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.
Nearly a quarter of Russian citizens think their country should officially recognize Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics (DPR/LPR) as independent states. It was reported by RT News. 18 % said that DPR and LPR should be accept as members of the Russian Federation.
Russia will continue to strengthen its Armed Forces, focusing on the strategic nuclear shield and Aerospace Force, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday at a gala concert dedicated to Defender of the Fatherland Day, marked in Russia on February 23.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov rejected the accusations brought by the OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier, who had charged Russia with approval of the leadership of the Donbass Republics by a Decree on temporary recognition of the DPR and LPR documents adopted by the Russian President.
Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister, Pavel Klimkin suggested to deprive Russia of the veto right in the UN Security Council.
“The Security Council is to be able to react to the 'bloody conflicts', despite possible presence of the aggressive party at the same table as the constant Council’s member,” stated Klimkin at the Council’s meeting on the unsolved European conflicts.
Yesterday, on February 20, an exhibition in support of the project “101 life” opened in Greece.
The organizers are the representatives of the Greek community, including the volunteer organisation “Save Donbass” and Andreas Zafeiris, the head of the Institute of Culture n.a. F. M. Dostoevsky in Athens.
President of Russia's Council on Civil Society and Human Rights (HRC), the fund "Fair Aid" and the Russian Red Cross will create a public award named after Elizabeth Glinka (Doctor Lisa), who died in the crash of Tu-154, reported the site of HRC.
Last year Ukraine exported to the Russian Federation military items in the amount of $169 mil.
Russia turned out to be the largest partner of Ukraine in the military sphere.