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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 …

Ukraine's local elections to be held under martial law?

Ukraine's local elections to be held under martial law?

Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko has submitted to the parliament a bill amending the law "On endorsing the presidential decree on the declaration of martial law in Ukraine," which will make it possible to hold …

Moscow has no plans to hold talks with Kiev

Moscow has no plans to hold talks with Kiev

Russian President Vladimir Putin has no plans to hold talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, commenting on the possibility of telephone …

Ukraine bans Russian men

Ukraine bans Russian men

The Ukrainian State Border Guard Service has prohibited Russian men, aged 16-60, from entering the country. "Control measures at checkpoints have been enhanced," head of the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service Pyotr …