• Ukraine plans to upgrade its Air Force with NATO fighter jets

    Kyiv intends to purchase multi-role warplanes produced in the West as part of the modernization program of the Ukrainian Air Force. Thus, the new aicraft will replace the planes made during the Soviet era, reports Rzeczpospolita.

    According to the newspaper, Kyiv’s plan to upgrade military aviation, which will also include the replacement of helicopters, training and transport aircraft, will cost up to $12 billion dollars. But, given the needs of the Ukrainian army, this amount is too small to …

  • Kyiv: Russia has exported $4.7 billion worth of coal from Donbas

    Since the beginning of the military conflict in the Donbas, about 68 million tons of coal of various grades were exported from the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions which are not under Ukraine’s control, reported the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories, citing data from the Eastern Human Rights Group.

    It is emphasized that during this period almost 68 million tons of coal of various brands worth approximately 4.7 billion U.S. …

  • Russians visiting Crimea will have to undergo medical testing at their own expense

    The head of annexed Crimea Sergey Aksyonov said that residents of other regions of Russia, coming to the peninsula without a specific purpose, will be placed "under medical observation at their own expense".

    Aksyonov signed the decree on these measures on May 24, TASS reports.

    "Citizens from other Russian region who come to Crimea without a specific purpose, will undergo medical observation at their own expense," Aksyonov said at a meeting of the operational center for COVID-19 pandemic. …

  • Captive Ukrainian escapes from DPR prison

    Police of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic announced the search for Ukrainian Grigory Sinchenko, arrested by militants in October 2019 in Donetsk, his mother Tatiana Gulevskaya told the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform by phone.

    "According to the local TV channel, the reports about the escape are shown in the video news of the DPR Interior Ministry. Those who provide the information about the hiding place are promised a reward. Representatives of the special services were at my mother's …

  • Completion of wall on Russian-Ukrainian border postponed till 2025

    The Ukrainian State Border Service proposed to amend the plan for the implementation of the Wall project and to move the date for the completion of the fences on the border with Russia until 2025, said the Ukrainian  State Border Service in response to the inquiry by the public organization StateWatch.

    According to the State Border Service such a delay is caused by the lack of financing and also the increased cost of the construction material and labor. At the same time, the budget for the …