• Canadian Government to consider abolishing visas for Ukrainian citizens

    The Canadian government has received a petition calling to abolish short-term visas for Ukrainian citizens, Ukrinform reported.

    “E-petition e-33, submitted by the House of Commons, came today to the government,” a statement issued by the Canadian Parliament read.

    The petition to abolish visas for trips up to 90 days for Ukrainian citizens travelling to Canada was filed with the Parliament by a Canadian citizen of Ukrainian descent, Nikolai Kravets.

    The government has 45 days to prepare a …

  • Ukrainian army to add Islamic military chaplains to their ranks

    Chief of the General Staff and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) Viktor Muzhenko met with the Mufti of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Ukraine, Sheikh Said Ismagilov, and afterwards instructed officials to coordinate the activities of Muslim military chaplains, Krym.Realii reported.

    "The problem arose in connection with the imperfection of the regulatory legislation, which does not allow this category of military chaplains to fully carry out their pastoral work... …

  • The UN says it has reliable information about Russian troop movements in the Donbas

    The UN Representative for Human Rights, Ravina Shamdasani, stated that the organization has reliable information about Russian troop movements in Ukraine, The Voice of America reports.

    “We have received credible reports of Russia’s military personnel movements across the border both to and from Ukraine. It contains heavy weapons as well. And the information is reliable,” the UN representative stated.

    Moreover, the UN report regarding the human rights situation in the Donbas states that about 2 …

  • Ukraine may receive next installment of IMF loan in July

    The final decision on granting Ukraine the next loan installment will be made by the IMF Board of Directors after analysis of the reforms and commitments made in June, the IMF Resident Representative in Ukraine, Jerome Vacher, said.

    "We will decide on it [whether to grant the tranche] not only according to the promises, but also, more importantly, on the actions taken towards reforms. We look at the policies that will be conducted next month. This is what we will evaluate, and on the basis of …

  • Security Service of Ukraine says attempt to transfer factory to Russia was stopped

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) announced that it has foiled an attempt to dismantle and export equipment from the Kharkiv Tractor Plant (KTZ) to Russia.

    "According to an order by KTZ’s owners, the new General Director of the company appointed in March 2016 has is preparing to dismantle the foundry’s equipment for export to Russia. The technical and design documentation for the production plant was prepared to be smuggled abroad,” stated the report.

    The property of the plant and its …