• Green party candidate Jill Stein critical of Ukraine, says NATO 'encircled Russia'

    As the two main US political parties have officially nominated their candidates for the presidential elections in November, some embittered voters have thrown their support behind third party candidates, such as the Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein. Disappointed with Bernie Sanders’ withdrawal from the Democratic race and subsequent endorsement of Hillary Clinton, many of Sanders’ supporters have found a number of similarities between their candidate of choice and Jill Stein, especially when it …

  • Ukraine receives surveillance drones from the US

    Ukraine has received another batch of technical assistance from the United States, namely AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), according to the press service of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    The exact number of drones was not specified, though the cost of the UAVs totaled $12 million.

    “The assistance is non-lethal, as the UAV is not equipped with weapons,” the press service stressed.

    The RQ-11 has an operational radius of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) at …

  • Kuchma’s press secretary: Separatists refuse to negotiate on prisoner exchange

    In the framework of the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk, separatist representatives from the self-proclaimed Republics of the Donbas refuse to hold negotiations regarding the release of prisoners. This was reported on the Facebook page of Darka Olifer, the press-secretary of the Ukrainian representative in the Trilateral Contact Group, Leonid Kuchma, regarding the settlement of the conflict in the Donbas.

    According to Olifer, representatives from the so-called DPR and LPR “ …

  • Poroshenko agrees with Merkel’s call for stronger sanctions against Russia

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, conducted a telephone call with the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. Both parties agreed to intensify the work in the Normandy format and in other sectors, the Presidential press service reported. In particular, the call concerned the development of a clear roadmap for the implementation of the Minsk Agreements, including Russia’s fulfillment of the security component.

    As noted in the report, the President of Ukraine pointed out Russia’s …

  • The US to deliver drones and radar systems to Ukraine

    The US intends to supply Ukraine with drones and radar equipment this week. Ukrainski Novyny reported that this was said by the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, at the “Open World” discussion club.

    “We have set $600 million aside for security assistance. We have a large delivery of UAVs and night vision devices scheduled for this week, and radar equipment will be delivered in a few days,” Pyatt said. However, he did not specify how much of the equipment will be sent to Ukrainian …