• More than eighty-three thousand Ukrainians received Russian citizenship in 2018

    Interfax-Ukraine reported, quoting statistics of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, that 83,081 Ukrainians received Russian citizenship in 2018.

    In part, from January to December 83,081 Ukrainians received Russian citizenship. Also, during this period, the Russian authorities approved 64,861 residence permits to Ukrainians (currently 170,638 Ukrainians reside in the Russian Federation).

    In addition, in 2018, 77,075 Ukrainians received permission to temporarily live in Russia (currently …

  • Merkel: I support Poroshenko, but Nord Stream 2 is also important

    At the Munich Security Conference, Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel stated that Ukraine should remain a gas transit country even though Germany will not rule out the potential for a direct gas link to Russia, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "Ukraine should remain a transit country. Other gas pipelines will also continue to exist... On one hand, I support Poroshenko. On the other hand, the issues related to Nord Stream 2 remain important for me,” the German Chancellor stated.

    Merkel noted …

  • Ukrainian President : Kyiv hopes to receive various types of weapons from Washington

    At a meeting with US Vice President Michael Pence, during the Munich Security Conference, the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated that Ukraine hopes to receive various types of weapons from the US.

    “We had a very detailed meeting with the vice president. He stressed at the outset that Ukraine is a reliable strategic partner of the United States. We firmly hope for cooperation, including in the area of defense, for the supply of all types of weapons to Ukraine,” he said commenting to …

  • Putin complains to Macron about elections in Ukraine

    During a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron, Russian President Vladimir Macron complained about “the intensification of the anti-Russian campaign”.

    “When exchanging views on Ukraine, Vladimir Putin drew Emmanuel Macron's attention to the anti-Russian campaign of Kyiv authorities, which has intensified in the context of the upcoming presidential elections in March,” the Kremlin’s press service reported.

    Putin said that the actions of the Ukrainian side, including the …

  • Russian warplanes fly along the Ukrainian border for the fourth consecutive day

    For the last four days Russian combat aircraft have been flying near the Ukrainian border. They fly erratically making sudden turns, TSN reports. Three times in the morning it seemed from the ground that they were flying to Mariupol.

    However, after practicing in the air in close proximity to Ukrainian territory, the planes flew to Russia.

    At the same time, Russian barges from Taganrog follow in the sea. Sometimes the planes flew straight above or next to the cargo vessels.

    “The plane flew in …