• Journalist: Putin’s aide Surkov is a godfather of Zakharchenko’s son

    The Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation, Vladislav Surkov, who oversees the separatist republics in the Donbas, became a godfather to a child of the leader of the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), Alexander Zakharchenko, as reported on Facebook by journalist Denis Kazansky.

    "I heard earlier that Zakharchenko and Surkov have already become related. Now it is confirmed. Surkov baptized the son of Zakharchenko, who was born two years ago. So while Surkov oversees the Donbas in the …

  • Herashchenko: Ukraine is ready to exchange 313 separatists for 88 Ukrainian prisoners

    Ukraine is ready to hand over 313 people to separatists in exchange for 88 Ukrainian Ukrainian prisoners who are in captivity in the separatist-held territory of the Donbas, as stated at a briefing by the Ukrainian representative to the subgroup on humanitarian issues of the Trilateral Contact Group on the settlement of the situation in the Donbas, Iryna Herashchenko.

    "We managed to establish the location 88 of our hostages out of 144. We are ready to hand over 313 people in exchange for their …

  • Croatian Prime Minister has offered Ukraine Zagreb’s expertise to retake Donbas

    Croatia has practical experience in armed conflict on its territory from the 1990s that can be used to resolve the situation in Ukraine, said the country's Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovic, while presenting at the UN General Assembly on Thursday. "We have this unique know-how and extensive expertise. This is a useful complementary contribution to the international community's efforts in similar situations, such as with the implementation of the Minsk Agreements in Ukraine, where we can draw …

  • U.S. embassy encourages Russians to apply for American visas in Ukraine

    Residents of Russia can obtain visas to America at the U.S. embassy in Kyiv, reported on the website of the U.S. embassy in Ukraine.

    “Those who live in Russia but could not apply for a U.S. visa in time can apply for one in Kyiv. Applicants do not have to be residents of Ukraine in order to get a visa, but must physically be in Ukraine to apply and receive the visa, because we cannot accept applications from residents through the mail if they are outside of Ukraine’s borders,” the report says. …

  • Turchynov: Ukraine will monitor withdrawal of Russian troops from Belarus after Zapad-2017 exercises

    Ukraine will monitor the withdrawal of Russian troops from Belarus after the completion of the Zapad-2017 exercises.

    This was stated by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov, as reported on the site of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC).

    “On September 21, after the completion of combat training in the Zapad-2017 exercises, Russian personnel, military equipment and weapons from the ranges located in the territory of Belarus will leave. Ukraine …