Russia and Turkey sign outgiving to remove trade barriers
Russia and Turkey signed joint outgiving about the bilateral removal of the trade barriers in Istanbul as TASS reports.
Russian army officer killed in Syria
Russia’s Armed Forces took another casualty in the ongoing military campaign in Syria.
Russian Railways move out all wagons from Ukraine
Federal Freight, the subsidiary of Russian Railways, which came under sanctions, will complete the withdrawal of wagons from Ukrainian territory within two weeks. This was reported by Alexey Taicher, the Director General of Federal Freight, according to TASS.
Reuters: Macron, Putin to continue Ukraine, Syria talks despite disagreements
"Despite diverging positions on a number of subjects, they noted the old and singular relationship between the two countries, which have had 300 years of diplomatic relations," the aide to Macron said, Reuters reported.
Yanukovych waives right to participate in court via video conference
Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has not used his right to participate in the session of the Obolonsky District Court of Kyiv, a representative of the prosecution in Yanukovych's case, Ruslan Kravchenko, said.
NATO fighters intercept Russian reconnaissance aircraft in Lithuania
Polish F-16 Yastreb fighters, which are based in Siauliai in Lithuania within the framework of the NATO mission, intercepted the Russian reconnaissance aircraft Il-20M. This is reported by Polish Radio with reference to the Center for the Joint Command of the Air Force (AIRCOM) in Ramstein, Germany.
Militants attempt to penetrate Ukraine defense lines near Avdiyivka, fail
The Ukrainian government troops successfully repelled the attempt by the enemy subversive group to break through the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of Avdiyivka, TV Channel 24 reports.
Russia’s MFA worker kills his family, committs suicide, - media
Russia’s MFA worker in Moscow shot dead his own family and then committed suicide, reports Ren TV. The man shot in the face of his wife, his daughter tried to run away and got shot in the back. A five-year old girl and her mother died.
Bulgarian ESC 2017 entrant did not violate law by his 2014 Crimea visit – border guards
The State Border Guard Service had no reason to refuse entry to Bulgarian singer Kristian Kostov since he had not violated the rules of crossing the Ukrainian border, the country's Border Guard Service spokesman Oleh Slobodian told UNIAN.
Russian-style offshore: Would sanctions bury the idea of tax paradise in Crimea
Russian edition "Kommersant" reported that MP Aleksey Chepa introduced to Russian State Duma a bill, which proposes to turn Crimea into offshore zone with simplified business environment for foreign investors.
Journalist discloses salaries in "DPR" (Infographics)
Instead of Russian salaries and pensions, of which crowds dreamed on the squares in 2014, the residents of the so-called "DPR" (self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic) now receive handouts that do not match the size of even those payments they had received before the war, journalist Denis Kazansky wrote on his website.
West must be aware of Russia fomenting crises in Balkans - expert
Southeastern Europe is entering renewed crisis—and Moscow is fomenting more chaos at a dangerous time, John Schindler, who is a security expert and former National Security Agency analyst and counterintelligence officer, wrote in an op-ed for Observer, titled “We Need to Putin-Proof the Balkans.”