Ukraine

 Will Ukraine abandon railway traffic with Russia?

Will Ukraine abandon railway traffic with Russia?

The Ukrainian authorities are preparing to cut off railway passenger traffic with Russia in early July, a source close to Kiev officials said. "Ukraine is preparing to halt rail passenger traffic with Russia starting around July …

Trump #039reaffirms Transatlantic unity in holding Russia accountable#039 over Ukraine

Trump 'reaffirms Transatlantic unity in holding Russia accountable' over Ukraine

US President Donald Trump reiterated in a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni the US determination to maintain transatlantic accord in …

 US writes Ukraine off from balance

US writes Ukraine off from balance

The Donald Trump administration's budget proposal would convert some of the United States' foreign military grants to loans, part of a larger effort to slash spending on diplomacy, aid and programs abroad by more than …

EU and Ukraine signs regulation on visa liberalization

EU and Ukraine signs regulation on visa liberalization

The regulation on the EU visa liberalization for Ukrainian citizens has been signed in Strasbourg today. European Parliament President Antonio Tajani and the Prime Minister of Malta, the current chair of the European …

Ukraine to seize Russia#039s Gazprom property

Ukraine to seize Russia's Gazprom property

Ukraine’s supreme economic court dismissed on Tuesday the appeal of Russian energy giant Gazprom which was demanding a reversal of the decision of lower courts on enforced recovery of around $6.4 billion in fines from the country in favor …

Kiev reports on meeting with Trump

Kiev reports on meeting with Trump

The United States is ready to pressure Russia and join the Donbass settlement process, the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said. According to Klimkin, the keynote political message is the actual wish to …

Will Poroshenko run for next elections in Ukraine?

Will Poroshenko run for next elections in Ukraine?

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has refrained today from a direct answer to the question whether he will run for a new presidential election. "Regarding the second term: according to the constitution of Ukraine, every citizen …

Salvador Sobral of Portugal wins 2017 Eurovision song contest in Kiev

Salvador Sobral of Portugal wins 2017 Eurovision song contest in Kiev

Singer Salvador Sobral of Portugal won the 2017 Eurovision song contest that ended in Ukraine’s capital Kiev early on Sunday, TASS reports. 27-year-old Sobral, who was seen as the frontrunner of the contest by …

Last Lenin monument demolished in Ukraine

Last Lenin monument demolished in Ukraine

Last monument to Vladimir Lenin has been demolished in Holosiivskyi District of Kiev. This happened in accordance with the Ukrainian law on decommunization. …

Trump urges #039geace#039 after meeting Russian, Ukrainian envoys

Trump urges 'geace' after meeting Russian, Ukrainian envoys

U.S. President Donald Trump posted photos of his separate meetings with the top diplomats of Ukraine and Russia on Twitter and urged the two nations to "make peace." "Yesterday, on the same day -- I had meetings with …

Ukraine won#039t broadcast 2018 FIFA World Cup

Ukraine won't broadcast 2018 FIFA World Cup

Director General of the Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA:PBC) Zurab Alasania said that he won't allow 2018 FIFA World Cup to be broadcasted. "If our national team decides that it will go to Russia and …

EU Council eases visa rules for Ukraine

EU Council eases visa rules for Ukraine

The EU Council has approved the decision to liberalize visa rules for Ukrainian citizens, European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos said. "I am pleased to see that we are reaching the end of the …

Igor Morozov: Russia returned to geopolitical arena as a great power

Igor Morozov: "Russia returned to geopolitical arena as a great power"

Yesterday, Russian President had two high-level talks with leaders of key Western countries. First, Vladimir Putin held two rounds of personal talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Sochi, where they have once again voiced their …

Ukrainian national police ex-chief regains Georgian citizenship

Ukrainian national police ex-chief regains Georgian citizenship

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has granted Georgian citizenship to the former chief of the Ukrainian national polic and former Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Khatia Dekanoidze. …

Ukraine doubles gas import from EU

Ukraine doubles gas import from EU

Ukraine has increased gas import from the EU countries to 35.3 billion cubic meters per day, press-secretary of the "Ukrtransgaz" company Maxim Belyavsky informed. It is noted that the biggest part of European …

Difficult conversation between Merkel and Putin

Difficult conversation between Merkel and Putin

Moscow is a constructive partner, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a press conference after talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi. "Russia is a constructive …

Ukrainian team wins gold of FIG World Cup in Baku

Ukrainian team wins gold of FIG World Cup in Baku

Ukrainian national team won the gold medal of the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Baku, showing the best result in the exercises with three balls and two ropes. They scored 18,2 points. Bulgarian gymnasts came second with 17,35 …

Railway bypassing Ukraine to be opened in August

Railway bypassing Ukraine to be opened in August

The works on the section of the Zhuravka-Millerovo railway, bypassing the territory of Ukraine, will be completed by August 1, 2017, the head of the Main Directorate of the Railway Troops of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, …

Irina Deriugina: Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation has stunning president

Irina Deriugina: Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation has stunning president

Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation has a stunning president - the first vice-president of the republic Mehriban Aliyeva, the head coach of the Ukrainian national rhythmic gymnastics team, the vice-president of the Gymnastics Federation of Ukraine …

Ukraine building up military presence near Crimea

Ukraine building up military presence near Crimea

Ukraine is increasing the military presence of government forces near its borders with Russia's Republic of Crimea, the head of Crimea’s government committee for inter-ethnic relations, Zaur Smirnov said. …

Lukashenko and Poroshenko to visit Chornobyl nuclear power plant

Lukashenko and Poroshenko to visit Chornobyl nuclear power plant

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will meet with President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in the exclusion zone of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant on April 26, the presidential press …

Why does EU impose sanctions only against Russia?

Why does EU impose sanctions only against Russia?

Ukraine has been constantly avoiding direct dialogue with the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, but the European Union impose sanctions over the implementation of the Minsk agreements only against Russia, the …

Tillerson briefs Poroshenko on sanctions imposed on Russia

Tillerson briefs Poroshenko on sanctions imposed on Russia

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a phone conversation with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that the sanctions imposed on Russia would remain in place, US Department of State acting spokesman …

OSCE staff member dies in car blast in Donbass

OSCE staff member dies in car blast in Donbass

An OSCE monitor died in a car blast in LPR, the militia's press service told Luganskinformcenter on Sunday, TASS reports. "Today, on April 23, 2017, as two crews of the OSCE SMM were going from Slavyanoserbsk to Sokolniki, near …

OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier to visit Moscow April 24-27

OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier to visit Moscow April 24-27

OSCE's Secretary General Lamberto Zannier will visit Moscow on April 24-27, during the visit he will take part in the Moscow International Security Conference, and will have talks with Russia's Foreign Minister …

Margvelashvili invites Poroshenko to Georgia

Margvelashvili invites Poroshenko to Georgia

Yesterday, a meeting between Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin was held in Tbilisi, During it, parties discussed the political dialogue between two countries, …

Ukraine#039s grain to go to Iran through Azerbaijan

Ukraine's grain to go to Iran through Azerbaijan

Potentially substantial volumes of cargo transit through Azerbaijan can appear already this summer on the Western branch of the North-South route – Iran and Ukraine have reached an arrangement on grain deliveries through Georgia and …

Normandy Quartet discusses situation in Ukraine by phone

Normandy Quartet discusses situation in Ukraine by phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin has had a telephone conversation with Normandy Four leaders on settling the armed civil conflict in eastern Ukraine, the presidential press service said. Germany's Federal …

Russia’s Channel One cancels broadcast of 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

Russia’s Channel One cancels broadcast of 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

Russia’s Channel One has decided to cancel the broadcast of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in light of the entry ban issued by the Ukrainian authorities against Russian contestant Yulia Samoilova, the channel’s …

Rabinovich proposes to turn Ukraine into parliamentary republic

Rabinovich proposes to turn Ukraine into parliamentary republic

Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, leader of the "For Life" party Vadim Rabinovich proposed an initiative to constitutionally abolish the post of president and to turn the country into parliamentary republic. …