Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Demands Strategy for the Return of Crimea

    The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk declared that the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine needed to prepare a strategy for the return of Crimea from Russian annexation. According to him, the government is doing its share of the work.

    “The National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine has to consider a strategic question: How will we reclaim the Crimea? We do our part of the work as government. We have made our case to the European Court of Human Rights,” Yatsenyuk …

  • Much anticipation about Biden’s visit to Ukraine. What will the outcome be?

    On December 7, The US Vice President, Joe Biden is expected in Ukraine. It’s the second time in the history of Ukraine since an American politician of such rank will address the Ukrainian Parliament. George Herbert Walker Bush, who addressed the Ukranian MPs from Verkhovna Rada’s podium, was the first. This happened when Ukraine expressed its intention to become an independent State. In his speech entitled “Chicken Kiev,” the former U.S President called on Ukraine to refrain from suicidal …

  • Top U.S. official to discuss terrorism financing in Europe

    As reported by The Wall Street Journal, Adam Szubin, acting U.S. undersecretary of Treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence will visit Italy, Germany and the U.K next week to discuss U.S.-European counter-terrorism finance with government officials, think tanks and business, legal and compliance leaders.The discussions will include joint efforts against Islamic State and enforcement of sanctions on Russia for its destabilizing actions in Ukraine.Mr. Szubin will also outline ongoing U.S. …

  • Japan to provide Ukraine with $300 million loan

    The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, reached an agreement with the Japanese government that will provide Ukraine with a loan worth $300 million. Expreso.TV reported that the document was signed by the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine’s Finance Minister, Natalia Yaresko, and the Japanese Ambassador to Ukraine, Shigeki Sumi.

    The Japanese Ambassador stated that last year, Japan had provided $100 million worth of support for Ukraine. Therefore, the total budget …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister says OSCE in deep crisis

     

    The active work of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is paralyzed following the Russian veto. The Ukrainian Minister for Foreign Affairs stated that it is very likely that the Final Declaration will not be accepted during the upcoming ministerial meeting in Serbia. "The OSCE is in a deep crisis and many Ministers are speaking openly about this," he said. 

    At the same time, he indicated that Ukraine continues its work with the OSCE. "We try to work actively with the …

  • Lysenko: Ukrainian armored car drove over a landmine, killing one soldier and wounding five

    The Speaker of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, Andrey Lysenko, reported that militants haven’t stopped provocative shelling with the use of grenade launchers, machine guns and mortars. Lysenko stated at a briefing that in the last few days one Ukrainian soldier was killed and five were wounded in the operation zone in eastern Ukraine.

    “Yesterday, one of our combat reconnaissance vehicles drove over a landmine near the village of Gnutovo in the Donetsk region. One serviceman was …

  • USA Prepares Unpleasant Surprise for Putin’s Agents in Ukraine

    The US Congress adopted a bill that obliges all intelligence agencies to provide information concerning the funding of political parties and non-governmental organizations in former Soviet Republics by Russian Intelligence Agents. This bill was mentioned in the corresponding document of the US Congress, Kasparov.ru reported.

    The document states that “Not later than 180 days after the bill enters into force, the Director of Intelligence will have to provide intelligence information concerning …

  • Crimean energy independence to cost Russia $ 2 billion

    The Russian government may pay $2 billion for the power bridge construction between Kuban – Crimea Peninsula, wrote newspaper Vedomosti, referring to the estimates of “Renaissance Capital” analyst Vladimir Sklyar.

    To construct the stations with 940 MW total capacity may cost US $1.1–1.3 billion. But, according to Sklar, the construction in Crimea will cost $400-450 million more.

    On Dec. 2, the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, launched the first line of an energy bridge to  Crimea. The first …