• Ukrainian Foreign Minister rules out special status for Donbas

    During a press briefing at the 16th annual Yalta European Strategy (YES) conference, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadim Prystaiko, who became the head of the Foreign the Ministry in August this year, said that Kyiv will not make any changes to the constitution regarding the special status of the Donbas, reports Ukrainian National News (UNN).

    "It is recorded in the Minsk agreements that the reform of Ukrainian legislation should take place. Constitutional reform, which is based on …

  • Ukrainian State Bureau of Investigation carries out searches at Poroshenko’s bank

    The Ukrainian State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) conducted searches in the International Investment Bank (IIB), the main stakeholder of which is the former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, reports Interfax-Ukraine news agency, citing the press service of the SBI.

    Operational and investigative actions are carried out as part of the investigation of the sale of the shipbuilding and armament company, the Kuznya na Rybalskomu plant, reports the SBI.

    A former deputy head in the …

  • Estonian President: Russia's actions in Donbas and Crimea cannot be accepted

    Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid stated that Ukraine and the international community should look for ways to resolve the conflict in the Donbas, and the recent exchange of prisoners with Russia can be "a remarkable step in this process," reports the press service of the  Ukrainian President.

    "But this cannot happen at the cost of Ukraine's sovereignty," said Kaljulaid at a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on September 13. The Estonian President also …

  • Ukrainian President: elections in Donbas will be held after withdrawal of Russian troops

    At a press briefing, after a meeting with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that local elections in the Donbas would be held after the withdrawal of the Russian troops. Ukrainian President also added that he will be able to give more information only after reaching the agreement in the Normandy format talks.

    Answering the question, whether the withdrawal of troops would precede the elections, Zelensky said: "Yes. Is there another option?" Zelensky …

  • Head of Donetsk People's Republic: integration with Russia is a priority

    The chairman of the self-proclaimed  Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Denis Pushilin, said that republic considers integration with Russia as its primary goal.

    "We have only one task - maximum integration of DPR into the Russian Federation. The perfect scenario would be to become a part of Russia as a federal district. And the people from the Donbas show so much patience about this," said Pushilin.

    According to him, residents of the Donbas "are optimistic" about the signing of the decree on …