Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said in Davos, that 'joint global efforts were needed to halt Russian aggression, both military and cyber', wrote Reuters. He called for a worldwide effort to counter the threat of Russian cyber warfare and urged USA to be great again by leading global security.
Russia is not financing the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics but is providing humanitarian aid to the Donbass region, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
The Russian presidential spokesman thus replied to a question by a Ukrainian journalist about how much it cost Moscow to finance the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.
In its capacity of the OSCE chair Austria is going to improve the personnel and technical component of the Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, Austria’s foreign minister, current OSCE chairman-in-office, Sebastian Kurz told a news conference following his talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday.
The DPR Head attended the opening of the exhibition "War and peace through the eyes of Donbass children" which opened today in Simferopol.
Russian RT News has been blocked from posting content to its Facebook page. The ban, according to the Facebook bot, will last until Saturday 10:55pm Moscow time (2:55pm EST) and will extend across US president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Kiev refuses Donbass by giving up it’s social duties in the region. Moscow in its turn bents every effort to regulate the situation – said Russian president press-secretary Dmitry Peskov.
The Special Monitoring Mission OSCE Principal Deputy Chief Alexander Hug is going to visit the capital of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) on January 20, an informed source reported.
“Alexander Hug’s arrival is expected to be on January 20,” said the interlocutor of the agency.
Russia sees no grounds for rewriting the Minsk agreements, neither France nor Germany nor US President-elect Donald Trump’s representatives have made such proposals, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during his annual press conference. Lavrov's statement was reported by TASS News.
Marine Le Pen, the head of the French far-right National Front party and presidential candidate, said that she would recognize Crimea as a part of Russia if she wins the presidential election.
France will elect a successor to Francois Hollande in two rounds of voting in April and May 2017.
The funeral service for Elizaveta Glinka, human rights defender and the head of the Spravedlivaya Pomoshch (or Fair Aid) charity fund, is to be taken at the Dormition Cathedral in Moscow’s Novodevichy Convent. Glinka, known as Dr.
Russia has allowed Ukraine to inspect the extent of its military activities in the southern Rostov region. The inspection will be held under the Vienna document of 2011 on confidence-building measures and security, the head of the Russian National Center for reducing nuclear danger Sergei Ryzhkov said.
A transition team of US President-elect Donald Trump has been invited to Moscow-initiated negotiations on the Syrian conflict resolution, the Washington Post daily reported citing its anonymous source.
After modern S-400 Air Defense systems was placed on combat readiness around Moscow few days ago, also Crimea is now under same powerful protection. A regiment armed with Triumf antiaircraft missile systems will assume combat duty in Crimea on Saturday, the press office of Russia’s Southern Military District said on Friday.
Syrian state news agency SANA says Israeli jets have bombed the Mezzeh military airport west of Damascus, accusing Tel Aviv of supporting terrorism. The airport was rocked by multiple explosions, with ambulances rushing to the scene.
Russia fears that the results of a probe into the Malaysian airliner’s crash over eastern Ukraine in 2014 may be censored and may fail to reach the public at large, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. The Russian diplomat made this statement after the Dutch authorities seized material evidence from the journalists found at the plane crash site.
Russian Defense Ministry said that a regiment armed with the advanced S-400 Triumf air defense system has entered combat duty in Moscow Region. A total of four regiments are expected to enter combat duty this year.