• Ukrainian Space Agency: Ukraine and US will carry out joint rocket launch in August

    Ukraine and US will carry out a joint launch of the Antares rocket in August 2016. This was reported by the Head of the State Space Agency of Ukraine, Liubomyr Sabadosh.

    “The trials of the rocket were completed in July. There were no issues with the functioning of the systems and modules of the first stage of the rocket. The first launch of Antares is planned for August, 2016,” Sabadosh said.

    Antares made its inaugural flight on April 21, 2013. Ukraine is working on the main structure of the …

  • US authorities allow Coursera company to return to Crimea

    The U.S. Government officially allowed the world’s largest online learning platform, Coursera, to resume its work in the annexed territories of Crimea and Sevastopol, despite the sanctions, as reported by Kommersant on Tuesday, citing the Russian partners of the Higher School of Economics (a University which cooperates with Coursera).

    It became possible after obtaining a special license from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

    According to the newspaper, …

  • Mitsubishi opens office in Ukraine

    New official distributor of Mitsubishi cars – the company MMC Ukraine - was introduced into the Ukrainian market

    A joint venture, MMC Ukraine, will import cars from the Japanese manufacturer, Mitsubishi, to Ukraine, as was reported by Liga.net citing the press service of the company. Mitsubishi Corporation’s share in the joint venture is 60%. The other 40% of the company belongs to the NIKO group of companies. Hiroaki Ozawa was appointed as the Director General of the joint venture.

    "The …

  • The French Foreign Ministry condemned French Parliament's intention to visit Crimea

    Paris called the French Parliament’s intention to visit the occupied Crimea an “illegal initiative” which has “nothing to do with the position of the French Foreign Ministry, the European Union or the entire international community.” This was stated by the French Foreign Ministry spokesman, Romain Nadal, UKRINFORM reports.

    “The French position is clear and consistent: together with the European Union and the entire international community, France does not recognize the illegal annexation of …

  • Ukraine promises to impose counter-sanctions in response to Russia's transit restrictions

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine declared its intention to impose retaliatory sanctions in response to Russia's transit restrictions. The reaction of the Ukrainian Government to the transit restrictions imposed by a decree signed by the Russian President Vladimir Putin was expressed by the First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and the Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Stepan Kibiv, on July 4th.

    According to Kibiv, imposing retaliatory sanctions is a common international practice in …