Aug 22 2014 - 17:32
The Russian humanitarian convoy is going to arrive in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk soon, the Russian Foreign Ministry says in a statement. The convoy is not accompanied by representatives of the Red Cross Committee and is moving without the Ukrainian authorities' permission.
Aug 22 2014 - 16:15
The South Ossetian authorities have decided to close the republic's border with Georgia until August 27, Interfax reports. The decision has been made in order to secure a successful celebration of the anniversary of the recognition of South Ossetia's independence by Russia, the news agency informs.
Aug 22 2014 - 15:08
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will consult Speaker of Parliament Oleksandr Turchynov and leaders of the parliament on its off-year dissolution today, RIA Novosti reports.
Aug 22 2014 - 14:45
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves’s wife Evelin was caught with a lover at the Komeet Café on August 6. A passer-by shot a video of her dancing and hugging with a man younger than the president. The president and his executives have not commented on the video, Kroonika reports.
Aug 22 2014 - 14:33
Valentine Nalivaychenko, the head of the Ukrainian Security Council, said that the Russian humanitarian convoy has invaded Ukraine and the drivers of the military trucks were in fact soldiers trained to use tanks and artillery, UNIAN reports.Russia said that it saw no reasons for waiting until August 24 to deliver humanitarian aid to Luhansk and Donetsk.
Aug 22 2014 - 14:23
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has released a protest note against the Russian humanitarian convoy, describing it as an outrageous violation of international law, ITAR-TASS reports.34 Russian trucks started moving towards Luhansk without an escort from the International Red Cross Committee or the permission of Ukraine. Militants are escorting the convoy instead.
Aug 22 2014 - 11:51
The first trucks of the Russian humanitarian convoy have crossed the Ukrainian border. They are at the Izvarino Checkpoint waiting to go, RIA Novosti reports.