The Verkhovna Rada adopted a resolution calling on the US Congress to significantly deepen the bilateral security partnership between the countries and grant Ukraine the status of the main ally outside NATO. This appeal was supported by 232 deputies with 226 required.
The Representative Centres of the Donetsk People's Republic will appear in 2017 in a number of European countries. This was reported today by the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPR Natalia Nikonorova.
"Several more DPR Centers in the European Union will be opened this year," she noted.
Ukraine for the second year in a row ranks first in the list of CIS countries in terms of the number of Russian passports received; over 100,000 Ukrainians received Russian citizenship in 2016.
U.S. mixed martial arts fighter Jeff Monson told that he haв been under closer surveillance by secret services since he received the LPR passport.
He said he has been receiving hate messages from unknown persons.
Sberbank is considering options for the fastest possible exit from the Ukrainian market, the head of the bank Herman Gref told reporters after a meeting of the supervisory board of the credit institution.
In the countries of the European Union, the Ukrainian chernozem, already pre-packaged in bags, is sold with might and main. This was stated by the deputy of the European Parliament Tatyana Zhdanok.
According to her, the fertile Ukrainian soil is much cheaper than European peat.
Thinking about travelling to Donbass? Would you like to participate in the Victory Day celebration on May 9 in the Donetsk People's Republic? What about having a unique summer tour in the free Donbass?
The DPR is willing to assist the Crimea in educating public utilities sector specialists, construction experts and ecologists, said Evgeny Gorokhov, acting dean of Donbass National Academy of Construction and Architecture.
Senator of the Russian Federation from Sevastopol, Andrey Sobolev, presented a book of poems and essays devoted to the war in Donbass – The Chronicles of Novorossiya.
The European Union believes that the recent protests against an unpopular labor law in Belarus indicate a need for democratization in that country, the European External Action Service (EEAS) said in a statement on Friday. This was reported by TASS News.
The Kremlin is concerned about the blockade of Donbass, as this step by Kiev affects implementation of the Minsk agreements, press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters on Friday. Kremlin statement was published by TASS News.
The German group Antiimperialistische Aktion (Anti-imperialist Action) rallied on Thursday in front of the Latvian consulate in Munich, Germany to protest against the SS-parade in Riga, Latvia.
The historical reunification of Crimea with Russia in 2014 allowed to prevent an armed conflict on the territory of the peninsula and to avoid numerous casualties, Russia's envoy to the Contact Group on Ukraine Boris Gryzlov said, reports Sputnik.
On March 15, the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko arrived in the Republic of Crimea on an official visit.
In particular, Alexander Zakharchenko will take part in solemn events dedicated to the celebration of the third anniversary of the reunification of the Crimea with Russia.
Under the new authority, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) would not require permission from the Pentagon or the White House before launching a drone strike for a targeted killing mission. Expanded power to conduct drone strikes was reported by the Wall Street Journal on Monday.
There are are no Russian special forces units in Egypt contrary to media reports, the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said Tuesday. On Monday, Reuters reported that Russia deployed 22-member unit of special forces and drones to an airbase in Egypt near the Libyan border.
The Egyptian Defense Ministry has already denied the reports.