The Azov battalion received American lethal weapons six months ago, a leading researcher of the BellingCat project for Eastern Europe and Eurasia Aric Toler reported on his Twitter.
Germany's position on the conflict in Donbass remains unchanged, the official representative of the Cabinet of Germany Steffen Seibert stated during a briefing.
The actions on the DPR and the LPR support took place in the largest Bulgaria’s cities, reports the Federal News Agency.
“In Sophia the action under the slogan “Donbass – silence kills” took place and in Plovdiv “Support Donbass, stop fascism”,” reports the agency’s representative.
Arrival of a U.S. destroyer in the Odessa port does not pose any risk for Russia and the situation is under control, Frants Klintsevich, first deputy chairman of defense and security committee in the upper house of Russian parliament, told reporters on Monday.
The American destroyer Carney DDG-64 arrived at the port of Odessa, reported one of the Ukrainian editions.
"This morning the American destroyer Carney DDG-64 moored at the berth of the new container terminal of the Odessa port, becoming the first NATO ship to visit Odessa in the new year," the report said.
The United States started seeing "the Kremlin’s hand" in the US election only after Donald Trump was elected the US president, Russian Foreign Ministry’s Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Facebook on Monday.
Crimea’s head Sergey Aksyonov says it necessary to have the Ukrainian Nazism ideology recognized internationally as criminal.
At a plenary meeting on December 19 the UN General Assembly adopted a Resolution on combating the glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other types of discriminatory practices, annually submitted by Russia. 133 states voted for the document – eight more than in mid-November, when the document was considered in the 3rd General Assembly Committee.
Moscow hopes progress on the issue of a UN mission in Donbass will be reached in the coming year, but it should be done with due account of Donetsk’s and Lugansk’s political interests, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said in an interview with the Kommersant daily published on its website on Tuesday, reports TASS.
The French authorities intend to approach the court to seek to close the Representative Office of the Donetsk People's Republic, stated the Head of the Representation Huber Fayard.
He recalled that the Kiev leadership had been exerting pressure on Paris since the opening of the office.
Lethal weapon supplies to Ukraine may motivate ‘loose cannons’ to unleash additional bloodshed in Donbass, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, reports TASS.
Moscow has made no decision concerning the supply of defensive weapons to the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics in the wake of Washington’s decision to approve lethal arms supplies to Kiev, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce has summed up the dispute between Gazprom and Naftogaz of Ukraine and issued the final verdict, the Russian gas holding company said in a statement, reports TASS.
The Kiev government used the withdrawal of Russian officers monitoring the ceasefire in Donbass as a pretext to intensify its shelling of the region's territories, Russia’s permanent envoy to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said on Thursday, reports TASS.
The head of the State Department's press service, Heather Nauert, said at a regular briefing for journalists on Tuesday that the so-called pro-Russian forces in Donbass are a source of violence in the region and accused Russia of stirring up the conflict.
The plenipotentiary representative of the Russian Federation to the Contact Group for the settlement of the situation in Donbass, Boris Gryzlov, believes that Kiev has deliberately "squeezed out" representatives of Russia from the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) of ceasefire in Donbass.