• The new Ambassador of Hungary announced his support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine

    Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vasyl Bodnar said on Twitter that he received copies of credentials from the new Ambassador of Hungary to Ukraine, István Ijdyarto.

    “Today, I received copies of credentials from the new ambassador of Hungary in Ukraine, István Íjgyártó.

    We have agreed to work on a positive agenda of bilateral relations. Mr. Ambassador is studying Ukrainian, which will undoubtedly help him in his professional activities,” Bodnar wrote.

    The previous Ambassador of …

  • Russia's Gazprom increased gas supplies to Donbas

    From January to September 2018, PJSC Gazprom supplied 1.75 billion cubic meters of gas to the territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions that are not controlled by Ukraine. That is 11.5% more than the same period in 2017 and 26.9% more than during nine months in 2016, according to the company’s annual statements, Interfax Ukraine reported.

    Gazprom has been supplying gas to the uncontrolled territory since February 2015 through gas metering stations in Prokhorovka and Platovo on the border …

  • DPR head Pushilin announces integration with LPR and accession to Russia

    Newly-elected leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin claimed that borders and customs between territories controlled by the DPR and LPR would be removed, and that in the future, the territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions which are controlled by pro-Russian militants will become a part of Russia, the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda reports.

    “We can speak about a single Donbas, but it happened so in 2014 l, that it was split into two Republics. We didn’t …

  • Ecumenical Patriarchate: Holy Synod to grant Ukrainian Church autocephaly

    The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate will grant the Ukrainian Orthodox Church autocephaly (independence), Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew said in an address on the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor (man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine in 1932 and 1933 that killed millions of Ukrainians).

    “This great responsibility of the mother church, the holy and great Church of Christ, surely has no borders. And so, just as we grant autocephaly to all local churches, the Holy Synod has decided to …

  • Slovakia opens the first criminal case for participation in the war in Donbas

    For the first time, a citizen of Slovakia has been charged for taking part in the war in the East of Ukraine, Slovak police reported on Facebook.

    According to the investigation, Mario, a local resident whose last name was not disclosed, has been fighting on the side of pro-Russian militants since July 2015. He has been charged in absentia with taking part in hostilities as part of an organized armed group in the territory of another state. If Mario returns to Slovakia, he may face up to eight …