• The U.S. Senate supported the allocation of $350 million for aid to Ukraine

    Following the House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved the 2017 National Defense budget of the United States, which provides for the allocation of $350 million to assisting Ukraine, the press service of Ukrainian Embassy in the United States reported on Facebook.

    According to the report, the funds allocated to providing Ukraine with security assistance, including lethal weapons, were increased by $50 million.

    The list of types of assistance was expanded to include …

  • Stoltenberg: NATO is implementing additional aid programs for Ukraine

    NATO started implementing a package of additional measures as part of the aid program for Ukraine. This is the package that was approved at the Summit in Warsaw in the summer, as stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg after the NATO meeting of the Commission Ukraine in Brussels.

    "We have comprehensive cooperation with Ukraine; we provide support in various areas. At the Summit in Warsaw we decided to increase the level of this aid and to start implementing this aid package,” …

  • Ukraine to participate in creation of NATO-EU Center on Countering Hybrid Threats

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, stated that Ukraine will participate in the creation of a joint NATO-EU Center on countering hybrid threats. “The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will create a special platform to counter hybrid threats. We will take part in this process,” Klimkin said at a briefing after the meeting of NATO-Ukraine Commission, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    The Ukrainian Foreign Minister emphasized that Ukraine’s experience in the fight against Russian …

  • Ukraine's Antonov aircraft manufacturer offered its aircraft for Trump’s Air Force One

    The Ukrainian Antonov aircraft manufacturing and services company has offered U.S. President-elect, Donald Trump, to manufacture Air Force One. “Maybe, it is better to consider an Antonov aircraft as Air Force One,” the Ukrainian company commented in response to Trump’s tweet about not wanting Boeing’s extremely expensive aircraft.

    Trump previously stated that the contract between the U.S. Government and Boeing for the construction of the presidential aircraft, Air Force One, should be …

  • Kyiv denies that it was asked to cancel Russian black list for Eurovision-2017

    Ukrayinska Pravda reports that Olexandr Harebin, the first Deputy General Director of NTU and executive producer of Eurovision-2017, said on Russian media that the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) allegedly urged Kyiv to cancel the list of banned Russian artists.

    Harebin though said that the EBU did not make such a request to Ukraine concerning the so-called "black lists".

    "I have no desire to comment on any more Russian media allegations, but I will say that the EBU does not negotiate with …