• How Russia Is a Threat to Ukraine

    Political expert, Olesya Yahno, stated that possible renewal of military actions east of the country, as well as the unpredictability of Russia and its internal processes, poses a threat to Ukraine. “Potential risks apply not only to former Soviet countries but the whole Asian territory and Central Asia in particular. Kurdistan is not simply a problem for one particular country; it’s a problem for other nations as well,” stated Yahno.

    On the other hand, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey are all …

  • Ukraine suspends cargo traffic to and from Crimea

    Ukrainian authorities announced the temporary suspension of road and rail freight shipments to and from Crimea. Earlier, Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko, appealed to the Cabinet of Ministers to halt the movement of goods between Ukraine and Crimea. At the same time, the Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, began to work out the list of goods which will be allowed to import to the peninsula in future. On the one hand, the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers to stop freights to Crimea was …

  • US launches a new stage of Ukrainian Army combat training

    The Ukrainian Defence Ministry explained that military exercises, supported by American instructors, will last until the beginning of 2017. According to The Pentagon, Washington has pledged funding of more than $265 million for this purpose. On November 23, Pentagon official, Mr. Davis , stated that The United States has initiated the second stage of its program Fearless Guardian with the preparation and equipping of Ukrainian Army servicemen. In his interview to reporters, Davis explained that …

  • Der Spiegel: Is a New Revolution in Ukraine Inevitable?

    Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in protest on the streets of Kiev two years ago. It is not likely to be the last revolution that takes place in former USSR territory. The privileged elite and the intrusion of foreign countries prepare the ground for such uprisings. Benjamin Bidder, a correspondent for Der Spiegel wrote about it in dedication to the anniversary of the beginning of Euromaidan.Bidder noted that mass protests on the eve of Ukrainian Maidan don’t only concern the Ukraine. …

  • No power supply for over 2 million people in Crimea

    Last night, 1, 9 million residents of Crimea have remained without electricity as a result of PTL (Power Transmission Line) power pylons bombing in Kherson region. Now, Crimea, isolated from Ukraine’s power system, makes the transition to the autonomous power sources. Though, these power sources can provide at most a half of the desired capacity. Residents were asked don’t switch on heating devices and comply with rolling blackouts. The Crimean peninsula will be able to gain its energy …