• 49% of Dutch people aren't aware of upcoming vote on Ukraine-EU Association Agreement

    Almost half of Dutch citizens do not know about the referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (EUAA), which will take place on the 6th of April 2016, according to the results of a TNS Nipo poll, as reported by the daily publication De Telegraaf.

    The researchers found that 49% of the residents of the Netherlands do not know about the referendum.  "It seems that too few people will vote," the edition notes.  In particular, only 21% of the respondents said that "of course" they will vote …

  • Ukrainian activists resume blockade of Russian trucks

    The Freedom Party has resumed the blockade of Russian trucks who are currently on Ukrainian territory.  The leader of the organization, Oleh Tyahnybok, confirmed this on Facebook.

    “It is unacceptable that the government is allowing Russian businesses to use the Ukrainian transport infrastructure.  It undermines the faith of the Western allies who believe in Ukraine’s intentions to actually confront the aggressor, as well as the desire to continue the sanctions against Russia.  The actions of …

  • Former Ukrainian PM says he will return to Kiev from Russia with a 'rescue plan'

    The former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mykola Azarov, who fled Ukraine after the Revolution in 2014, promised to return to the Ukrainian government and proposed to restore the previous composition of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. “I will return to Ukraine for sure. I’m in Moscow now, as the former Prime Minister of Ukraine, but I’m not a former Ukrainian politician,” he stated at a press conference in Moscow on the 25th of February, TASS reported.

    Azarov also stated that he saw no reason to …

  • Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada discusses possible candidates for post of Prosecutor General

    The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada is discussing the possibility of appointing the Head of the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko, former Minister of Internal Affairs, Yuriy Lutsenko, and the Head of the Donetsk Regional Military and Civil Administration, Pavel Zhebrivskyi, to the post of Prosecutor General. This was said by the Head of the Anti-Corruption Committee from the Samopomich party, Yegor Sobolev, according to Ukrainian online news portal GORDON.

    "I've heard from members of the Committee on the …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister outlines plan for returning Crimea to Ukraine

    In a television interview, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin outlined the strategy to return Crimea to Ukraine, stating that the plan consists of three basic parts: political, diplomatic and informational. 

    According to Klimkin, the first phase of the plan consists of the political and diplomatic elements, and includes western countries providing support to Ukraine.  It also involves gaining support of the non-recognition policy of Crimea’s occupation, as well supporting sanctions …