Seized Ukrainian warships were armed beyond regular loadout & planned moving 'stealthily' – Moscow

Ukrainian ships that were seized last month carried more ammunition than usual, had guns in combat ready-mode and planned to ‘stealthily’ pass the Kerch Strait in violation of rules, Russian border and security officials said. The three vessels were detained on November 25 after they spent hours in Russian territorial waters, ignoring requests of officials […]

Ukrainian sailors captured during clashes with Russia made bizarre video confessions broadcast on Russian state TV

Screenshot/Russia24 Ukrainian servicemen captured during clashes between Russia and Ukraine on Sunday gave bizarre testimony broadcast on Russian state TV.  The men said they deliberately ignored warnings and were aware that the presence of their ships in the tense Sea of Azov was provocative.  Ukraine’s Navy commander fired back and said the men were forced to give […]

Russian ships used weapons to stop & seize Ukrainian vessels violating territorial waters – FSB

Russia has confirmed its vessels have used weapons to stop Ukrainian vessels that had entered Russian waters in the Black Sea illegally. Three Ukrainian sailors were wounded and have been given medical assistance. Russia has fired at a group of three Ukrainian vessels that entered its territorial waters near Crimea, the Russian Security Service (FSB) […]

WATCH Russian Coast Guard pursuing Ukrainian vessels violating territorial waters

Russian Border Guard ships have been chasing Ukrainian vessels that violated the border and were approaching Kerch Strait that separates Crimea from Russian mainland. The video taken from one of the Russian ships shows Ukraine’s artillery boats and a tugboat maneuvering dangerously closed to Russia’s vessels. [embedded content] The incident came as the Ukrainian Navy […]

Ukrainian church independence supporters storm residence of split opposing top cleric (VIDEO)

Protesters tried to break the gates of local eparchy chief’s residence in southeastern Ukraine. The group was angry over his opposition to the split from the Russian Orthodox Church. Demonstrators descended on the residence of Metropolitan Ephraim in Kryvyi Rih on Saturday, according to Ukrainian Orthodox Church website. The statement described the group, comprised of […]

‘Go home!’ Ukrainian President Poroshenko calls for Russian Orthodox Church to be purged

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko lashed out at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate, telling it to “go home” in fiery comments, which the Church dismissed as “absurd” and unconstitutional. Concerns voiced by top Russian officials about the ongoing church row in Ukraine are proof that the institution should not be in the country at […]

‘Brain diarrhea, gang of scum’: Ukrainian chief prosecutor loses it during parliament dressing down

A Ukrainian parliament hearing on a high-profile murder became heated after the prosecutor general lashed out, calling an MP barely printable names and reportedly saying “suck my c**k” after a vote of confidence. The Rada, the Ukraine parliament, has witnessed many heated debates and quite a few fistfights. But the Tuesday session will probably be […]

‘She was murdered!’ Ukrainian civil activist doused with acid by suspected ‘war veterans’ dies

Ukrainian activist Katerina Gandzyuk has died at a Kiev hospital, where she had been treated after surviving an acid attack this summer. A group of far-right veterans of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine are suspected of the attack. The exact causes of her death have not been established, yet Ukrainian law enforcement has already re-qualified […]

Ukrainian fugitive who faked own death found living lavishly in fancy French castle

A Ukrainian man who forged his own death certificate to avoid corruption charges has been arrested in France, where he was living in a Dijon castle decorated with Salvador Dali paintings and a garage of vintage Rolls Royces. The EU’s law enforcement agency, Europol, announced the arrest in a statement released on Tuesday. Identifying the […]

Ukrainian tennis twins handed life bans for match-fixing

Ukrainian brothers Gleb and Vadim Alekseenko have been given life bans from tennis for fixing multiple matches between June 2015 and January 2016. Read more The twins were also fined $ 250,000 after being found guilty of multiple match-fixing violations during an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit. The brothers, who are both ranked outside […]