• Russia to help Bolivia establish Center for Nuclear Research

    Russia and Bolivia will establish the Center for Nuclear Research and Technology.  Director General of Rosatom Sergey Kirienko and the Bolivian Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy Luis Alberto Sanchez have signed the agreement, as reported by Interfax on March 6th.

    The Center will be built in the Bolvian town El Alto which is located 4100m above sea level. It will contain new experiment plants and scientific laboratories. Russian institute JSC NIKIET, named after N.A. Dollezhal, will develop …

  • Ukraine is losing the EU Association Agreement Referendum in the Netherlands

    Dmitry Kuleba, the Ambassador-at-Large for Strategic Communications at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, stated that Ukraine is still losing in the Referendum on Association with the European Union, which is scheduled for April 6th in the Netherlands. Hromadske reports that according to the ambassador, the Dutch are confused about the referendum and Ukraine’s membership in the EU.

    Kuleba remains optimistic. "The dynamic is positive and the number of those who would vote against the …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Russian representatives arrive in Donetsk to determine source of information leak

    The Southern Military Command of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation arrived in the separatist-occupied region of Donetsk.  This was reported on the 6th of March by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine.

    According to the Ministry’s statement, representatives of the Russian military visited the area to find out why Russian leadership has failed to conceal the fact that the country is directly involved in the Ukrainian conflict.

    “The main task of the …

  • Poroshenko urges US and EU leaders to put pressure on Moscow to release Savchenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged the leaders US and EU to increase pressure on Russia in order to secure the release of imprisoned Ukrainian pilot, Nadiya Savchenko.

    "Ukraine has sent a letter to the EU and the US to increase pressure on Russia to release Nadiya Savchenko," Poroshenko wrote on his Twitter page on Monday.

    Savchenko’s health has deteriorated since going on a dry hunger strike on March 3rd.  

    "She is determined to be present in court on March 9th, and [wants to] have …

  • State Emergency Service of Ukraine counts more than 1 million internally displaced persons in the country

    As of March 6, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SES) has counted over 1 million internally displaced persons in Ukraine, including the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine and Crimea, according to the message of the state agency.

    "Since the start of anti-terrorist operations on the East of Ukraine, 1,018,484 people including 996,553 from Donetsk and Luhansk regions, 21,931 people from Crimea and Sevastopol have been resettled," the ESS reported. Those registered among displaced people from …

  • Poll suggests 20 percent of Russians think it is likely that they will be fired in the near future

    One out of five Russians think it is likely that they could be fired in the next two or three months. Downsizing has become a real concern, according to the fund “Public Opinion”, citing research results conducted towards the end of February. Interfax reported the results on March 5th of a poll of 1,500 respondents in 104 settlements of the Russian Federation.

    31% of respondents believed that there is no chance that they will lose their job in the coming months. Out of those concerned about …

  • Founder of Russian Ren-TV urges Putin to release Savchenko

    The founder of Russia’s Ren-TV company, Irena Lesnevskaya, has written an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin asking for the release of Ukrainian citizen, Nadia Savchenko.  Savchenko was charged in Russia with the murders of two Russian journalists.

    The letter was posted on Facebook on Sunday.  “While the whole world is looking, Nadia Savchenko is dying as a result of her dry hunger strike in a Russian prison.  I call on every humane and Christian part of you to stop this …

  • World Bank to give Ukraine $200 million for the construction of new roads

    The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, stated during a meeting with the Head of the Poltava Regional State Administration that the World Bank plans to allocate $200 million for the construction of roads in Ukraine, the Government Portal reports.

    Yatsenyuk noted that capital spending will not be in the project estimates in 2016 but will be directed solely to projects to be commissioned in the current year. The part of capital expenditure would be directed to the repair of roads. …

  • Checkpoint Marinka resumes operations

    Border guard officers have resumed operations at the Marinka checkpoint which was temporarily closed yesterday due to a sniper attack by pro-Russian separatists, according to the Ukrainian State Border Service's website.

    "It was due to a situation in this direction; in particular, because of provocative attacks by militants and risks to lives and health of civilians crossing the border",  the statement said.

    According to border guard officers, yesterday in the morning there were 10 vehicles …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: 15 bodies of Russian soldiers were sent from Donetsk to Russia

    The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported that the bodies of 15 Russian servicemen who were killed in the Donbas were delivered from Donetsk to Russia.

    Ukrayinska Pravda cited the Directorate on March 6th as claiming that the bodies were removed from the morgue of the Donetsk Regional Hospital on March 4th. Ukrainian intelligence also reported that in the occupied Donbas, the Commander of the 3rd Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade (Horlivka) is actually …