• Tuka: Ukraine began building a wall along the border with Russia

    George Tuka, the Deputy Minister for the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, reported that the Ukrainian authorities are preparing to build a wall between the Luhansk region and Russia. According to him, construction of the wall has already started. Geologists and surveyors are hard at work on the Russian-Ukrainian border.

    “The brigades of geologists and surveyors have already arrived. The works on the study of soil and preparatory works for technical assignment …

  • Ukrainian Defense Ministry: The military will meet international standards by 2020

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine will be brought up to international standards by the end of 2020, Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Dublyan stated at a briefing on Friday, May 13th, RBC-Ukraine reported.

    “By the end of 2020, the reform and transition of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to international standards will be completed,” Dublyan stated.

    He also noted that the Ministry of Defense is preparing a reform to be brought up to Euro-Atlantic standards.Ukraine was recently invited to attend the NATO …

  • US to provide Ukraine with $1 billion in loan guarantees

    Poroshenko and Biden have agreed on the provision of the third loan installment in the amount of $1 billion to Ukraine. The agreement will be signed in the near future.

    On the 13th of May, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, and the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, agreed to the provision of the third tranche of a loan in the amount of $1 billion to Kiev, the press service of the Ukrainian President reported. Poroshenko informed Biden on the progress made towards …

  • Ukraine wins Eurovision

    Ukrainian Singer Jamala has won the Eurovision contest. Her performance of song “1944” received 534 points bringing her to the top of the competition. The second place was taken by Australian Singer Dami Im, 511 points.Russian contestant, Sergey Lazarev, took the third spot scoring 491 points.Jamala’s song was dedicated to the deportation of Crimean Tatars by Soviet authorities in 1944.

  • Group of Italian MPs arrive in occupied Crimea

    RIA Novosti reported that a group of Italian MPs arrived in the occupied Crimea for a three-day visit. During the visit, the members of the delegation will visit Sevastopol, Yalta and Simferopol. The delegation includes senators Bartolomeo Pepe, Paola De Pin and Ivan Simeoni, a member of the Chamber of Deputies, Nicola Ciriacci and also the Regional Council of Tuscany member, Gabrielle Sani.

    An MP of the Italian Parliament, Nicola Ciriacci, expressed the view that the rights of the Crimean …