• OSCE: Tensions in the Donetsk region remain high

    The level of tension in the Donbas region remains high. The observers of the Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) note the increase in violations of the ceasefire near the Donetsk region, the Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Alexander Hug, said at a press conference on Friday, July 15, 2016 in Kiev, according to Interfax-Ukraine.

    “The level of violence remains high. The number of attacks …

  • Russia Today organizes tour to the Crimea for foreign journalists

    Russian state-run TV channel Russia Today is organizing a trip for foreign journalists to visit the annexed Crimea. The visit is scheduled for the 16 of July. This was reported by a representative of the Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine (from 2011 to 2016) Yuriy Lukanov, in his blog for the online edition of Detector Medіa.

    Lukanov says he has a list of journalists who are planning to visit the occupied peninsula. It consists of 15 names. Among them are representatives of Radio Zones ( …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reaffirms its support for the Turkish government

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it reaffirmed its support for the democratically elected government in the Turkish Republic following an attempted coup in the country on Friday night, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    "We hope that the President and the government quickly restore social peace and stability based on respect for democratic values ​​and the laws of Turkey," the statement read.

    Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin also expressed his condolences for …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: LPR separatists laundered more than $300,000 through Ukrainian banks

    The State Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) found accounts from the criminal group in some Ukrainian banks

    Members of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic fraudulently laundered at least 8 million Ukrainian Hryvnia ($322,000) through financial institutions. The SSU stopped activities by this currency conversion center which provided various tax services, as reported by the SSU press-service.

    “The ‘Converter’ (Conversion Center) was organized by four residents of the Luhansk and Kyiv …

  • UN: Several hundred people were executed in the Donbas over the last two years

    Several hundred people were executed in the Donbas region. The report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights stated through their press service that the killings in Ukraine from January 2014 to May 2016 were “fuelled by the inflow of foreign fighters and weapons from the Russian Federation, accounting for the majority of violations of the right to life in Ukraine over the last two years.”

    The report, which was prepared by the United Nations Human Rights …