• Russian firing range opens in Crimea

    A Naval firing range for Russian aircraft has opened in Crimea, TASS reported with reference to Russian Air Force Commander Viktor Bondarev.

    According to him, the Chauda Polygon, a former landfill, has had naval targets installed.  The shooting range is located on the southern end of the Kerch Peninsula.

    "The polygon is in excellent condition… It’s the first time that we got a real naval shooting range, which has all the telemetry. It is possible to take pictures of any result of the bombing …

  • Ukraine's anti-corruption bureau received information on Party of Region's graft scheme

    As reported by their press-service, the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) confirmed that they received from former First Deputy Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine Viktor Trepak the so-called “black accounting” documents of the Party of Regions.

    "In response to numerous media requests, we announce that the National Anti-Corruption Bureau really did receive Viktor Trepak’s application with attachments on Friday, May 27th," the statement reads.

    The NABU assured that …

  • Center for Civil Liberties: More than 30 Ukrainians are imprisoned in Russia

    The Head of the Center for Civil Liberties, Olexandra Matviychuk, reported that Russia continues to hold no less than 31 people behind bars after the release of Nadiya Savchenko. Sixteen of them are Crimean Tatars. The Center noted that Oleg Sentsov, Alexey Chirnyi, Alexander Kolchenko and Gennady Afanasiev are imprisoned in Russia as so-called Crimean terrorists.

    Ukrainian citizens, Mykola Karpyuk and Stanislav Klykh, were imprisoned in a fabricated criminal case against senior Ukrainian …

  • Ukrainian Mars Hopper wins NASA Space App Challenge

    The Ukrainian team that created a Mars Hopper project won the People’s Choice Award in NASA’s Space Apps Challenge, as reported on the contest’s official website.

    The winner of this award was selected through voting on the hackathon’s website. The Mars Hopper project was created by Ukrainians Vyacheslav Osaulenko, Pavel Pravdyukov, Andrei Muzychenko, Ilya Rubinsky, Alexander Butkalyuk, Sofia Butkalyuk and Nikolai Denisenko.

    The team found out about its victory three days before the results …

  • Norway will take part in the construction of small hydroelectric plants in Ukraine

    Norway is interested in cooperation with Ukraine on the development of environmentally friendly technologies. This was announced by the Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to Ukraine, Jon Fredriksen during a meeting with the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, Igor Nasalik, about the Congress "Energy Spring 2016", Nasalik’s press service reported.

    Representatives of the Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce informed the Minister about the status of the …