News

  • Friday, 24 February
  • The water supplies to Avdiyivka, Donetsk Region, stopped after a projectile hit Donetsk filter station, Deputy Prime Minister Henadiy Zubko said. "Avdiyivka. A direct projectile hit in the filter station…
  • Parliament backs amendments to "Savchenko law" The Verkhovna Rada on 23 February adopted in the first reading a government bill amending the so-called "Savchenko law". The bill suggests that the norm envisaging crediting every day of a pretrial detention…
  • Postal operator set to raise tariffs by 50% The National regulator in communications and information sphere (NCCIR), approved the draft decision of Ukrposhta, the national postal operator, to increase ceiling tariffs for sending postcards, letters…
  • Industry grew over 5% in Jan. The growth rate of industrial production in January 2017 exceeded 5% over the same month last year, the State Statistics Service said in a release on 24 February. The agency said industrial production…
  • Thursday, 23 February
  • Our ultimatum is red line for government, says rightist leader The united nationalist forces set a list of national interests that the government must protect, otherwise it is in for a complete reboot, the leader of the Svoboda party Oleh Tyahnybok said on the TV…
  • Honcharenko's abduction turned staged The kidnapping of the people's deputy Oleksiy Honcharenko was staged by the SBU to obtain evidence against the customer, says the head of the SBU department in Odessa Region Serhiy Batrakov. "The SBU…
  • Honcharenko released and safe MP Oleksiy Honcharenko, who was feared to be kidnapped, is safe, said Odessa regional prosecutor Oleh Zhuchenko. He was planned to abducted and mutilated by the father of an anti-Maidan activist Henadiy…
  • Self-Help goes east to back blockade The members of the Self-Help faction in the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday will go to Donbas to join the participants of the blockade railway tracks crossing the frontline. "Today, right away, most of the…
  • MP Honcharenko reportedly kidnapped People's deputy Oleksiy Honcharenko was kidnapped by unknown individuals, Odessa web outlet Dumskaya, associated with the deputy, reported on 23 February. Local prosecutor's office has later confirmed…
  • Parliament scraps tax police bill The Verkhovna Rada on 23 February rejected an amendment suggesting the restoration of the tax police, which was included in the bill on the taxation of inheritance. The discussion of the bill stirred…
  • Rada amends in absentia conviction law The Verkhovna Rada on 23 February adopted in the first reading a bill that provides more opportunities for the investigation in terms of in absentia conviction of the former president and his entourage…
  • ATO soldier wounded in Donbas Over the past day, militants 54 times shelled the positions of Ukrainian troops in the zone of the antiterrorist operation in Donbass. One Ukrainian soldier was wounded, the press center of the ATO reported…
  • Ukraine denies arms trade with Russia The information about the expansion of military and technical cooperation between the enterprises that are parts of the state-owned defence concern Ukroboronprom with the defence companies of Russia…
  • Wednesday, 22 February
  • Russia acknowledged existence of cyber war forces Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said when speaking in the State Duma on 22 February that Russian army will have information operations forces. Responding to a lawmaker's comment about the need…
  • Maidan demands mainly fulfilled, says Turchynov Three years after the Dignity Revolution in Ukraine one can say that the main requirements of the Maidan are fulfilled, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov said…