An online conference on the settlement of the military conflict in Donbass by means of youth diplomacy has been held today among university students of the region and Europe, reported the press service of the Republic's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Deploying a peacekeeping mission to Donbass will help end the conflict’s deadlock, but will not eliminate the need to implement the Minsk deal, OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger said in an interview with Kommersant, reports TASS.
After the return of Donbass to Ukraine's control, much more money will be spent on its restoration than the $50 billion that Ukraine now demands from Russia as damage from the occupation.
The OSCE is interested in considering the issue of the return of Russian officers-observers of the Joint Control and Coordination Center to Ukraine, Secretary General Thomas Greminger told reporters after talks with Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu.
Moscow does not have information about holding a meeting of the leaders of the Normandy format without the participation of Russia. This was stated on Wednesday to the journalists by Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich.
Kiev's heroization of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists poisons Polish-Ukrainian relations, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Bartosz Cihotsky said in an interview with Evropeiskaya Pravda ("European Truth").
It is necessary to prevent further escalation of the conflict in Donbass, said OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger, taking floor on Tuesday in the Council of Federation.
In May in Aachen, a city in the west of Germany, a summit of the leaders of the FRG, France and Ukraine can be held, dedicated to the deployment of UN peacekeepers in Donbass, informed sources in Kiev have told Kommersant. In fact, it is a meeting in the "Normandy format" with the exception of one of its participants - the Russian president.
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has banned entry to 60 Russian diplomats, expelled by the United States, who have previously worked in the embassy in Washington and in the UN mission in New York, the SBU said in a Saturday statement.
At a regular meeting with the media, which was held in Donetsk on March 29, the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic spoke about the future development of key industries, raising social standards in the country, and the situation on the front line.
Russian Federation's permanent representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich said that Kiev, having changed the format of the Ukrainian troops' operation and having passed the law on the reintegration of Donbass, is preparing for "some kind of revenge."
The situation on the front line in Donbass has sharply escalated, the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko states.
The aggravation of the situation in Donbass may be due to Kiev's changing the format of the military operation in the region, as well as to the political struggle ahead of the presidential elections in Ukraine, Head of the Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko stated at a press conference on Thursday, March 29.
Putin, Merkel, Maсron and Poroshenko adopted a statement, they welcome the agreement on an armistice on the occasion of the Easter holiday, the Kremlin reports.
Moscow will take measures on every country expelling Russian diplomats and respond to the closure of Russia’s Consulate General in Seattle, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told the Rossiya 1 television’s Sixty Minutes program on Monday.
The Contact Group participants' support for the initiative to introduce the 'Easter truce' in Donbass gives hope for a stabilization of the situation in the region, DPR Delegation Head in Minsk, Republican Parliament Chairman Denis Pushilin states.