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 Russian MP: threats to destroy Crimean Bridge unrealistic

Russian MP: threats to destroy Crimean Bridge unrealistic

Ukraine’s threats to destroy the Crimean Bridge are unrealistic because its army’s capabilities are only enough to conduct military exercises against an imaginary enemy, Russian State Duma deputy Dmitry Belik, who …

Kremlin: expanding Normandy format not practical

Kremlin: expanding Normandy format not practical

The Kremlin so far believes that it is inexpedient to expand the Normandy format in view of its low efficiency, Russian President’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said. "As far as we are concerned, apart …

Zelensky makes first trip to line of contact in East Ukraine

Zelensky makes first trip to line of contact in East Ukraine

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky on Monday visited the line of contact on Monday, separating the self-proclaimed eastern Ukrainian republics of Donetsk and Lugansk (DPR and LPR) from the rest of the country, the presidential …

Ukraine to repeal law on state language?

Ukraine to repeal law on state language?

Irina Berezhnaya Institute of Legal Policy and Social Protection initiated legal proceedings to ban the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy from signing the Law on the State Language”. The claim will block its …

Kolomoisky assesses Maidan

Kolomoisky assesses Maidan

A revolution is always bad, Ukrainian businessman Igor Kolomoisky said, explaining that rapid changes lead to negative consequences. According to him, the Maidan happened due to the actions of ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. …

 Verkhovna Rada adopts law on Ukrainian language

Verkhovna Rada adopts law on Ukrainian language

Verkhovna Rada members adopted the law "Providing the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the official one," which enshrines its exclusive rights against the other languages in the country. This decision was backed by 278 …

Trump extends Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia

Trump extends Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia

U.S. President Donald Trump extended for one year sanctions introduced earlier against Russia in Executive Orders linked to the crisis in Ukraine, according to the official notice of the White House released yesterday. …

Patriarch of Constantinople legalizes Ukrainian schismatics

Patriarch of Constantinople legalizes Ukrainian schismatics

A "unification council" naming Epiphany Dumenko as head of the new "autocephalous church" was held in Kiev in December on the initiative of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew, Sputnik …

Ukraine officially scraps Friendship Treaty with Russia

Ukraine officially scraps Friendship Treaty with Russia

Today, the Official Bulletin of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine published the Law on the termination of the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation, the Rada website reports. …

Ukraine lifts entry ban for Russian males

Ukraine lifts entry ban for Russian males

The Ukrainian authorities lifted the ban on entry for Russian men, but according to Ukraine’s customs spokesman, enhanced checks at the border crossings with Russia by Ukrainian border guards continues. "We exercise increased …

Russia finishes Great Wall of Crimea

Russia finishes Great Wall of Crimea

Russia has finished building a high-tech security fence along Crimea's border with Ukraine, the press service of the Federal Security Service’s (FSB) Border Service for Russia’s Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol reported.

OSCE mission welcomes New Year ceasefire in Ukraine

OSCE mission welcomes New Year ceasefire in Ukraine

The Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) welcomed the deal to establish the New Year ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, reached by the Contact Group on Ukrainian settlement. The …

Kiev ends anti-Russian martial law

Kiev ends anti-Russian martial law

Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko officially announced that martial law in 10 regions of the country has terminated. "It is exactly 14:00 and the martial law is terminated. This is my principal decision. It is …

Volker reveals when he may visit Moscow

Volker reveals when he may visit Moscow

U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker has said he is ready to pay a visit to Moscow as soon as the Ukrainian seamen detained in the Kerch Strait are released. "I hope I will be able to do it next year …