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    U.S. Senator, Congressman call for lethal weapons for Ukraine
    Feb23

    U.S. Senator, Congressman call for lethal weapons for Ukraine

    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (Democrat-Illinois) and U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (Democrat-Illinois) have called on the United States to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine so it can better defend itself against Russia-backed separatists in the east of the country, according to the Ukrainian Service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)....

    Russia`s war against Ukraine step in preparation for ”big war” – National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine
    Feb23

    Russia`s war against Ukraine step in preparation for ”big war” – National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov believes that Russia`s war against Ukraine is an important step in its preparation for the ”big war,” an UNIAN news agency correspondent reported from an operational meeting with commanders of Ukrainian armed forces, combat units and formations February 22....

    International investment banks mull opening Ukraine offices
    Feb23

    International investment banks mull opening Ukraine offices

    International investment banks are considering opening their offices in Ukraine, the country`s First Deputy Finance Minister, Oksana Markarova, said on Wednesday, February 22. The official noted that previously, the international investment banks were not interested in such a move due to the almost complete lack of medium-sized businesses whom...

    ”No time for freelancing” in Ukraine-Russia settlement behind Kyiv back
    Feb23

    ”No time for freelancing” in Ukraine-Russia settlement behind Kyiv back

    The latest Russia-related questions President Trump urgently needs to address involve the president`s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and his work with an obscure Ukrainian opposition legislator and a Russian-born New Yorker who has done business deals with Mr. Trump, reads the New York Times editorial titled ”Ukraine and the Shadowy Freelancers”...

    UN envoy doubts “breakthrough” at Syria peace talks – Deutsche Welle
    Feb23

    UN envoy doubts “breakthrough” at Syria peace talks – Deutsche Welle

    The UN-brokered Syria peace talks are set to resume in Geneva on Thursday. But with a fragmented opposition, Staffan de Mistura questioned how much progress could be made in the initial talks, according to Deutsche Welle (DW). Talks to end Syria`s six-year conflict restart in Geneva on Thursday. They will be the first United Nations-mediated...

    Marine Le Pen could face fraud charges as 2 of her senior aides detained
    Feb23

    Marine Le Pen could face fraud charges as 2 of her senior aides detained

    Two senior aides to Marine Le Pen have been taken into police custody as part of the fraud inquiry that could see the far-right French presidential candidate jailed for up to 10 years, according to The Sun. Thierry Legier, who is Ms Le Pen`s bodyguard, and Catherine Griset, her chief of staff, were escorted to the judicial police station in...

    Crude oil rises after report shows drop in stockpiles
    Feb23

    Crude oil rises after report shows drop in stockpiles

    Oil futures climbed nearly 1 percent on Thursday after data showed a surprise decline in U.S. crude stocks as imports fell, supporting the view that a global glut is ending, according to Reuters. The U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude April contract CLc1 had risen 50 cents, or 0.9 percent, to $54.09 a barrel by 0229 GMT, Reuters reported. Brent...

    Russia resorts to political pressure, blackmail, military provocations – Ukraine`s Envoy to UN
    Feb23

    Russia resorts to political pressure, blackmail, military provocations – Ukraine`s Envoy to UN

    Russia`s ongoing aggression against Ukraine and its severe consequences remain among the top threats to the European security, Ukraine`s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko said, addressing the UN Security Council meeting in New York on Austria`s OSCE chairmanship February 22. ”Instead of full and good-faith...

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions in all sectors of Donbas in the past 24 hours
    Feb22

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions in all sectors of Donbas in the past 24 hours

    Russian troops shelled at Ukrainian territories in Donbas 59 times massively using heavy weapons during the last day, one Ukrainian serviceman was wounded in action near the Donetsk airport, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Donetsk sector Russian troops used 120mm and...

    Cabinet provides almost UAH 10 bln to PrivatBank in recapitalization effort
    Feb22

    Cabinet provides almost UAH 10 bln to PrivatBank in recapitalization effort

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to continue recapitalization of the nationalized PrivatBank with an additional UAH 9.8 billion influx in the framework of the decision on the capital increase by UAH 116.8 billion, adopted in December 2106, which has not been implemented in full, as reported on the government website, citing Decree No....

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