• So-called DPR creates special police battalion to protect separatist leaders

    The so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) announced the establishment of Bastion, a special police regiment, to provide security for the leaders of the self-proclaimed republic and particularly important objects, separatist online resources report.

    The special unit will guard objects of important infrastructure of the DPR; be responsible for the security of valuable, important and dangerous goods such as money during transit; and ensure the personal security of the leaders of the self- …

  • $1 billion remains in accounts belonging to Yanukovych and Azarov in Ukrainian banks

    The Chairman of Oschadbank, Andriy Pyshnyy, stated in an interview with Livyi Bereh news agency that over 1 billion dollars remains in the accounts of the former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, and the former Prime Minister, Mykola Azarov.

    According to Pyshnyy, the accounts belonging to Azarov and Yanukovych have “quite significant sums.”

    “Over $1.15 billion.  Due to bank confidentiality, I cannot comment on some things. But I ask you to understand this. This is a strict legal …

  • UK Ambassador in Kyiv: Despite Brexit, we will continue to support Ukraine

    The Ambassador of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland to Ukraine, Judith Gough, assured that the possible exit of Great Britain from the EU will not have a significant impact on relations with Ukraine, including military cooperation, as the diplomat stated at the commemorative ceremony for those killed in past wars, which is celebrated on November 11, UNIAN reports.

    “I don’t think that this will have a significant impact. If you remember one of the first visits of our Secretary for Foreign …

  • OSCE witnessed a significant increase in violence in eastern Ukraine

    OSCE observers witnessed fierce fighting in the Donbas. In the three days from November 7 to November 9, more than 4,000 violations of the ceasefire were recorded, and over the past week, more than 7,000, as stated by the principal deputy chief monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, Alexander Hug, at a briefing in Kyiv, UNIAN reported.

    “The security situation along the line of contact in eastern Ukraine remains unstable. Over the past few days SMM observers witnessed …

  • Ukrainian Security Service accuses Russia of preparing provocations to prompt early parliamentary elections

    Russia is preparing provocations in order to organize early parliamentary elections in Ukraine. This, as Urianian 112.UA news channel  reports, was said during a briefing by the head of the Ukrainian Security Service (SSU), Anatoliy Dublyk.

    According to him, another provocation is being prepared on the day of the EU-Ukraine summit with the intention of breaking the process of obtaining a visa-free regime with the European Union.

    The SSU’s response to the inquiry of the Ukrayinska Pravda …