• Kazakhstan offers Ukraine an option to transport cargo bypassing Russia

    Kazakhstan has offered Ukraine the option to use an alternative transport route through the Kazakh port of Aktau to bypass the Russian territory. This was reported by the Atameken National Chamber of the Entrepreneurs (NCE) of the Republic of Kazakhstan, citing the Deputy Chairman of the NCE Dana Zhunusova.

    Due to the introduction of additional restrictive measures by the Russian Federation as of July 1st imposed on the transit of Ukrainian products through Russian territory to Kazakhstan and …

  • Ukraine hopes to provide strategic air transport to NATO

    Ukraine’s leadership has decided to withdraw from the tripartite cooperation program between Ukraine, Russia and NATO, according to which the Alliance has used the capabilities of Ukrainian strategic aviation.

    The acting head of the Mission of Ukraine to NATO, Yehor Bozhok, said this in an interview with Evropeyskaya Pravda.

    He named Ukrainian strategic AN-124 Ruslan planes among the items that Ukraine offers to enhance the Alliance’s defense capability.

    “Until now we had a program, …

  • Ukrainian MoD: Separatists have increased attacks in the Donbas prior to NATO summit

    The head of the public relations department of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Bogdan Senik stated in his comment to Ukrainian Pravda that the increase in shelling in eastern Ukraine zone that has been observed in recent days can be explained by the desire to provoke Ukrainian servicemen before the NATO Summit.

    “We connect the tendency towards increasing the amount of shelling over the recent period with holding of landmark meetings such as meeting in Minsk or other events, where the issue on de- …

  • British General: Ukraine will never be a NATO member

    A Retired General of the British Army, Richard Shirreff, who held a senior position in the European NATO structure, stated in an interview with Deutsche Welle that he believes that Ukraine should follow Finland’s example and not pursue NATO membership.

    Shirreff is the author of the book, 2017: War with Russia. When asked if it is realistic that Ukraine will join NATO one day, he replied, "No, I don’t think it is even realistic. First of all, from a political perspective, Ukraine’s admission to …

  • Polish President: NATO’s doors should be open to Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova

    Andrzej Duda stated in an interview with PAP (Polish Press Agency) that NATO should leave the doors open for Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova.

    According to him, the Alliance should cooperate closely with Sweden and Finland, because these states are already strategically linked with NATO and the cooperation with them should be enhanced.

    "In my view, the Alliance should primarily maintain an open-door policy. We cannot say that the North Atlantic Alliance is already full and that no more states can …