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.
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.
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.
Poland is ready to support deployment of UN peacekeepers in Donbas
Poland is ready to support the deployment of the UN peacekeepers in Donbas and actively take part in the settlement of the situation in the East of Ukraine as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council since January 1, 2018. The Deputy of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Batrocz Cichocki claimed this at the meeting with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Sergy Kyslytsya as Ukrinform reported.
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.
Crimea is Ukraine, - Russian presidential candidate
Crimea is the illegally annexed territory of Ukraine, which was taken in breach of the international right and agreements signed and ratified by Russia. This is one of the key points in the election program of Grigoriy Yavlinski, the Russian presidential candidate, who represents Yabloko party (Russian for ‘Apple’, - 112 International).
Russian variant of UN peacekeepers deployment is unacceptable, - Kuchma
Deployment of the UN peacekeepers to Donbas at the suggestion of Russia is unacceptable for Ukraine. The representative of the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas in Minsk Leonid Kuchma claimed this at the briefing in Dnipro on September 8 as Interfax-Ukraine reported.
Moldovan troops set off for NATO drills in Ukraine despite president’s veto
A 57-strong contingent of the National Army of Moldova is participating in the NATO military exercise, Rapid Trident 2017, held at the International Center for Peacekeeping and Security in Ukraine’s Yavoriv Sept. 7-23, the Ministry of Defense of Moldova reported, according to Radio Svoboda.
Putin's statement direct blackmail to U.S., war threat to Kyiv – MP
MP Iryna Friz (BPP), head of subcommittee on security of government information systems of Rada's national security and defense committee, has said that the statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin on possible moves by "DPR" and "LPR" terrorists in case the United States supplies lethal aid to Ukraine is in fact a blackmail against the U.S. and a threat of war toward Ukraine.
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.
Czech Gov’t has no support for President Zeman’s anti-Ukrainian position - Envoy
The official position of the Czech Republic is the position of the country’s government, which is interested in maintaining good relations with Ukraine, Czech Ambassador to Ukraine Radek Matula told Europeiska Pravda publication, commenting on anti-Ukrainian statements of Czech President Milos Zeman.
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.
'Happy to help, bro': Putin's image projected on Trump's hotel in New York
Trump SoHo New York, one of the Trump Organization's luxury hotels in lower Manhattan, appeared to be vandalized with a projection of Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday. This was reported by Business Insider.
Vladimir Putin doesn't understand the limits of Donald Trump's power – Time
There are still many in Russia who take pleasure in watching the White House consumed by infighting and stumbling from one setback to another, most recently the failure to push through health care reform and the rapid hiring and firing of foul-mouthed communications director Anthony Scaramucci, according to an American weekly news magazine Time.
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.
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.
U.S. sanctions against Russia are ‘low conduct’, - Putin
Russia might retaliate, responding to the recently approved U.S. sanctions; Russian president Vladimir Putin said that at a press conference after Russia-Finland talks held on Thursday.
Europe may see Russia-supported annexation in Balkans - media
At a recent closed think-tank meeting, a well-informed German official was asked what problem in Europe caused him the most worry. His answer came without hesitation: the Western Balkans, where a new crisis is brewing as Turkey and Russia stir the pot, Wall Street Journal reports.
Bloomberg: House passes new Russia sanctions that would curb Trump's power
The measure, which also would impose new sanctions on Iran and North Korea, passed the House Tuesday on a vote of 419-3, Bloomberg reported.
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.
Trump claims he, his administraition did more than any other US President
US President Donald Trump claims that he and his administration did more than any other US President, according to his interview for Reuters.
Trump made no concessions to Putin - media
Many courteous gestures were seen during the first meeting of U.S. and Russian leaders in Hamburg on the sidelines of the G20 summit, however everything suggests that Donald Trump has not in fact made any concessions to Vladimir Putin, which would have worried the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Jerzy Haszczyński wrote for Rzeczpospolita, according to zn.ua.
No deal at G20 summit. Putin to continue messing with world
Discussion of Russian aggression in Ukraine at the G20 summit in Hamburg was announced well in advance, both by the White House, the Elysee Palace, the office of the Federal Chancellor of Germany, and the Kremlin. After a long pause, the Russian-Ukrainian war was finally brought to the highest world level of discussion.
Trump, Putin agree on cease-fire in southwest Syria, US officials inform
US officials tell that during today’s meeting presidents of the US and Russia Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin reached agreement on cease-fire in southwest Syria, according to Associated Press.
Germany, France, Russia to discuss Ukraine issue at G20 summit
The leaders of France, Germany and Russia will discuss the issue of Ukraine within the G20 summit that starts on July 6 in Hamburg. The German Government claimed this as Associated Press reported.​
Trump, Putin to meet in Hamburg
U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are going to meet during the approaching summit of G20. The Associated Press reported that on Thursday.
OSCE reports almost 70 explosions in Donbas within one day
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has reported about almost 70 explosions in Donetsk and Luhansk regions within one day.
Bloomberg: Manafort discloses $17 mln in payments for Ukrainian work
President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, received $17.1 million for his work with a Ukrainian political party, according to a registration document he filed with the U.S. government, according to Bloomberg.
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.
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