• Hungary promises to further hinder Ukraine’s European integration

    Hungary sees Ukraine’s intention to expel the Hungarian Consul in Berehove in the Zakarpattia region as an unfriendly and risky step, according to the statement was published by the press-service of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó believes that the video where Hungarian passports were given to Ukrainians was recorded by a hidden camera in the Consulate General in Hungary in Berehove and was used in the Ukrainian election campaign …

  • Ukrainian Parliament amends the Constitution to reflect Ukraine’s determination to join the EU and NATO

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine sent draft bill Number 9037 to the Constitutional Court on amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine regarding the country’s strategic course to acquire full-fledged membership in the European Union and NATO. 321 People’s Deputies voted for this decision, which was a first step towards amending the Constitution.

    According to the proposed amendments, the Verkhovna Rada’s powers will include "the implementation of the strategic course of the state to acquire full- …

  • Russia explains the detention of ships in the Azov Sea as its ‘sovereign right’

    Russia’s Foreign Minister spokesperson Maria explained the detentions and searches of ships in the Sea of Azov, which headed to Ukrainian ports, as “ensuring security” and as its “sovereign right for inland waters."

    "Russia's actions to inspect ships are aimed only at ensuring security in the waters of the Azov Sea and the Kerch Strait. They do not contradict any international laws that apply to the inland water areas. Other states' practices of exercising sovereign rights in respect to inland …

  • DPR finds a replacement for fugitive Minister of Revenues and Duties

    Authorities of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) found a replacement for Alexander Timofeev aka Tashkent, the minister of Revenues and Duties who fled to Russia.

    According to Russian media and separatist sources, Evgeny Lavrenov from Nikopol City has become the Donetsk People’s Republic’s new Minister of Revenues and Duties.

    Lavrenov resides in Donetsk but is a registered resident of Pervomaiskaya street in the city of Nikopol. Ukrainian Myrotvorets website states that Lavrenov …

  • OSCE: Donbas has the most land mines in the world

    The OSCE Special Representative Martin Sajdik said that the east part of Ukraine is the area with the biggest number of land mines in the world, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    "The working group on security issues discussed compliance with the ceasefire, raising of the forces and means as well as demining. Ukraine’s east has become the area with the most land mines in the world," said Sajdik at the briefing following the Trilateral Contact Group meeting on conflict resolution in Donbas.

    In this …