• OSCE has recorded 20 vehicles transporting the bodies of Russian soldiers from Ukraine over the course of the war

    While monitoring the war in the Donbas, the OSCE counted more than 20 vehicles transporting the bodies of Russian soldiers back to Russia, as announced by the U.S. representative to the organization, Ambassador Daniel Baer, Ukrinform reported.

    Prior to that, on October 27th, observers noticed another car transporting the dead in Gukovo and Donetsk. According to them, it was crossing the border between Russia and the separatist controlled territory.

    "And this is just the last one of more than 2 …

  • Plants indirectly owned by Ukrainian President receive contracts worth $2.5 from state companies

    The Leninska Kuznia plant, which is indirectly owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, received two contracts for the repair of ships totaling 64.02 million hryvnia ($2.5 million), Nashi Groshi reported with reference to the Prozorro system (an online system tracking Ukrainian Government expenditures, purchases and tenders). It was reported that the State Enterprise Maritime Search and Rescue Service ordered an overhaul of marine hardware and hull structures of the rescue ship Sapphire …

  • Poroshenko: Moscow asked Ukraine to buy Russian gas

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that in the spring, Russia asked Ukraine to buy its gas. However, Kyiv refused.

    "All talks about there being rolling blackouts in winter, about Ukraine being left without heating and coal, about Ukrainians not having enough gas in their underground storage facilities, have stopped. We, in spite of the war, have built an economically strong and independent state,” he said on Wednesday during his working visit to Lviv.

    “I was pleased when the Russians …

  • Ukraine has tripled the combat strength of their missile forces

    In comparison to 2014, the combat strength of the Ukrainian missile forces has tripled. According to Interfax-Ukraine, this was said by the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko.“The combat strength of the troops has tripled since 2014. Today, there are specific measures being implemented to enhance the combat potential of the missile troops and the artillery. Their organizational structure is being improved, systematic modernization is being executed and new …

  • Ukrainian minister reveals coal-for-electricity exchange with separatist republics

    Vadym Chernysh, the Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories of the Donbas, said in an interview with Hromadske radio that Ukraine supplies electricity to the occupied territories of the Donbas in exchange for coal.

    "Yes, it continues. Both in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The situation in the Luhansk regions is complicated again. Technically, the Luhansk thermal power plant located almost at the contact line is supplying electricity to the uncontrolled territory. However, coal for …