• Poroshenko imposes sanctions against the heads of Russia Today and other Russian media outlets

    As reported on the Ukrainian President’s website on May 27th, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine imposing personal sanctions against the leaders of the largest Russian media conglomerates.

    The sanction list includes 17 leaders of various Russian media agencies. Ukraine imposed sanctions against the General Director of Channel One, Konstantin Ernst and host Irada Zeinalova, the General Director of the TASS news Agency, …

  • Biden calls for the release of all Ukrainians held in Russian prisons

    During a phone call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, US Vice President Joe Biden called for the release of all Ukrainian prisoners being held in Russia, according to a statement on the White House’s website.

    “The Vice President congratulated President Poroshenko on the release of Ukrainian pilot and Rada member Nadiya Savchenko and called for the release of all Ukrainians unlawfully detained in Russia,” the statement read.

    Nadiya Savchenko was released on Wednesday as part of a …

  • Ukrainian President appoints former NATO secretary as his advisor

    The Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko, appointed former NATO Secretary Anders Fogh Rasmussen as his advisor. This was reported by the Press Service of the President on Friday, May 27th.

    “Anders Fogh Rasmussen is appointed as advisor to the President on freelance basis and per his consent,” reads the statement released by the Press Service.

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen is a Danish politician. He was the Prime Minister of Denmark from November 2001 to April 2009 and the 12th Secretary General of …

  • Poll suggests most Ukrainians think Poroshenko should resign over off shore scandal

    Most Ukrainians believe that President Petro Poroshenko should resign over the offshore scandal, according to the results of a poll conducted by the Kiev International Institute of Sociology (KIIS).

    According to the institute’s website, respondents were asked the following: The media is discussing the fact that the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, owns companies registered abroad in the so-called 'offshore zones'. In your opinion, should he resign because of this? The results show that 4 …

  • The Council of Europe calls on Ukraine to successfully complete judicial reform

    The Council of Europe has sided with Ukraine and its people and supports steps to establish a fully independent, effective and professional judicial system, according to a statement by Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland.

    "As far as we have reached the mid-point of the implementation of the action plan of the Council of Europe for Ukraine, I take this opportunity to welcome the progress made by Ukraine towards reforming the judiciary in order to guarantee its …