Moscow. The Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law granting the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation with the right to determine whether to execute the verdicts of interstate bodies for the protection of human rights and freedoms, especially the ECHR, rendered on a complaint against Russia.
The Republic of Turkey has increased its military contingent if northern Iraq and will preserve its military presence there. It was stated by the Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu.
The US Embassy will limit its work in Ankara due to the risk of security threats. The staff of the diplomatic mission will provide consultations only on urgent matters: death, arrest, illness of American citizens or abduction of children.
All services on non-urgent issues will be provided after December 15.
The state formation occupying the place of Ukraine on the map now was created exclusively for the war purposes. For the permanent destabilisation of neighbouring territories and internal hysteria. It is only in this condition that it can exist. It is simultaneously a national idea and an economic project. So, you shouldn’t ask whether Ukraine is going to resume the war.
The crew of the Russian "Smetlivy" destroyer was forced to use firearms on Sunday to prevent a collision with a Turkish seiner vessel in the northern part of the Aegean Sea, according to Russia's Ministry of Defense.
The civil war which currently havocs Donbass, could look like just a "local" conflict between two halves of a people which cannot bear each other anymore, or at worst, like the interference of a neighbor country trying to destabilize Ukraine (this is the official version claimed by Kiev).
Ukraine is ready for federalisation because de facto there are already plenty of regions that are poorly controlled by Kiev. It was stated by Rostislav Ischenko, a political analyst, reports The Politnavigator.
According to him, the USA can not prevent this process, so they are now trying to initiate it.
According to Finnish top official, US led coalition in Middle-East is not only against ISIS, but also Syria and Iraq. Finnish state media YLE reported on late Tuesday, that Deputy Director General Timo Kantola from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs confirmed that American officials have asked Finland for help.
Four Western coalition warplanes were spotted over the Deir az-Zor area in Syria on December 6, when a Syrian Army camp came under attack. No Russian warplanes were in the region, says the Russian Defense Ministry. According to Finnish Foreign ministry on late Tuesday, US is gathering now coalition against Syria, Iraq and ISIS.
Moldovan parliament intends to discuss the issue on the increase in Ukraine’s military group at the border with Transnistria, reports The Independent Newspaper.
It was reported by the MP Bogdan Tsirdya who said that the appropriate initiative had been put forward by the Socialist faction believing that the official Kishinev should demand clarifications from Kiev.
Cyprus negotiates with Moscow on a deal that would allow Russian fighter jets conducting anti-terror airstrikes in Syria to use Cypriot airports in emergency situations.
According to the top diplomat, the potential agreement with Russia will also permit the use of Cypriot facilities to ease the possible evacuation of Russian citizens from neighboring countries.
US Vice President Joe Biden says Russia should stick to a peace agreement on Ukraine and return the Black Sea Crimea peninsula to its western neighbor.
Kiev might take advantage of the current international situation and stage a new round of aggression in Donbass – the speaker of Russia’s State Duma lower parliament house Sergey Naryshkin.
“The situation in the world is changing fast. The desire by the US and the West to divide the world into ‘good guys’ and ‘bad guys’ and subordinate the latter to their imperialistic interests is now being challenged. The Americans’ and their allies’ ham-fisted actions gave rise to the ‘terrorist international’ which does not divide people by color, nationality or religion,” Kadyrov said.
US Vice President Joe Biden has assured the mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko at a meeting in Kiev, that sanctions against Russia will continue.
"It is important to endorse sanctions against Russia until Minsk Agreements are fully implemented, and the international border in Donbass is given back to the Ukrainian side", the White House stated.
The program of sharing NATO nuclear weapons has already been joined by such countries as Belgium, Germany and Italy. In total, in the North Atlantic Alliance there three nuclear powers: the United States, France and Britain.