• Ukrainian Ambassador angered by Ban Ki-moon's praise of Russia's role in Ukraine's peace process

    Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Volodymyr Yelchenko, has voiced his anger at statements made by the UN’s Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.

    Ki-moon has said that Russia should play a crucial role in ending the conflict in Donbas.

    According to Yelchenko, he does not understand how the head of the UN can “make statements, which are actually praising Russia’s role in resolving the conflict, when Russia is actually a major player in aggression towards Ukraine and in …

  • US to provide Ukraine with $220 million to carry out reforms

    The total amount of US assistance for Ukraine is estimated at $1.3 billion since 2014

    After a meeting between Ukrainian Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, the White House press service reported that the U.S. intends to allocate $220 million of new aid for Ukraine to carry out economic, political and energy reforms.

    "This aid package will continue to support Ukraine's efforts to strengthen democratic institutions and the rule of law, the foundations for …

  • EU sanctions against Crimea extended

    On Friday, the EU Council extended sanctions against the Crimea, according to a report released by the Council.

    The sanctions, which were due to expire next Thursday, are now set to expire on June 17th, 2017.

    The sanctions include a ban on exporting EU goods to the Crimea as well as investing in the Peninsula and operating tourist services.

    It is expected that sanctions against Russia will be extended for its annexation of the Crimea and its role in the war in eastern Ukraine.

  • Estonian citizen to be extradited to Ukraine for fighting in the Donbas

    An Estonian citizen who is suspected of fighting on the side of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, Vladimir Polyakov, will be extradited to Ukraine, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    This was announced on Friday after the Estonian Supreme Court did not approve Polyakov’s appeal.

    "I am disappointed and now only hope that the government of Ukraine will fulfill the Minsk Agreements and grant amnesty to all combatants on the territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. If this happens, …

  • Media: Yanukovych's wife has opened high-end grocery store in Sevastopol

    Lyudmila Yanukovych, the wife of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, has opened an elite foodstuff shop called Mercury in Sevastopol, as reported to The Objective news outlet by a customer.

    The portal notes that in this supermarket, anyone can buy products prohibited by sanctions. The store's website announces that customers are offered "delicacies from different countries" and "own-brand products of its own manufacture."

    According to the portal, Lyudmila Yanukovych lives in …