Russia has handed to the United Nations an appeal of the Crimean Tatar civil movement Kyrym, which requests to recognize the Black Sea peninsula’s accession to Russia as compliant with norms of international law, to condemn Crimea’s blockade and to help lift anti-Russian sanctions imposed by Western countries.
The murder of one of Donbass defenders' commanders Mikhail Tolstykh is an attempt to destabilize the situation in the region, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday, denying any Russia’s involvement in the crime.
The war in Donbass can break out again at any moment. The Deputy Head of the OSCE Monitoring Mission Alexander Hug expressed such anxieties at the briefing in Kiev.
According to his words, the reason for new war period may be extreme extent of tension and big amount of heavy arms on the contact line.
Kiev has started preparation for an attack on Donbass, using real terrorist methods, stated the head of the international committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachyov on Wednesday.
Russian president Vladimir Putin held the phone conversation with the German chancellor Angela Merkel. They had discussed the Donbass situation’s aggravation and expressed the concern on the hostilities’ escalation, reports the Kremlin press service.
Residents of the capital of Greece held a meeting in support of Donbass people in the central square of Athens, the Syntagma, or Constitution Square situated in front of the building of the Greek parliament, reported the Federation of the LPR Labour Unions (FLU).
A few tens of people coming together near the Foreign Affairs Ministry Building in the downtown of the city on Sunday evening sharply criticized the Spanish authorities, demanding to stop directly or indirectly supporting the Ukrainian authorities and even to sever the diplomatic relationships with Kiev.
Kiev may be fueling the international interest to the Ukrainian issue only by means of military provocations, not by means of reforms or achievements, spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said in an interview with the NTV channel, reports TASS.
Activists of the DPR representative center in Italy, which opened on December 14, 2016, in Turin, held a conference in support of the residents of the People's Republics. This was reported today by the press service of the DPR Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The events in support of Donbass people were held in two cities of Italy on February 3.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed profound concern over the escalation of tensions in Donbass and has called on the parties to the armed civil conflict there to cease fire.
He also emphasized the importance of providing access to the population for humanitarian aid.
Dozens of thousands of volunteers will provide military assistance to Donbass and Russia’s official law-enforcement agencies will prepare tribunal for the trial of Ukrainian leaders on the charge of war crimes, forecasted a Russian military expert, an editor-in-chief of National Defense magazine Igor Korotchenko while commenting on AFU night shellings of Donetsk.
Kiev may try to use tensions in southeast Ukraine as a reason for completely giving up the Minsk peace accords, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said on Wednesday.
Several German MPs from regional parliaments expressed their deep concern about the new escalation of the Donbass war, wrote German Center for Eurasian Studies on Tuesday.
Dutch investigators are sabotaging probe of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in Donbass, former Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Forces Pyotr Deinekin told Sputnik on Sunday.
US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will have a telephone conversation at 12:00 Washington time (20:00 Moscow time) on Saturday, the White House said on Friday.
No further details regarding the telephone conversation were provided.