Kyiv Post (393)

Reuters: Russian court rejects Siemens' plea to seize its turbines in Crimea

MOSCOW - A Moscow court has rejected a request by Siemens to seize its gas turbines, which have turned up in Crimea contrary to EU sanctions, and to ban their installation ahead of preliminary hearings next month, the court's ruling showed on Sunday. The ruling by Moscow's Arbitration Court ...

Associated Press: Police say 39 people detained over neo-Nazi march in Berlin

Berlin police say 39 people were detained Saturday in connection with a far-right march commemorating the 30th anniversary of the death of high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess. More than 500 neo-Nazis had attempted to march to the site of the former prison in Berlin's western district of ...

112.ua: Moscow court refuses to arrest Siemens turbines in Crimea

The Moscow Arbitration Court refused to arrest four gas turbine units that were brought to Crimea due to the lawsuit of the German Siemens concern, RIA Novosti reported citing a file of arbitration cases. “The Moscow Arbitration Court accepted the lawsuit filed by Siemens against Rostekh's ...

UNIAN: Ambassador says Ukraine rocket technology not leaked to North Korea

Ukraine's Ambassador to Japan Ihor Kharchenko has denied a recent claim that a state-owned plant in his country leaked rocket-engine technology possibly used by North Korea to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles, The Japan Times has reported. “From 1991, I don't think we ever had any ...

112.ua: 2,5 thousand civilians killed, up to 9 thousand wounded over 3 years in Donbas

Russian aggression in the east of Ukraine led to the death of at least 2,500 civilians and  from 7,000 to 9,000 people were wounded. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine referring to UN data. “According to the UN estimates, during ...

Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Gvozdyk knocks out US opponent Craig Baker

Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Gvozdyk has successfully defended his North American Boxing Federation light heavyweight title, defeating U.S. challenger Craig Baker. Gvozdyk, 30, knocked out Baker, 33, in the sixth round. The fight took place at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, in the United ...

Press TV: US defense chief Mattis to visit Jordan, Turkey, Ukraine to discuss military ties

US Defense Secretary James Mattis is set to embark on a foreign tour this week that will take him to Jordan, Turkey and Ukraine, becoming the first Pentagon chief to visit Kyiv in a decade. Mattis is due to meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak on ...

Agence France-Presse: Ukraine arrests French-Israeli wanted in 'fake CEO' scam

A huckster sentenced for tricking dozens of French banks and businesses into handing over millions of euros has been arrested in Ukraine after a hunt lasting more than two years. French judicial sources and a lawyer for Gilbert Chikli, a 51-year-old Frenchman, said an extradition hearing would be ...

UNIAN: Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Gvozdyk blasts out Craig Baker

It took Oleksandr Gvozdyk five-plus rounds to do something significant Saturday night, according to BoxingScene.com. Once he got going, though, the unbeaten light heavyweight contender clobbered Craig Baker in the manner their resumes suggested he would. Gvozdyk dropped Baker and stopped him in the ...

The Hill: Dershowitz says Russia investigation 'endangers democracy'

Acclaimed attorney Alan Dershowitz says special counsel Rober Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia “endangers Democracy.” “The idea of trying to create crimes just because we disagree with politically, and target him, really ...

Reuters: Syria's Assad says war still not won but West's plots foiled

AMMAN - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday that while his country had foiled Western designs to topple him, his army had not won defeated insurgents and the fight was continuing. In an televised address, Assad said that even though there were signs of victory after six-and-a-half years ...

Associated Press: Syria's Assad reject security cooperation with the West

DAMASCUS — Syrian President Bashar Assad has blasted the West, rejecting any security cooperation or reopening of embassies in Damascus before those countries cut relations with opposition groups. Assad's defiant comments on Sunday come at a time when his troops are gaining ground around the ...

RFE/RL: Russia steps up investigation of knife attack claimed by Islamic State

Russian federal authorities in Moscow have taken over the investigation into a stabbing rampage in the city of Surgut that left seven people injured and was claimed by the extremist Islamic State group. The Investigative Committee, the Russian analogue of the U.S. FBI, said in an August 20 ...

112.ua: Militants use incendiary weapons, burn down civilian houses in Zaitseve

On Saturday, August 19, the militants in the Donbas conflict zone yet again violated the case-fire, and fired at civilian houses in Zatiseve with small arms and heavy machine guns, as the Ukrainian Army HQ wrote on Facebook, referring to the information by the JCCC. “Incendiary weapons ...

RFE/RL: Man sentenced for French bank scam arrested in Ukraine

A Frenchman sentenced in absentia for a scam that tricked dozens of French banks and businesses out of millions of euros has been arrested in Ukraine, according to French media, judicial sources, and the man’s lawyer. The lawyer for Gilbert Chikli on August 19 said the a 51-year-old had been ...

Agence France-Presse: Russia steps up probe into attack claimed by Daesh

MOSCOW - Russia said Sunday that a stabbing which injured seven people and was claimed by the Daesh group is being probed by top investigators in Moscow, as new details emerged. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack in the remote city of Surgut along with the attacks in Spain that killed 14 ...

RFE/RL: Ukrainian climber dies in attempt to scale Mont Blanc

A 42-year-old climber from Ukraine has died on Mont Blanc in the Alps during an attempt to scale Western Europe's highest peak, rescue teams say. Officials on August 19 said the man had become trapped in a storm on the 4,810-meter mountain on the French-Italian border. The post RFE/RL: Ukrainian ...

112.ua: 76-year old activist detained in Crimea released

In the annexed Crimea, 76-year-old Server Karametov, who was arrested for 10 days for a one-person rally, was released, as reported by Krym.Realii. Crimeans from various cities and towns of the peninsula came to meet him, including the activists of the Crimean Tatar national movement: Nariman ...

UNIAN: Russian proxies attack Ukraine 30 times, 1 wounded in last day

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 30 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action , according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters. “From 19:00 and almost until midnight, the ...

112.ua: 24/7 OSCE patrol starts working in Stanytsia Luhanska

On Saturday, August 19, the OSCE SMM placed its monitors at the first patrol base of the mission in Stanytsia Luhanska, on 24/7 basis, according to the Mission’s Facebook page. “The permanent presence at the base will allow the Mission to enhance its monitoring abilities at ...

The Jerusalem Post: Netanyahu to meet Putin over Iranian presence in Syria

The Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Wednesday, the Prime Minister’s Office announced on Saturday, amid increasing concerns that Iran is establishing a permanent military presence in Syria. This will be Netanyahu’s fourth visit ...

CNBC: Large-scale Russian military exercises in Belarus feared to be set-up for Putin's next conquest

There are growing concerns large-scale war games planned next month by Russia with its neighbor Belarus could be a cover for something very sinister by Vladimir Putin - perhaps another Crimea. There is alarm in Europe that the Russian president could use the military exercises as a sort ...

112.ua: Ukrainian mountaineer dies ascending Mont Blanc

A 42-year-old Ukrainian mountaineer died in France, while ascending Mont Blanc, as Le Figaro informs. The post 112.ua: Ukrainian mountaineer dies ascending Mont Blanc appeared first on KyivPost.

Politico: Chornobyl, the city of ghosts

PRIPYAT -  In a post-Cold War world, the fear of nuclear holocaust has receded from the global consciousness. Donald Trump’s threat of unleashing “fire and fury like the world has never seen” against North Korea was an untimely and unwelcome reminder of a past, perilous ...

Associated Press: Israeli leader to meet with Putin in Russia

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office says the Israeli leader will travel to Russia on Wednesday to meet with President Vladimir Putin. Netanyahu's office said late Saturday that the meeting would take place in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, and the two would discuss “the ...

Agence France-Presse: Spain hunts suspect over Barcelona carnage

A grief-stricken Barcelona prepared Sunday to commemorate victims of two devastating terror attacks at a mass in the city's Sagrada Familia church, as police hunted for a Moroccan man believed to be the driver that killed 14 people. As investigators scrambled to piece together the attacks, Interior ...

112.ua: 1 Ukrainian soldier wounded amid 30 attacks in last 24 hours in Donbas

In the last 24 hours, the militants in the Donbas conflict zone attacked Ukrainian positions 30 times. One Ukrainian soldier was wounded, according to the Ukrainian Army HQ on Facebook. By night the militants intensified attacks along the whole front line. The post 112.ua: 1 Ukrainian ...

Ukrainian Voices From Abroad: Mariya Yukhymenko's Independence Day story

Editor’s Note: As Ukraine’s 26th Independence Day approaches on Aug. 24, the Kyiv Post is asking Ukrainians who live abroad to send in their picture with answers to the following questions for publication. Send to Kyiv Post chief editor Brian Bonner at bonner@kyivpost.com. The published ...

Ukrainian Voices from Abroad: Evgeniy Tkachuk's Independence Day story

Editor’s Note: As Ukraine’s 26th Independence Day approaches on Aug. 24, the Kyiv Post is asking Ukrainians who live abroad to send in their picture with answers to the following questions for publication. Send to Kyiv Post chief editor Brian Bonner at bonner@kyivpost.com. The published ...

Russia prepared to supply gas to both Greece, Bulgaria if necessary

Russia is prepared to supply gas from the TurkStream pipeline to both Greece and Bulgaria if necessary, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters. “We are constantly discussing these matters with countries that are interested in receiving Russian gas, including with Greece and ...

Associated Press: 7 stabbed in Siberian attack; Russia skeptical of IS claim

A knife-wielding man went on a stabbing rampage August 19 in a Siberian city, wounding seven people before police shot and killed him. The Islamic State’s Aamaq news agency hours later claimed the attacker was “an Islamic State soldier.” There was no immediate Russian comment and it ...

Russia, Belarus allow for oil supply below 24 million tonnes

The agreement between Russia and Belarus allows for the possibility of Russia supplying less than the 24 million tonnes oil set out in the indicative balance, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters. According to the balance, Russia will supply Belarus with 24 million tonnes oil, of ...

Reuters: Islamic state claims responsibility for Russia stabbing attack

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a stabbing attack in the in the Siberian city of Surgut that injured eight people on August 19, the group's AMAQ news agency said. The post Reuters: Islamic state claims responsibility for Russia stabbing attack appeared first on KyivPost.

Mudflow hits Sudak in southeastern Crimea

The Russian occupying authorities in the city administration of Sudak, a town in southeastern Crimea,  declared a state of emergency after a massive flow of mud and water hit the city on the night of Aug. 18. The torrent of mud and water flooded private houses and washed out roads. Some ...

112.ua: 2,700 civilians killed in Donbas since beginning of conflict

Over 2,700 civilians have died from the beginning of hostilities in the area of Donbas conflict in Eastern Ukraine, the International Committee of the Red Cross in Ukraine said. The organization claims that as a result of hostilities, more than a million families also became internally displaced, ...

The Telegraph: The smoke clears as Ukraine pulls itself back from the brink

Reform has become a dirty word in the post-financial crisis politics of many countries, a euphemism for painful austerity. But for Ukraine, a country born out of the collapse of the Soviet Union, it has been embraced as the only way forward. The post The Telegraph: The smoke clears as Ukraine pulls ...

Pretrial detention for Rozenblat extended until October 17

Ukrainian Channel 5 TV has reported that pretrial confinement for Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada member Borys Rozenblat has been extended until October 17. “MP Rozenblat is obliged to wear an electronic bracelet and is not able to leave premises proscribed by the court without the permission of ...

Naftogaz attracts Lazard to act as advisor in selling assets in Egypt

National joint-stock company Naftogaz Ukrainy will hire Lazard Freres SAS that advised the restructuring of Ukraine's state debt to help in the possible sale of Naftogaz's assets in Egypt. Naftogaz said in an announcement in the ProZorro e-procurement system that the cost of Lazard services is ...

UNIAN: SBU arrest 2 foreigners wanted by Interpol, Europol

The Security Service of Ukraine reported on the arrest in Kyiv region of two foreign nationals, wanted by Europol and Interpol. The post UNIAN: SBU arrest 2 foreigners wanted by Interpol, Europol appeared first on KyivPost.

SBU declassifies 'fake foreign correspondent' of pro-Kremlin media

The Security Service of Ukraine has exposed another special information operation of Russian special services aimed at discrediting Ukrainian journalism and law enforcement agencies, as well as state policy in the issue of ensuring freedom of speech, the press service of the SBU has reported. ...

Ukrainian Voices From Abroad: Diana Pavlyuk's Independence Day story

Editor’s Note: As Ukraine’s 26th Independence Day approaches on Aug. 24, the Kyiv Post is asking Ukrainians who live abroad to send in their picture with answers to the following questions for publication. Send to Kyiv Post chief editor Brian Bonner at bonner@kyivpost.com. The published ...

Reuters: Finnish police say arrested four other Moroccan men over links to stabbings

Finnish police said they has arrested four other Moroccan men over their possible links to the man suspected of killing two and wounding eight in August 18's knife attacks. The police added in a news conference that the attacker, who had arrived in Finland last year, seemed to have chosen women as ...

UkrInform: Tuka- Visit of Mattis can influence situation in Crimea and Donbas

A meeting of President Petro Poroshenko and Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak with U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis can positively influence the future of anti-Russian sanctions, as well as the situation in the conflict zone in Donbas and Crimea. Deputy Minister for Temporarily Occupied ...

June 2017 hacker attack was aimed to collect info about Ukraine's enterprises

Ukraine's security service SBU is warning of a possible new hacker attack on the networks of Ukrainian state agencies and businesses and therefore, is calling to abide by specially designed recommendations, the SBU press center said. “On June 27, 2017, Ukraine was subjected to a large-scale ...

UkrInform: Poroshenko to take part in solemn events on Flag Day

On the occasion of the National Flag Day, President Petro Poroshenko will take part in hoisting the national flag on August 23 and open an exhibition of arms and military equipment. On August 24, the Head of State will hold a military parade. This has been reported by the press service of the ...

UNIAN: Independence Day parade in Kyiv to involve 231 foreign military

Some 231 servicemen from other countries on August 24 will take part in the military parade on the occasion of Independence Day celebrations in Ukraine, presidential adviser Yuriy Biryukov wrote on Facebook. The post UNIAN: Independence Day parade in Kyiv to involve 231 foreign military ...

Govt approves bill introducing EU standards for construction materials in Ukraine

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved a bill on the main requirements to structures and the conditions for the marketing of construction products. The decision was made at a government meeting on August 18. Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman read the document among those passed ...

The Sun: Knife maniac ‘wearing fake suicide belt’ shot dead by cops in Surgut

A knifeman wearing a fake suicide belt has been shot dead by police after stabbing seven people in Russia. The man, named locally as 23-year-old Bobichel Abdurakhmanov, was gunned down by cops after going on a horrific stabbing spree in Surgut on August 19. The post The Sun: Knife maniac ...

Associated Press: Report of Ukraine ‘witness’ to DNC hack stirs confusion

A report that a cooperating witness emerged out of Ukraine to help the FBI’s inquiry into the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee is drawing confusion and denials in Ukraine. A front-page story published by The New York Times says a malware author linked to the hacking of the ...

Poroshenko to visit Kirovohrad region on August 21

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on August 21, will visit the Kirovohrad region on a working trip, according to the website of the regional state administration. The program of the trip is not indicated. The president's website hasn't informed of this trip yet. The post Poroshenko to visit ...