Gazprom has to immediately start the procedure for the termination of gas contracts with Naftogaz of Ukraine at the Stockholm Arbitration Institution, CEO of the Russian gas giant Alexey Miller told reporters.
Ukraine’s president and special services had no information on "Crimea’s takeover," former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said, stressing that this rhetoric was cooked up by people who seized power after the 2014 coup d’etat in Kiev. Yanukovich gave this statement in TASS news conference on Friday.
British mainstream media source The Guardian reports on recruitment of the British Nazis to fight in the notorious Azov Batallion, deployed in Donbass. The report is based on the information revealed by an anti-fascist group Hope Not Hate.
The Guardian reports:
Assistant to the President of Russia Vladislav Surkov announced his intention to take part in the contest for the name of a new system of Russian weapons and to offer his option - Givi.
Russia has created a small-size super-powerful nuclear power plant that can be installed on a cruise missile, which will ensure an unlimited flight range and invulnerability to missile and air defense systems, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his annual State of the Nation Address to the Federal Assembly.
Finland proposed to expand the list of participating countries for the peacekeeping mission in Donbass.
This was stated by the Minister of Defense of the country Jussi Niinistö, Reuters reports.
Russia's Ambassador to London, Alexander Yakovenko, emphasised to the British Foreign Ministry that the department had not reacted to the latest developments in Ukraine, which, according to the diplomat, forms an incorrect message to Kiev.
The Defense Ministry of Germany has revealed in a study, that almost half of its registered weapon systems are not fit for duty, training or deployment. This means that there are no tanks, jets or ships in Germany ready for action, reports Sputnik News according to German media, like Deutche Welle.
Especially the western mainstream media is spreading 'fake news' about the large scale cocaine bust done in Argentine, connecting Russia to the drug trafficking crime. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Wednesday, that bogus stories over the past days have nothing to do with the real case.
Switzerland does not intend to interfere in the internal conflict in Ukraine, but can offer its services for peaceful resolution in Donbass, stated the country's National Council Chairman Dominique de Buman.
Former commander of the US Armed Forces in Europe, Lieutenant-General of the US Army Ben Hodges said that the provision of Ukraine with Javelin portable antitank missile systems would strengthen Kiev's position at the talks on settling the conflict in Donbass. He stated this in an interview with Deutsche Welle.
Sweden, if necessary, is ready to provide its troops for the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbass, if the West and Russia agree, Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist stated at the Munich Security Conference, Reuters reports.
"If we see proper conditions, and if we admit that this mission can help, then we are open to it," he said.
The Federative Republic of Germany can offer investments for Donbass, subject to the establishment of armistice and heavy weapons’ withdrawal, Acting Foreign Minister of Germany Zigmar Gabriel said at a breakfast with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, organized by German business.
Russian and German foreign ministers, Sergei Lavrov and Sigmar Gabriel, held talks on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, focusing on prospects for cooperation in the Normandy Four group on Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry said, reports TASS.
President of Ukraine Pyotr Poroshenko accused Russia of trying to "destroy democracy" and stated that the Russian flag "should not be flying anywhere".
Greek anti-fascists beaten Kiev “Dinamo” fans in Athens, reports “Tsargrad” agency with reference to its own source.
Ukrainian ultras had been beaten for their nationalistic point of view including the participation in the Donbass war.