Russia to supply electric power to Luhansk
Russian government decided to provide uninterrupted supplies of electricity to Luhansk region in Ukraine in respect that Kyiv terminated electric power supply for the self-proclaimed “Luhansk People’s Republic”. Boris Gryzlov, the permanent representative of Russia in the Minsk trilateral contact group, said that, Interfax reported.
Raiffeisen Bank Aval CEO Lavrenchuk reportedly agrees to head NBU - media
Chairman of the Board of Raiffeisen Bank Aval Volodymyr Lavrenchuk has reportedly given consent to take up post of the Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) as a successor of Valeria Gontareva, Ukraine's TV Channel 24 reported with reference to an informed source in the NBU.
Russia mulls power supplies to occupied area of Luhansk region
Russian government has decided to provide the militant-occupied part of Luhansk region with uninterrupted electricity supplies, according to the Russian envoy to the trilateral contact group for the Donbas settlement, Boris Gryzlov, RIA Novosti reports.
President had a phone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko spoke on a phone with U.S. Secretary of States Rex Tillerson.
President to members of Ukrainian national team participating in “Invictus Games”: You will be an example for every Ukrainian
President Petro Poroshenko took part in festivities on the occasion of announcement of candidates for the Ukrainian national team that will participate in “Invictus Games” in Toronto.
Court rejected Bezyazykov’s appeal and kept him in detention until May 12
Court in Kyiv dismissed the appeal of defense of Ivan Bezyazykov, colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who is suspected in connection with militants, and kept him under arrest until May 12. This was reported by 112 Ukraine TV channel correspondent.
SAP opens criminal proceeding on possible illicit enrichment of Radical party leader
Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) opened criminal proceeding regarding possible illicit enrichment of Oleh Lyashko, the leader of Radical Party. This was reported by NABU director Artem Sytnyk during the briefing.
U.S. defense secretary says Syria dispersed warplanes, retains chemical weapons – Reuters
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that Syria had dispersed its warplanes in recent days and retained chemical weapons, an issue that would have to be taken up diplomatically, according to Reuters.
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.
President: UN ICJ urged Russia to fully implement the Minsk agreements
The International Court of Justice urged Russia to fully implement the Minsk agreements having recognized it a party to the Minsk process, not an intermediary. For the first time, this recognition is not a political, but legal assessment. It was stated by President Petro Poroshenko at the meeting with Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Kostiantyn Yelisieiev and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Olena Zerkal.
Stanislav Klykh’s Russian girlfriend ratted him – political prisoner’s mother
Ukrainian citizen Stanislav Klykh, illegally detained and put behind bars in Russia in August 2014, could have been ratted out by a woman he fell for in Russia. His mother Tamara Klykh said that while talking to a group of human rights activists from Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine. The latter gathered information about Klykh and his detention in Russia to be spread across foreign media abroad – for further awareness of numerous trumped-up political cases fabricated in Russia.
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister condemns yesterday's terrorist attack in Paris
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, condemned yesterday's terrorist attack in the center of the French capital. He wrote about this on his Twitter page.