Zik Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:21:00 +0200McCain describes Putin’s strategies
Pres Putin first provokes military conflicts, then denies his complicity and finally uses them as bargaining chips in negotiations, US Senator John McCain said, addressing the Munich conference on security Feb. 13, UNN reports.
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:21:00 +0200Blockade of Russian trucks picks up
Activists of the Zhytomyr-based NGO ‘Avtomaidan Zhytomyr’ started to block the Russian trucks going to the EU.
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:20:00 +0200Russian nationalist volunteers fleeing Donbas, Anton Rajevsky says
Groups of Russian mercenaries and volunteers are fleeing the breakaway Donbas republics, says Anton Rajevsky, a Russian nationalist who fought in Donbas on the rebels’ side in his interview with Ukrainian journalists Denis Kazansky, Fourth Power re...Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:47:00 +0200Abromavichus wants Yaresko to head cabinet
Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavichuk, who has recently resigned decrying corruption in the cabinet, believes Ukraine must have a technocratic cabinet headed by the present Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:44:00 +0200Ukrainian authorities cannot stop blockade of Russian transit by activists, official says
Deputy infrastructure minister Oksana Reiter says the ministry has no authority to stop the blockade against Russian trucks in Zakarpatya and Volyn oblasts.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:27:00 +0200Tymoshenko and Nalyvajchenko join forces
The Batkivshchyna party and Valentyn Nalyvajchenko’s anti-corruption movement have merged today, both leaders announced to journalists, Ukrayinska Pravda reports Feb. 12.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:16:00 +0200Russia deploys artillery and Grad missile batteries at border with Crimea
The Russians placed heavy artillery and Grads missiles at the border of Crimea and Kherson oblast, the army says Feb. 12, Ukrayinska Pravda reports.
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:09:00 +0200Humvees to be modernized at Lviv armor plant
The US Textron Systems and Ukroboronprom, Ukraine’s state-run arms manufacturer, signed an agreement to create a joint company to supply Humvees armored vehicles to Ukraine and modernize them in Lviv, Liga.net reports Feb. 11.
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:50:00 +0200Donbas rebels flooding mines, Luhansk governor says
Pro-Russian separatists in Donbas deliberately flood coal mines and destroy industrial companies, Luhansk Governor Georgy Tuka told Liga.Net Feb. 11.
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:47:00 +0200Cabinet to open its sessions to live telecasting and media
Premier Arseny Yatseniuk announced today that the sessions of the cabinet will be open to the press.
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:02:00 +0200Putin revives Stalin regime, says Russian writer
A renowned Russian writer, Vladimir Sorokin, told Germania-Online that Pres Putin had revived the past monsters, Apostrof reports Feb. 11.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 19:54:00 +0200Maryinka checkpoint may be closed – Turchynov
The National Defense and Security Council head Oleksandr Turchynov says the checkpoint near Maryinka, the only one left for the residents of rebel-held territories in Donetsk oblast to enter Ukraine to buy food and essentials, may be closed due to e...Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:19:00 +0200Thank you, Japan!
Japan will send 9,000 winter uniforms for Ukraine police, the country’s Ambassador Shigeki Sumi said, LB.UA reports Feb. 10.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:07:00 +0200Heads to roll after servicemen complain
Feb. 8, 50 servicemen of the 53rd Brigade marched on foot to Mykolayiv (30 km away) to complain to the military prosecutor about inhuman conditions in the Shyroky Lan training range where they are deployed now.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:31:00 +0200Rebels shell Maryinka checkpoint with civilians present
Feb. 9, Donbas rebels shelled with grenades the checkpoint in Maryinka while civilians were passing, State Border Service reported.