Posts tagged as Ukraine

Supporting Ukraine is within Lithuania’s security interests

Monday, December 10, 2018

President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with the President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine. The purpose of the President’s visit to Kyiv is to demonstrate support to Ukraine. It is the first visit of a country leader after Russia’s illegal seizure of Ukraine’s naval ships in the Kerch Strait. The two Presidents attended the 11th Meeting of the Council of Presidents of Lithuania and Ukraine. Security situation in eastern Ukraine and the Sea…

The UK provides Ukraine with more than 35 million pounds

Saturday, December 8, 2018

The UK this year and next is giving to Ukraine more than £35 million to fight corruption, on reforms and security. This was reported on Twitter by the British Embassy in Ukraine. “In the 2018/19 fiscal year, the UK government provides more than £ 35 million to help Ukraine, supporting more than 70 projects in 7 areas: governance and reform, fighting corruption, communication, conflict, stability and security, humanitarian, human rights,…

Ukraine conducts successful cruise missile launch

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine has announced that it successfully tested a land-based cruise missile and upgraded S-125 missile system on 5 December. According to statement, the tests of Ukrainian missiles proved that Ukraine is capable of defending its borders in the Black and Azov Seas. This was stated by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov upon completion of the tests at…

Estonian parliament adopts statement in support of Ukraine

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Estonian parliament on Monday evening with 79 votes adopted a statement in support of Ukraine in connection with the Kerch Strait incident that took place on Nov. 25. In the statement, the Riigikogu condemns the attack by the Russian Federation on Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait and the wounding and capture of Ukrainian seamen. The Riigikogu emphasizes in the statement that Russia must immediately release the Ukrainian ships…

Ukrainian media: Baltics offered clearest reaction to Azov attack

Monday, December 3, 2018

The Baltic countries were the ones to come up with the fastest and clearest statements in support of Ukraine after the attack by Russia in the Azov Sea, a Ukrainian online publication said. “The Baltic states were the most sincere and outspoken supporters of Ukraine, calling things their right names regardless of whether truth might insult the Russians,” the news website eurointegration.com.ua said. “And it is not the least surprising…

Ukraine BANS Russian men from crossing border to block Moscow’s ‘secret armies’

Friday, November 30, 2018

Ukraine has banned Russian men aged 16-60 years from entering the country amid Kiev’s growing fears that Moscow is planning a full-scale invasion of the former Soviet republic. Tensions between the neighbouring countries have escalated after Russian forces opened fire on and captured Ukrainian navy vessels and sailors off the disputed peninsula of Crimea. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko explained the ban, claiming it was necessary to stop Russian President Vladimir…

Ukrainians tell Lithuanian businesses not to worry about martial law

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Ukrainian business representatives say Lithuanian businesses operating in Ukraine should not worry, at least not yet, about the martial law introduced in the country, accordging to the business daily Verslo Zinios reported on Thursday writes LETA/BNS. Officials at Vilnius Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts say they have been in contact with Sergey Prokhorov, first vice president of the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, and Petro Kraisvitny of the Poltava region. The…

Russia to deploy new missiles to Crimea as Ukraine tensions rise

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Russia said on Wednesday it would send more of its advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Crimea and a Reuters reporter saw a Russian warship deploying nearby as tensions with Ukraine rose over Moscow’s seizure of Ukrainian navy ships. Moscow’s announcement about new missiles follows its seizure of three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crews on Sunday over what it said was their illegal entry into Russian waters, something Ukraine…

Estonian MFA issues standstill warning to those travelling to Ukraine by car

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a warning regarding possible standstills at border crossing points to those travelling to Ukraine by road. “Due to protest actions, work at various Ukrainian border crossing points is currently disturbed and border crossing foremost to Poland is complicated,” the ministry said on social media. “According to latest data, greater standstills have been registered at the Korczowa-Krakovets, Medyka-Shehyni and the Dorohusk-Yahodyn border crossing points,…

NATO calls on Ukraine to continue its course, seek solution to conflict with Russia peacefully

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The NATO-Ukraine Council today voiced support to Ukraine and called on it to continue its course, seeking the solution to the conflict with Russia peacefully, Latvian Ambassador to NATO Indulis Berzins told LETA. Berzins said that the council expressed NATO’s full support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, including its full navigational rights in its territorial waters under international law. Berzins said that also Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis during his…