• The Pope establishes Assistance Committee for Ukrainians affected by the war in the Donbas

    Pope Francis established a special committee for distributing funds collected for Ukrainians affected by the war in the Donbas. The fund is called The Pope for Ukraine and is aimed at providing assistance for war victims irrespective of their nationality or religion, Vatican Radio reports.

    The committee will distribute funds and consists of four members. It will be chaired by Jan Sobiło, the Auxiliary Bishop of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia. The Committee will consider proposals from "interreligious and …

  • NATO to discuss further assistance to Ukraine

    One the 15th of June, the defense ministers of NATO’s member countries will discuss providing additional assistance to Ukraine and Georgia.

    Evropeyskaya Pravda reported that this was said by NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, at a press conference in Brussels.

    “We will discuss providing additional assistance to Ukraine and Georgia. A meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Committee will be held on Wednesday. We are concerned about the escalation of the conflict in Donbas as well as new cases of …

  • Herashchenko: Ukraine suffered a record number of casualties in the Donbas in recent weeks

    According to the First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Iryna Herashchenko, Russia continues to demonstrate disrespect for the Minsk process.

    “We have a record number of killed and injured people in the ATO zone in recent weeks, Herashchenko stated during the round table meeting that took place on 13th of June, RBK-Ukraine reported. At the same time, she noted that Russia’s violation of the ceasefire was a clear sign of their disrespect of process.

    “I wish to assure you that Ukraine and …

  • Stoltenberg: Russia continues to support separatists in eastern Ukraine

    According to NATO Secretary General Jen Stoltenberg, Russia continues to support separatists in eastern Ukraine, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    “Russia has a special responsibility because it continues to support the separatists in the Donbas. We see Russian troops in eastern Ukraine,” Stoltenberg said.

    "We are deeply concerned by the violations of the cease-fire. We are also concerned about the large number casualties in the east of Ukraine in recent days. For me this is a signal that we …

  • Ukraine says foreigners are increasingly taking illegal trips to the Crimea

    The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported that over the past five months, there were 12% more foreigners (253 people) prosecuted for making illegal trips to the annexed Crimea than all of last year (225 people), Krym.Realii reported.

    According to the Ukrainian State Border Guard Press Service, most of the cases involved citizens of Russia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Uzbekistan. "The Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol are an integral part of Ukraine, which is subject to …