• Lithuanian Foreign Minister: Only a unified position in the West will stop Russian aggression

    Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius believes that only a principled and unified position of the West will stop Russian aggression as expressed in his article, "Enough: NATO Should Stop Feeding Russian Trolls", published in Politico.

    "If Moscow wants to participate in a real partnership with NATO, it must cease its unreasonable and provocative military operations on the borders of NATO countries; including the flights of Russian aircraft with disabled transponders over the Baltic Sea, …

  • Pro-Russian parties call for boycott of presidential elections in Moldova

    The leader of the pro-Russian Our Party, Renato Usatîi, believes that Moldovan opposition parties should request that the country’s citizens boycott the upcoming presidential elections.

    Usatîi suggested that the Socialist Party and the Dignity and Truth Platform party join forces against the decision of Moldova’s Constitutional Court to hold nationwide elections.

    He believes that the Court made this decision with the sole purpose of avoiding early parliamentary elections.

    “I will meet with …

  • Mejlis regional building attacked in Simferopol

    The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars’ regional building was attacked by unknown assailants in Simferopol.  This was posted on Facebook by a member and coordinator of the Mejlis, Eskender Bariev.  According to him, unknown suspects smashed the glass in the building, which is located on Chekhov Street.

    According to the Krym.Realii news portal, Crimean authorities continue their attempts to ban any and all activities of the Mejlis.  Because of this, international human rights organizations fear the …

  • Normandy Format Ministers have yet to reach an agreement on the issues of elections in the Donbas

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, stated that he does not feel that any breakthroughs were made during the talks between the Foreign Ministers of the ‘Normandy Four’ countries in Paris, Reuters reports.

    The Foreign Ministers of Ukraine, Germany, Russia and France were unable to agree on the key issue of the meeting- the elections in specified districts of the Donbas region.  Germany and France have proposed to hold elections in the first half of 2016.  Moscow, …

  • Ukrainian Justice Minister: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada is ready to sue Russia over Crimea

    The Minister of Justice of Ukraine, Pavlo Petrenko, claims that lawyers among the Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada have expressed readiness to support Ukraine in litigation efforts against Russia for the annexation of the Crimea, as discussed by Petrenko with UKRINFORM at the end of his visit to Canada.

    "The topic of Crimea was raised by our community. They have created the Association of Ukrainian Lawyers, including leading experts and lawyers from both Canada and the United States.  They were …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Russia deployed additional military equipment to Khartsyzk and Ilovaisk

    Russia has transported weapons, military equipment, ammunition and fuel to pro-Russian militants in the occupied Donbas region, according to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

    The Ministry had recorded the arrival of these supplies to Khartsyzk and Ilovaisk.

    Khartsyzk had received three T-72 tanks, five BMP infantry fighting vehicles, two 152-mm self-propelled howitzers, six 122-mm D-30 howitzers, 120 tons of fuel and two cars carrying uniforms.

    This …

  • Ukrainian and Turkish navies hold joint exercise in the Sea of Marmara

    A joint military exercises of the Naval Forces of Ukraine and Turkey have been completed in the Sea of Marmara as reported by the Naval Forces of Ukraine on their Facebook page.

    "A detachment of ships of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine consisting of the frigate Hetman Sahaidachny and the degaussing ship Balta have completed joint exercises with a frigate of the Navy of the Republic of Turkey in the Sea of Marmara on the 7th of March," the message stated.

    It is noted that …

  • Russia to help Bolivia establish Center for Nuclear Research

    Russia and Bolivia will establish the Center for Nuclear Research and Technology.  Director General of Rosatom Sergey Kirienko and the Bolivian Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy Luis Alberto Sanchez have signed the agreement, as reported by Interfax on March 6th.

    The Center will be built in the Bolvian town El Alto which is located 4100m above sea level. It will contain new experiment plants and scientific laboratories. Russian institute JSC NIKIET, named after N.A. Dollezhal, will develop …

  • Ukraine is losing the EU Association Agreement Referendum in the Netherlands

    Dmitry Kuleba, the Ambassador-at-Large for Strategic Communications at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, stated that Ukraine is still losing in the Referendum on Association with the European Union, which is scheduled for April 6th in the Netherlands. Hromadske reports that according to the ambassador, the Dutch are confused about the referendum and Ukraine’s membership in the EU.

    Kuleba remains optimistic. "The dynamic is positive and the number of those who would vote against the …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Russian representatives arrive in Donetsk to determine source of information leak

    The Southern Military Command of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation arrived in the separatist-occupied region of Donetsk.  This was reported on the 6th of March by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine.

    According to the Ministry’s statement, representatives of the Russian military visited the area to find out why Russian leadership has failed to conceal the fact that the country is directly involved in the Ukrainian conflict.

    “The main task of the …