Putin set to run for re-election – Russian media
The Kremlin is discussing scenarios of how and when Vladimir Putin will announce his will to take part in presidential elections in March 2018, according to the Russian news agency RBC, referring to unnamed officials.
Rada to decide on cutting diplomatic ties with Russia on Nov 16 – Speaker
Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy has told reporters that the parliament on Thursday, November 16, will decide on an amendment to the law on severing diplomatic relations with Russia, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
Turchynov comments on cutting diplomatic ties with Russia
According to the bill on Donbas de-occupation cutting diplomatic ties with Russia, specified as agressor, is not envisaged.
Peskov comments on Ukraine's initiative to break diplomatic ties with Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov claims the Kremlin considers Ukraine's decision on a possible severance of diplomatic relations between Moscow and Kyiv to be a sovereign affair of Ukraine, according to the Russian news agency RIA Novosti.
Volker names two options for Russia’s moves on Donbas
Russia has two options for its further actions with regard to the occupied parts of Donbas, Voice of America reported citing U.S. Ambassador for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker.
British MPs call on gov't to recognize Holodomor in Ukraine as genocide
Members of the House of Commons in Britain have called for the Government to recognize the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine as a genocide of the Ukrainian people, while the British Cabinet still maintains a restrained position.
Manafort, Gates remain under house arrest – CNN
Paul Manafort and Rick Gates will stay under house arrest and GPS monitoring for the time being, a federal judge said Monday, according to CNN.
New law to protect Ukraine from aggressor-state propaganda during touring events in effect
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed Law "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On Touring Events in Ukraine" Regarding the Peculiarities of Organizing and Conducting Tours with the Participation of Citizens of the Aggressor-State".
Poroshenko signs law allowing Russian artists to tour Ukraine only after SBU vetting
President Petro Poroshenko signed Law "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On Touring Events in Ukraine", earlier adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, regarding tours of artists who are citizens of the "aggressor state".
Donetsk governor names regular Russian troops locations in Donbas
Chairman of Donetsk Military and Civilian Administration Pavlo Zhebrivsky says the units of the regular troops of the Russian Federation are stationed in the cities of Snizhne, Donetsk, and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine.
U.S. Commerce chief Ross kept holdings in Russian-tied firm – media
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has kept investments in a shipping firm with significant business ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle, U.S. media reported on Sunday, citing leaked documents from an offshore law firm, Reuters reported.
Russian-Hungarian slap in the face of the EU and NATO. How long will the Allies remain silent
y blocking the meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Commission at the level of foreign ministers, which could take place this December, Hungary has gone pretty far. Budapest’s behavior has become provocative; it was a frank slap in the face of the Allies simply because the Bloc was confronted so bluntly.
Russian special services planned terrorist acts, targeting 1,600 Ukrainian law enforcers
Ukraine’s chief military prosecutor said this at a Wednesday briefing in Kyiv
Chechen volunteer in Donbas conflict murdered not far from Kyiv
Unknown individuals shot at the car of volunteer Donbas soldier and paramedic Amina Okueva, a Ukrainian citizen of Chechen ethnicity. She died in the attack, while her husband was wounded, as Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko wrote on Facebook.
Putin portrayed as ‘new tsar of Russia’ on The Economist’s cover
he Economist put the image of Russian president Putin on the cover. The current issue is dedicated to the anniversary of the Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution, which took place in October 1917.
NATO to create two new units in case of war with Russia
The NATO intends to create two new military units in case of the direct confrontation with Russia. The Wall Street Journal reported this, referring to the Alliance officials.
Umerov, Chiygoz to return to Kyiv October 26
Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov, Crimean Tatar political prisoners released from Russian captivity today, are now in Turkey, and will return to Ukraine tomorrow, October 26. Leader of Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzemilev told this on air to one of the TV channels, according to Interfax-Ukraine.
Russia may halt its membership in ECHR
Moscow may halt its membership in the European Court of Human Rights, and reduce its funds to the Council of Europe, Russian media Izvestia was told by a source in the Russian Parliament.
15 Russian soldiers detained in Donbas since conflict started
Since the beginning of the Donbas conflict, fifteen active soldiers of the Russian Armed Forces have been detained, as the Security Service of Ukraine told Ukrainian News.
Russian FSB information on arrest of Ukrainian on border investigated
State Border Guard Service of Ukraine stated that the information of the FSB of Russia about the detention of a Ukrainian at the border has not yet been confirmed. Oleh Slobodyan, assistant head of the State Border Guard Service said this on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
Ukraine intends to cooperate with Hungary in implementation of education law, - Klimkin
Ukraine and Hungary intend to jointly work on the mechanisms of the implementation of the ‘Law on Education’. Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin claimed this at the joint briefing with Education Minister of Ukraine Liliia Hrynevych and Hungarian Minister of Human Resources Zoltan Balog as Interfax-Ukraine reported.
Duda to visit Kharkiv, to reaffirm Poland’s stance towards Russian aggression
By the end of the year, Polish president Andrzej Duda will have visited Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine. The head of the state will specifically touch upon the Russian aggression in Ukraine and confirm that the Polish government will carry on helping restore the destroyed infrastructure of Donbas. Witold Waszczykowski, the Polish foreign minister said that in his article for Rzeczpospolita outlet.
Russia decided to send troops to Crimea even before receiving Yanukovych letter – witness testimony
Russia’s ex-MP Ilya Ponomarev, who is considered one of the key witnesses of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine in the treason case of Viktor Yanukovich, testified that the members of the Federation Council had received invitations to convene before the letter emerged of the runaway Ukrainian president to Vladimir Putin "on the use of Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine," Glavcom reported citing its source in the PGO familiar with the probe.
Ukraine says 2 wounded in ATO zone in past 24 hours
At the end of the past day, the situation in the area of the Anti-Terrorist Operation remained tense, according to the ATO press center.
Two Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas over day
The situation in the Donbas conflict zone remained tense until the end of the day on October 15, the Ukrainian Army HQ reports.
Putin allows foreigners in Russian Armed Forces to take part in anti-terrorist operations abroad
​President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed a decree that allows the foreigners who serve in the Armed Forces of Russia to take part in the peacekeeping and anti-terrorist operations abroad. The decree is stated at the official web-portal of the legal information.
Ukraine prosecutors name contractor of Voronenkov's hit (Photo, video)
Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko has announced that the person who ordered the contract hit of former Russian State Duma member Denis Voronenkov in Kyiv was Russian FSB-controlled criminal leader Vladimir Tiurin, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
Google uncovers Russian-bought ads on YouTube, Gmail, other platforms
Google for the first time has uncovered evidence that Russian operatives exploited the company’s platforms in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the company's investigation, according to The Washington Post.
Lithuania stops broadcasting of Russian TV Channel due to incitement to war
The ban for the re-broadcasting of the Russian TV Channel TVCi came into force on October 2 in Lithuania. The reasons for the ban are the incitement to war and rousing hatred as Delfi reported.
HP lets Russia study cyber defense system used by Pentagon
A Russian defence agency was given access to the software used to guard Pentagon’s computer networks, ArcSight, as Reuters reports.