Russia to move S-400 missile systems on combat duty to Crimea
In January, the Russian military will strengthen the air defense of Crimea by new S-400 missile systems.
Tillerson on Russia: "We have no illusions about the regime we are dealing with"
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in his column in The New York Times has said the United States has no illusions about today's regime in Russia.
EU prolongs economic sanctions against Russia in response to aggression toward Ukraine
The Council of the European Union on Thursday officially resolved to extend sectoral economic sanctions against Russia until July 31, 2018, a communiqué released in Brussels said.
SBU counterintelligence operatives detained a spy in the Ukrainian government working for Russia
Counterintelligence operatives of Ukraine’s SBU security service on Wednesday exposed the official of the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Minister who was working in the interests of the intelligence of Russia, the agency’s press service reported.
Russian candidate for president post calls Crimea Ukrainian and urges a new referendum
Russian journalist and candidate in the president run 2018 Ksenia Sobchak has announced again the necessity to carry out a new referendum.
Poroshenko on UN resolution: the international front of the de-occupation of Crimea is gaining ground
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has welcomed the adoption of a resolution of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly on the violation of human rights in Crimea.
Russia took its officers from JCCC "right before" shelling in Donbas, continues to deny its own role - Volker
U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker noted on Twitter that Russia had recalled its representatives from the Joint Control and Coordination Centre (JCCC) right before a massive escalation in Donbas.
UN general assembly adopts Ukraine's resolution on Crimea urging Russia to implement the order of the International Court of Justice
The UN General Assembly endorsed the updated resolution proposed by the Ukrainian delegation with 71 members having voted in support of the document on December 19 in New York.
Russia’s illegal occupation of Ukraine is the biggest threat to European security - Rex Tillerson
Tillerson assured that NATO allies stand firm in support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and their territorial integrity.
Russian passenger long-distance trains will bypass Ukraine
Starting from December 11, 2017, Russian passenger long-distance trains will run on a new railway bypassing Ukraine.
Putin announced his decision on participation in next year’s presidential election
The current head of Russia Putin has confirmed that he will seek another term in office in next year’s presidential election.
Russia not to take part in Winter Olympic Games-2018 under its own flag: details of doping report
The IOC officials decided to suspend Russia from the competition, which is slated for February 2018.
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.
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