• Saakashvili asks Poroshenko to send police and the National Guard to Odessa

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has been asked to deploy additional troops of the National Guard and the police force to Odessa. Ukrainski Novyny reported that this request was made by the head of the Odessa Regional State Administration, Mikheil Saakashvili.

    “In Odessa tonight, hired thugs attacked protesters near City Hall,” Saakashvili reported. According to him, municipal officials had assisted the attackers by “turning off all of the surveillance cameras beforehand”. A bank building …

  • Media: European Parliament to vote in favor of visa-free regime for Ukraine and Georgia in September

    As reported by the Brussels correspondent for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Rikard Jozwiak, on his Twitter page, the European Parliament will likely vote in favor of the visa-free regime for Ukraine and Georgia in September. “Voting in the European Parliament may take place in July; however, it will be difficult. September is more likely,” the journalist noted.

    On April 20th, the European Commission announced the submission of a legislative proposal concerning visa liberalization for …

  • Ukrainian agricultural exports to the EU grew by 15%

    Ukraine’s agricultural product exports to the EU increased by 15.3% in the first quarter of this year. The Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine on European Integration, Vladyslava Rutytskaya, posted this on her Facebook page.

    "This list was good news to start the work week with. For the first quarter, Ukrainian agricultural product exports to the EU grew by 15.3 per cent," she wrote. According to her, it is an additional $155 million to improve Ukraine’s trade balance.

    " …

  • Ukraine intends to increase purchases of nuclear fuel supplies from the US

    As was stated during a meeting with the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, the Ukrainian Minister for the Energy and Coal Industry, Igor Nasalyk, noted the importance for Ukraine to diversify its supplies and disposals of spent nuclear fuel and increase its future cooperation with the Westinghouse Company, as the Ministry of Energy reports.

    "Future cooperation with the Westinghouse Company is important for Ukraine to be able to diversify nuclear fuel sources at …

  • Ukraine resumes exporting coal from the Donbas

    Ukraine has resumed the export of A-Grade coal extracted from the uncontrolled territories of the Donbas and Luhansk regions

    According to the State Statistics Service, as of February, Ukraine has officially resumed exporting small amounts of anthracite coal.

    Coal is currently being exported to Poland and Moldova. In February, about 900 tons were exported; 830 of which was sent to Poland. In January, according to the State Statistics, no anthracite was exported.

    According to Government …