• Kyiv: The situation in Crimea and Donbas will not prevent Ukraine from joining NATO

    The armed conflict in eastern Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea by Russia will not prevent Ukraine from joining NATO, as stated by the Secretary of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security Ivan Vinnik (part of Petro Poroshenko Bloc “Solidarity”).

    “This is a myth, created by Russian propaganda, that countries that are in involved in territorial claims cannot become subjects of NATO. I would like to remind you that Ukraine is not involved in a territorial conflict, we have the armed …

  • EU prepared to help Ukraine close dangerous mines

    The EU is prepared to collaborate with Ukraine in order to reduce risks in the energy sphere, especially with respect to the closing of exhausted and dangerous coal mines.

    A statement to this effect was made by Šefčovič, Vice-President of the EU’s Commission for the Energy Union, on Friday at a high-level international conference on the development of Ukraine’s electrical energy sector in Brussels, Ukrinform reports, citing its own correspondent.

    “I congratulate Ukraine on the tasks to …

  • Large-scale aviation exercises to take place in Ukraine

    This year’s international aviation exercises, Clear Sky 2018, will take place in October and will become the largest aviation exercise since Ukraine’s independence, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense stated on Thursday, June 21.

    “More than 40 aircraft, dozens of anti-aircraft missile systems, hundreds of servicemen from Ukraine and almost 10 NATO countries will be engaged in the largest-scale international exercises of aviation units,” the Ministry’s statement reads. 

    The Clear Sky 2018 …

  • Poroshenko lifts ban on entry to Ukraine for Russian Human Rights Commissioner

    Lyudmila Denisova, the Verkhovna Rada-appointed Ukrainian Commissioner for Human Rights, said during a broadcast of Hromadske that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has lifted a ban on entry to Ukraine for Russian ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova, so that the Russian official can visit Russians in the country.

    "The ban on entering Ukraine that was imposed on Moskalkova because she violated the rules for traveling to Crimea has been lifted," Denisova stated.

    She noted that, according to …

  • Poroshenko and Putin discuss prisoner situation over phone

    On Thursday June 21, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked Russian President Vladimir Putin over the phone to ensure that Ukrainian Ombudsperson Lyudmyla Denisova is given access to Oleg Sentsov and other Ukrainian prisoners, Poroshenko’s press service reported.

    “The head of the Ukrainian state urged [Putin] to release the Ukrainian prisoners held in Russian prisons and in its occupied territories. He also pointed out the importance of giving Human Rights Commissioner Lyudmyla Denisova …