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    NATO urges Ukraine to step up control over use of public funds in defense sector
    Nov22

    NATO urges Ukraine to step up control over use of public funds in defense sector

    The Director of the NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine Alexander Vinnikov states the importance of enhanced accountability and transparency in the issue of use of budgetary funds in the defense sector in Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent. Speaking at a press conference dedicated to the beginning of the second anti-corruption work week with...

    Ukraine`s SBU detains two army defectors who served in the Russian army after Crimea occupation. Video
    Nov22

    Ukraine`s SBU detains two army defectors who served in the Russian army after Crimea occupation. Video

    The Ukrainian SBU Security Service says that the two men who have recently been detained at the administrative border between mainland Ukraine and Russia-occupied Crimea are defectors who chose to serve in the Russian army after the occupation. ”The two deserters have not been abducted – they have been arrested while crossing the Chonhar...

    Organizers of attempted coup in Montenegro participated in Crimea occupation
    Nov21

    Organizers of attempted coup in Montenegro participated in Crimea occupation

    The organizers of the failed coup during the elections in Montenegro took part in the operation of the Russian Federation for organization of Crimea occupation, according to Krym.Realii, which has a video conversation on Skype of one of the accused in the leadership of a subversive group suspected of plotting a coup – the founder of the radical...

    Naftogaz tells of consequences for Gazprom in case it loses Stockholm arbitration
    Nov21

    Naftogaz tells of consequences for Gazprom in case it loses Stockholm arbitration

    If Ukraine`s oil and gas giant NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine wins its battle with Gazprom in the Stockholm arbitration court, Russia`s gas giant will annually pay $4 billion more for gas transit via Ukraine, Chief Commercial Officer of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine Yuriy Vitrenko wrote on Facebook ahead of the hearing regarding the transit contract, which...

    EU thinking about pre-Trump Russia sanctions
    Nov21

    EU thinking about pre-Trump Russia sanctions

    The future of the bloc`s sanctions against Russia will hang over an EU-Ukraine summit in Brussels on Nov. 24 as Donald Trump makes inroads with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, and puts in place a new American foreign-policy team, according to Bloomberg. With the penalties due to expire on January 31 2016, EU governments are likely to...

    Russian troops are using tanks and armored personnel carriers in the Mariupol sector
    Nov20

    Russian troops are using tanks and armored personnel carriers in the Mariupol sector

    The Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters has reported that Ukrainian troops were attacked in all sectors in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, in the past day; the total number of reported barrages was 36. View map in full size ATO forces stationed near the Ukrainian-controlled strategic port city of Mariupol were attacked with the use of mortars,...

    NATO Parliamentary Assembly urges united stance on Russia`s aggression against Ukraine
    Nov20

    NATO Parliamentary Assembly urges united stance on Russia`s aggression against Ukraine

    Lawmakers from NATO`s Parliamentary Assembly have adopted reports urging Alliance nations to stand firm in supporting Ukraine and maintain a strong stance against Russian belligerence. ”It is clear that conditions for an improved relationship currently do not exist; that Russia`s foreign policy priorities and the values underpinning these...

    Russian trops attacked Ukraine positions 46 times in Saturday
    Nov20

    Russian trops attacked Ukraine positions 46 times in Saturday

    The Russian separatist forces attacked the positions of Ukrainian soldiers 46 times in the past 24 hours, according to a report, published on the official Facebook page of the Anti-Terrorist operation. View map in full size The Mariupol sector, which has been a hot spot for weeks, saw intense shooting again, with militants using the 152-mm...

    How World War III could begin in Latvia and Baltic region
    Nov19

    How World War III could begin in Latvia and Baltic region

    Four years ago, I predicted Russia`s invasion of Ukraine. Here`s my next prediction, which by now will strike many people as obvious: The Baltics are next, and will pose one of President-elect Donald Trump`s first and greatest tests. It probably won`t take the form of an overt invasion, Paul Miller wrote in his article published on Foreign Policy...

    Trump names pro-Ukraine CIA Director
    Nov19

    Trump names pro-Ukraine CIA Director

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has moved to fill some of the top positions in his government by selecting a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director, a national security adviser, and an attorney general, RFE/RL reports. Trump said in a statement he had chosen Representative Mike Pompeo (Republican-Kansas) to be CIA director, retired General...

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