The United Nations urges Ukraine to repeal the Verkhovna Rada Resolution No. 365, which restricts the right of Donbass residents to receive their earned pensions, Chairman of the UN monitoring mission Fiona Fraser stated at a briefing in Kiev.
The head of the Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Julia Bishop, said that it is premature to talk about the conclusions of the investigation into the catastrophe of the Malaysian Boeing MH17, shot down in the Donbass sky in 2014. So she commented on the statement of her New Zealand colleague Winston Peters, who doubted that Russia was responsible for the tragedy.
Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó criticized the plans of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine to restore a military unit in the city of Beregovo in Transcarpathia. His words are conveyed by hirado.hu.
US President Donald Trump's policy orientation is aimed at normalizing relations with Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
The American Bondsteel Camp in the unrecognized Kosovo received a new commander. As reported on Wednesday by the Serbian newspaper Blic, the new commander of the largest US base in Europe will be Colonel Nick Ducich, who previously trained soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces for the war in Donbass.
Britain’s top secret laboratory Porton Down, which stages experiments and research into chemical warfare agents, is actively developing, the chief of Russia’s radiation, chemical and biological protection force, Major-General Igor Kirillov, told a news briefing for foreign ambassadors devoted to the Skripal affair.
Moscow urges the world community to denounce Kiev’s repressive policies towards the media, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday in connection with an expulsion from Ukraine of journalist Natalya Goncharova from Rossiya 24 television channel, reports TASS.
The foreign-policy establishments of the Russian Federation and the United States are already working out the agenda for the upcoming meeting of the leaders of the two countries, as previously President Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump talked on the phone, the Speaker of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Valentina Matviyenko states.
The Government of Ukraine must recognize the facts of illegal detention of people and the existence of secret detention centers of the Security Service of the country, the human rights organization Amnesty International (Ukraine) stated on Monday, March 20.
The OSCE Representative on Freedom of Media, Harlem Desir, stated at a meeting with the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine and media representatives in Kiev on March 20 that threats against journalists in Ukraine should be investigated, Radio Svoboda reports.
The OSCE Representative on Freedom of Media, Harlem Desir, criticized the actions of the Ukrainian authorities who had deported the Russian journalist.
President of the United States Donald Trump spoke on the phone with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin's press service reported.
The conversation took place on the initiative of the American side. During the conversation, Trump congratulated Putin on winning the presidential elections.
Russia has called on the United States to abandon its unconditional plans for a strike against the Syrian government forces and Damascus.
The process of termination of contracts between Gazprom and Naftogaz of Ukraine will take 1.5-2 years, said Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller at a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
"Undoubtedly, the procedure for canceling contracts is not very fast, apparently, it will take around 1.5-2 years," he said.
The international community must respond to the disruption of the Russian presidential elections in Ukraine, as the political situation cannot hamper the electoral process.
The governments of Canada and Sweden have allocated the first 2 million dollars, which are supposed to be used 'to restore peace' in Donbass, reported the Ministry for Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine, the name itself of which does not provide for any positive intentions.