Ukraine is not ready to join NATO yet, nor is the alliance ready to welcome it as a new member at the moment, US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker told Ukrainian broadcaster Pryamoi.
Kiev should not try to revive its nuclear program, US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker stated this in an interview with the "Direct" television channel.
The Vice-Speaker of the Crimean Parliament Remzi Ilyasov has wished the population of Ukraine the real independence i.e., nowadays, Ukraine, according to him, is actually headed from the outside.
The United States has not yet decided whether to deliver lethal weapons to Ukraine, as Kiev asks for it, State Department spokesman Heather Nauert stated.
"As for the program (supply) of weapons, there is no decision yet. We do not rule out anything in terms of this particular issue," Nauert said at a briefing.
NATO welcomes the agreement on a ceasefire in Donbass coming into effect since August 25, an official of the North Atlantic Alliance headquarters in Brussels said on Wednesday.
The contact group had previously agreed on the so-called "academic" truce in Donbass from August 25.
Kiev steps up the blockade against Donbass, stated Russia’s plenipotentiary to the contact group for the settlement in Ukraine Boris Gryzlov, reports "Interfax".
"Kiev is strengthening the economic and transport blockade of Donbass, which completely contradicts the Minsk agreements," Gryzlov said.
US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker and Russia’s envoy will hold a meeting in Minsk on Monday, Belarusian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Dmitry Mironchik confirmed in an interview with TASS.
The Polish authorities reported that Ukrainian citizens who had participated in the punitive operation against the peaceful population of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics would not be allowed to cross the border. This was told by deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Vadim Rabinovich.
The Crimea will never return to Ukraine again and sanctions will not change the situation, deputy leader of the Alternative for Germany party Alexander Gauland said in an interview with the Funke media group, published on Saturday, TASS reports.
The Georgian Prosecutor’s Office has sent a formal request to the law enforcement agencies in some countries, including Ukraine, for the extradition of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, Tass reports.
President of Ukraine Pyotr Poroshenko appointed Boris Babin as the new permanent representative of the head of the Ukrainian state in the Crimea, according to his website on Thursday.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Wednesday it is possible that either details about Ukrainian missile engine technologies were leaked to North Korea or Kiev sold the engines to Pyongyang directly.
Russia believes that the United States is drifting towards supplying lethal weapons to Ukraine, which would be a destabilizing step for the situation in Donbass, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told International Affairs magazine in an interview, published on the Foreign Ministry’s website on Tuesday.
The Kievsky District Court in the Crimean city of Simferopol has arrested Ukrainian citizen Gennady Limeshko, suspected of plotting sabotage activities in Crimea, until October 13, 2017, TASS reports.
The court made this decision during an open hearing held on August 14, the source said.
The Russian Railways completed the construction and installation works on the railway section bypassing Ukraine and by the end of autumn plan to open the movement of trains on this line.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said it delivered a protest note to Russia with regard to restrictions on maritime traffic through the Kerch Strait in August-September 2017 due to the construction of a bridge that will connect the Russian peninsula of the Crimea with the Krasnodar Territory.