On Thursday, March 22, a Question & Answer session with Head of the Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko took place in the format of a press conference. Answering a journalists' question, Alexander Zakharchenko stressed that the main goal pursued by the US is destabilization of the situation in Russia.
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine had its mandate extended until March 31, 2019, the press service of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to international organizations in Vienna reported on Thursday.
Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko has slammed British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s statement as unacceptable and irresponsible, in which he compared the forthcoming Russia-hosted FIFA World Cup to the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi Germany.
The law on reintegration allowed Kiev to apply a full range of forces in Donbass, but Ukraine won’t start full-scale hostilities without the US orders, said the DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko during the press-conference.
An informal meeting, frank conversation, the most awkward and pressing issues – this format has become an accustomed standard of a dialogue of Head of State Alexander Zakharchenko with the younger generation. The meeting that took place in the Donbass National Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture (DonNACEA) on March 21 was no exception.
The suggestion of Ukrainian Ambassador to Berlin Andrey Melnik to ban German nationals from visiting the Crimea is nonsense and an act of interference in Germany's internal affairs, Andreas Maurer, the head of Die Linke party group of the Quakenbruck parliament, told Sputnik.
The cessation of economic cooperation program between Russia and Ukraine is nothing more than a ritual sacrifice in current Ukrainian politics; it bears demonstrative character, claims the State Duma member from the Crimea region Ruslan Balbek.
The Ukrainian Cabinet voted for cessation of economical cooperation with Russia in 2011-2020.
The DPR will build the policy towards Ukraine in accordance with the changes taking place there, reports the DPR Head, Alexander Zakharchenko.
The Verkhovna Rada adopted a resolution on a complex of urgent measures for the practical implementation of the international legal responsibility of the Russian Federation "for armed aggression against Ukraine."
On Tuesday 229 deputies with 226 required voted for this document.
Any attempts by Western mass media outlets to influence Russia and its citizens won’t yield any fruit, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin, in an interview with Bild, called on the European Union to impose sanctions against former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called the situation with the vote of Russians in Ukraine disgraceful, but Russia will not respond to this.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groisman said in an interview with the TV channel "112 Ukraine" that the Cabinet is preparing a resolution on the dissolution of the Economic Cooperation Programme with Russia.
"We are working to reorient our economy from the binding that Russia has been constantly imposing on us," he said.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin said that more than 15,000 UN peacekeepers should be brought into Donbass. However, he does not rule out that the mission may include representatives of the CIS countries, but they should play a "limited role".
The Ukrainian Interior Ministry’s decision to deny access to Russian diplomatic mission for Russian nationals wanting to take part in the presidential elections is unprecedented and cause nothing but resentment, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
Kiev’s new military operation in Donbass won’t change the security situation in the region, reports the DPR political representative at the Minsk negotiations, Denis Pushilin.