• Separatists attacked Ukrainian positions during Poroshenko's visit to the front

    Andriy Lysenko, Presidential Administration spokesperson, stated at a daily briefing that separatists from the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic shelled military positions in the area Vodyane while President Poroshenko was there.  

    "There were mortar fires near Zaitseve, Mayorsk, Avdiivka and Vodyane, and in Pisky, illegally armed groups opened fire from cannon artillery. Yesterday, the Ukrainian President visited these areas," he stated.

    Lysenko added that Poroshenko inspected some of the …

  • Herashchenko: We are preparing a harsh reaction to PACE's declaration

    On the 25th of June, People’s Deputy of Ukraine Iryna Herashchenko wrote on her Facebook that  the Ukrainian delegation to PACE is disappointed by the statement of the President of PACE, Pedro Agramunt, who proposed and endorsed the statement on the shared values of PACE with the Russian Federation.

    “On Friday, the President of PACE, Pedro Agramunt, who sneaked the statement to the Bureau and supported it, showed himself in all his glory. Agramunt supported the statement that PACE has shared …

  • Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers approved strategy to reform public administration

    The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers approved a strategy for the reform of public administration for 2016-2020, including the plan for its implementation.

    "I propose to support this strategy and start the process of reforming public administration," Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze said, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    According to her, the strategy provides for both short and long-term objectives. The latter include, for example, the reform …

  • Lysenko: The bodies of 26 Russian soldiers were transported across the border from Donetsk

    According to the Ukrainian Spokesman of the Presidential Administration on ATO [conflict zone] issues, Andriy Lysenko, the bodies of 26 Russian soldiers were transferred across the border from Donetsk to Russia, RBC-Ukraine reported.

    He also noted that three Russian soldiers were killed and three were injured in the Donbas over the weekend.

    "Yesterday the soldiers were killed and three injured. They served in the so-called 6th regiment, 11th regiment and 100th brigade of the enemy. The day …

  • Separatist leader compared Brexit with events in the Donbas in 2014

    The head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, congratulated British citizens on the result of the referendum to withdraw from the EU, at the last meeting of the spring session of the DPR People’s Council.

    "In fact, this [the results] is a very significant thing, because now Britain has done what we did two years ago: we also held a referendum, voted, and withdrew from Ukraine," Zakharchenko said.

    He added that he also congratulates UK citizens on the …