• Poroshenko to visit Washington next week

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that he will visit Washington D.C. next week.

    "In the near future, next week, I will visit Washington, where we will continue to expand our areas of cooperation, including the establishment of a new police force, the new prosecutor's offices, [and] the new cooperation in law enforcement departments,", Poroshenko said on Wednesday in Kharkov.

    According to Interfax-Ukraine, the Ukrainian President will participate in the International Nuclear …

  • Kremlin spokesman: Only Putin can make a decision on exchanging Savchenko

    According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, only Russian President Vladimir Putin can make a decision regarding an exchange of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko for Russian prisoners held in Ukraine, RIA Novosti reported.

    “Russia will act in accordance with the laws of the Russian Federation. In all other respects, only the President can make a decision. What the decision is, I cannot say yet,” Peskov stated.

    After the Russian court ruled that Savchenko was guilty of killing two Russian …

  • Russian Defense Minister arrives in Crimea to carry out military inspection

    Russian media has reported that Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu arrived in the Crimea to inspect the combat readiness of Russian troops stationed on the Peninsula, as stated by a representative of the Defense Ministry, Igor Konashenkov. According to the spokesman, Shoigu will also inspect the construction of combat training facilities and social infrastructure in the annexed territory.

    The Head of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, also visited the Crimea on Tuesday, where …

  • UK and Ukraine sign 15-year defense partnership agreement

    As reported on Facebook, by the British Embassy press service in Kiev, the UK and Ukraine are to sign a 15-year defense partnership agreement.

    “The agreement will be in place for 15 years. Areas that are covered by the agreement are supposed to exchange information about potential threats, participate in joint exercises, train members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and to cooperate in the sphere of military equipment,” the Embassy reported.

    It was also stated that the UK is trying to increase …

  • Russian official: Ukraine is attempting to destabilize Crimea

    The Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation and the former head of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB), Nikolai Patrushev, spoke on Monday about the threat of destabilization in the Crimea. "The threat of destabilization of the political situation in the Crimean Federal District still remains. Primarily, this is due to the political challenges and the economic pressure from our western opponents," Patrushev said at a meeting in Yalta on Monday.

    The …