Ukraine builds significant fortifications along border with Russia
Jun24

Ukraine builds significant fortifications along border with Russia

A total of 200 million hryvnia (about $8 million) has been allocated for fortifying the Ukrainian border in 2016. In 2015, 400 million hryvnia was spent on upgrades to the country’s border with Russia. Ukraine has fortified its border with Russia in the Kharkov and Chernigov regions with more than 120 miles of anti-tank trenches and about 43 miles of metal fencing. These upgrades were announced by the press center of the State Border...

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Moscow has no plans of recognizing Ukraine’s self-proclaimed republics
Jun01

Moscow has no plans of recognizing Ukraine’s self-proclaimed republics

Moscow’s move to recognize the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics would be counterproductive as this would give the West a pretext to stop pressure on Kiev on implementing the Minsk peace deal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda website. “I’m convinced that this will be counterproductive,” Lavrov said, stressing that it is very important that the...

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