• IMF: Pension reform in Ukraine is an important condition for the next loan

    The implementation of pension reforms in Ukraine is an important condition for the cooperation between Kyiv and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Director of the IMF's European Department, Poul Thomsen said, UNIAN reports.

    According to Thomsen, within the framework of pension reform, it is necessary to raise the retirement age, which will lead to a reduction in the deficit of the Pension Fund of Ukraine. According to the Director of the European Department of the IMF, Ukraine has the …

  • Ukraine connects all international checkpoints to Interpol base

    Ukraine connected all of its international checkpoints to the Interpol system. This was reported by Deputy Interior Minister Vadim Troyan during a briefing at the Boryspil airport on Thursday.

    "Ukraine connected to the Interpol database in August 2015. For a year and a half we managed to connect all the international checkpoints to the system. During that time the State Border Guard Service checked almost 3,500 operations. The most common crimes are fraud, participation in terrorist groups and …

  • Turchynov: Russia’s divisions are capable of invading Ukraine in 2-3 hours

    Oleksandr Turchynov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine, considers it possible that the joint Belarusian-Russian “Zapad 2017” military exercises could be preparation for an offensive operation by Russia.

    He made a statement to this effect during his speech which was broadcast by TV channel 112 Ukraine.

    “A group of Russian ground forces is already deployed along the national borders of Ukraine, which includes up to 50,000 soldiers, not counting the …

  • Deputies from Italy, Austria and Romania visited the Yalta Economic Forum in the Crimea

    The Yalta International Economic Forum began in the Crimea on Thursday. Among its guests were deputies from Italy, Austria and Romania.

    The so-called head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, wrote on Facebook that "214 businessmen, representatives of the deputy corps and executive authorities arrived to participate in the forum from 46 countries."

    Among the participants he names the Senators of the Italian Parliament, Bartolomeo Amidei and Sergio Divina, the President of the Province of Reggio, …

  • Security Service of Ukraine will hold anti-terrorist exercises near the Crimea

    Anti-terrorist exercises will be held on April 21st in the Henichesk district of the Kherson region which borders on the Russian-annexed Crimea, as reported by Krym.Realii.

    "These are ordinary systematic drills, which we conduct from time to time," the head of the Kherson SBU HQ administration’s press service, Victoria Shakula, explained.

    According to her, the exercise will be conducted by the Coordinating Group of the Antiterrorist Center under the management of SBU (Security Service of …