• President Poroshenko promises to cover ammunition needs of the Ukrainian Army

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko announced that the tests of 152-mm shells for the Giatsint artillery system have been completed and that the news shells will be sent to the Ukrainian Army. “Now, the state joint-stock holding company Artem will start serial production of 152-mm shells for supply to Ukraine’s Armed Forces,” Ukrainian President wrote on his Facebook page.

    The next step will be the quick transition to the manufacturing of shells for other artillery systems, from 100-mm …

  • Prosecutor proposes to return Yanukovych to Ukraine with the help of special forces

    If the court passes a guilty verdict, the former president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych could be returned to the country with the help of special forces, believes the prosecutor Ruslan Kravchenko, reports Hromadske.

    According to the prosecutor, the law enforcement bodies of Ukraine need to do everything possible to ensure that the court enforces the decision on Yanukovych.

    "It is possible to create a special unit, for example, like the Israeli Mossad. They can ensure that the special forces …

  • Ukraine considers stopping bus transportation to Russia

    Following large-scale restrictions on railway transit with Russia, representatives of the Ukrainian president in the annexed Crimea offered to stop bus transportation service as well, according to First Deputy Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Izet Gdanov, RBC-Ukraine reports.

    He stated that the Office of the President of Ukraine in the Crimea supports the initiative of the Ministry of Infrastructure to end railway communication with the …

  • Berlin: Ukraine should modernize its gas transportation system to remain a transit country

    Ukraine must ensure long-term transit of gas through its territory by modernizing its gas transportation system (GTS), said the official government representative Steffen Seibert at a briefing in Berlin, reports Ukrinform.

    “Ukraine should reform its gas transit system in order to create conditions for the long-term transit of gas,” said Seibert.

    He did not disclose the details of the conversation between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir …

  • US State Department demands that Russia withdraw troops from Ukraine

    Russia continues to violate the Minsk agreements on the conflict in the southeast of Ukraine, the US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Wednesday.

    “The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) conflict monitors spotted four new Russian electronic warfare systems in eastern Ukraine. More evidence Russia’s military is orchestrating the conflict in the Donbas,” Nauert wrote in Twitter.

    Russia must fully implement the Minsk agreements that require it to transfer control over the  …