A real military parade dedicated to the Victory Day took place in Simferopol for the first time since 1991. The city, as well as the troops and the military equipment involved in the parade, prepared in advance for the solemn passage along the central Kirov Street from Amet-Khan Sultan Square to Sovetskaya Square.
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission observers’ activities will be limited in Donbass until the parties to the conflict carry out mine clearing operations, stated the Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Mission to Ukraine, Alexander Hug.
According to him, restrictions were imposed after the OSCE mission’s car had hit a land mine in the LPR.
A Finnish activist group Peace Opposition held a discussion event in Helsinki titled ”Fight for Ukraine” on 2.5 on the third anniversary of the Odessa massacre. The event was organized by the founder of the group Marjaliisa Siira. Approximately 30 people attended the event.
Presentations were held on the following topics:
The social network Facebook didn’t fulfill the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry’s request on blocking fake accounts of Russian embassies, reports the official representative of Russian foreign affairs agency, Maria Zakharova.
Radio Svoboda published on its YouTube channel an exclusive footage of the recent explosion of an OSCE Mission car in the Lugansk region.
Work on the construction of a double-track electrified railway across Russia bypassing Ukraine is planned to be completed before August 1 - this is two weeks earlier than expected.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel does not consider it necessary to replace the OSCE Mission in Donbass with the UN one.
She stated this in Sochi at a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
It’s not necessary to discuss new agreements on settlement in Ukraine until the current agreements are implemented in full, Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin states.
The global community has no right to forget tragedies such as the 2014 events in the Ukrainian city of Odessa, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a press conference following his talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, reports TASS.
The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office on Friday confirmed its referring the case of Ukraine’s former Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk to Interpol requesting to put him on the wanted list.
An Austrian citizen suspected of war crimes against Donbass defenders and civilians was arrested in Poland on Sunday, reported Austrian prosecutors.
Members of Russia’s Night Wolves patriotic biker group were prevented from entering into Poland as part of their Moscow-Berlin ride to mark the end of World WarII, the group’s leader Alexander Zaldostanov said in a televised interview.
A rally took place in the Hague’s center to commemorate those who died in the Ukrainian port city of Odessa on May 2, 2014. The protesters demanded those guilty of innocent people’s killings should be brought to justice, and also urged the media and public to turn the spotlight on the Ukrainian crisis.
Russian Investigation Committee is to demand the prosecution of the Ukrainian ex-Prime Minister, Arseny Yatsenyuk, as there are evidences that Yatsenuk was involved in the Chechnya hostilities of 1994-1995, reports the Committee’s official representative, Svetlana Petrenko.
Moscow calls on the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to condemn the intolerant and aggressive behavior of radical nationalist groups in Ukraine, Russia’s OSCE envoy has said.