• EU expresses concern about latest Russian weapons found in Donbas

    The European Union expressed concern about the discovery by the OSCE Mission in the Donbas of the modern Russian radar station 51U6 Kasta-2E1, which is used by the Russian Armed Forces, reports Ukrinform.

    "The EU is concerned that on February 15, for the first time, SMM (Special Monitoring Mission) recorded the radar station 51U6 Kasta-2E1 near the village of Bugaevka, which is not under Ukrainian government control. This highly modern weapon is used by the Russian Federation and it raises a …

  • Washington imposes sanctions against Ukrainian oligarch Kolomoisky and his family

    The U.S. has imposed sanctions against Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky, accusing him of corruption.

    The charges relate to his tenure as governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region in 2014-2015. Also, restrictions have been imposed on his wife, daughter and son. All of them are banned from entering the United States.

    "Kolomoyskyy was involved in corrupt acts that undermined rule of law and the Ukrainian public’s faith in their government’s democratic institutions and public processes, including …

  • Stoltenberg: Russia would not have captured Crimea if Ukraine had been in NATO in 2014

    The Russian Federation would not have annexed Crimea if Ukraine had been a NATO member as of 2014, because other members of the Alliance would have stood up for Ukraine, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in his speech at the College of Europe in Bruges, RBC-Ukraine reports.

    "My short answer is that this would not have happened, because the purpose of NATO is to protect every ally," Stoltenberg said.

    He added that NATO uses a "one for all and all for one" rule if one of the Allies …

  • DPR gives permission to its troops to fire on Ukrainian positions in Donbas

    The self-proclaimed Donetsk Peoples Republic allowed the militants to open "warning" fire on the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Donbas, reported the publication Ostrov.

    "Due to the lack of response from international observers to the shelling of the settlements of the Republic, in order to protect the population from Ukrainian terror, the units of the People's Militia have been given permission to open fire to suppress and destroy the enemy's firing positions," said the "people' …

  • U.S. allocates $125 million in military aid for Ukraine

    The U.S. plans to provide additional $125 million in military aid to Ukraine, said Pentagon spokesman John Kirby at a briefing.

    "Today, the U.S. Department of Defense announces a new $125 million package for Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative," a Pentagon spokesman said.

    The new package is intended to help Ukraine "preserve territorial integrity, as well as ensure the protection of its borders." The funds will also be used to improve Ukraine’s "operational compatibility with NATO." …