If Ukraine insists on the deployment of peacekeeping troops in Donbass, it will be Russia as a permanent member of the UN Security Council that will officially introduce them there, reports The Politnavigator.
The UN Security Council convenes an emergency meeting. At the same time the USA has not yet confirmed the fact of the bomb test in North Korea.
In North Korea there has been successfully carried out the first test of a thermonuclear bomb, reported the North Korean TV.
Alexander Grushko, the permanent representative of the Russian Federation in the North Atlantic Alliance, said that the destruction of the NATO-Russia Founding Act presented a risk to the stability in Europe.
Only Turkey may be a true ally of Ukraine as the European Union has betrayed Kiev and Russia considers the former Soviet republic only as a vassal.
This statement was made in Facebook by Kiev economist Alexander Okhrimenko, reports The Politnavigator.
Within the “Norman Quartet” there has been reached an understanding that the Minsk Agreements will continue to operate in 2016, said the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
The Parliament of Ukraine has adopted the law allowing the admission of units of other countries’ armed forces onto the territory of Ukraine in 2016 for participation in multinational exercises. The corresponding decision was supported by 239 MPs with the necessary minimum of 226 votes at the Parliament’s session on Friday. Now the document has to be signed by the President of Ukraine.
There is an old cartoon where a little bear pretends to be a little cloud. It might seem funny. Well, who in his right mind would believe that an overweight and furry bear is a cloud? Except for the situation where this newly-minted "cloud" had a number of witnesses who, before all honest people, would swear on the Bible that it is exactly what a cloud looks like.
In Poland there occurred an incident which can seriously damage integrity of the North Atlantic Alliance and will considerably complicate interaction of the Polish Defence Ministry and the NATO military management.
The Russian authorities intend to continue improving nuclear weapon to use it as a guarantee of security, said the President Vladimir Putin.
Russia will improve the nuclear weapon as a deterrent and factor of security but is not going to swing the nuclear club, said the President Vladimir Putin.
A part of European sovereignty has been transferred to the USA, the leader of NATO, said the Russian President Vladimir Putin giving an example of entering the US troops into Iraq.
The Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on words of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg who said that Vladimir Putin had acknowledged the existence of ‘the troops of the Russian Federation’ in Donbass.
‘There was a war, and people went there to fight, they shot, they participated in the fighting; that is what the military sphere is,’ said Peskov.
Within the framework of the visit of the President of Ukraine Poroshenko to the headquarters of the North Atlantic Alliance there was signed a “road map” Ukraine - NATO on military and technical cooperation. It was reported on the website of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.
The Chairman of the European Parliament Martin Schulz said that no one could vouch for the preservation of the European Union in its current state in 10 years. He pointed out that the existence of the EU is at risk.
Schulz is confident that the European Union must fight for its civilisation project.
The issue of NATO membership has split the society of Montenegro, said Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson.
‘The situation in Montenegro is difficult. There is an internal political crisis there which is accompanied by protests of citizens,’ she explained.
The US is not pursuing a policy aimed at isolating Russia. It is reported by The Politnavigator after yesterday’s meeting between the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the US Secretary of State John Kerry in Moscow.
One of the American reporters asked Kerry why he was talking with the Russian President on the Russian land and ‘Where is the isolation that Obama promised?’
Two NATO trust funds for logistics and rehabilitation have opened in Ukraine. The ceremony of their presentation was held in Kiev on Tuesday, December 15.