• Ukraine's Defense Minister refuses to stop returning fire in Donbas

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine will continue to return fire in the Donbas, reports UNIAN news agency.

    "We used to respond to the enemy's fire, we are doing it now, and we will continue to respond," he said.

    According to Poltorak, the Ukrainian Army will continue to adhere to the Minsk agreements but has the right to "adequately respond" if the positions or lives of its military are under threat. "We won't surrender a  single piece of our land …

  • Ukrainian Police to Kyiv Pride Parade organizers: Russian flags and calls for peace with Russia are unacceptable

    During a meeting in the Main Department of the National Police of Ukraine on June 21, the Chief of Kyiv Police Andriy Kryshchenko said that police warned the participants of KyivPride about the inadmissibility of using the national symbols of the Russian Federation or calls for peace with the Russia during the march, reports the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs.

    Kryshchenko stressed that the situation could change very quickly. Therefore, local police chiefs will …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky: Restoration of Donbas will cost more than $11 billion

    At a meeting with the representatives of Ukrainian large business, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the economic recovery of the Donbas will cost more than 300 billion Ukrainian hryvnias ($11.4 billion), reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    The President stressed that the authorities will not wait for the end of the military conflict but will start working on the territories controlled by Kyiv. Zelensky also invited businesspeople to join the restoration of the region.

    Earlier, the …

  • Poland wants to connect gas pipeline to Ukrainian gas transportation system

    The representative of the Polish government for Strategic Energy Infrastructure Peter Naimsky said that Poland is ready to launch the pipeline with a volume of two thousand billion cubic meters, which will connect the Polish gas transmission system with the Ukrainian system in Hermanowice.

    "We are ready if necessary, to start the pipeline, which will connect the Polish system with the Ukrainian system in Hermanowice. Its capacity is 2 billion cubic meters. It's not much, but in case if …

  • Volker tells US Senate about Zelensky’s ties to Kolomoyskyi

    The US State Department is aware that there are ties between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi. However, US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker hopes that Zelensky will manage to become a president who is independent of the oligarchs, Voice of America reports.

    During a hearing titled “Five years after the Revolution of Dignity: Ukraine’s progress/Russia’s malign activities” held by the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on 18 June, Volker …