Akhmetov warned Yanukovych's son against buying coal from his mines in separatist-held territories of Ukraine

The remaining anthracite in the uncontrolled territory is illegal, as reported by DTEK (Donbass Fuel and Energy Company).

The DTEK energy holding company, owned by Rinat Akhmetov, sent an official letter to the company Donbasenergo, controlled by Alexander Yanukovych, cautioning him not to buy coal from the nationalized mines in the separatist-held territories of Ukraine (ORDLO), as stated in the company's press release.

It is noted that after losing control over enterprises in the ORDLO, …


Russia is building a large number of warships

Military shipbuilding enterprises in Russia are busy with orders that will run through to 2023. During a press briefing, the President of the United Shipbuilding Corporation said, "With regard to military shipbuilding, it's true that presently we are busy until 2021-2023. Most of our enterprises have never experienced such a load, not even during the Soviet era.”

"Presently, the number of years and projects that will comprise the load on each of the shipyards in the future varies greatly. Now …


Ukraine increased imports of coal from Canada

In January 2017, Ukrainian companies imported $48.2 million CAD ($36.2 million USD) in Canadian coking coal, as told to Interfax-Ukraine News Agency by Canada’s ambassador to Ukraine, Roman Waschuk.

He noted that the province of British Columbia has significant reserves and production capability of coking coal, so the amount sent to Ukraine can be increased if needed.

In answer to a question about which companies are importing the coal to Ukraine, the ambassador named ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, …


Polish Defense Minister accuses Tusk of making a deal with Putin

Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz has accused the former Prime Minister of Poland and current President of the European Council Donald Tusk of making an “illegal deal” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as reported by Polskie Radio.

According to Macierewicz, Tusk deliberately did not order an investigation into the plane crash near Smolensk because he had made an agreement about it with Russia.

“Premier Donald Tusk made an illegal deal with Vladimir Putin at the expense of Poland, …


Ukrainian soldiers to participate in NATO exercise in Georgia

The Ukrainian military will take part in the NATO multinational military exercise Noble Partner-2017, which will be held in July in Georgia. This was reported by the press service of the Georgian Ministry of Defense.

Noble Partner, which follows the motto “Strength in partnership,” is Georgia’s third such exercise. It is expected to be conducted on a larger scale this year.

In addition to Georgia and Ukraine, nine other NATO member and partner countries will take part in the exercises: the …