Jamala, winner of Eurovision 2016, gets married
Jamala, Ukrainian singer and the winner of Eurovision2016, got married today, on April 26. She wrote this on her Facebook page.
Russian pop singer of Ukrainian origin refused entry into Ukraine in next three years
Russian popular singer of Ukrainian origin Lolita Milyavskaya, 53, has been refused entry into Ukraine in the next three years because of her earlier visit to occupied Crimea.
Hague court to decide on further steps in Ukraine vs. Russia case on May 12
"On May 12, we will meet again in The Hague, and the president of the court will decide on further measures of the case, namely how it will proceed and how much time we'll be given to prepare a basic memorandum where we must present all evidence in detail, including the mental element in this case," Zerkal said during a meeting attended by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Kostiantyn Yeliseyev.
Ukraine protests so-called Yalta Forum in Russian-annexed Crimea
Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed a resolute protest against the so-called Yalta International Economic Forum being held in in the Russian-annexed Crimea.
President: This is the key element of decommunization in culture and cinematography
President Petro Poroshenko signed laws “On Ukrainian Cultural Fund” and “On State Support for Cinematography in Ukraine”. The Head of State expressed belief that the adoption and entry into force of these laws will be useful for Ukrainian cinema and culture, facilitate national-cultural development and raise national cinematography.
Poroshenko: "U.S. will never recognize Crimea annexation"
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said he is confident that the United States will never recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea, according to the president's press service.
"Putin friends" from EU attending business forum in Russian-occupied Crimea
A number of pro-Russian businessmen, officials and public figures from across Europe accepted the invitation of occupation authorities in Crimea to take part in the so-called "Yalta International Economic Forum" held in the annexed Crimea, according to Europeiska Pravda.
Ukraine respects UN International Court’s decision, - Groysman
Ukraine appreciates and respects the latest decision of the UN International Court in the litigation between Ukraine and Russia. Volodymyr Groysman, Ukraine’s Prime Minister said that during his meeting with students in Kyiv.
ICJ grants Ukraine's request to impose measures on Russia to protect minorities in Crimea
The UN International Court of Justice in The Hague ruled to apply provisional measures against Russia under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, to protect national minorities in Crimea.
Poroshenko: Russia turns Crimea into world's biggest military base
He emphasizes that Russia doesn't fulfill the undertaken commitments within the Minsk process – neither effective ceasefire, nor release of hostages and illegally detained persons, or international humanitarian organizations' access, the press service reported.
Decision of International Court of Justice in Ukraine-Russia case made public
UN International Court of Justice published full text of decision on Ukraine’s application against Russia. The document was uploaded on the official website.
Russian Defense Ministry inspects Black Sea Fleet units in occupied Crimea
The administration team of the Russian Southern Military District began to work in the occupied Sevastopol, which will check fighting forces and military units of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
Stoltenberg: Russia's aggression in Ukraine main reason for strengthening defense in Europe
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said that the main reason for strengthening NATO's collective defense in Europe is the Russian aggression in Ukraine.
Foreign Ministry protests against today’s arrests of Crimean Tatars in Crimea
Ukraine is outraged at new cases of political repressions and persecutions that Russian government imposes on Crimean Tatars in the Russian-occupied peninsula. The country’s foreign ministry said that in the commentary on the issue on Tuesday evening.
Russia’s Channel 1 to not broadcast Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine
Russia’s TV Channel 1 will not be broadcasting Eurovision 2017 song contest, slated in Ukraine in May. Such decision was made after the Russian side rejected the options offered by the European Broadcasting Union – those regarding this country’s representative at Eurovision Yulia Samoylova.
Gen. Staff planned operation against "little green men" during Crimea seizure
At the beginning of the Russian occupation of Crimea, the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces planned an operation that could drastically change the course of events, former deputy head, now Chief of the General Staff Viktor Muzhenko said in an interview with Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda.
President of Ukraine conducted consultations with U.S. Secretary of State
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko conducted phone consultations with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the eve of American-Russian negotiations in Moscow.
Fake "Islamic Battalion" arrives in Mariupol
The spokesperson of the self-proclaimed "DPR"’s ministry of defense, Eduard Basurin on Saturday voiced baseless claims that an "Islamic brigade" with as many as 500 fighters had been deployed to the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol and was working with the 36th Naval Infantry Brigade, according to the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab.
President at the meeting with Ukrainian community of Latvia: The EU provided 600 million euros of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine
President Petro Poroshenko and his wife Maryna Poroshenko met with Ukrainian community of Latvia.
Crimean political prisoner starves himself demanding to send him to Ukraine
Crimean Tatar national Rusian Zeitullayev, whom the Russian prosecutors accused of terrorism, stands before trial in Rostov-on-Don. On April 4, he began starving himself, demanding to send him to Ukraine, to stop political prosecution and close criminal cases of other Crimean Tatars, illegally detained and judged in Russia. Reporter Anton Naumlyuk posted that at Facebook.
Foreign Ministry of Ukraine demands Russia abolish military conscript in occupied Crimea
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses its strong protest to the Russian Federation in connection with its intention to conduct a military conscript in the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.
President met with the Prime Minister of Latvia
In the framework of the official visit to Latvia, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held negotiations with Prime Minister of Latvia Māris Kučinskis.
Poroshenko: Russia seeks provocation not participation in Eurovision
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Russia did not want participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, as it was seeking provocation by sending singer Yulia Samoilova, who has violated Ukraine's entry and exit requirements while visiting Russia-occupied Crimea.
Ukraine demands to stop recruiting Crimean residents to Russian Army
Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry expresses a strong protest to Russian Federation in connection with its intention to call for military service the residents of the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea and Sevastopol. This is stated in a message published on the website of Foreign Ministry.
Crimean Tatar Mejlis suing Russia in ECHR
On March 29, the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people filed a suit with the European Court of Human Rights in connection with the fact that the Russian authorities included the Mejlis in the list of extremist organizations, effectively banning its activities, including in the occupied Crimea, Memorial human rights center reports.
US representative to the UN: Russia committed crimes in Syria
Nikki Haley, Permanent US Representative to the UN, while speaking on the protection of human rights at the UN Security Council on March 29, said that Russia and Iran are involved in the Assad regime’s annihilation of the population and civilian infrastructure in Aleppo. The US representative referred to this as “war crimes”.
Occupation of Donbas, Crimea makes Ukrainian exports lose almost $13 bln – economy ministry
Export losses due to the occupation of Donbas and Crimea amounted to US$12.9 billion, while total export losses of Ukraine amounted to $25.2 billion over the past years, that’s according to a draft export strategy, published on the website of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.
Security Service of Ukraine prepares documents banning Russian Eurovision participant from entering Ukraine
Eurovision, the annual international pop song competition between member states of the European Broadcasting Union, will take place in Kyiv in May 2017. However, Russian participant Yulia Samoylova may not be allowed into Ukraine, because in 2015 the singer violated Ukrainian legislation: she performed in the annexed Crimea in violation of the procedure established by Ukraine.
Security Service of Ukraine has started to investigate European politicians who traveled to the Crimea
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) will analyze information regarding politicians from Europe and other countries who travel to the Crimea and decide whether to impose sanctions against them, as stated by the Secretary of the NSDC (National Security and Defense Council) of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, according to his press service.
Russia stats full-scale military training in occupied Crimea
Russia started a full-scale military training in the occupied Crimea. This was reported by the Defense Ministry of Russian Federation.