Posts tagged as Ukraine

Ceasefire in Ukraine is just a political ploy

By Nick Connolly on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

For the third time in a year President Volodymyr Zelensky has promised Ukrainians a “comprehensive” ceasefire in Donbass. Looming elections rather than progress on the ground are behind that, writes Deutsche Welle’s Nick Connolly. Heavily wounded and wearing a white helmet, Ukrainian marine Yaroslav Zhuravel crawls through no man’s land back toward the Ukrainian positions. Only a few hundred metres separate him from his own regiment and from the Russian-backed…

Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine form Lublin Triangle to cooperate against Russian aggression

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine have agreed to deepen cooperation to help Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression as well as to take joint action to counter the coronavirus pandemic. In a declaration signed by the Lithuanian, Polish and Ukrainian foreign ministers in the Polish city of Lublin on Tuesday, the three countries committed to creating the so-called Lublin Triangle, a trilateral platform for political, economic and social cooperation, to…

Fighting in Ukraine’s trenches. ‘I am so tired of all of this’ (II)

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

LRT English presents a story from inside the Grey Zone in Donbass. Although controlled by Ukrainain forces, this buffer zone is still contested by both sides, who use artillery, raids, as well as propaganda to gain an edge in this ongoing war of attrition. “Are they still shooting there?” This question often follows conversations about the frontline in Donbass not only abroad, but also in Ukraine. Isolated from the rest…

Separatist coordinator arrested in Ukraine traveled to Baltic states – Bellingcat

Friday, July 10, 2020

Ukraine on Tuesday arrested an alleged coordinator of separatist forces in 2014 and 2015, who formed a direct link between Donbass militants and the Kremlin. According to Bellingcat, international open-source investigation group, the suspect had often traveled to the Baltic states. Bellingcat identified the unnamed Andrey K. as Andrey Nikolaevich Kunavin, a Ukrainian citizen born on July 5, 1984, with a prior criminal record. He seemed to have risen from…

Lithuania committed to developing strategic partnership with Ukraine

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Lithuania is committed to developing a strategic partnership with Ukraine and will make efforts to consolidate international support for reforms. Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to Ukraine Valdemaras Sarapinas said this at a meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vasyl Bodnar on July 6, 2020, the Foreign Ministry’s press service reported. The interlocutors discussed preparations for a meeting of the Council of Presidents of Ukraine and Lithuania, which…

Lithuania considers resuming flights to Georgia and Ukraine

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Lithuania may open up its borders to travel from Georgia and Ukraine next month, the country’s foreign minister has hinted. “Certain outbound routes from the Schengen area are likely to be reopened as of July 1, but it will not be something massive and incautious. Definitely not. We hope to resume contact with Georgia and Ukraine, and we also hoped to do so with Israel, but the situation has worsened…

Lithuania filed humanitarian aid to Ukraine for fight against Covid-19

Friday, May 15, 2020

On May 14, Lithuania filed the humanitarian aid on the request of Ukraine – protection means necessary for the fight against Covid-19 as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania noted. It was noted that the aid was filed within the Eastern Partnership. Armenia, Moldova and Georgia will also get it. The military aircrafts will deliver it. The aid will be transferred to Ukraine by land. The ministry stated that over 52,000 shield protectors…

Lithuania sends aid to Armenia, Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine

Thursday, May 14, 2020

A shipment of Lithuanian-made protective face shields are on their way to Armenia, Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine, according to the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry. The ministry said the Ukraine-bound humanitarian aid departed on Wednesday, and Armenia, Moldova and Georgia-bound shipments of equipment to combat Covid-19 were leaving on Thursday. Some 52,600 Lithuanian-made protective face shields had been purchased from two local companies – Baltic Digital Printing and Medienos Era – for…

New egg production plant could create 200 jobs in Latvia

Thursday, May 14, 2020

A Ukrainian-owned egg production company and a Nordic energy company say they have plans to open a modern egg production plant in Latvia which would involve a 100-million-euro investment creating up to 200 new jobs. Ovostar Union Group company GALLUSMAN and Nordic energy company ADVEN are the partners in the project. Currently, environmental impact assessments are taking place, which are expected to be completed by the end of the year. Construction works are planned to begin in 2021.…