Ukrainian nationalist leader Dmytro Yarosh has been placed on Interpol’s wanted list at the request of Russian authorities. According to the notice, he faces two charges “by the judicial authorities of Russia” for “public incitement to terrorist activities involving the use of mass media” and “public incitement to extremist activities involving the use of mass media.”
The Cabinet of Ministers issued a statement on July 25 calling parliament to hold an extraordinary session to adopt measures that would raise an additional $1.2 billion in revenue, of which $770 million would be allocated for the war effort against Russia. The statement was released after parliament adjourned its July 25 plenary session and announced a break until Aug. 12.
Oleh Blokhin is asking $3.65 million in compensation from the team where he became a global soccer legend. The 1975 Golden Ball winner on July 10 filed a claim with the dispute resolution chamber of Ukraine’s soccer governing body that alleges he was wrongfully sacked as coach of Dynamo Kyiv.
The United States said on July 24 that Russia was firing artillery across the border into Ukraine to target Ukrainian military positions.
Russian military aggression towards Ukraine has persisted unabated since Kremlin-backed guerillas shot down a commercial airliner on July 17, killing all 298 people on board, including more than 80 children.
The 2014-2015 soccer season kicked off on July 22 in Lviv where Shakhtar Donetsk beat Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 in the Super Cup. Shakhtar was last season’s domestic league champion and Dynamo was the Ukraine Cup winner.
An area of 50 square kilometers around the July 17 Malaysian airliner crash site remains unsecured and not fully accessible to international investigators. The two flight recorders are in Donetsk and in the possession of Aleksander Borodai, the Russian citizen claimed on July 20 who heads the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic that the Ukrainian government has deemed a terrorist organization.
Shakhtar Donetsk’s billionaire owner and president Rinat Akhmetov said the six players who refused to fly to Lviv ahead of the July 22 Super Cup match with Dynamo Kyiv “will be the first to suffer.”
Ukraine’s security service, known as the SBU, on July 18 published additional intercepted telephone conversations that further implicate Russia in the downing of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17, killing all 298 people on board on July 17. The conversations allegedly took place between Russian military intelligence officers and their armed proxies who discussed the delivery of a Buk missile system from Russia ahead of the downing of the Malaysian passenger jet.
Ukraine is set to receive a second installment worth $1.4 billion from the International Monetary Fund as part of its two-year, $17 billion bailout program from the Washington, D.C.-based lender.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on July 14 is expected to show documented proof of further Russian involvement in the illegal supply of military equipment across the Russian-Ukrainian border.
Counterterrorism forces say they caught a 52-year-old Russian mercenary near Sloviansk on June 20, the website of Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) states.
Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu returned today to the club’s hometown to announce he will see the last year of his contract through. The 68-year-old Romanian said that after consulting with team owner and president, billionaire Rinat Akhmetov, that he “couldn’t leave the team at such a difficult moment,” referring to separatist unrest in the region where gun battles rage on a daily basis between Ukrainian forces and Kremlin-backed militants.
Eugene Melnyk, the billionaire owner of the Ottawa Senators NHL hockey team, wants to hit Russia, the 2018 World Cup host, and FIFA, the tournament’s administering organization, where it hurts: in their pocketbooks.
Ukraine may have not qualified for this year’s World Cup, but nine players who play for Ukrainian clubs will represent their national teams when the tournament kicks off on June 12 in Brazil.
A Kyiv commercial court on May 29 dismissed Ukraine International Airlines’ claim over a majority stake in a joint-venture that once belonged to its erstwhile partner, global airport cargo handler Swissport International. The ruling further smoothes the path for the Swiss-based company to regain control over Swissport Ukraine, presently rebranded as Interavia, a local airport ground services provider that it lost to UIA in a corporate dispute that started in 2012.
Five Russian-backed separatists were killed, and eight wounded as of 11 a.m. amid ongoing fighting at the Border Guard Service coordination center in Luhansk Oblast after it was assaulted around 12:30 a.m. this morning, the country's border guard service reports.
A group of expatriates and local residents marched on June 1 from Kyiv's European Square to the French Embassy to protest France's impending sale of two Mistral class amphibious warships to Russia worth $1.6 billion.
Six days after losing five members in an ambush sprung by a superior force of Russian-backed separatists, the Donbas Battalion, a quasi-military group consisting mostly of Donetsk and Luhansk oblast civilians is forming into a National Guard special-purpose battalion to officially join the government’s counter-terrorism operation, the Interior Ministry announced on May 29 after reaching an agreement with its leader Semyon Semenchenko.
A Ukrainian general was among the 12 Ukrainian servicemen killed while aboard an Mi-8 helicopter that Kremlin-backed insurgents shot down near Sloviansk shortly after noon on May 29.