• Poroshenko to IMF: Ukraine will continue reforms despite crisis in relations in the government

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, held a phone conversation with the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, in which an agreement was reached to prepare a road map for reforms, the Press Service of the President stated.

    As noted, Poroshenko stressed that Ukraine will continue reforms despite the crisis in relations between the government and the parliamentary coalition.  In addition, the President stressed the need to restart the Cabinet of Ministers …

  • Lysenko: Most Russian 'journalists' in eastern Ukraine are spies

    According to the speaker of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration on issues in the conflict area, Andrei Lysenko, most “Russian journalists” who wish to work in eastern Ukraine are spies.  He stated this in an interview with Novaya Gazeta.

    “It is simple.  There are no joint activities with Russian journalists in the ATO area [eastern Ukraine].  The majority of Russian Federation citizens who were identified as belonging to the press were found to be spies.  They failed a background check …

  • IMF says Ukraine's Bailout is at Risk

    After the resignation of the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Aivaras Abromavičius, the IMF has warned Kiev of a possible cessation of financial support. The Managing Director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, stated on the 10th of February that it is difficult to imagine that the Fund could further support the country without significant efforts by the Ukrainian Government.

    She also expressed concern about how slowly Ukraine is moving in the fight against corruption. The …

  • Kremlin Spends up to $2 Billion per Year on International Anti-Ukrainian Information Campaign

    The Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Vadym Prystaiko, said in his interview with Glavkom that Russia spends about $2 billion a year on its international anti-Ukraine campaign. “Moscow spends about $2 billion on promoting the policies of the Party abroad,” Prystaiko stated, noting that this money is used to fund mass media, such as Life News, Sputnik News, Russia Today and others. He noted that this was the amount estimated by Ukrainian diplomats and this figure could be higher.

    “How did we …

  • Russian Military Observers Accused of Intending to Distribute Instruction Manuals for Weapons in Ukraine

    Ukrainian law enforcement authorities have accused two Russian military observers of attempting to distribute instruction manuals for rocket launchers, hand grenades, and mines, as well as teaching material concerning modern tank warfare, as reported by Interfax on February 9th.

    “On the 2nd of February 2016, our investigation brought a criminal case under Article 333 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (violation of the procedure for transfer of goods, which are subject to State control). The …