• Ukraine appeals to UN Security Council over Putin’s 'audacious decree' to grant Donbas residents Russian citizenship

    Ukraine is outraged by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decree to simplify the procedure for residents of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics to obtain Russian passports. Kyiv has already appealed to the UN Security Council in this regard, noted Volodymyr Yelchenko, Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the organization.

    “This audacious step goes against the Minsk agreements ratified by the Security Council,” he wrote on Twitter.

    Putin recently signed a decree making it …

  • Putin eases citizenship requirements for DPR and LPR residents

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree that simplifies the process of obtaining Russian citizenship for the residents of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. The document  has been  published on the Kremlin’s website.

    The decree states that the applications of the LPR and DPR residents to receive Russian passport will be considered in three months. Applications from citizens of other countries will be considered from three months to half a year, and the processing …

  • Ukraine is developing new weapons for military helicopters

    The director general of the Ukrainian defense concern Ukroboronprom, Pavel Bukin, during his visit to the Motor Sich enterprise in Zaporizhia, announced the Ukroboronprom subsidiaries have developed gyro-stabilizing platforms, which are integrated in the Barrier missile control system used in Mi-type combat helicopters, reports  Ukroboronprom’s press service.

    “Zaporizhia enterprises have now developed a program to create Ukrainian combat helicopters.

     I am convinced that in close cooperation …

  • Kyiv: about 20 Russian soldiers poisoned by polluted water in Donbas

    About 20 Russian soldiers were hospitalized with poisoning due to sewage entering the water supply system in the territory of the Luhansk region controlled by pro-Russian militants, reported speaker of the Ministry of Defense Alexander Motuzyanyk at a press briefing, referencing foreign intelligence data.

    “Due to a lack of funding for repairs, the water supply system in the Luhansk region malfunctioned and sewage contaminated the water. Many local residents have fallen ill due to the use of …

  • Poroshenko's party begins preparations for Ukrainian parliamentary elections

    On the evening of April 23, the head of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc Solidarity (BPP) parliamentary faction in the Verkhovna Rada, Arthur Gerasimov, after a party meeting in Kyiv announced that Petro Poroshenko Bloc Solidarity party will take part in the elections to the Verkhovna Rada.

    "We are going to the parliamentary elections. We started thoroughly discussing this topic," he said.

    According to him, BPP Solidarity intends to carry out a change of personnel and form a list based on the …