In his throne speech on Tuesday, Willem-Alexander, the King of the Netherlands drew attention to trouble spots on the European borders – the Russian annexation of the Crimea, conflict in eastern Ukraine, conflicts in Mali, Yemen and Afghanistan. “All these developments directly and indirectly affect our security and freedom.” He announced on behalf of the government that more money is structurally being made available to the security services to arm the Netherlands against “the threat of …
Ukraine's military intelligence revealed a specially equipped cache filled with weapons and explosives near the strategic port city of Mariupol from a warehouse where the contents of Putin’s "humanitarian convoys” are being stored.
Four kilograms of TNT, grenades to antitank grenade launchers, ammunition and thermobaric ammo, and a number of various fuses were discovered in the cache.
"Given the peculiarity of the cache, we can say that it was created recently. Given the set of explosives, we …
Russia puts 1990’s markings on its ammunition sent to Donbas
Ukrainian engineers demining mine fields near Mariupol came across brand new mines and shells. The ammunition had the 1990’s markings on it to hide their origin, ZIK reports Sept. 15.
Ukrainian engineers found ‘black widows’ mines banned by international conventions for being especially dangerous.
In a hidden cache of explosives near one of the highways, the engineers also came across anti-tank mines Ukraine never had.
92-year-old Shimon Peres, the ninth President of Israel, made one of the most motivating speeches, according to participants, at the Yalta European Strategy (YES), which ended in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. He talked about the laziness, courage and audacity of hope. The text of his speech was published by the Ukrainian newspaper New Era.
We have dreamed about our own land, but the land that we got was not a dream. It was a small piece, one-thousandth of the Middle East. This land was not very …
Syrian activists who have expressed support to Ukraine during Crimea occupation now have a message to Russian soldiers' mothers: blame Putin for your dead sons, not Syrians.
Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival to open it's 19th year this Friday in Toronto.Below are the highlights of Must-Do Activities at the Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival.The Festival is only five days away. Here are some of the can’tmiss activities for the weekend. The Festival runs from September 18 to 20 on Bloor Street West between Jane and Runnymede TTC stations. It’s so popular it was named one of the “Top 100 Festivals or Events in Ontario” for 2013, 2014 and 2015. You won’t …
Arthur Laffer, former advisor to President Reagan, has become the advisor on taxation issues to Natalie Jaresko, Ukraine's minister of finance.
"As an advisor to the minister of finance, Laffer will be consulting the minister on issues concerning the implementation of tax reforms in Ukraine, which will allow the creation of a transparent and efficient taxation system that will stimulate investment, economic growth and job creation, as well as improve the quality of public services rendered for …
Senator John McCain declined the invitation of the leader of Pro-Kremlin Luhansk Republic,Igor Plotnitsky, to come to the elections as an observer.
The Communication Director of the Senator, Brian Rogers, confirmed this on Monday.
"Although I don’t usually deal with elections monitoring I am grateful for this unique invitation" - said McCain.
“If the so called Luhansk Republic is interested in democratic elections I suggest their proponents to surrender their weapons and take part in the …
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the elections on the occupied territories in Eastern Ukraine can only be held if the conditions for fair and transparent expression of people’s will prevail there.
“At the moment we cannot hold elections on the occupied territories” - said the President in his interview to the Ukrainian TV channels on Sunday.
“Our key point is not the fact of simply holding elections as preferred by Russia but ensuring how these elections are held.”
The European Union on Monday extended its sanctions against Russia until March of 2016. The sanctions are meant to punish Moscow for its military support for Ukrainian separatists and its annexation of Crimea.
The sanctions include asset freezes and travel bans against 149 people and 37 entities, the European Union announced in a statement. Without the EU action the sanctions would have lifted on Tuesday.
A separate set of European economic sanctions against Russia are in place until the end …