• Ukraine refuses to reconcile with Russia's Gazprom

    The Director of Business Development of the Ukrainian company Naftogaz, Yuriy Vitrenko, stated that any reconciliation with regards to the ruling of the Stockholm Arbitration Court on the Naftogaz-versus-Gazprom case is impossible. 

    “It should have been negotiated before the final decision of the Arbitration Court. Now it is too late to ask for amicable agreement. According to the decision of the Arbitration Court, Gazprom should pay us $2.56 billion, plus $75 million interest, and also cover …

  • US State Department affirms the referendum in Donbas ‘would have no legitimacy’

    U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert stated on Twitter that the results of a referendum offered by Putin in the Donbas would have no legitimacy. “A ‘referendum’ would have no legitimacy,” she wrote. “We continue to support Minsk agreements for solving the conflict in Donbas.”  The Bloomberg Agency reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to hold a referendum in the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk regions. According to the agency, this idea was …

  • Kyiv: US to allocate $200 million to strengthen Ukraine's defense and security

    Washington decided to allocate $200 million to Kyiv through the Pentagon to strengthen Ukraine’s security and defense in 2018, as stated in a message on Facebook page of the Ukrainian embassy in the United States.

    The allocated funds will be spent on providing Ukraine with military equipment, logistics, and training of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as “military services”. This decision to provide financial assistance to Kyiv “shows the resolve of the US to support of Ukraine in …

  • Ukraine condemns statement by Italian minister regarding Crimea

    Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin has reported that those who justify Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the violations of international law associated with these actions will pay for it.

    This statement was made by the head of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Twitter on July 20th, commenting on the words of the Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini, who had claimed in an interview with The Washington Post that Russia had the …

  • First Ukrainian nuclear power plant unit starts working solely on US fuel

    The third power generating unit of the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant (SUNPP) is the first unit in Ukraine to operate on nuclear fuel assemblies of the Japanese-American company Westinghouse, reported Energoatom’s (Ukraine's state-owned nuclear plants operator) press service on Thursday, July 19.

    The reactor used to work on the combine fuel from Russian TVEL Fuel Company. SUNPP plans to transition its second power unit and four other power units from the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant to …