• Ukraine increases natural gas imports from Slovakia

    Ukraine has increased the daily import order for natural gas from Slovakia by 330%, from 2.048 to 8.796 million cubic meters, the Slovak Gas Transmission System Operator reported. On July 1-14, the import of gas via the Slovak gas corridor to Ukraine totaled half a million cubic meters.

    As previously reported, the Chief Executive of Ukraine’s state-owned Naftogaz, Andriy Kobolev, said on the 30th of June that the state was planning to start importing gas so it could pump it into underground …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces: Ukrainian soldier was taken prisoner by separatists

    The Spokesperson of the Presidential Administration on issues in the conflict zone, Colonel Andriy Lysenko, stated at a daily briefing that a Ukrainian serviceman was taken prisoner by members of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic in Marinka.

    “Yesterday, a group of Ukrainian servicemen went for a patrol at the request of local residents in order to detect explosive devices on the road that civilians would often use. Our group was ambushed during the patrol. As a result of these events, …

  • US House Committee on Foreign Affairs approves resolution on countering Russian aggression in Ukraine

    The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the US House of Representatives has approved a resolution on measures to counter Russian aggression in Ukraine. The resolution also mentions the provision of assistance to Ukraine in carrying out democratic reforms and strengthening sanctions against Russia, in connection with the annexation of Crimea. This was reported by the Voice of America.

    The bill was introduced by Congressman Eliot Engel, a Democrat. The document refers to the statement by the US …

  • Bellingcat: Russia used fake evidence to blame Kiev for downing of MH17

    Expert journalists from Bellingcat Group, which is engaged in independent investigations based on open sources, accused Russia of lying about shooting down the Malaysian aircraft flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. In a new report published on Friday, July 15, the Bellingcat “Study of open sources on MH17: two years later” says, “We believe that the Buk missile system, which shot down [flight] MH17, came from Russia, and the Russian authorities lied, falsified evidence and …

  • Russian Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation denies sending equipment to the Crimea

    State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom states that the company did not supply equipment for thermal power plants under construction in Crimea because the contract for the construction of thermal plants on the occupied peninsula was not completed.

    “All-Russia Research Institute of Automatics (VNIIA), named after N.L. Dukhov and a part of Rosatom, diversifies export markets and takes part in all competitions. And the fact that we win with our technology APCS (Automatic Process Control System) …