• UNICEF: More than half a million children ‘deeply affected’ by the conflict in Ukraine

    According to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the conflict in Ukraine has "considerably affected" the lives of 580,000 children living in the combat zone.

    In a press release, the Fund says that more than one third of these children are in need of psychiatric and social support.

    The conflict between Ukraine and Russia continues despite numerous ceasefire agreements, and more than 9,000 people have died as a result of hostilities since the conflict started in …

  • Freed Ukrainian POWs tell of harsh conditions of imprisonment

    Recently freed Ukrainian POWs said that the conditions of their captivity were very difficult.

    According to the 112 Ukraine media outlet, they had to pay for all of the negative attitudes that separatists have towards the Ukrainian Armed Forces and Ukraine overall.

    The exchange of prisoners took place on Saturday in Marinka, where the former prisoners Sergey Garnaga, Sergey Dmitruk and Alexander Makuha are still located.

    Red Cross representatives have communicated with them and said that …

  • Poroshenko: Russia will never admit Yanukovych's guilt

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has stated that Russia will never admit that the former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovich, and others were responsible for the suppression of anti-governmental protests during the Maidan movement.  Poroshenko said this in a televised address to Ukrainians on the second anniversary of the Maidan Revolution.  He also added that the perpetrators of the violence during the protests will be tried in absentia.

    Poroshenko has stated that the Verkhovna Rada …

  • Crimean Tatar Mejlis Chairman calls on Ukrainians to vote for singer of Tatar descent at Eurovision

    The Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Refat Chubarov, has called on Ukrainians to cast their votes in favor of Jamala, a Ukrainian singer of Crimean Tatar descent, at the Eurovision Song Contest.  He posted this on his Facebook page on February 20th, as Krym.Reallii reported.

    According to Chubarov, the Russian media as well as media in Moscow-controlled territories, have waged psychological warfare aimed at belittling Jamala.

    “Russian chauvinists ranging from unknown people …

  • US State Department calls on Kiev to accelerate reforms and root out corruption

    The US State Department issued a press release on February 20th, the second anniversary of the Maidan Revolution in Ukraine, and called for Kiev to accelerate reforms and follow the framework set forth by the IMF.

    “The United States calls on Ukraine’s leaders to honor the memory of the Maidan by working together, accelerating reform, and respecting the will of the Ukrainian people who want progress. That means fulfilling the conditions of Ukraine’s IMF program, rooting out corruption, and …