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  • Austria and Hungary have agreed to not provide military assistance to Ukraine

    The defense ministers of Austria and Hungary, Klaudia Tanner and Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky, said that their countries will continue to adhere to the policy of refusing military assistance to Ukraine.

    "The position of Austria and Hungary on the war in Ukraine is clear, as both countries do not send weapons to the conflict zone," they said at a joint press conference after a meeting in Budapest.

    Austria and Hungary explain their position by the desire to "prevent further escalation." At the …

  • Australia to send a new shipment of armored vehicles to Ukraine

    The Australian authorities decided to send a shipment of 34 armored personnel carriers to Ukraine, said Australian Minister of Defense Peter Dutton.

    " The Australian Government is providing further support for the people of Ukraine with the gifting of 14 M113 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) and a further 20 Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles (PMVs) to the Government of Ukraine," he said.

    According to him, Australia will also deliver to Ukraine 60 pallets of medical supplies, donated by …

  • Kadyrov’s critic assassinated in Austria

    A 43-year-old Russian asylum seeker was shot dead in the Austrian city of Gerasdorf on Saturday, July 4.

    Austrian news outlet OE24 writes that the man was shot in the head. The incident took place near one of the city's shopping centers.

    Gerasdorf is located 20 km from Vienna.

    Austrian special forces detained a suspect in Linz, he is also a Russian citizen. The man did not resist arrest.

    Austrian radio station ORF reported that both Russians were probably from Chechnya.

    According to Kavkaz. …

  • Australia and Netherlands began negotiations with Russia on responsibility for MH17 air disaster

    This month, the Netherlands, Australia and Russia have held their first meeting in an attempt to determine Russia’s responsibility for downing of MH17 flight in 2014 over eastern Ukraine, NOS news agency reported with reference to a joint statement of Australian and Dutch Foreign Ministers at a press conference in Sydney.

    "The First trilateral meeting has been held recently," said Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok.

    Both ministers refused to provide further details about the meeting, citing its …

  • Ukraine asks Australia for help in training policemen

    Ukraine police officers will be trained using the Australian State Police intensive program, which includes conducting investigations of serious crimes.

    The website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs says that the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov agreed to this during his visit to the Australian police college. Avakov invited college representatives to visit the Ukrainian patrol police academy and assist in the preparation of specialized training programs.

    “The Ukrainian police has 1 …

  • Media: former Chancellor of Austria could have been paid by Manafort for supporting Yanukovych’s interests

    Paul Manafort, former political strategist of the Party of Regions and former head of Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign had lobbied many European politicians for former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s interests. One of these politicians might be former Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer, reported the Austrian newspaper Kurier.

    The FBI's indictment against Manafort does not include the names of European politicians,  whom Manafort paid more than $2 million for supporting positions …

  • Ukraine and Australia to pursue peaceful usage of nuclear energy

    On Wednesday, the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers, approved an agreement with the Australian Government on their cooperation towards the peaceful usage of nuclear energy, as reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

    The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Groysman, read the order among others adopted by the Cabinet without debate.

    In March 2016, in Washington, the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, Volodymyr Demchyshyn, and Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, signed the …

  • The names of those responsible for downing of MH17 will be released by the end of the year

    The names of those who “played an active role” in the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash will be announced by no later than the beginning of 2017. This statement was made by Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in an interview with the country’s ABC media company, which was published on the 2nd of October.

    Bishop stated that the investigation revealed the identities of approximately 100 people who were actively involved in the transportation of Buk air defense systems from Russia to the …

  • Australia interested in cooperating with Ukraine's Antonov aircraft company

    The Ambassador of Ukraine to Australia, Mykola Kulinich, noted that the Australian Ministry of Defense and the Antarctic Division are interested in the possibility of using Antonov transport aircraft.

    After the debut of the An-225 Mriya strategic airlift cargo aircraft, Australia showed a keen interest in establishing ties with the Ukrainian State-Owned Enterprise Antonov. In an interview with Ukrinform news, Ambassador Kulinich said that "We have already proceeded to the first concrete steps …

  • Ukraine to purchase Uranium from Australia

    President Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine intends to purchase uranium from Australia. He said this in an interview with Ukrainian TV channels on the evening of April 3.

    "The corresponding agreement was signed with Australia in the framework of the Nuclear Security Summit, which will help to diversify the supply of nuclear fuel. We will now have not only Kazakh and Russian fuel but also Australian," Poroshenko said.

    The President also noted the strengthening of nuclear safety of Ukraine.

    " …