• Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Russia's presence in the Crimea destroys economic ties in the Black Sea region

    Russian aggression and the annexation of the Crimea are destroying economic ties in the Black Sea region, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said at a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) member states on May 21.

    According to the press service of the Ukrainian Embassy in Turkey, a special meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the BSEC member-states was held in Istanbul in preparation for the Jubilee Summit …

  • Leader of the Justice civil-political movement: The fight against corruption in Ukraine must begin with lifting immunity from the deputies and the president

    It will be possible to discuss a real fight against corruption when people's deputies' immunity is lifted, as stated by the leader of the Justice civil-political movement, former chairman of the SBU Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, in an interview with 112 TV channel.

    "I believe that the most important thing, which should have been done long time ago is to lift all people's deputies' immunity from prosecution. As soon as it is done, then it will be possible to talk about the beginning of the fight …

  • Ukraine banned the entry of about 40 artists from Russia

    Ukraine banned about 40 Russian actors and singers from entering the country for three years due to their illegal visits to the Crimea, said the head of the State Border Guard Service, Viktor Nazarenko in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.

    "To date, we have identified about 40 people: artists and other public figures from Russia who visited the Crimea," Nazarenko said and added that the State Border Guard Service is grateful for the help provided by citizens of Ukraine and law enforcement …

  • Dzhemilev says that Russia has placed six nuclear warheads in Crimea

    The Kremlin has turned the annexed Crimea into a military base. Therefore, retaking the peninsula by military force is now extremely dangerous. This was said in an interview with UA.TV by the national leader of the Crimean Tatar People, People's Deputy of Ukraine Mustafa Dzhemilev.

    "The Crimea has now been turned into a kind of a military base. We even have information that six nuclear warheads are there now. Therefore, it is very dangerous to begin military operations there," Dzhemilev said. …

  • Security Service of Ukraine: Russia prepared massive protests to demand Hungarian autonomy in Zakarpattia

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) claims that it has disrupted Russian provocation on behalf of the Hungarian community in Zakarpattia.

    Plans were made to utilize a conference of national minorities which was supposed to be held in Ukraine between May 17 and 19, the SBU website reports.

    Against the backdrop of statements about autonomy, confrontations were supposed to take place with local nationalists. Russia had also planned to bring in provocateurs to incite clashes and confrontation …