Russia to move S-400 missile systems on combat duty to Crimea
In January, the Russian military will strengthen the air defense of Crimea by new S-400 missile systems.
Poroshenko underlines that Ukraine will not betray or forget the captives insisting to increase efforts on returning hostages home
The Ukrainian government should resume talks with Moscow, insisting on the release of Ukrainian hostages in the occupied Donbas and Russia, Poroshenko said at a briefing during his working visit to Odesa region.
Ukrainians illegally kept in the occupied areas were warmly welcomed home at Boryspil airport after the prisoner swap: photos
On December 27, a prisoner swap took place in a neutral zone near the town of Mayorsk, close to the Russian-occupied town of Horlivka, in Donetsk region
Poroshenko calls receiving American weapons "a transatlantic vaccination against the Russian virus of aggression"
Ukrainian president emphasizes that USA has adopted a long-awaited and fundamental decision on providing lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine.
Poroshenko met liberated Ukrainians on the touch line: I will do everything to free every warrior
Near the touch line, President Petro Poroshenko met liberated Ukrainians who were kept in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
EU prolongs economic sanctions against Russia in response to aggression toward Ukraine
The Council of the European Union on Thursday officially resolved to extend sectoral economic sanctions against Russia until July 31, 2018, a communiqué released in Brussels said.
U.S. Senator John McCain urges Trump to authorize sales of more powerful lethal weapons to Ukraine
U.S. Senator John McCain has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to approve additional sales of lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine. The relevant statement was posted on the website of the senator.
Poroshenko on the increasing danger of escalation in Donbas: Ukraine is ready for any scenario
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko emphasizes that the danger of escalation from the aggressor is increasing, however Ukraine is ready for any scenario.
U.S. State Department gives a green light to sales of lethal weapons to Ukraine
The Trump administration has approved the first ever U.S. commercial sale of lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine.
Turchynov in light of the escalation at the front: Ukrainian Army is ready to repel any attacks in Donbas
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov has said he does not rule out that Russia has withdrawn its representatives from the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) due to upcoming military operations in Donbas.
Russian candidate for president post calls Crimea Ukrainian and urges a new referendum
Russian journalist and candidate in the president run 2018 Ksenia Sobchak has announced again the necessity to carry out a new referendum.
Russia took its officers from JCCC "right before" shelling in Donbas, continues to deny its own role - Volker
U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker noted on Twitter that Russia had recalled its representatives from the Joint Control and Coordination Centre (JCCC) right before a massive escalation in Donbas.
ATO HQ: Russian proxies cynical shelling of Novoluhanske on the eve of the St. Nickolas Day led to casualties among civilians - evidence of war crimes
Russian proxies shell Novoluhanske from territory of occupied Horlivka on the eve of the St. Nickolas Day, on December 18, 2017, according to the press centre of the ATO HQ.
Russia’s illegal occupation of Ukraine is the biggest threat to European security - Rex Tillerson
Tillerson assured that NATO allies stand firm in support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and their territorial integrity.
"Ukraine’s finest sons and daughters deserve our admiration": Canadian diaspora congratulates Ukrainian soldiers on Armed Forces Day
Ukrainian Canadian Congress on the occasion of the Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine congratulates Ukrainian soldiers with warm and encouraging words.
The premiere of the movie "Cyborgs" about the Donetsk airport defenders was presented on the Day of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
President of Ukraine Poroshenko visited the premiere of the movie "Cyborgs".
Poroshenko passed to the Ukrainian Army 40 Hummer medical vehicles from the U.S. - photos
During a working visit to Lviv region on Wednesday, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko passed to the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine certificates for 40 Hummer medical vehicles from the United States.
Ukrainian army celebrate the Armed Forces Day: courage and proud of the nation
The holiday is marked annually on December 6.
SBU exposes two Russia citizens, conducting subversive activity against Ukraine
The SBU officers exposed two RF citizens, who conducted anti-state activity against Ukraine at the direction of Russian side.
President to the judges of the new Supreme Court: Remember the price Ukraine paid for an independent and fair court
President Petro Poroshenko took part in the solemn ceremony of taking oath by the judges of the new Supreme Court and congratulated the newly appointed judges.
U.S. to provide $350M assistance along with lethal weapons for Ukraine
Assistance for Ukraine worth $350 million, which includes granting lethal weapons, is envisaged by the draft defense budget for the fiscal year 2018 approved by the U.S.
“DNR leader” Zakharchenko orders confiscation of local crops, reminding people of starvation during the soviet times
A flashback from 1933, when confiscation of grain from Ukrainian farmers led to their starvation during the Holodomor.
Serbia opens 45 cases against Serbian mercenaries fighting abroad, incl. in Donbas
The prosecutor's office of Serbia has opened 45 cases since the end of 2014 against Serbian mercenaries who have been fighting in military conflicts abroad, including in Russian-occupied Donbas, according to the Ukrainian news outlet Evropeiska Pravda.
Turchynov comments on cutting diplomatic ties with Russia
According to the bill on Donbas de-occupation cutting diplomatic ties with Russia, specified as agressor, is not envisaged.
Volker prepared special message for Russia from families of Ukrainian hostages
U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker will hand over letters from the families of hostages to Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov, at the request of the Ukrainian side, Ukraine's representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group, First Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko has said.
"Disputed territory": NYT slammed over "non-Ukrainian" Crimea
The American daily newspaper The New York Times has published a map where occupied Crimea is marked in the same color as the territory of Russia and is signed as "disputed," chess grandmaster, writer and political activist Garry Kasparov wrote on Twitter.
Video: Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle conducted first flight testing, - NSDC Secretary Turchynov
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov took part in the first flight testing of the semi strategic Horlytsia unmanned aerial vehicle produced by Antonov State Enterprise.
Peskov comments on Ukraine's initiative to break diplomatic ties with Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov claims the Kremlin considers Ukraine's decision on a possible severance of diplomatic relations between Moscow and Kyiv to be a sovereign affair of Ukraine, according to the Russian news agency RIA Novosti.
Volker names two options for Russia’s moves on Donbas
Russia has two options for its further actions with regard to the occupied parts of Donbas, Voice of America reported citing U.S. Ambassador for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker.
Repressions against Crimean Tatars: Detentions and mass searches conducted in the annexed Crimea – Chubarov
Mass searches took place at houses of Crimean Tatars in the annexed Crimea on Wednesday morning, chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov said on Facebook.
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