• Iran postpones transfer of downed plane’s black boxes to Ukraine

    Despite the previous statements, the Iranian authorities do not intend to hand over to Ukraine "black boxes" from the Ukraine International Airlines plane, which was shot down by an Iranian military missile on January 8, announced on January 19 the head of the investigation department of the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization Hassan Rezaifar, Irna news agency reports.

    According to him, Tehran decided to postpone the transfer of "black boxes" from the downed Ukrainian Boeing 737 aircraft …

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister submits resignation letter

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk has submitted a resignation letter.

    "I took this post to carry out the program of the president. He represents for me a model of openness and decency. To remove any doubts of our respect and trust in the President, I wrote a resignation letter and handed it to the President so that he could present it to the parliament. He is a person to whom Ukrainians have given unprecedented trust. And he has every right to evaluate the effectiveness of each member …

  • Prystaiko on Ukrainian airliner downed in Iran: We want to know who gave the order

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko told CNN about Ukraine’s response to the Ukraine International Airlines catastrophe in Iran.

    “I spoke to the head of the Iranian Foreign Ministry the day after the catastrophe. At the time, he did not once mention that the plane had been shot down using a missile. Now we have evidence which will help to provide some appeasement to the families of the aviation catastrophe victims. This is the basis for the creation of our coalition – a coalition of …

  • Kyiv approves Ukrainian delegation’s return to PACE

    On January 16, Ukraine’s parliament adopted a statement on the return of Ukraine’s delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in 2020. 348 MPs voted in favor of the decision.

    According to the document, parliament has instructed its permanent PACE delegation to submit their credentials for approval for participation in the 2020 annual assembly session, Radio Liberty reports.

    “The goal of the Ukrainian delegation’s participation in the operation of PACE is to prevent the …

  • Ukraine insists on withdrawal of forces in four areas of Donbas

    Ukraine has proposed to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) four new areas of the Donbas where withdrawal of forces should take place.

    Citing a source in the TCG in Minsk, Hromadske reports that Ukraine is insisting on disengagement near the railway bridge in Stanytsia Luhanska, near Avdiivka, Novoselytsia Vtora and near the Hnutovo checkpoint.

    Russia, in turn, is pushing for disengagement near the settlements of Schastia, Veselohorivka, Rozsadka, Hnutovo and Shyrokyne, as well as near …