• Ukraine Prepares to Campaign for Association Agreement Vote in the Netherlands

    Ukraine has developed an information campaign to convince the citizens of the Netherlands to support the ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU during a referendum scheduled for April of this year.

    Dmitry Kuleba, the Ambassador at Large for the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provided some details of the plan at a briefing in UCMC (Ukrainian Crisis Media Center).

    Commenting on Ukraine's preparations for the campaign, he stated it was aimed at gaining a …

  • Ukraine Announces Plan to Construct Rail Line to Gulf States

    Ukraine started negotiations with several Gulf countries to launch a new freight traffic route as announced by the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Vladimir Yemelyan, reports Specter Novosti.

    "We are now in the middle of negotiations with the Gulf countries concerning the coordination of railway communication to this area. In particular, on January 12th, the leaders of the railway companies were studying this route and at first glance believe it has great promise. I think it will be another …

  • Amnesty International Urges Ukraine to Ratify Rome Statute

    Amnesty International is urging the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, "to show the political will and make all necessary preparations for Ukraine to ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) as soon as possible," as stated in an open letter to the President of Ukraine.

    "Please note that only after the ratification of the Rome Statute will Ukraine receive all the benefits from participation in the ICC: participation in the election of judges and prosecutors, …

  • Cost of Transit of Russian Gas through Ukraine up nearly 50 Percent in 2016

    Russia currently pays $4.50 per thousand cubic meters of gas to be transported over a distance of 100 km through the Ukrainian gas transit network, said the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchishin, at a recent press conference.

    According to Demchishin, the tariff for the transit of Russian gas has increased by approximately 50% in 2016, as reported by a Gordon correspondent.

    He explained that the increase in the tariff is associated with a new pricing structure …

  • Ukraine Tells UN That Situation in Donbas Is Deteriorating

    According to the website of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations, the UN Security Council has been officially informed about the deterioration of the situation in the Donbas region.

    The press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry posed the information in such a way that the government plainly intended to "draw the attention of the international community to Russia’s neglect of the Minsk Agreement and to its full responsibility for the situation in some districts of …