• Ukraine refuses to recognize Lukashenko as president of Belarus

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, after additional meetings and consultations, has formed a position in assessing the inauguration and the political status of Alexander Lukashenko, announced on Twitter Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

    According to him, Ukraine does not recognize Alexander Lukashenko as the legitimate president of Belarus despite the so-called inauguration in Minsk on September 23. Kyiv has made this decision because of violations during the election campaign and further …

  • U.S. strategic bombers fly over Ukraine

    Two U.S. B-52H strategic bombers once again entered Ukrainian airspace, reported the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    The ministry said that the American warplanes were accompanied by Su-27 and MiG-29 fighters from the tactical aviation brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    According to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, such flights are a demonstration of support for Ukraine's security by the United States.

    "U.S. pilots together with Ukrainian fighter jets create collective …

  • Russia to test new cruise missile ship in Black Sea

    Russia will carry out tests of a newly-built small ship Grayvoron equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles in the Black Sea, reported Interfax with reference to the press service of the Russian Navy.

    "The missile ship, built for the Black Sea Fleet, carries out the first exit to the Black Sea to undergo factory tests. This ship will be the fourth small missile ship with Kalibr cruise missiles," the press service of the Russian Navy said in a statement.

    It is noted that the ship’s purpose is the …

  • British paratroopers carry out largest airborne landing in a decade in Ukraine

    Hundreds of British paratroopers parachuted in Ukraine’s Mykolaiv region on September 18 as part of the Joint Effort 2020 exercise. It is the largest amphibious exercise for Great Britain in more than 20 years, reported BBC.

    The British paratroopers parachuted from several C-130 Hercules aircraft, which took off from a military airfield in Britain. Soldiers of the 16th Air Assault Brigade of Great Britain, heavy infantry weapons and equipment were on board the aircraft.

    According to the …

  • Kyiv: local elections in Donbas are possible only after ‘its full deoccupation’

    Local elections in the territories of the Donbas, which are not under Ukrainian control, are possible only after “full de-occupation, settlement of all security issues and compliance with OSCE standards”, said the head of the Presidential Administration Andriy Yermak on the air of the program "Freedom of Speech with Savik Shuster".

    Responding to the question of the presenter whether the Ukrainian Parliament is going to make changes to the decree on local elections in Ukraine, which, according …