• Ukraine bans entry of sailors who have entered Russian-occupied Crimea aboard commercial ships

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) has decided to ban the entry of foreign crew members of vessels engaged in commercial voyages to Crimean ports. 

    "Because of the violation of the law on entry into the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine [Crimea], these foreigners will not be able to visit Ukraine during the next three years, even as members of the crews of other ships," the press-center of the SSU said.

    The SSU reminded that Ukraine has closed checkpoints Crimean ports due to …

  • Romania prevents Russian trucks from entering Ukraine

    The Romanian customs service on the border with Ukraine isn’t allowing Russian trucks to pass through the checkpoint into Ukrainian territory. The movement of the Russian trucks has been locked down on both sides of the border between Romania and Ukraine, reported the Ukrainian media.

    According to reports, the Romanian Customs announced a strike and are not allowing Russian trucks to cross the border with Ukraine to ensure Russian trucks are blocked from both sides.

    On Friday, Ukrainian  …

  • Ukrainian PM Yatsenyuk survives no-confidence vote

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk survived a no-confidence vote shortly after Ukrainian MPs voiced their dissatisfaction over the Cabinet’s work. The vote came hours after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked Yatsenyuk to resign, saying that the public had lost trust in his ability to fight corruption.

    “Is it not clear that successful reforms can only be conducted by a government that enjoys sufficiently high public support?” Poroshenko stated.

    The Prime Minister arrived in the …

  • US to provide Ukraine with more equipment and technology for border surveillance

    The US will provide Ukraine with a modern system for the monitoring of their borders.  Representatives of the US Congress and the manufacturing company have said that the first samples are just awaiting customs clearance in Ukraine.  The Ukroboronprom state company, who is a partner in this project, has said that they are willing to establish a joint production with the US of similar equipment in Ukraine.  Supporters of military assistance to Ukraine in Congress have not excluded cooperation …

  • Turkish PM discusses situation in Crimea during visit to Kiev

    The results of meetings between the Heads of the Ukrainian authorities and the Turkish delegation in Kiev were positively assessed. This discussion was held in the office of the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Mustafa Dzhemilev.

    “During all negotiations, special attention was paid to solving the problems of occupied Crimea and the protection of the rights of the Crimean Tatar people.  Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu's visit to Kiev is beneficial in solving the …