Why Putin needs peacekeepers in Donbas?
Vladimir Putin decided that the issue of peacekeepers "would benefit the settlement of the conflict in the southeast of Ukraine." And he instructed the Russian Foreign Ministry to submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council for consideration.
Russia tests inter-continental ballistic missile
The Russian military successfully tested RS-24 Yars, the solid-fuel IBM. According to the press service of the Russian defense ministry, the rocket was fired from the Plesetsk space port, Arkhangelsk region.
Ukraine's SOEs not buying Russian coal – Groysman
Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has said Ukrainian state companies do not purchase coal produced in the Russian Federation.
Putin held closed meeting with Medvedchuk in occupied Crimea
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during his visit to the occupied Crimea last week held closed talks with the leader of the Ukrainian Choice political party Viktor Medvedchuk. This is reported by RBC, referring to its own sources.
Ukraine to sue Russia on agricultural products through WTO before the year’s end
Ukraine intends to file a fourth law suit against Russia to the WTO before the year’s end. Deputy Head of Ministry of Economic Development and Trade Natalia Mykolska said this at the economic forum in Kyiv, as Interfax reports.
Russia is more dangerous than ISIS, - McCain
The terrorist groups such as ISIS present the constant threat and they will continue to attack. However, they do not have such military capabilities, technologies and strivings to support the intentions to rule the world as Russia does. The US Senator John McCain claimed this to The Arizona Republic.
International Arbitration to consider appeal of Ukraine against Russia on Kerch Bridge building
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine filed an appeal to the international arbitration due to the building of the Kerch Strait Bridge. A lot of ships cannot sail through the Kerch Strait after the building due to the deep draft and the losses of the Ukrainian state ports will equal to 19.3 million of dollars during the 23-days restriction of the shipping traffic. The Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan claimed this at 112 Ukraine.
UEFA delegation to visit occupied Crimea in September
The delegation of the special committee of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) plans to visit Crimea annexed by Russia from 10 until 20 September. The aim of the visit is the familiarization with the places were the stadiums will be built. The so-called President of the Crimean Football Union Yury Vetocha as TASS reported.
Blackout hits largest cities in Crimea
The electricity supply in the largest cities of occupied Crimea has been halted, Kryminform reports.
Newsweek: Forget Jeff Bezos, Putin is world's richest man, Senate told
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos made headlines this week when he was declared the richest person in the world with a net worth of $90 billion. But a U.S. financier told senators Thursday that he believed the title belonged to someone else, and it is not Bill Gates, according to Newsweek.
Russia admits delivering Siemens turbines to Crimea
Tehnopromeksport, Rostec’s subsidiary, that bought the Siemens gas turbines, confirmed they were delivered to Crimea after being updated, RBK informs.
Kremlin on new US sanctions: nothing to add to the MFA statement
President of Russia Vladimir Putin approved the statement by Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, made in response to the new US sanctions. The Kremlin will not give additional comments, as Dmitry Peskov, Press Secretary for the President of Russia, said, according to TASS.
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