• Ukrainian Foreign Minister calls on US senators and congressmen to increase pressure on Russia

    The press service of the Foreign Ministry reported that the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, during his visit to Washington, discussed increasing pressure on Russia with the members of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Robert Corker and Robert Menendez.

    Specifically, Klimkin informed his interlocutors about the current situation in the Donbas and in the annexed Crimea.

    "While discussing further support to our country, Pavlo Klimkin stressed the importance of …

  • Ukraine promises a harsh response if Russia closes the Azov Sea

    Iryna Lutsenko, the Ukrainian president’s representative in the Verkhovna Rada stated that there will be a severe response if Russia closes the Sea of Azov.

    According to her, in this case, Kyiv will appeal to international courts, reports Ukrinform. Also, “there will be a reaction from the Security Services of Ukraine and the Border Patrol.”

    Lutsenko noted that the countries would have to use an international convention since agreements on the use of the Azov Sea were not signed. She also …

  • Poroshenko calls on EU and the United States to increase pressure on Russia because of interference in Ukrainian elections

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with the delegation of the US National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the European Parliament. During the meeting, he called on the EU and the US to increase pressure on Russia because to interventions in the electoral processes in Ukraine, stated the press service of the president.

     “The head of the state discussed with the representatives of NDI and the European Parliament the pre-election situation in the country and the latest development …

  • Russia threatens to close the Azov Sea to Ukrainian vessels

    A member of the Committee on Defense and Security of the Federation Council Frants Klintsevich commented on Facebook the detention of 15 ships by Ukrainian border guards for visiting ports of Crimea, calling the situation absurd.

    “This is clearly an absurdity. And it doesn’t matter if we are talking about Russian ships or ships from foreign governments, both completely legally entered ports in the Crimea,” he stated.

    According to him, Kyiv is provoking Moscow to respond. The senator stressed …

  • IMF: No Ukrainian officials have been brought to justice for corruption

    Ukraine has shown poor results in the fight against corruption, according to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    “We see significant progress in establishing anti-corruption bodies. But at the same time, the effectiveness of the fight against corruption is very low. Not a single official has been brought to justice for acts of corruption despite the fact that Ukraine is widely perceived as a country with a high corruption level," the representative of …