready to help Ukraine to establish financial investigation services, the Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Oleksandr Danyliuk said after a meeting with the Deputy Director of the FinCEN, Jamal El-Hindi in the USA, the Ministry’s press service revealed on Sunday, January 14.

    According to Danyliuk, the State agency is satisfied with the level of cooperation with Ukraine and it intends to actively monitor the process of forming Financial …