• Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office summons Russian-Crimean authorities

    The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine has summoned the prosecutor of Russian-controlled Crimea, Natalia Poklonskaya, the head of the Russian government of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, and other representatives of the current Crimean government for questioning.

    The relevant notices were published in the newspaper of the Ukrainian government, the Uryadovy Courier. According to the subpoenas, the interrogation is scheduled for the 29th of June.

    The subpoenas also ordered them to appear before …

  • Kiev: NATO's assistance has no direct influence on the situation in the Donbas

    The help that Kiev receives from NATO is not related to the situation in the Donbas, as reported by Interfax-Ukraine, citing the Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Defense, Igor Dolgov.

    "NATO is not a party to the Minsk Agreements. To date, the alliance is just a partner organization to Ukraine. Moreover, we are a special strategic partner to NATO. That is why the help from the alliance is not directly related to the fighting in eastern Ukraine. It has no direct impact on the situation in the ATO …

  • 1,800 soldiers from 14 countries will take part in Ukrainian-American military exercises

    The Rapid Trident-2016 exercises will be conducted in Ukraine. More than 1,800 soldiers from 14 countries will participate.

    The press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry has reported that the Ukrainian-American exercises will be held from the 27th of June to the 8th of July. It will be held at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center (IPSC) of the Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Army Academy, on the Yavoriv training ground.

    Management of the Lviv garrison, as well as the …

  • Military expert: It would take Russia several hours to take away Ukraine's presence in the Black Sea

    After the annexation and militarization of Crimea, it would take just a few hours for Russia to relieve Ukraine of its status of maritime power and to block the country from accessing the Black Sea. This was said by the Deputy Director of the Ukrainian Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament, Mykhailo Samus, during an interview with Radio Krym.Realii.

    “Russia can easily, and within a few hours, block access to the sea for Ukraine and also deprive Ukraine of its maritime power status. We …

  • Kiev asserts that the seizure of Russian property abroad is possible after court ruling

    The First Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine, Natalia Sevostyanova, stated that the seizure of Russia’s property abroad may become one outcome of Ukraine’s lawsuit against Russia in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). The law suite was submitted as a result of the events in Crimea and the Donbas in 2014.

    “The Court can’t issue a decision, for example, to return Crimea to Ukraine. But it can determine that the rights of citizens and the property rights of the State [Ukraine] were …