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  • Hungarian Foreign Minister: US urges Hungary to let Ukraine into NATO

    The Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Péter Szijjártó said in an interview with Radio Liberty that the United States during negotiations with Hungary repeatedly raised the issue of Budapest's blocking Ukraine's entry to the North Atlantic Alliance.

    "For them [the US], it is a matter of geopolitics. The US sees it as a geopolitical issue from overseas. However, we're Ukraine's neighbors! One hundred fifty thousand Hungarians are living here [in Ukraine]. Therefore, it is not surprising …

  • Kremlin: Russian Finance Minister and US Secretary of Treasury will meet to discuss trade increase

    The Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said on Russia 24 TV channel that the Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov will meet with his American counterpart Steven Mnuchin.

    According to him, US President Donald Trump said that the volume of the current US trade with China and Russia, is "shameful," so it is necessary to resolve this issue.

    He added that both sides expressed their determination to take steps to bring trade and economic relations between the countries out of …

  • US Embassy in Kyiv:since 2014 Washington has provided 11 billion dollars for Ukraine's defense

    Since 2014, the U.S. has allocated more than $1.1 billion for military training and equipment to help Ukraine boost its defense capability and protect its borders, reported the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv on its Facebook page.

    It is also reported that Colonel Bob Peters on behalf of the U.S. Embassy and the United States European Command, along with the General Mykola Malkov who is a commander of the Ukrainian State Special Transport Service planted a tree in commemoration of a strong partnership …

  • Russia considers adopting cryptocurrency to bypass sanctions

    Venezuela’s example of trying to bypass US sanctions using its own national cryptocurrency, the “petro”, has proved to be contagious.

    The Russian government is now prepared to consider creating a national gold-backed cryptocurrency, said Elvira Nabiullina, head of the Central Bank of Russia, during a meeting of several parliamentary committees, reports

    Such a cryptocurrency is needed for BRICS countries to make payments on arms contracts, explained Vladimir Gutenyov, First Deputy …

  • Iraq to buy S-400 missile systems from Russia

    Iraq intends to buy S-400 anti-air missile systems from Russia, announced Iraqi Ambassador to Russia Mansour Hadi on 15 May at a press conference, DW reports.

    The decision was made during a session of the Russian-Iraqi Commission for Trade, Economic and Scientific Cooperation held in Baghdad on 23-25 April.

    Hadi noted that, although the Iraqi government has stated its intention to purchase S-400s, no concrete agreements have yet been reached with Russia.

    This step by the Iraqi government …

  • US military officials visit Ukrainian Armed Forces in Donbas

    Delegation of the Defense Attaché Office of the U.S. Embassy to Ukraine visited the area the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation (JFO) in the Donbas, reported the JFO press service on Facebook.

    "While visiting the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, diplomats familiarized themselves with the current security policy and situation in the area of the military operation. They met with the brigade and battalion commanders to discuss the operational situation in their areas of responsibility, " JFO's …

  • US military arrive in Ukraine on a training mission

    The press service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported that more than 130 of the United States military arrived in Ukraine as part of the mission to train Ukrainian soldiers.

    The U.S. Army Airborne Assault Division took part in the ceremony of taking over the duties in the  JMTG-U (Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine) mission at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in the Lviv region.

    The U.S. Army soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Tactical …

  • US Senate Committee approves resolution to counter 'Russian aggression in the Black Sea'

    The United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has approved and recommended for approval a resolution calling for increased defense assistance to Ukraine and the cancellation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. This information was posted to the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States’ Facebook page.

    Senators are asking the US President to conduct an urgent joint operation with American allies to ensure freedom of navigation in the Black Sea. In so doing, the US aims to support …

  • Russian fighter jets scrambled twice during the day to escort American bombers over the Baltics

    Russia has scrambled Su-27 fighter jets twice during the day to escort American B-52H strategic bombers over the Baltic Sea, RIA Novosti reported citing Russian Defense Ministry.

    The Russian Defense Ministry stated that the U.S. Air force bombers flew over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. The Su-27 fighters prevented them from approaching the Russian border.

    The Ministry did not provide the exact time when the incidents occurred. However, the Russian military added that since March 14, …

  • European Parliament Member Rebecca Harms calls for new personal sanctions on Russians for actions in Crimea

    During a joint program by Krym.Realii and the TV channel UA:Pershyi titled “Crimea: 5 years of opposing the Russian occupation”, European Parliament Member Rebecca Harms said that she believes new personal sanctions should be imposed on Russia for its aggression in annexed Crimea.

    “I think that we need the sanctions, and we must not lift them until we achieve a better situation in Crimea and in the Donbas. What we are currently seeing gives cause to think about new sanctions. I side with those …