• Ukrtransgaz: Ukraine Imports more Gas from Europe than from Russia

    As of the end of 2015, Ukraine had imported more gas from the European Union throughout the year than it has from Russia. The press center of the Public Joint Stock Company, Ukrtransgaz (a subsidiary of Naftogaz Ukraine) reported on January 6, 2016, that, "Ukraine has received 10.3 billion cubic meters of gas from European sources."

    "Most of the natural gas, 9.7 billion cubic meters, was imported through the ‘Slovak corridor’... while 6.1 billion cubic meters was imported from Russia to meet …

  • Coca-Cola Apologizes to Ukraine for Map Showing Crimea as Russian

    A representative of the Coca-Cola Company visited the Embassy of Ukraine in Washington and delivered a letter with a formal apology. Earlier, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed that he could not comprehend why the corporation’s map of Russia, published on social media, showed Crimea as part of Russia.

    On the 6th of January 2016, Kate Irvin, the official representative of the Coca-Cola Company, came to the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA to make a formal apology for their …

  • Germany Warns of Possible Deportation for Cologne Assaulters

    The individuals responsible for committing sexual assaults and robberies in Cologne on New Year’s Eve may face deportation if they are not German citizens, warned the Federal Minister of Justice, Heiko Maas, during an interview with CNN.

    “The law allows for the deportation of a person, even during the asylum process, if he is sentenced to more than a one-year imprisonment. It is also possible when sexual offences are committed,” the Minister explained.

    The police received more than 120 …

  • Ukraine to Organize UN Security Council Visit to Donbas

    The permanent representative for Ukraine at the United Nations, Vladimir Yelchenko, reported his intent to organize a visit by the members of the UN Security Council to the Donbas to demonstrate the need to deploy a peacekeeping operation.

    “This idea is relatively new: organize a visit by the UN Security Council to the Donbas to show them that this UN peacekeeping operation in Ukraine is really necessary for the country and world community,” Yelchenko said on the air of the Fifth Channel. …

  • Shinzo Abe Seeks To End Territorial Dispute with Moscow

    Voice of America reports that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold a summit to discuss the controversial Kuril Islands. The Prime Minister also wished to discuss a peace treaty between the two countries, as one hasn’t been signed since the Second World War.

    According to the Japanese Prime Minister, it's not "normal" that Moscow and Tokyo have not signed a peace agreement in all this time. It has been 70 years since the end of World War II.

    The …