• Ukrainian Intelligence reports 13 separatist casualties in one day in the Donbas

    The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine (MDI) reported that on March 16th, six pro-Russian separatists were killed and seven were injured. 

    The MDI also stated that from March 10th to March 15th, the bodies of 60 militants fighting under the flags of the breakaway republics in eastern Ukraine were transported from Dyakovo in Ukraine to Kuibyshevo in the Rostov region of Russia.  

    In addition, the Directorate noted that military equipment transfers from …

  • Poroshenko submits Savchenko sanctions list to the President of the European Parliament

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko gave European Council President Donald Tusk a list of people against whom Kiev proposes to impose personal sanctions for their involvement in the case of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, as stated by the Press Secretary of the President of Ukraine, Svyatoslav Tsegolko, on Twitter. 

    The Press Secretary later reported that the sanctions proposal were also submitted to the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz. Poroshenko called on Schulz to put …

  • European Commission to present proposal for visa liberalization with Ukraine in April

    The European Commission (EC) will present a proposal for visa liberalization with Ukraine in April. This was reported by the chairman of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, after a meeting on Thursday,  March 17th in Brussels with the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko. The President of the European Commission said that both sides are interested in facilitating travel for their citizens. He noted that Kiev has opened the way for the liberalization of the visa regime by undertaking …

  • Russia carries out show of force along administrative border between Crimea and mainland Ukraine

    According to a spokesman for the Ukrainian Border Guard Service, Oleg Slobodyan, Russian troops have carried out a show of force by transferring military equipment along the administrative border between Crimea and mainland Ukraine, as reported by Krym.Realii.

    As Slobodyan explained, border guard officers of the Berdyansk and Kherson squadrons noticed a movement of Russian military equipment within 1 kilometer of the administrative border.

    He stated that a column of seven Grad artillery …

  • Kremlin rejects Obama’s call for release of Savchenko

    Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov commented on a telephone conversation between the presidents of the US and Russia, in which Barack Obama urged Vladimir Putin to release Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, as Interfax reported.

    According to Peskov, Putin rebuffed Obama’s request, saying that he was interfering in the trial.

    “The President [Obama] has been given multiple clarifications on this matter, as have other colleagues abroad on other levels of government, since we are speaking about …