• US House approves sending lethal weapons to Ukraine

    The US House of Representatives has unanimously approved supplying lethal defensive weapons systems to Ukraine. This was stated in the House bill named ‘On the support of stability and democracy in Ukraine’, which had previously been supported by the Foreign Affairs Committee. This was reported on the website of the lower chamber of the US Congress.

    The Embassy of Ukraine in the US reported that the document was initiated by the Co-Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of …

  • Ukraine begins preparation for withdrawal of forces from the Donbas

    The withdrawal of troops and weapons along three areas of the contact line has started, said Yevhen Marchuk, the Ukrainian Special Representative in one of the subgroups of the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine. He hopes that withdrawal along the remaining four areas will follow.

    Ukraine started preparations for the withdrawal of the troops and weapons along the frontline in the Donbas region. Withdrawal will take place along three areas defined in the framework agreement of the Tripartite …

  • Biden: Kyiv shouldn't give the EU a reason to lift sanctions on Russia

    The Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, called on Ukraine to speed up the reform process, warning that some European countries are waiting for a reason to remove the sanctions against Russia.

    “We know that there are at least five countries that will refuse to participate in the continued extension of sanctions against Russia, should Ukraine give the European Union a reason to do so,” Biden said in his speech before the Foreign Affairs Council in New York on the 21st of September. …

  • Ukrainian State Border Service reported seven Russian helicopters over the Crimean border

    Ukrainian border guards recorded the flights of seven Russian helicopters on September 21st in the area of the administrative Crimean border, reported the Ukrainian State Border Service press-service.

    “Yesterday border guards from the State Border Service of Ukraine again observed Russian Armed Forces activity near the administrative border with the temporarily occupied territory of the Crimea. In particular, servicemen from the Kherson and Berdiansk units traced seven Russian military …

  • Trilateral Contact Group agrees on withdrawal of forces from the Donbas

    The Trilateral Contact Group, which was created to settle the conflict in eastern Ukraine, agreed on a "withdrawal of troops and weapons" by all parties to the conflict in the Donbas region, as stated on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, by Daria Olifer, Press Secretary of the Ukrainian representative to the group, Leonid Kuchma, on her Facebook page. This information was confirmed by the Special Representative of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Martin Sajdik. …