• Ukrainian representative in Minsk: Russia is not willing to give OSCE control over Ukrainian border

    Ukraine insists that the OSCE is given control over the contact line in eastern Ukraine as well as the sites of the withdrawal of weaponry and the stretch of the Ukrainian border which is currently not under Kiev's control.

    However, the Russian side agrees to allow the armed OSCE observers only on the contact line in eastern Ukraine, stated the Ukrainian representative in the political subgroup in Minsk, Evgeny Marchuk, in his interview with the Ukrainian Hromadske.TV.

    According to Marchuk …

  • Poroshenko to meet with Hollande in Paris

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will travel to France to meet with his French counterpart François Hollande, where the two leaders plan to discuss bilateral relations, sanctions against Russia, ending the war in the Donbas, and restoring the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, Ukrinform reported citing diplomatic sources.

    Poroshenko will meet with Hollande on Tuesday, June 21st.

    The Ukrainian President is also scheduled to meet with the Chairmen of both chambers of the …

  • Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in the Donbas

    On Saturday, three Ukrainian soldiers were killed in action and one was injured in the Donbas region, RBC-Ukraine reported.

    Alexander Motuzyanik, the head of the press center staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the conflict zone, said that the casualties occurred in the course of two separate incidents.

    "Over the past day three Ukrainian soldiers were killed. One soldier received fatal injuries during the shelling of positions near Talakovki. Two defenders were killed by an enemy mine …

  • Kiev to ask for the Vatican's help to secure release of prisoners

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko believes that representatives of the Vatican could join the negotiations on the release of illegally detained Ukrainians. He discussed this issue with the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

    "We have agreed to coordinate our actions on the involvement of the Holy See in the humanitarian missions to free the hostages," Poroshenko said during a joint briefing with Parolin in Kyiv on Friday. Poroshenko also asked the Vatican to assist in …

  • NATO: It will be possible to talk about normal relations with Russia only after Ukraine's territorial integrity is restored

    The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, General Petr Pavel recently spoke about NATO’s unflagging support of Ukraine, noting that a return to normal relations with Russia won’t be possible until the restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity within its active borders.

    “The NATO-Ukraine meeting was a constituent part of defense ministry negotiations that have recently ended. Negotiations of the same format will be held with the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko in Warsaw, in July,” …