Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Kyiv: Ukraine will supply water to Crimea only in the event of humanitarian disaster

    Ukraine can resume the supply of fresh water to Crimea only in the event of a humanitarian disaster on the peninsula, said Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in an interview with Radio Liberty.

    "Of course, Ukraine anywhere, in Crimea or elsewhere, will provide Ukrainians with water and all necessary, medicines, food and so on," he said.

    At the same time, Shmyhal noted that Kyiv will not supply water to "occupiers, occupation troops, for the needs of military bases."

    According to the head …

  • U.S. Justice Department accuses Ukrainian oligarch Kolomoisky of laundering millions of dollars

    The U.S. accused Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky of embezzling billions of dollars from PrivatBank and using a huge number of companies to launder that money in the United States and around the world.

    The U.S. Department of Justice intends to confiscate two commercial real estate objects, which the oligarch allegedly purchased with stolen funds from PrivatBank, announced the press service of the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday, August 6.

    It is noted that the complaint was also filed …

  • Zelensky and Lukashenko discuss extradition to Ukraine of Wagner mercenaries detained in Belarus

    Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelensky held a telephone conversation with the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, reported the Ukrainian presidential press service.

    "The presidents discussed in detail the issues related to the detention in Belarus at the end of July of a group of persons belonging to the Russian private military company the Wagner Group. The importance of further effective cooperation between the authorities of the two states, in particular in the context of the …

  • OSCE reports 225 ceasefire violations in Donbas

    Since the beginning of the truce on July 27, the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission has documented 225 ceasefire violations in the Donbas.

    According to the OSCE report, there were 44 explosions, 180 cases of small arms fire and one unidentified projectile.

    Also, according to the mission, on July 27, a resident of the town of Marinka was injured by shrapnel.

    On July 22, the Trilateral Contact Group agreed on a full and comprehensive ceasefire in the Donbas from 00:01 on July 27. According to …

  • Belarus gives Ukraine list of detained Wagner mercenaries

    Ukraine has received from Belarus a full list of detained contractors of the Russian private military company the Wagner Group and now is looking into their possible involvement in crimes against Ukraine, announced Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba during an online briefing, reported Hromadske.

    According to him, on July 30, the Ukrainian ambassador to Belarus met with the Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei.

    Kuleba specified that Belarus had no claims against Ukraine. …

  • Israel to help Ukraine modernize MiG-29 fighter jets

    The Israeli company Elbit Systems will take part in the modernization of 11 MiG-29 fighters of the Ukrainian Air Force.

    According to the Ukrainian publication Defense Express, Elbit has received all the necessary permits from Israeli authorities to begin the work.

    Only issues concerning the interoperability of Israeli innovative systems with Ukrainian-made radar and computer modules that control R-27 air-to-air missiles have not been fully resolved.

    According to Defense Express, Kyiv is not …

  • Iran agrees to pay compensation to Ukraine for downed airliner

    Iranian authorities "expressed readiness" to pay compensation to Ukraine for the Boeing airliner, which was shot down near Tehran, said the official representative of Iran’s Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic Abbas Mousavi as quoted by IRNA news agency.

    But this "will take time," Mousavi added. According to him, it is necessary to discuss "various technical and legal aspects" of the situation.

    The Boeing 737-800 of International Airlines of Ukraine, en route from Tehran to Kyiv, crashed …

  • Lukashenko accuses Russian private military company Wagner of terrorism and asks Ukraine for help

    The scandal surrounding the detention in Belarus of 33 Russians, whom the Belarusian KGB suspects of trying to destabilize the situation ahead of the presidential elections, continues to gain momentum.

    A criminal case has been opened against these Russian citizens on charges of preparing a terrorist attack, Andrei Ravkov, secretary of the Security Council of Belarus, said on Thursday.

    According to the Belarus special services, 200 "militants", who, according to Belarusian media, are fighters …

  • Kyiv to demand extradition of Wagner mercenaries detained in Belarus to Ukraine

    Ukrainian authorities intend to demand the extradition of militants detained in Belarus, Interfax-Ukraine reports, citing the press service of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU).

    "The SBU will submit the request for extradition of militants detained in Belarus," the press service stated.

    Deputy Secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Serhii Kryvonos also said that Kyiv may demand the extradition of Ukrainian-born people among those detained in Belarus.

    "This issue …

  • Kyiv: Kremlin spends $5 billion a year on war in Donbas

    According to Oleksii Reznikov, Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister for The Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories, Moscow spends about $5 billion a year on waging war in the Donbas.

    He said this in an interview with

    The Deputy Prime Minister believes that Russia has agreed to a comprehensive truce because the war has been going on for six years and requires a lot of expenses, including the support of pro-Russian militants’ groups.

    "The question remains: how much longer …