• Ukraine submits application to take part in Nord Stream 2 certification

    The Ukrainian national gas pipelines operator Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (Gas TSO of Ukraine) filed an application for participation in the certification of Nord stream – 2, said the company’s general director Sergiy Makogon, stressing that the Russian gas pipeline threatens Ukraine’s national security.

    The company said in a press release that Nord Stream 2 is not aimed at diversifying gas transportation routes. Moreover, the new pipe threatens the security of the gas supply to …

  • Ukraine receives new shipment of weapons and ammunition from the United States

    On Monday, October 18, the second shipment of international technical assistance from the US government to the Ukrainian Armed Forces arrived in Ukraine, said Colonel of Ukraine’s Armed Forces Medical Service Oleksandr Matviychuk.

    According to him, the cargo arrived as part of additional security assistance from the US government to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Medical supplies, weapons with ammunition were delivered to Ukraine in this shipment.

    Matviychuk called such assistance a step …

  • US Secretary of Defense: Russia started conflict in eastern Ukraine and is an obstacle to its peaceful resolution

    Russia started the conflict in eastern Ukraine and is an obstacle to its peaceful resolution, said the United States Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, at a briefing following a meeting with the Ukrainian Defense Minister, Andriy Taran.

    "Russia started this conflict, and Russia is an obstacle to a peaceful settlement. They could begin by respecting Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Until that happens, we will do everything we can to support Ukraine's efforts to develop defense …

  • Kremlin warns of ‘decisive steps’ if Ukraine joins NATO

    Ukraine's membership in the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) would be the worst-case scenario, it could force Russia to "take decisive steps" to ensure its own security, said the press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov in an interview for the documentary "Vladimir Putin: the master of the game" of TV channel France 5.

    "Ukraine's membership in NATO would be the worst-case scenario. This is a scenario that goes beyond the "red lines" of Russia's national interests. This is the …

  • Pro-Russian militants holding OSCE members in Donbas hotel demanding release of Russian officer detained by Ukraine

    Pro-Russian militants are holding two employees of the OSCE Monitoring Mission in Horlivka and demand the release of a militant detained by the Ukrainian military on October 13, reported the representative in the Trilateral Contact Group from Ukraine Sergiy Garmash on Facebook.

    According to the report of the OSCE, on October 17 at 17:00, two men 30-39 years old in civilian clothes entered the hotel and told the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission representatives that they are no longer allowed to …