• Ukraine and Turkey preparing to sign free trade agreement

    Ukraine and Turkey are preparing to sign a free trade agreement. Ukrainian Deputy Economy Minister Taras Kachka told the Turkish new Agency Anadolu that Kyiv and Ankara are "seeing light at the end of the tunnel."

    The Ukrainian diplomat noted that Kyiv expects to increase trade with Ankara. Moreover, in the last few years Turkey has been one of Ukraine's five key trading partners.

    One of the main contracts of the two sides may be a contract for the supply of diesel fuel. Now Turkey supplies …

  • Russia expands sanctions against Ukraine

    The Russian government has expanded the list of Ukrainian citizens who are subject to personal economic sanctions, according to the document published on the Kremlin’s website.

    The Russian "blacklist" includes the Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Dmytro Razumkov, Deputy Speaker Ruslan Stefanchuk, as well as the head of the Ukrainian delegation to the PACE Yelyzaveta Yasko.

    Thus, now the Russian sanctions list includes 849 citizens of Ukraine.

    On December 10, at the summit in Brussels, the …

  • Ukraine threatens Russia with sanctions on international payments systems as Donbas negotiations stall

    If there is no progress in the Donbas negotiation by the end of the year, Ukraine may insist on strengthening sanctions against Russia, stated the head of the Ukrainian delegation in the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas Leonid Kravchuk on air of  TV channel "Ukraine 24."

    "If before the end of the year, as Christmas and New Year holidays are approaching, if it does not happen (progress in the negotiations), then I think the beginning of the new year will be the beginning of a new standard of …

  • American M-9 Reaper drones will try to penetrate Ukrainian air space during joint drills

    Ukrainian air defense for the first time will try to intercept the American drones M-9 Reaper. As part of the joint drills, the Ukrainian military want to see whether the drones will be able to overcome Ukrainian air defenses, reported the Air Force Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    The exercises will take place in the area of responsibility of the Air Command West. The Ukrainian Armed Forces noted that these drills are an extremely important element of cooperation with air defense …

  • Kremlin rejects possibility of recognizing LPR and DPR

    The Kremlin considers it impractical to contemplate about under what conditions Russia can recognize the independence of the self-proclaimed Donetsk (DPR) and Luhansk (LPR) People’s Republics, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, TASS reports.

    "We consider such musings impractical," Peskov said, adding that "Kyiv's delay in fulfilling the terms of the Minsk agreements will only further complicate the situation in terms of these two self-proclaimed "republics." …