• Poroshenko urges international community to not recognize Russian elections in Crimea

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has stressed the importance of maintaining the non-recognition policy of the illegal annexation of the Crimea, where the human rights situation is catastrophically deteriorating. This includes the use of punitive Soviet-style medicine. This was said at a meeting of the Ambassadors of the G7 countries and the European Union.

    Poroshenko also urged the non-recognition of the legitimacy of the parliamentary elections in the Russian Federation, which Moscow is …

  • Kyiv will not halt water supplies to eastern Ukraine

    Ukraine cannot stop the supply of water to the occupied part of the Donbas region, the Vice Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister for Regional Development, Construction and Housing, Hennadiy Zubko, said to journalists during his visit to the Donetsk region.

    "Water is a human product and we cannot stop or interrupt the supply of water to the occupied territory. Therefore, the Donbas Water state enterprise and the Popasna water facilities supply water to the occupied territory. Yes, today it …

  • German Ambassador to Ukraine: All parties must be active in implementing Minsk agreements

    German Ambassador to Ukraine Ernst Reichel believes that Ukraine cannot fully assert its position on the Minsk Agreements and will have to make certain concessions. However, the existence of agreements with the Russian Federation would be more profitable for Ukraine than having none at all.

    "In this conflict which is regulated by the Minsk Agreements, Ukraine cannot 100% defend its interests and have to make certain concessions,” Reichel said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine. He also …

  • Ukraine extends sanctions against companies and citizens who support Russian policy

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine released the decision to extend economic sanctions and restrictive measures against companies and citizens who pose a threat to the national interests of Ukraine. The corresponding Resolution Number 639 was published on the government’s website.

    “The decision invites a strengthening of the sanctions policy by extending the list of individuals and entities that contribute to or finance terrorism and pose a threat to the national interests, national security, …

  • Official: It is Ukraine's right to prohibit Russian elections on Ukrainian territory

    To allow or deny elections within its territory is a sovereign right of Ukraine. It should not give anyone authorization, the Deputy Head of the Central Election Commission of Ukraine, Andriy Mahera, said in his comments to GORDON.

    According to Mahera, the decision of the Ukrainian authorities on the prohibition of conducting elections for the State Duma of the Russian Federation within the territory of Ukraine on the 18th of September is consistent with international law.

    "There is a …