Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Ukrainian President : No elections on occupied territories.

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the elections on the occupied territories in Eastern Ukraine can only be held if the conditions for fair and transparent expression of people’s will prevail there.

    “At the moment we cannot hold elections on the occupied territories” - said the President in his interview to the Ukrainian TV channels on Sunday.

    “Our key point is not the fact of simply holding elections as preferred by Russia but ensuring how these elections are held.”

    The …

  • EU Extends Sanctions against Russia

    The European Union on Monday extended its sanctions against Russia until March of 2016. The sanctions are meant to punish Moscow for its military support for Ukrainian separatists and its annexation of Crimea.

    The sanctions include asset freezes and travel bans against 149 people and 37 entities, the European Union announced in a statement. Without the EU action the sanctions would have lifted on Tuesday.

    A separate set of European economic sanctions against Russia are in place until the end …

  • Public executions in Donetsk region

    As reported by Dmitriy Tymchuk of Information Resistance , Russian troops began to hold public executions in the occupied regions of Donetsk and Gorlovka.

    The chief of one of the checkpoints of the local community has been shot by Russian military for attempting an unauthorized firing of artillery.

    Also, in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk, 2 militants were sentenced to death for insubordination. The sentence has been carried out by the Russian troops.

  • Candidates to Canadian Parliament to answer questions on Ukraine

    On the eve of the federal elections Canadian Group for Democracy in Ukraine has made a list of critical questions to ask their MP candidates. Questions concerning Russian aggression in Ukraine.

    The activists seek to help Canadian voters, many of those ethnic Ukrainian, "to choose the most worthy and most competent" - those MPs whose political outlook is not limited to Canada only. The elections - is the best opportunity for the public to formulate their guidelines for Canadian politicians. It …

  • Berlusconi visits annexed Crimea

    Silvio Berlusconi, Former Italian Prime Minister arrived with a "private visit" in the Crimea annexed by Russia.  

    Berlusconi arrived on September 11 in Yalta, where he plans to take in the sights and have "several meetings".

    As admitted in the Kremlin on September 9, during the trip Berlusconi could meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Berlusconi is also expected to visit Sevastopol, and then go to Moscow and return to Italy on 13 September.

    Earlier this year Berlusconi, who is a …

  • Leader of Right Sector to authorities: Stop repressions of pro-Ukrainian activists.

    Dmitro Yarosh, the leader of Right Sector, a far-right Ukrainian nationalist political party, called for defiance against authorities.

     In his statement he said:

    "Anti-Ukrainian scum is carrying out the revival of the pre revolution order and is provoking the people to  another revolt. The recent events have demonstrated this. And in particular this is the arrest of my comrade Sergei  Sternenko in Odessa “.

    Yarosh, the member of Ukrainian parliament , has accused the authorities of …

  • 'Power struggle' in Donetsk prompts flurry of speculation in Kyiv and beyond

    According to Euan MacDonald of Kyiv Post, 

    An apparent power struggle among Russia’s proxy authorities in separatist-controlled parts of Ukraine’s Donetsk Oblast has left experts speculating about its causes, and what the Kremlin’s future intentions for the region now might be.

    Reports came on the evening of Sept. 4 that Denis Pushilin, the vice-speaker of the pseudo parliament in the part of Donetsk Oblast controlled by Russian-backed separatists, had ousted the body’s speaker, Andrey Purgin …

  • Ukrainian Finance Minister - In 25 years Ukrainian economy will reach the level of Switzerland.

    "The forecast of the International Monetary Fund for Ukrainian annual GDP is 4%. This will allow the Ukrainian economy to reach the level of Switzerland in 25 years." - stated Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko at the cabinet meeting.

    " At this growth rate (4% of real GDP growth) our GDP will rise from the current level of 84 billion dollars to 600 billion in 2040. This is the level of a country like Switzerland."

    The Finance minister said that the agreement reached with the creditors …

  • Former Ukrainian president Yanokovych has become richer over the summer

    According to the reports of Ukrainian financial Monitoring Agency the value of the assets of ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych and the former government officials has increased over the summer months.As of the end of August The value of the frozen assets of the former high rank Ukrainian officials from Yanukovych’s government amounted to 107.2 million US dollars, 15.9 million  Euros and 135 million  Swiss Francs. This is 13.1 million Swiss Francs more than it was in the end of May.  …

  • Ukrainian Space Agency visits NASA

    Ukrainian Space Agency visits NASA

     On the 1st of September a Ukrainian delegation headed by Lubomyr Sabadosh, Chairman of the National Space Agency of Ukraine began a visit to the United States.A few meetings already took place as of September the 2d: a meeting with NASA,  and a number of leading companies in the US space industry, including  «Orbital ATK» and «Boeing».

    Negotiations showed unlimited prospects of deepening cooperation between Ukraine and the USA in the field of space research …