Putin’s dangerous new Ukraine doctrine - WSJ
Moscow has been intensifying its efforts to destabilize Ukraine. Mr. Putin has been reluctant to deploy large military forces, but fighting in Eastern Ukraine claims five or six lives a week, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Russia claims to detain Ukrainian at attempt to enter annexed Crimea
The Russian customs officers detained the citizen of Ukraine at the administrative boundary line with annexed Crimea. It is reported that he moved in the hijacked from Spain crossover Toyota Land Cruiser and attempted to entry the peninsula via the checkpoint near Dzhankoy. TASS reported this citing the press service of the Crimean customs service.
Russia initiates criminal cases against Ukrainian servicemen "shelling" Donbas
Investigative Committee of Russia instituted new criminal proceedings against Ukrainian servicemen due to alleged shelling of Donbas towns. Russia’s Investigative Committee reported that on their official website.
Polish journalists urge Russia to release Ukrainian correspondent Sushchenko
The Press Freedom Monitoring Center of the Association of Polish Journalists (SDP) protested against the prolongation of the arrest of Ukrinform correspondent Roman Sushchenko in Russia and urged the Russian authorities to immediately release the Ukrainian journalist.
Kremlin is ready for any format of negotiations between Putin and Trump
Kremlin announced readiness for any protocol negotiations format between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump. This was reported by Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, according to TASS. "Protocol aspects are of secondary importance in this case, since it will be the first time that the two presidents will have a chance to meet," he stated.
Russia wants frozen conflict in Donbas as in Transnistria but more frightful, - Kuchma
Russia wants to have one more frozen conflict in Donbas that will be more frightful than in Transnistria. Leonid Kuchma, the second president of Ukraine and the representative of Ukraine in the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk claimed this at the opening of the international forum. It was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.
Russian diplomat becomes chief of UN Counter-terrorism Office
Vladimir Voronkov, the representative of Russia of international organizations in Vienna became the head of the recently created Counter-terrorism Office of the United Nations. The UN news center reported this.
Russia obliged foreigners to check in during 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
Russia implemented the obligatory norm that provides the registration of the foreigners arriving on the territories of Kazan, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sochi from June 1 until July 12 during the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. The Directorate General for consular service of Ukraine reported this at Facebook.
Russian blogger banned entry to Ukraine for visits to Crimea, Donbas
Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) speciied that the ban on entry to Ukraine for Russian blogger Ilya Varlamov will be active till 2021. This was announced by the SBU in its answer to the inquiry of the Ukrainian Truth agency.
Putin about sanctions: If it was not Crimea issue, they would concoct something else
Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia claimed that if there was no Crimea issue then there would be other reasons for the sanctions against Russia. He claimed this answering the questions of the Russians during the live call-in show.
Two Russians from Navalny’s party requested political asylum in Ukraine
Two Russian opposition figures from the party of Alexei Navalny asked for political asylum in Ukraine during border control. This was reported by the press service of State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.
Kyiv Berkut's ex-chief spotted in Moscow dispersing rallies (Photo, video)
The notorious former chief of the Kyiv Berkut riot police unit, Colonel Serhiy Kusiuk, who is wanted since summer 2015 on suspicion of involvement in massacres of activists during the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine, has been spotted dispersing an anti-corruption rally in Moscow on Monday, June 12, according to the Ukrainian television news service TSN.