• Former Ukrainian MP Flees Italy, Arrives in Russia

    Ihor Markov, the former Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and associate of the former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mykola Azarov, was under house arrest in Genoa, Italy, but has now fled to Russia. Italian journalist Matteo Indiche reported that he learned about the departure of the politician to Russia from Markov himself.

    “I know that when he was released from the radio-monitored bracelet, he stated that he would take the first direct flight to Russia. He stated this in the presence of …

  • Zakharchenko demands recognition of DPR as an independent state

    The leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, has stated that the separatists are ready to cooperate with Ukraine.  In return, they demand official recognition of the so-called DPR as an independent state.  Zakharchenko detailed these conditions to the RIA Novosti news agency.

    Zakharchenko is awaiting the recognition of the so-called DPR as an equal partner.  In addition, he hopes that Ukraine will implement all points of the Minsk Agreements, reformat …

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General's office releases details on state funds appropriated by Yanukovych officials

    In 2015, Ukraine didn't return a single penny of the assets stolen by the former government officials during the reign of fugitive former President, Viktor Yanukovych, said Deputy Prosecutor General, Vitaliy Kasko, in an interview with LІGA.net.

    According to Kasko, 300,000 hryvnia had been returned, though none of this had been a part of the assets of former officials.

    The Deputy Prosecutor General said the budget contains provisions relating to refunds resulting from corruption all the way …

  • Aivaras Abromavičius met with Saakashvili before his Resignation

    The Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Aivaras Abromavičius, who recently resigned from his position, explained the reason for his meeting with the Governor of Odessa Oblast, Mikheil Saakashvili, on the eve of his resignation.

    “I appointed Saakashvili as the Chairperson of the Council on State-Owned Business Reforms before he was appointed as the Governor of Odessa-Oblast.  That is why I have a close relationship with him and we fight together against corruption in State- …

  • NATO to help develop Ukrainian Special Forces

    In the near future, Ukraine and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will reach an agreement that will see the creation of Ukrainian Special Operations Forces.  This was said by the Acting Head of the Mission of Ukraine to NATO, Yehor Bozhok, and was reported by the UNIAN news agency.

     “In the near future, I do not want to preempt this, but soon you will see concrete results and agreements regarding the establishment of the Special Operations Forces. We will sign this agreement with …