American expenditures for military assistance to Ukraine may be reduced by half – to 150 million dollars a year. A draft of the relevant amendments was published on the website of the US House Appropriations Committee.
The Russia-made long range S-300 missile air defense system has been successfully tested by Iran. The Islamic Republic's military conducted launches of missiles on simulated enemy's targets.
Kiev has again launched escalation of the conflict in Donbass to draw attention of the West to Ukraine, stated Russian international journalist Andrey Greshnov.
The Russian president is authorized to outline foreign policy, Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters when asked under what conditions Moscow could recognize the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR, LPR).
Following Russian Southern Military District massive combat readiness inspection, Eastern Military District has started large scale military exercises of air defense units. According to Eastern districts spokesman, about 8,000 troops and 1,000 military equipment units and 120 flying units are participating in the drills.
The snap combat readiness inspection involved battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles as well as armored personnel carriers.
In the central square of the Indian city of Hyderabad, student activists held a rally in support of the people of Donbass.
The recognition of documents issued by the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR, LPR) was one of the issues discussed at the meeting of the Contact Group on the settlement in Donbass, said Martin Sajdik, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine, reports TASS.
The Anti-Imperialist Action movement in Germany held rally in Munich against NATO and flags of the Novorossia and Donbass people's republics was presented in will to show public support for the DPR and LPR defenses against western backed Kiev forces. Rally was held on 19th February at the time of Munich Security Conference.
"The Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics have in fact been rejected by Kiev, so their decision to take local Ukrainian industries under control is easy to understand", Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Kremlin statement was reported by TASS News.
On February 27, in Verona (Italy) an exhibition was opened in support of the "101 Life" project with the photos depicting life and military realities in the Donetsk People's Republic, reports the DPR Foreign Ministry. There were also presented the portraits of dead Donbass children, which had been painted by Donetsk artist Victor Kochanov.
German activists headed by Thomas Clauss have launched an online petition to world leaders asking them to stop Kiev's atrocities against Donbass people.
Unknown persons driving a car scattered the Right Sector's leaflets (forbidden in Russia) in Koktebel locality, blogger Alexander Gorny reports on Facebook.
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has urged Washington to closely study the situation in Ukraine before making any comments following the attack on the OSCE Monitoring Mission, reports TASS.
The Crimean Tatars are not going to move from the Crimea to Ukraine, the head of the Federal Agency for Nationalities (FAN) Igor Barinov, citing a study conducted by the agency, stated.
The head of Russia’s Crimean Republic, Sergey Aksyonov, has revealed that the Republic’s revenue figures have nearly doubled those which were being earned by the peninsula during the best days under Ukraine’s rule. Statement was published in The Duran.