Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Ukraine condemns Hungarian Prime Minister's ‘peace mission’ to Moscow following Kyiv visit

    Ukraine's Foreign Ministry has responded to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's trip to Moscow to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin. This visit by the Hungarian leader came almost immediately after his trip to Kyiv and on the fifth day after Hungary assumed the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union.

    The Ministry notes that the decision to make this trip was taken by the Hungarian side without prior consultation or coordination with Ukraine. The principle of "no …

  • Hungary pressures Ukraine to recognize entire Transcarpathia as 'Traditionally Hungarian'

    The Hungarian government demands that Ukraine recognise the entire territory of Transcarpathia, even areas where ethnic Hungarians have never lived, as "traditionally Hungarian" territory, according to an article by Evropeyska Pravda. This demand is one of 11 points that Ukraine received in January 2024 from Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, which had not been disclosed publicly until now. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán agreed to support the start of Ukraine's EU membership …

  • Kremlin-linked bots spread fake celebrity quotes to undermine support for Ukraine

    A widespread online campaign has begun disseminating fake quotes from celebrities calling for an end to support for Ukraine, according to the news outlet Agentsvo. Journalists believe that this phenomenon is driven by bots connected to the Kremlin and operating for a Western audience through the Dvoynik (the double) network.

    The statements, in English, French, German, and Polish, which question the need to continue supporting Kyiv in its war against Russia, have been falsely attributed to …

  • Hungary lifts veto on Ukraine’s EU negotiation framework after securing minority rights demands

    Hungary’s Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has disclosed that the country agreed to lift its veto on the EU negotiation framework for Ukraine and Moldova’s membership because all Hungarian conditions have been included in the negotiation document for Kyiv. In a Facebook post, he emphasized that Budapest insists on the restoration of the rights of national minorities in Ukraine.

    According to Szijjártó, some EU member states did not even want to hear about Hungary’s conditions. However, …

  • Putin accuses Ukraine of involvement in terrorist attack in Krasnogorsk

    All four individuals involved in the terror attack at the Crocus City Hall concert venue in Krasnogorsk have been detained, said Russian President Vladimir Putin in a televised video address nearly a day after the tragic events.

    In his statement, Putin said the suspects "attempted to flee towards Ukraine, where, according to preliminary information, arrangements had been made for them to cross the border." According to Putin, a total of 11 people have been detained. Prior to Putin's address, …

  • Major countries' troops present in Ukraine, says Poland’s Foreign Minister

    Poland's Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski has stated that troops from "major countries" are already present in Ukraine. Speaking to the German news agency DPA, Sikorski echoed the words of Germany's Chancellor, saying, "As your Chancellor mentioned, there are indeed troops from major countries in Ukraine."

    When asked whether it is problematic that the Chancellor is speaking on the matter, Sikorski replied, "In the Polish language, we have a term ‘tajemnica Poliszynela’ (an open secret), …

  • Demand surges in Russia for counterfeit Ukrainian passports amid refugee status perks in the west

    In a bizarre twist, Russians are showing an increasing desire to obtain Ukrainian passports as merchants of forged documents claim these can facilitate relocation to Europe and access the benefits accorded to Ukrainian refugees.

    The Russian news outlet Fontanka reports that there is a spike in demand for counterfeit Ukrainian passports among Russians. According to the newspaper, while most offerings online are legitimate services provided by lawyers to help Ukrainian refugees who have …

  • Polish authorities detain and deport two Ukrainian journalists investigating Russia-Poland trade

    Two Ukrainian journalists investigating trade between Poland and Russia have been detained in Poland, as reported by Rayon.in.ua.

    The agency reported that editor Yuriy Koncevich and cameraman Oleksandr Pilyuk were detained on March 7 while documenting the crossing of the border by cargo train between the Kaliningrad region of Russia and Poland.

    "Rayon.Zakordon traveled to the north of Poland, near the border with the Kaliningrad region of Russia, to see how gas and grain are still being …

  • Ukrainian drones strike across Russian regions

    In the night of March 9, Russian territory came under a massive drone attack. Videos taken at the sites of the incidents featured explosions and the sound of car alarms being triggered. Governors from Russian regions specified the settlements that were reached by Ukrainian drones.Belgorod Region Governor, Vladislav Gladkov wrote that in the past day, UAVs had reached 13 villages scattered throughout the region. According to him, two people were killed and one was injured. An electricity …

  • Russia signals willingness to maintain gas exports to Europe through Ukraine as revenue losses mount

    Russia, which previously attempted to "freeze" Europe by slashing gas supplies to European customers in a bid to force the West to make concessions over the war in Ukraine, has now dramatically changed its rhetoric after losing a significant portion of its income from exporting natural gas.

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak announced Moscow's readiness to continue the delivery of gas to Europe, including through the territory of Ukraine, as reported by Russian media.

    However, …