• NATO to help develop Ukrainian Special Forces

    In the near future, Ukraine and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will reach an agreement that will see the creation of Ukrainian Special Operations Forces.  This was said by the Acting Head of the Mission of Ukraine to NATO, Yehor Bozhok, and was reported by the UNIAN news agency.

     “In the near future, I do not want to preempt this, but soon you will see concrete results and agreements regarding the establishment of the Special Operations Forces. We will sign this agreement with …

  • Abromavičius Elaborates on the Corruption that led to his Resignation

    Aivaras Abromavičius, who had earlier resigned from his post as the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, stated that Andrey Pasishnik wanted to become his Deputy in order to control Naftogaz Ukrainy and other state-owned enterprises with the consent of the Presidential Administration. Abromavičius stated this publicly for the first time on the air of a Ukrainian TV Channel.

    The Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine refused to give the name of the person from …

  • Savchenko extradition procedure could start in March

    The extradition procedure of the illegally imprisoned Ukrainian pilot, Nadia Savchenko, may begin by mid-March.  This was stated by Savchenko’s lawyer, Mark Feygin, in an interview for Apostrophe.  Savchenko is currently imprisoned in Russia.

    “The verdict will be announced at the end of February or in early March, in just three and a half weeks.  The sentence will then come into legal force 10 days thereafter.  Savchenko refused to appeal, but I do not entirely agree with that.  I think that …

  • Sevastopol's electricity problems continue

    The city of Sevastopol is supplied with just 190 MW of electricity each day, which is insufficient during peak periods in the mornings and in the evenings.  This was stated by a technical director at PJSC: EC Sevastopolenergo, Viktor Shulzhenko, at a meeting to discuss plans for eliminating the consequences of electricity emergencies.  This was reported on the city's website.

     “So far for today, Sevastopol has received between 182 MW and 189 MW of electricity. For now, there are no cut-offs …

  • 11 Ukrainian soldiers wounded as violence continues to escalate in the Donbas

    On Friday, 11 Ukrainian servicemen were injured in the Donbas region.

    According to Ukrainian Independent Information Agency correspondents, the spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, Andrei Lysenko, reported the injuries during a press conference

    "On the last day of the operation, eleven soldiers were injured," Lysenko said.

    According to him, the situation on the front lines continues to deteriorate. 84 ceasefire violations by pro-Russian separatists were recorded on Friday, …