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    U.S. F-35A jets join the biggest military build-up of forces across Europe since the end of the Cold War
    Apr22

    U.S. F-35A jets join the biggest military build-up of forces across Europe since the end of the Cold War

    The world`s most deadly — and expensive — warplane is joining the biggest military build-up of forces across Europe since the end of the Cold War to deter Russian aggression, according to The Times. General Tod Wolters, a top U.S. air force commander, said that the F-35A jet, which is taking part in its first training mission outside the United...

    Escalation in Donbas: 2 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 8 wounded due to 47 Russian shellings in last day
    Apr21

    Escalation in Donbas: 2 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 8 wounded due to 47 Russian shellings in last day

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 47 times in the past 24 hours with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action (KIA) and eight as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size The worst situation was in the...

    China ready to introduce visa-free travel for Ukrainians – Chinese Ambassador
    Apr21

    China ready to introduce visa-free travel for Ukrainians – Chinese Ambassador

    The Chinese government expresses readiness to introduce a visa-free regime with Ukraine, Chinese Ambassador to Ukraine Du Wei told reporters Friday, according to Radio Svoboda. ”The Chinese side is ready at any time, at the request of the two sides, on the principle of equality and mutual benefit, to take new measures for the human exchange...

    Hague court to decide on further steps in Ukraine vs. Russia case on May 12
    Apr21

    Hague court to decide on further steps in Ukraine vs. Russia case on May 12

    Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Olena Zerkal announces that the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague will decide on further steps regarding the Ukraine vs. Russia case on May 12. ”On May 12, we will meet again in The Hague, and the president of the court will decide on further measures of the case, namely how it will proceed and...

    S-300s never supplied to Croatia – Ukrainian Embassy to Serbia denied the statement of Russian ambassador
    Apr21

    S-300s never supplied to Croatia – Ukrainian Embassy to Serbia denied the statement of Russian ambassador

    Ukrainian Ambassador to Serbia Oleksandr Aleksandrovych has denied that Ukraine has ever supplied S-300 missile systems to Croatia in the past 25 years, according to Serbia`s b92.net, which quoted that country`s state news agency Tanjug. Aleksandrovych said that, in this context, he found a statement given to the agency late last week by Russian...

    Ukraine`s death toll rises amid escalation in Avdiyivka
    Apr21

    Ukraine`s death toll rises amid escalation in Avdiyivka

    Two soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were killed in a shelling of fortified positions of Ukrainian troops by Russian-controlled militants outside Avdiyivka, according to the press center of the ATO headquarters. ”According to preliminary information, two soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were killed as a result of the shelling of the...

    U.S. defense secretary says Syria dispersed warplanes, retains chemical weapons
    Apr21

    U.S. defense secretary says Syria dispersed warplanes, retains chemical weapons

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that Syria had dispersed its warplanes in recent days and retained chemical weapons, an issue that would have to be taken up diplomatically, according to Reuters. The United States launched dozens of missiles earlier this month against a Syrian air base in response to a chemical attack that killed...

    Ukrzaliznytsia expects about US$262 mln from rise in freight rates
    Apr21

    Ukrzaliznytsia expects about US$262 mln from rise in freight rates

    Ukraine`s state-owned JSC Ukrzaliznytsia railways operator hopes to reach a compromise with businesses and regulators over an increase in freight rates and expects to receive extra UAH 7 billion, or US$261.6 million if the rates grow by 22-25% from June this year. ”We need to have our financial plan approved. We`ve been tasked to finalize it...

    UkraineInvest on Atlantic Council: Why investors are giving Ukraine a second chance
    Apr21

    UkraineInvest on Atlantic Council: Why investors are giving Ukraine a second chance

    Daniel Bilak, the director of UkraineInvest and the chief investment adviser to the Prime Minister of Ukraine, says that Ukraine today is open and transparent, but foreign investors are often taken aback by its challenges; and while corruption and property rights are issues, any objective assessment must recognize the monumental strides the...

    The average pension in Ukraine is 70$ while former officials gets from 500$ up to 2000$ – social minister
    Apr21

    The average pension in Ukraine is 70$ while former officials gets from 500$ up to 2000$ – social minister

    Ukrainian Social Policy Minister Andriy Reva says the maximum pension in Ukraine is set at UAH 58,000, or about US$2,165, and while retirement payments are capped on UAH 10,740, or about $400, the vast majority of 12 million Ukrainian retirees receive even smaller amounts, according to TV Channel 112 Ukraine. ”We have 19,200 pensioners who...

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