• Polish President to visit Germany to discuss sanctions against Russia

    The Minister of the Polish President’s Office for Foreign Affairs, Krzysztof Szczerski, stated that the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, will fly to Germany on the 16-17th of June, where he will discuss the issue of extending sanctions against Russia.

    “Andrzej Duda will pay a visit to Germany from the 16 to 17th of June. On the 17th of June, the President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, will arrive in Warsaw. Polish-German international consultations will take place on the 22nd of June,” …

  • G7 may strengthen sanctions against Russia

    During a summit in Japan this week, leaders of the G7 decided not only to extend the sanctions against Russia but also to strengthen them in case of aggravation or necessity. The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, made this statement in an interview with Inter TV channel.

    The head of the state noted that he is grateful to Ukraine’s partners for such a steadfast attitude. Poroshenko also emphasized the important role that the world's leaders played in securing Ukrainian pilot Nadiya …

  • Ukraine tells Russia it's ready to take all Crimean political prisoners

    After two years of negotiations with Russia, Ukraine is ready to take custody of all Crimean political prisoners serving sentences in Russian prisons. First Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine Natalia Sevostianova made this statement in her interview with the Ukrainian news channel Inter.

    "A statement was made by the new ombudsman of the Russian Federation that they are ready to transfer all prisoners. Today I can publicly state that we will do everything to take custody of each and every …

  • Separatist Leader: Elections in the Donbas will be held on our terms

    The leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, has stated that he will not adhere to the Minsk Agreements with regard to the local elections. He said this on Saturday while at a press conference in Donetsk.

    “We will hold the primaries in order to gauge people’s reactions and to show the world that we are ready to hold elections without the consent of Kiev,” Zakharchenko said.

    “I am not going to dance to the tune of Ukraine, France and Germany who want us …

  • Latvia recorded the presence of four Russian military aircraft near its borders

    The Latvian National Armed Forces have recorded the presence of four Russian military aircraft in the Baltic air space. The information was published on the official Twitter account of the Latvian National Armed Forces.

    “On the 29th of May, two Su-27 and two AN-26 were identified flying over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea near the territorial waters of Latvia,” the message said.

    Since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, and the subsequent tense relations between the west and …

  • Five Ukrainian soldiers killed in the Donbas

    The Ukranian military have reported heavy losses in the clashes with the sepratits in eastern Ukraine . On the 28th of May, five Ukrainian soldiers were killed and four were injured in attacks on the Ukranian positions.

    “It is unfortunate that in one day, five Ukrainian soldiers were killed and another four of our soldiers were wounded,” this was said by the speaker of the Administration of the President on ATO issues, Oleksandr Motuzyanik, at a briefing held on the 29th of May.

    As previously …

  • Belarus is unlikely to receive gas discount from Russia

    The price of Russian gas supplied to Belarus to likely to remain at the current level of $142 per thousand cubic meters, Radio Svoboda reported.

    This was announced by Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak.

    According to him, the current contract for 2015-2016 “has not been cancelled”. Russia believes that Belarus owes $125 million to Gazprom. Minsk does not recognize the debt, saying that, according to their own calculations based on the fall of the ruble against the dollar, their price …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin to visit Iran

    The Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pavlo Klimkin, will visit Iran on May 29th to 30th at the invitation of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic, Mohammad Zarif, according to the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

    "The purpose of the visit is to discuss the current state of and prospects of developing bilateral cooperation between Ukraine and Iran. Among other things, the parties will exchange views on current regional issues and challenges of our time on a global …

  • Poroshenko and Savchenko discuss sanctions list

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, met on Saturday, May 28th with Nadiya Savchenko. They discussed the "Savchenko-Sentsov" sanctions list and coordinated joint actions to speed up the release of Ukrainian prisoners.

    "We are in the active phase of the release of our hostages and we have no right to stop the work. On the contrary, we must intensify it," the press office of the President said, quoting Poroshenko.

    The President also passed on congratulations from US Vice President Joe …

  • Separatists prevented OSCE's movement by firing warning shots in the air

    Members separatist groups continue to obstruct the activities of the Special Monitoring Mission of the OSCE in Donetsk and Luhansk, said First Deputy Head of the Mission Alexander Hug at a briefing in Mariupol on Saturday.

    "Today at lunch time on the way to Novoazovsk to the east, on approach to the DPR checkpoint, the checkpoint staff fired warning shots into the air. The patrol had to turn back to Mariupol," news portal Novosti Donbassa quotes Hug as saying. According to Hug, the majority of …