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      Ukrainian President ordered internet-providers to block access to Russia social networks, Yandex search, Kaspersky anti-virus and other web services
      May16

      Ukrainian President ordered internet-providers to block access to Russia social networks, Yandex search, Kaspersky anti-virus and other web services

      Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed an order to introduce new sanctions against Russia, which foresees, among other things, the blocking of access to Russian media outlets and popular social networks like vk.com Respective presidential order No. 133/2017 dated May 15, 2017, is posted on Poroshenko`s official website. The order has...

      Kyiv Council to turn down Russian-made software citing cyber security concerns
      May16

      Kyiv Council to turn down Russian-made software citing cyber security concerns

      Kyiv City Council`s permanent commission on transport, communications and advertising on Monday adopted a draft decision calling for tighter cyber security measures and removing all Russian software installed in municipal agencies. The document stipulates a ban on software and telecom equipment designed and produced by Russian companies....

      Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians in Oval Office
      May16

      Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians in Oval Office

      President Donald Trump disclosed highly classified information to Russia`s foreign minister about a planned Islamic State operation, two U.S. officials said on Monday, plunging the White House into another controversy just months into Trump`s short tenure in office, according to Reuters. The intelligence, shared at a meeting last week with...

      Is Russia getting ready to invade Ukraine again? – Atlantic Council
      May15

      Is Russia getting ready to invade Ukraine again? – Atlantic Council

      Recent Russian actions suggest a new stage of the Russian threat to Ukraine — and potentially to the Caucasus, Belarus, or the Baltic States as well — that could presage a new large-scale military operation, according to the Atlantic Council. First, in 2016, Russia created twenty-five division formations and fifteen brigades, while raising...

      EU into extension of sanctions against Russia – Ukrainian Foreign Minister
      May15

      EU into extension of sanctions against Russia – Ukrainian Foreign Minister

      Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has announced the foreign ministers of the European Union countries who participated in a meeting of the EU Informal Group ”Friends of Ukraine” supported the extension of sanctions against Russia. ”There was a very informative meeting with the EU foreign ministers, as we had time to discuss...

      Putin says Russia right to boycott Eurovision over Ukraine
      May15

      Putin says Russia right to boycott Eurovision over Ukraine

      Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia was right to boycott this year`s Eurovision song contest because Ukrainian authorities were not up to the job of organizing such events, according to Reuters. Russia`s state broadcaster boycotted the contest after Ukraine, the host country, barred entry to the Russian contestant because...

      France`s new President Emmanuel Macron takes power, now faces challenge of governing – media
      May15

      France`s new President Emmanuel Macron takes power, now faces challenge of governing – media

      France`s new President Emmanuel Macron officially took over the reigns of power on Sunday, facing the challenges of a polarized country, high unemployment, terrorism and working with Germany to reform the EU, according to Deutsche Welle. The 39-year-old independent took over from outgoing Socialist President Francois Hollande, who leaves office...

      Russia to supply raw materials to seized factories in occupied Donbas
      May15

      Russia to supply raw materials to seized factories in occupied Donbas

      The Russian Federal Agency for State Reserves (Rosrezerv) in 2017 will receive RUB 10 billion from the government`s Reserve Fund to finance the costs associated with the recovery of stocks raw materials and materials of the metallurgical industry, RBC reports citing the government`s order of May 4, 2017, signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry...

      New wave of ransom threats seen in unprecedented global attack – Bloomberg
      May15

      New wave of ransom threats seen in unprecedented global attack – Bloomberg

      An unrivaled global cyber-attack is poised to continue claiming victims Monday as people return to work and turn on their desktop computers, even as hospitals and other facilities gained the upper hand against the first wave, according to Bloomberg. More than 200,000 computers in at least 150 countries have so far been infected, according to...

      European Investment Bank could lend EUR 160 mln to Kharkiv subway for 3.5km extension
      May15

      European Investment Bank could lend EUR 160 mln to Kharkiv subway for 3.5km extension

      The European Investment Bank (EIB) could lend EUR 160 million to the city of Kharkiv for a 3.5 kilometer extension of the Oleksiivska subway line and the construction of the Derzhavynska and Odeska stations, according to the EIB`s website. The total cost of the project is EUR 320 million. At the same time, the EIB noted that the project...

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