Ukrainian Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, stated that the turnover of goods and services between Crimea and Ukraine will completely cease within 30 days. Yatsenyuk stated that Ukrainian law prohibits the exchange of jobs, goods, and services between temporarily occupied Crimea and the other territories of Ukraine. Humanitarian aid and personal belongings of Ukrainian citizens are the only exceptions to this law.
Prime Minister Yatsenyuk disclosed this information to the Ukrainian public, …
Effective January 1st, 2016, Russia is suspending its free-trade treaty with Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is reported to have signed a decree citing "exceptional circumstances, which impact the interests and economic security of the Russian Federation."
Currently, Russia and Ukraine are engaged in trade in accordance with the free trade agreement between CIS countries. However, starting next year the economic part of Kiev's Association Agreement with the EU comes into force, …
At a press-conference in Kiev with the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, the Polish President Andrzej Duda stated that Poland wanted Ukraine to attend the next NATO summit in Warsaw.
According to Duda, Poland believes that cooperation with Ukraine will bring peace and security to Europe. “Warsaw will be the host of NATO’s summit in 2016. I will make an effort to allow Ukraine to attend the NATO summit”, Duda stated.
Poroshenko stated that drills undertaken with Polish and Lithuanian …
Ukrainian intelligence reports have suggested that the commander of the pro-Russian 2nd Motorized Rifle Brigade in eastern Ukraine, Colonel Nefedov, is in fact Russian Army Colonel Andrey Ruzinskiy. This information was disclosed in the Chief Directorate of Intelligence's report on Tuesday.
Colonel Ruzinskiy was previously stationed with the Russian Armed Force contingent in Gumri, Armenia.
“In his capacity as the commander of Russia’s 102nd army based in Gumri, Ruzinskiy provoked the …
The Deputy Justice Minister of Ukraine, Natalia Sevostyanova, reported that Ukraine has been documenting human rights violations in Crimea and the Donbas region, and will file a new complaint with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Two previous complaints are pending.
In response to questions about the reviews of the pending complaints pertaining to events in Crimea and the Donbas region, Sevostyanova reminded journalists that Russia had requested a prolongation of their communication …