• German Foreign Ministry: The conflict in Ukraine won’t be resolved quickly

    Both the separatists and the Ukrainian military have violated the ceasefire agreement in the Donbas and it is not likely that the conflict will be resolved in the near future, according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel, as reported by Reuters.

    “It is very difficult to find a way out after so many years. Of course, we are trying, but it does not seem that we will have a short-term resolution of the crisis in the region,” said the head of MFA of Germany at a …

  • Ukraine urges UN to increase pressure on Russia due to torture of Ukrainians

    Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on UN member states to increase pressure on Russia and force it to comply with its obligations, including the Convention against Torture.

    This was stated in the comments of the Foreign Ministry on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, which is observed on June 26th.

    The Ministry is once again drawing the attention of the international community “to serious and systematic violations of human rights on the part of Russia as an …

  • France proposes a plan for de-occupation of the Donbas

    French President Emmanuel Macron has presented his de-occupation plan for the Donbas to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

    Macron spoke about this on Monday in Paris at a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Poroshenko held during the latter's working visit to France, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    "We are waiting for the result. The solution that I proposed to President Poroshenko, [I have shown] to all sides of the Normandy format and, in fact, already done for President Putin; I …

  • Poland and Ukraine signed an agreement on the supply of military equipment

    The Polish Industrial Optics Center will supply Ukrainian defense enterprises with surveillance and guidance devices for armored vehicles, PAP reports. The agreement was signed on Monday, June 26 in Warsaw.

    The agreement between the Industrial Center of Optics and Ukrinmasz refers to the supply of optoelectronic devices for drivers and commanders of military vehicles used by Ukraine, particularly the BMP, BTR and BRDM fighting vehicles.

    The commercial director of the Polish enterprise, Pavel …

  • Belarusian Foreign Ministry calls Ukrainian ambassador over statements regarding 'Slavic Brotherhood' exercises

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus summoned the Ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus, Igor Kizim, in connection with his statements regarding the "Slavic brotherhood-2017" exercises.

    This was reported on the website of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.

    "The Ambassador of Ukraine was told that his statements do not meet the high level of friendly relations between the Republic of Belarus and Ukraine; they are incorrect, and contain unreasonable accusations toward the Republic of Belarus in …