• Ukraine tests new anti-tank missile system

    The tests of the new Skif anti-tank guided missile system, which took place both in Ukraine and abroad, in particular, in the ultra-high temperatures in the desert, were successful, according to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksandr Turchynov.

    The ATGM rockets "accurately, without a miss, hit targets at a distance of up to 5.5 kilometers," the website of the National Security and Defense Council quotes Turchynov as saying.

    Turchynov said that the ATGM Skif …

  • Chief Military Prosecutor of Ukraine: 150 km of Ukrainian border with Hungary not controlled by Kyiv

    The Chief Military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatolii Matios stated that the Ukrainian State Border Service does not have access to 150 km of the border with Hungary. However, the total length of the border of Ukraine with Hungary is only 137 km.

    "Today I once again came across documents that say that 150 km border with Hungary in Transcarpathia is a private property," he said on 112.Ukraine TV. "150 km are the land plots, those two hectares that used to be allocated by the village council to …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko promises that Ukraine will join NATO

    Ukraine will definitely become a member of NATO and, perhaps, will even be able to offer its representative to the post of Secretary General, as stated by the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, at a meeting with the students of the Ivan Bohun Military High School.

    In addressing the students, he expressed confidence that future officers, generals, ambassadors, ministers and, possibly, the future president are standing in front of him.

    "And perhaps even a NATO Secretary General, because …

  • Yulia Tymoshenko says she intends to run for President of Ukraine

    During a broadcast of News One TV, the leader of the Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) Party, Yulia Tymoshenko declared her intention to run for the Presidency of Ukraine.

    "I will no longer delegate this business to anyone. I will run for the Presidency. We are going to win in order to put the country back on its feet," she stated.

    Tymoshenko noted that she had previously supported the election of Viktor Yushchenko as President and Arseniy Yatsenyuk as Prime Minister, but that neither support had …

  • Ukrainian Minister of Finance: Privatization and creation of anti-corruption court are IMF’s conditions for next tranche

    Ukraine has come close to implementing the recommendations of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in order to receive the next tranche as part of the Extended Fund Facility (EFF), and so there is reason to expect that it will be allocated by the end of the year, said Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk.

    “I consider it realistic that we will receive the tranche this year,” the head of the Finance Ministry said during a panel discussion at the Atlantic Council’s analytic center in …