• Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs: military confrontation between Ukraine and Russian will be catastrophic for both sides

    Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov said in an interview with Ukrayinska Pravda online on Monday that Ukrainian armed forces would incur enormous losses in a military confrontation with Russia. According to him, if Russia decides to undertake a military operation in the Donbas, losses can be catastrophic for both sides. At the same time, Avakov recognized that neighboring countries have different balance of forces.  

    “Yes, we also have new missiles and many other things. However, it will …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine ready to provide corridor for withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

    Ukraine is ready to provide Russian troops with a corridor for withdrawing from Transnistria, the special representative for the Transdniestrian settlement, Viktor Kryzhanovskiy stated. The diplomat said that Kyiv will provide Russian troops with a corridor immediately, as soon as the Russians are ready to begin the withdrawal process.

    "Our position is unchanged. We will provide the territory. We will ensure the unhindered and safe withdrawal of Russian troops and ammunition from the territory …

  • Ukraine may receive next IMF tranche in May-June

    Ukraine is able to receive a new tranche of 2 billion dollars in May-June 2018 from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as stated by Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk in Washington following a meeting at the IMF headquarters, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    According to Danylyuk, Ukraine can receive another IMF loan for $2 billion if the terms of cooperation under the Extended Fund Facility program are fulfilled, which is part of the Anti-Corruption Court law.

      “We now have several …

  • Russia to stop outsourcing An-124 cargo aircraft to NATO

    The Russian cargo aviation company Volga-Dnepr will stop providing An-124 heavyweight cargo aircraft to NATO by the end of the year, the French publication Challenges reports.

    According to the publication, Russia made the decision in response to recently tightened sanctions by the US.

    In 2006, a joint enterprise between the Ukrainian company Antonov Airlines and the Russian air cargo company Volga-Dnepr was established as a part of SALIS (Strategic Airlift International Solution) project.

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  • Five employees wounded in an attack on the Donetsk water filtration plant

    Five employees of the Donetsk water filtration plant were wounded during the shelling, the acting Director of Voda Donbasa municipal enterprise, Oleksandr Yevdokimov reported. According to him, a convoy of cars with workers who were going to conduct maintenance operation at the filtration station came under fire at about 3:40 p.m.

    "They were workers from the day shift of the filtration station. Their bus was fired upon. Five are wounded; one is in serious condition," Yevdokimov said. He also …