• European Commissioner Hahn calls investment plan for Ukraine 'inexpedient'

    The European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, expressed the opinion that a new investment plan for Ukraine is “inexpedient”.

    "We have many tools that are already working for Ukraine [and] other countries of the Eastern Partnership," Hahn said, commenting on a question about whether the creation of a trust fund is planned in the European Union.

    He also noted that among available tools is an external investment plan by the European Union, created, …

  • Amid the rising tensions in LPR, all cash has been taken out of separatist republic

    There is no longer any cash in banks and ATM machines in Luhansk, said Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, the Speaker of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

    According to Motuzyanyk, pensioners who spoke with the employees of financial institutions are told that there will be no cash until the end of the year.

    "In the occupied territories, the living conditions of the local population are deteriorating. There is no more cash in banks and ATMs in Luhansk. According to preliminary information, all …

  • President of Estonia: Ukraine should start preparing for EU membership now

    Estonian President, Kersti Kaljulaid, believes that Ukraine should prepare for negotiations on their membership in the European Union even before the potential is recognized, as Kaljulaid stated in Brussels on the eve of the Eastern Partnership summit.

    In answering journalists’ questions about when the EU will recognize the prospect of Eastern partners' membership, the President noted that they should not wait for formal recognition, but start to work now on preparing for the membership …

  • Media reports explosions at ammunition depots in Donetsk

    On the evening of November 23rd, explosions at two military facilities resulted in several deaths, as reported by Ukrinform, citing an informed source.

    "Tonight in Donetsk two explosions occurred at two military facilities. There are casualties.

    Zakharchenko forbade officials to comment on the events and warned about preventing information from leaking to the media," the source said.

    According to him, these events are part of the ongoing conflict in Luhansk. Some analysts have assessed the …

  • Head of separatist LPR Plotnitsky resigns due to ‘health reasons’

    The Head of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic, Igor Plotnitsky, resigned due to health reasons, announced the Minister of the State Security, Leonid Pasechnik, in a statement posted on Luhansk Informational Center website on Friday.

    "Today, Igor Plotnitsky resigned due to health reasons. He has numerous war wounds, complications after his concussion. Following his decision, I assume the duties of the head of the Republic until the forthcoming elections", the statement of Pasechnik reads. …