• Ukrainian Intelligence: Separatists are Training for New Offensive

    Separatists in the Donetsk region are training for offensive ground actions in the area of Torez in eastern Ukraine.  This was reported on Monday by the Chief of the Ukrainian Intelligence Agency.

     “At the same time as showing a readiness to comply with the provisions of the Minsk Agreements, the Command of the Russian Forces has intensified measures to increase the combat capability of formations of the 1st and 2nd Territorial Army of the South Command,” the report stated.

     “The offensive …

  • The Military Exercises “Brave Band” Started in Poland

    Soldiers from Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland are involved in military exercises currently taking place in Lublin, Poland.

    These “Brave Band” military exercises involves the participation of the national team of military servicemen from Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland.  This is according to the Press Service of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine.

    “The combat training will last two weeks.  During this period, approximately 100 officers from Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland will acquire military skills …

  • Merkel plans to extend sanctions against Russia due to non-compliance with Minsk Agreements

    A joint press conference was held on Monday in Berlin with the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, and the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel in which Merkel stated that the sanctions against Russia will be extended due to the non-implementation of the Minsk Agreements.

    “We have to extend sanctions against Russia as we take into consideration the fact that the Minsk Agreements have still not been put into effect.  The implementation of these agreements should be a precondition for …

  • Leaders of so-called LPR say organizers of unsanctioned protest will be brought to justice

    Members of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) stated that entrepreneurs who organized a rally a few days ago in Luhansk will be brought to justice for organizing an unsanctioned protest rally, as reported by Alexei Cherepovski, the Deputy Minister of the Interior of the LPR.

    Cherepovskiy stated that entrepreneurs who went on strike over exorbitant taxes imposed by LPR members actually protected the interests of the Party of Regions’ parliamentary faction leader, Vladimir Landik.

    “ …

  • Klimkin: Turkey's Response to Airspace Violations is in Accordance with International Law

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, criticized the violation of Turkish airspace by Russian airplanes. “The situation is clear. Turkey, as a member of NATO, has never intended to violate Russian airspace. On the contrary, Russian aircrafts have violated Turkish borders. Then, who is it that is threatening whom,” said the Ukrainian Minister during an interview with a reporter from the Anadolu Agency.

    Klimkin noted that the same situation relates to Ukraine, which carries …