Aircraft designer Vadim Lukashevich: We urgently need to stop using Superjet and figure out what happened...
Hard landing at the Sheremetyevo airport of the newest Sukhoi Superjet aircraft resulted in the death of 41 people on board. This is not the first accident with a Russian plane that has just recently been put into operation. Whether traveling on these aircraft are the same as playing "Russian roulette" is what UNIAN sat down to discuss with the former designer of the Sukhoi Design Office, which created the "Superjet".
Pressure of sanctions: what awaits gang of "swindlers and thieves"
Sanctions against Russia are not the first and definitely not the last case when restrictive measures are applied in world history. And as the Kremlin is flaunting its alleged global influence, the sanctions simply do their job.
Nina Khrushcheva: In Russia, the attitude toward the authorities is obsequious – it’s "people for the government". In Ukraine, it’s more about "government for the people"
Nikita Khrushchev's great-granddaughter Nina Khrushcheva, who is Professor of International Affairs at The New School in New York, has told UNIAN of what she had gained from having family ties with the former first secretary of the Communist Party Central Committee, as well as of the way modern Russia is following the path of the Soviet government, and explained why she considers the Trump family "a malignant growth on American democracy."
Games of Democracy
While the attention of many Ukrainians remains focused on the vicissitudes of big politics in the EU, some curious things are happening in the opposite direction, in Asia. This autumn, fateful elections were expected not only in Germany and France but also in ... Kyrgyzstan.
Ukraine's Ambassador to the Netherlands: "Russia is obliged to provide legal assistance [to the Netherlands] in criminal matters"
The Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Vsevolod Chentsov, in his interview with UNIAN has told what the grounds were for making a decision to pass the right to prosecute those guilty of the MH17 crash to the Dutch court, when will this court start its hearings and whether anything is able to force Russia to cooperate in the criminal investigation.
Syria’s Jolak Safwan: Assad just stands "on the stage," while Russia controls everything behind the scenes
Aljazeera.net reporter, editor-in-chief at UkrPress.net, Syrian-born Jolak Safwan in an interview with UNIAN told why Russia needs a Syrian war, why ISIL is a product of intelligence services and a tool in the hands of Putin and Assad, as well as about the realities of life of Syrians in exile and the attitude of Ukrainians toward Muslims.
Man from business: What path will the new U.S. Secretary choose
After the U.S. citizens voted for their new president, discussions have been very active about the candidates for the various posts in Donald J.Trump administration. UNIAN figured out what the nomination for the post of U.S. Secretary of State of an ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson promises for Ukraine.
Director of film about Nemtsov: "Boris was uncomfortable with Russia sending its men to the war and concealing it"
Ahead of preliminary hearings in the case of the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, UNIAN sat down with Zosia Rodkevich, the director of the documentary titled "My Friend Boris Nemtsov", which premiered at the 7th International Odesa Film Festival.
Europe's Black Spring
There was plenty of talk regarding a possibility of terrorist attacks similar to those in Paris to repeat in other major European cities. On March 22, the terrorists targeted Brussels. UNIAN has discussed with experts the possible reasons behind the new outbreak of violence in the heart of Europe and its implications for Ukraine.
Bellingcat founder: Lawyer files suit against Russia, Putin about MH17 crash, conflict in Ukraine
Bellingcat, the expert and journalist team investigating into the downing of MH17 over the Donbas sky in July 2014, recently announced it brought the number of the Russian soldiers possibly involved in this crime down to 20 people. In an exclusive interview with UNIAN, the founder of Bellingcat, Eliot Higgins, has revealed some details of his investigation.
New era in fight against climate change
By the end of 2015, after two weeks of negotiations at the Climate Change Conference in Paris a so-called Paris Agreement was signed between the 196 parties, which gives a start to a new era in the global fight against climate change on Planet Earth.
Kremlin’s French front
On December 13, France will hold the second round of regional elections, which are considered a dress rehearsal before the parliamentary and presidential elections in 2017. UNIAN gathered expert opinions on what the change of the French political elites would mean for Ukraine.
Montenegro on its way to NATO despite Russia's discontent
Montenegro was officially invited early December to launch negotiations on joining NATO. UNIAN gathered expert opinions on the possible impact this could have on the European security architecture, and on how these processes may affect the Euro-Atlantic aspirations of Ukraine.
Putin outplays his own muscles
President Putin has created a mess none of his predecessors have ever seen before (including Soviet leaders and Russian presidents) -- NATO army officially attacked and destroyed the Russian warplane for the first time in history. UNIAN figures out what implications this unique incident may have.
MH17. Tattered flight
Ukraine and the Netherlands have released technical investigative reports on causes of a crash of Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 shot down out of the sky over Donetsk in July 2014. UNIAN correspondents witnessed both presentations.
UN reform: From "deep concern" to effective action
Discussions on the reform of the United Nations, which has been going on for years, have acquired special significance at the 70th session of the General Assembly, in the context of Ukraine and Syria crises.
China getting ready to buy Russia
China is in no hurry. It is enjoying long-term stable economic growth (with 7% annual GDP growth) despite the ongoing global financial and economic crisis. The world is witnessing Beijing’s sweeping success in energy self-efficiency, and the development of its space technologies and high-tech industry.
George Soros on the Coming U.S. Class War
You know George Soros. He’s the investor’s investor—the man who still holds the record for making more money in a single day’s trading than anyone. He pocketed $1 billion betting against...
Russia and Ukraine in Intensifying Standoff
A year after its war with Georgia, Russia is engaging in an increasingly hostile standoff with another pro-Western neighbor, Ukraine. Relations between the two countries are more troubled than at any time since the...
News Analysis: Biden's Ukraine, Georgia visit shows U.S. support
U. S. Vice President Joe Biden is currently paying a visit to Ukraine and Georgia, shortly after U. S. President Barack Obama traveled to Russia in early July. Biden`s trip has been widely regarded...