• 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 …

  • Stoltenberg: NATO will show its commitment to Ukraine at forthcoming Summit

    The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Jens Stoltenberg, stated after a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in Brussels that the Ukraine-NATO meeting within the Alliance's Summit in July in Warsaw should demonstrate the commitment of the Alliance to continue the provision of assistance to Ukraine.

    “We look forward to our meeting with the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko at the summit in Warsaw. This summit of heads of state and governments is a clear sign of …

  • Turchynov: the West is reluctant to supply Ukraine with weapons

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Alexander Turchynov said that during his incumbency he became disappointed with the unwillingness of Western partners to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons.

    "I was unable to convince our strategic partners that military-technical assistance to Ukraine is a direct consequence of the Budapest Memorandum and, in the end, it's for their protection too! I constantly argued at all international meetings that a strong Ukrainian army …