Contents tagged with Kyiv

  • The United States asks Ukraine to extradite an individual accused of fraud with American aid for Syria

    According to court submissions, the United States asks Ukraine to extradite Ernest Khalilov, a citizen of Turkmenistan, who was detained on suspicion of theft while delivering humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in Turkey, Ukrainski Novyny reported.

    Khalilov was detained by Ukrainian law enforcement officers at the end of October 2018 at the airport Borispol (Kyiv) when boarding the flight Kyiv – Istanbul. He was detained as a result Interpol warrant which was initiated by the United States. …

  • UN monitoring mission finds human rights violations in the Crimea

    On Wednesday, at the international Forum in Kyiv, Fiona Frazer, the Head of the UN Human Rights Mission to Ukraine stated that efforts are being made to suppress dissent or critical views on the peninsula, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "The trend that we have seen over the last few years shows that there are actions aimed at suppressing any dissent and critical views on the peninsula,” Frazer said. She noted that the right to worship is restricted in the Crimea, especially concerning Crimean …

  • Head of EU Delegation to Kyiv: Ukraine is the biggest target of Russian disinformation

    The head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, Hugues Mingarelli stated at the conference in Kyiv that Ukraine is the largest target of Russian disinformation and that this activity would increase due to the presidential election, Interfax reports.

    The EU Ambassador emphasized that Ukraine is “a battlefield for information warfare.” He stated that he believes that it creates misperceptions of Ukraine in the West. “You pay a very high price for a bad image formed in Western Europe.” 

    “Soon, the …

  • Poroshenko accuses Russia of cyber attacks on the Central Election Commission of Ukraine

    The Russian Federation carried out DdoS attacks on the Central Election Commission (CEC) on February 24 and 25, said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday during a meeting with representatives of the IT sector in Kyiv, Interfax Ukraine reported.

    “The Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council has developed protection mechanisms together with department for information security of the Security Service of Ukraine, the Cyber Security Police of the CEC jointly with our American …

  • Former Ukrainian Chief of General Staff arrested on charges of high treason

    Ukrainian Chief Military Prosecutor Anatolii Matios confirmed at a press conference on Monday that the country’s former Chief of General Staff, Volodymyr Zamana, had been arrested, UNN reports.

    “Colonel-general Zamana, former Chief of General Staff, is suspected of committing the crimes envisaged in part 1 article 111 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code – high treason, in the wording from 2001. In 2015, the wording of this article was replaced with more severe [wording],” the prosecutor said.  …

  • Kyiv requests a separate package of NATO assistance for Ukraine's Navy

    Ukraine's Permanent Representative to NATO Vadym Prystaiko said that Kyiv has asked NATO to arrange for a separate assistance package for the Naval Forces of Ukraine, the Evropeiska Pravda reported. 

    “We have the so-called Assistance Package, which includes different mechanisms, in particular, trust funds. One of the ideas is that the assistance to our Navy be allocated from one package, in order to to identify the needs and support opportunities so that each country to find its own niche,” …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine satisfied with EU policy changes concerning Nord Stream 2

     The EU’s coordinated amendments to its Gas Directive establish a legal framework for the Nord Stream 2 project to function in accordance with EU standards, but do not reduce the security risks, and could make Russia’s behavior even more aggressive, wrote Olena Zerkal, Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister for European Integration, on Facebook. 

    “First and foremost, EU law will extend to gas pipelines from third countries, including Nord Stream 2. This was and remains the key provision of the …

  • Transnistria hopes to open embassy in Kyiv

    Vadim Krasnoselsky, head of the unrecognized republic of Transnistria, has announced his intention to open embassies for his republic in Brussels and in Kyiv.

    “The head of Transnistria’s government has instructed the ministry of foreign affairs to open official Transnistrian embassies in Kyiv and Brussels,” the republic’s foreign ministry reported.

    However, the primary task of the Transnistrian foreign ministry is “to practically implement the national idea of Transnistria, which consists in …

  • Russia warns of gas supply problems to Europe if Nord Stream 2 is stopped

    The Russian Foreign Ministry warned the EU against hindering the Nord Stream 2 project, stated Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Alexander Pankin in an interview with RIA Novosti. 

    Pankin stated that if obstacles are created to force Russia to pump gas through Ukraine “on their terms, their tariffs and their legal uncertainties, then this would not work”. He pointed to possible difficulties that European consumers could have if Russia and Ukraine fail to reach an agreement on gas transit and “ …

  • Savchenko's party nominates her for the Presidency of Ukraine

    The Party Social and Political Platform of Nadiya Savchenko nominated her as a candidate for Presidency of Ukraine by unanimous decision, stated civil network OPORA on Saturday, January 26.

    "The delegates held pomegranates in their hands and chanted "Freedom to Nadiya Savchenko, freedom to Ukrainian political prisoners,” the statement reads. OPORA added that Savchenko’s program includes changing the Ukrainian political system constitutionally.

    As noted on Savchenko's page on Facebook, more …