• US Ambassador in Moscow: NATO's actions are a response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine

    The United States Ambassador to the Russian Federation, John Tefft, stated that Russia has committed acts of aggression against Ukraine and all of NATO’s follow-up actions have been in response to that.

    On 27 June in an interview with Radio Svoboda, Tefft indicated that NATO is a defensive alliance. “It’s not an offensive organization,” he noted.

    According to him, NATO will remain the most effective defensive alliance.

    “The response that NATO has prepared for the summit...is a direct …

  • British Ambassador in Kiev: Brexit will not change the UK's support for Ukraine

    Britain’s exit from the European Union will not affect its support of, and assistance to, Ukraine.

    “What does a referendum in the UK mean for our policy with regard to Ukraine?” this was asked on the blog of the British Ambassador to the Ukraine, Judith Gough.

    According to her, the UK will continue to stand side-by-side with Ukraine.

    “The UK will continue to assist Ukraine in the fight against corruption, in particular by supporting the Prosecutor General’s Office and the National Anti- …

  • Hug: Minsk agreements are violated 8000 times each week

    The situation in eastern Ukraine has escalated since the beginning of the year with the Minsk Agreements being violated nearly 8,000 times in recent weeks.

    Inosmi.ru reported that this was stated by the Deputy Head of the Special OSCE monitoring mission in Donbas, Alexander Hug, during an interview with the Bild newspaper.

    “We started this year with a small number of violations of the ceasefire agreement. However, we have seen a steady increase in that number since that time. The largest …

  • Verkhovna Rada Chairman: Bill on decentralization must be approved, but only after removing 'special status' for the Donbas

    The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy, expressed confidence that the draft bill on decentralization will be approved, but without the clause regarding the "special status" of the Donbas region.

    As 112 Ukraine reports, the parliament speaker says that decentralization is one of the key reforms in Ukraine, receiving support both from the Parliament and the public, but it should not be approved together with the paragraph about the specifics of local self-government in the breakaway …

  • Representatives of the Verkhovna Rada and the Polish Sejm anticipate inter-regional cooperation

    The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy, and the Speaker of the Polish Sejm, Marek Kuchciński, foresee serious prospects of increasing cooperation between countries of the Carpathian region when it comes to economics, transit and security issues.

    “We have discussed the issue of inter-regional cooperation. We have developed a shared understanding where we see great prospects of increasing inter-regional cooperation,” Parubiy stated after bilateral meeting with Kuchciński during a …