• Igor Strelkov: Pro-Russian separatists have brought poverty and ruin to the Donbas

    The former Minister of Defense of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Igor Strelkov (aka Igor Girkin), stated that the separatists have brought ruin to the Donbas, built "simulacrums of republics", and created "a pigsty and a mess". Before the separatists came to power, the quality of life in Donetsk was higher, Strelkov stated, as reported by Chetvertaya Vlast.

    Strelkov made these comments during an interview with representatives of the NOD (National Liberation Movement), a Russian …

  • Ukranian Intelligence: Six Russian servicemen were killed in Avdiivka

    The Main Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine reported that six Russian servicemen were killed and five others were injured on March 22-23 during attempts to attack the industrial area in Avdiivka. “The enemy continues to maintain tension in the direction of Donetsk. High intensity of shelling of ATO forces’ [Ukrainian army] positions, including use of grenade launchers, 82 and 100-mm mortars, remains in Avdiivka and Yasynuvata,” the report says.

    In addition, the Intelligence noted that …

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor's Office submitted indictment against separatist leader

    The Prosecutor's Office sent an indictment to the court regarding the conviction in absentia of the ‘head’ of the so-called ‘Luhansk People`s Republic’ (LPR), Igor Plotnitsky, for the kidnapping of Ukrainian pilot, Nadiya Savchenko, as stated by the Press Service of the Prosecutor's Office of Kiev.

    "The Prosecutor's Office of Kiev approved and sent to the court an indictment against the so-called ‘ex-Defense Minister of the LPR’, Igor Plotnitsky, for the commission of a terrorist act, and the …

  • Ukrainian Parliament may vote on Groisman for Prime Minister next week

    The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada may consider the candidacy of Parliamentary Speaker Vladimir Groisman for the post of Prime Minister as early as Tuesday, March 29th, according to an MP from the Block Petro Poroshenko Faction, Artur Gerasimov, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    "I sincerely believe that we will come out on Tuesday to vote on the candidacy of Prime Minister,” Gerasimov told reporters on Friday.

    According to him, the factions belonging to the ruling coalition will discuss the candidacy of …

  • Aksyonov: Kerch Strait Bridge cannot be built without Ukraine's consent

    The head of Russian Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, said that Ukraine will have to agree on the construction of the Kerch Strait Bridge, the Kommersant newspaper wrote.

    According to Aksyonov, this is due to "international legal norms according to which the Sea of Azov is a joint area of navigation.”

    "It is 'unlikely' that we'll get Ukraine's consent,” the official noted, adding that construction of an underwater tunnel would be cheaper and would not require consent from Kiev.

    Russia and Ukraine …