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Police charge Slovak for fighting in the Ukraine

This is the first time such charges have been brought.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Nov 2018, at 13:38

Ukrainian separatists, illustrative stock photo.

Man from Russian sanction list trained president’s and PM’s bodyguards

Denis Riauzov is on the sanctions list and the secret services believe he is a Russian agent.Roman Cuprik, 19. Sep 2018, at 1:16

Slovak personalities demand freedom for Oleh Sentsov

Slovak celebrities and outstanding personages in art, culture, science and public life have called on politicians to act in the case of the Ukrainian director imprisoned by Russian authorities.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Aug 2018, at 14:16

People hold posters to support Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who is currently on hunger strike in a Russian jail to demand the release of the other Ukrainian hostages taken by the Kremlin, in front of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Kiev on August 21, 2018.

Wizz Air to launch new route from Bratislava

The low-cost airliner will connect the Slovak capital with Ukraine’s city of Lviv.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Aug 2018, at 12:29

Wizz Air, illustrative stock photo

Foreign Ministry: Crimea is still Ukrainian territory

Meanwhile, a Slovak MP leaves on a previously announced trip to the annexed peninsula.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Aug 2018, at 13:31

Slovak Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák.

Bratislava public transport lacks 50 drivers; it will employ Ukrainians

The company wants to reduce the minimum age for bus and trolleybus drivers to 21 years.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Jul 2018, at 22:36

Planned visit of MPs to Crimea sparks controversy

The Foreign Ministry advises against visiting the peninsula while the Ukrainian ambassador warns they could be prevented from entering Ukraine in the future.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Jul 2018, at 10:49

Independent MP Peter Marček

If Slovak celebrities raised their voices, we could help the dying director

Slovak director Kirchhoff commented on Slovakia’s stance towards a political prisoner in Russia, whose story will be shown on film in Bratislava.Kristína Kúdelová13. Jul 2018, at 17:34

Oleg Sencov, Ukrainian film director

Slovakia supports EU stance on latest findings on MH17 flight

FAM: Slovakia supports the EU’s stance on the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over the Ukraine in 2014, asking Russia for cooperation and to accept responsibility.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. May 2018, at 13:31

Reconstructed fornt part of the downed Malaysia Airline plane

Reverse Slovak-Ukrainian gas pipeline is at half capacity despite the season

The Slovak-Hungarian gas interconnection remains not widely used.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Feb 2018, at 22:30

Slovak Nafta eyes Ukrainian gas

The company has showed interest in joining the Yuzgas firmCompiled by Spectator staff, 25. Aug 2017, at 0:53

The central area of Nafta’s Gajary-Báden facility.

Russian propaganda spreads hoax about European sanctions against US

“Alternative media” produced a variety of hoaxes last week.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Aug 2017, at 8:17

Jean-Claude Juncker

Kiska voices support for Ukraine as visa-free travel launchedPhoto

Slovak President Andrej Kiska offered encouragement to Ukraine on the June 11 introduction of visa-free travel between the EU and Ukraine.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Jun 2017, at 13:47

L-R: Slovak president Andrej Kiska with his Ukrainian counterpart on Vyšné Nemecké-Uzhhorod crossing, June 10.
UPDATED: 9. Feb 2017, at 5:55

UPDATED: Slovak OSCE mission member is an extremist

The organisation has distanced itself from his statements, while the Slovak Foreign Affairs Ministry has cancelled its permission for him to serve in the mission.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Feb 2017, at 13:39

Illustrative stock photo

Wizz Air launches Bratislava-Kiev route

A direct air connection between Bratislava and Kiev has been resumed after three years of absence.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Dec 2016, at 0:07

The inauguration flight from Bratislava to Kiev.

European fears of Russian trolls are overblownPlus

It is a myth that Russia needs the EU to be divided, says Artem Malgin, vice rector of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), a school that trains most Russian diplomats and security…Matúš Krčmárik, 8. Sep 2016, at 14:22

"In the Russian discussion lot of people see each, even small, crisis in the EU as a sign of the coming breakup, but usually it is not on political agenda in Russia."

Orbán: Hungary is a fortress protecting European culture

"We feel the threat to our identity, culture and religion,” said also Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico at the economic forum in Krynica, Poland.Matúš Krčmárik, 7. Sep 2016, at 15:47

Meeting of V4 and Ukraine prime ministers in Krynica.

V4 Supports Ukraine’s EU integration ambitions

The Visegrad Group (V4: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) support Ukraine’s European integration ambitions, prime ministers of the V4 agreed on September 6.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Sep 2016, at 13:40

L-R: Slovak PM Robert Fico with his Ukrainian counterpart  Volodymyr Groysman during a joint statement.

PM reportedly called for abolishing sanctions against Russia

SANCTIONS against Russia for annexing Crimea are nonsense, said Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico in an interview with the Bloomberg newswire, as reported by the Sme daily.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Feb 2016, at 6:54

PM Robert Fico

NATO approved headquarters in Slovakia

NATO gave the green light to the creation of two logistics centres on the eastern EU border, one in Slovakia and one in Hungary, during its October 8 meeting in Brussels, the Sme daily reported.  Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Oct 2015, at 23:15

Slovakia hosted an international logistics training attended by participants from NATO countries in June 2013.