• Kyiv sentences Ukrainian colonel to 13 years in prison for treason

    On April 7, the Shevchenko District Court in Kyiv sentenced Colonel Ivan Bezyazykov to 13 years in prison for treason, according to a statement published on the website of the Ukrainian Prosecutor General.

    During the trial, the prosecution argued that the soldier, having been captured on August 25 2014, had joined the intelligence agency of the pro-Russian militants and had taken up the position of the so-called "deputy head of the 1st Analytical Division".

    This subsection of the Donetsk …

  • Ukraine prepares $17 billion worth of new claims against Gazprom

    Naftogaz is ready to put forward another $17.3 billion in claims against Gazprom after transitioning to the European standard of regulation of the gas industry, announced the company's executive director Yuriy Vitrenko on his Facebook page.

    "My team has clearly formulated and submitted for approval to the supervisory board of Naftogaz additional "issues" to Gazprom for the amount of $17.3 billion. There will be a lot of work ahead of us if this is approved," he wrote.

    Vitrenko also commented …

  • Iranian MP: no one will be arrested for downing Ukrainian airliner near Tehran

    Hassan Noroozi, an Iranian lawmaker and spokesman for the parliamentary judicial committee, said no one had been arrested for shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane near Tehran, contradicting official statements from the country's authorities., Al Arabia reports.

    In addition, he called the downing of the civilian airliner by the military "a good performance of duties".

    "The military has done its job well. The flight of the plane was very suspicious," he said.

    Noroozi said the plane was …

  • World Bank to allocate $135 million for medical reform in Ukraine

    The World Bank is ready to allocate $135 million to Ukraine for the purchase of medical equipment, reconstruction of family medicine clinics and medical reform in the regions, said Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal on Telegram channel.

    "Today, I held a meeting with the World Bank Country Director for Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine Alex Kremer. We spoke, in particular, about a joint project of the World Bank and the Ukrainian Ministry of Health, "Serving People, Improving Health," Shmyhal …

  • Lukashenko: Ukraine should do everything possible to hold elections in Donbas

    President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko believes that Ukraine should hold elections in the Donbas in order to end the conflict.

    "All the leadership (of Ukraine), not only the president, who is trying to do something there (his legacy is difficult) (...) should take unpopular steps and hold these elections today in order to go take control of the border with Russia, so that it would be the Ukrainian border, these 400 km," Lukashenko said in an interview with Mir TV channel.

    He believes that …