Mar 8 2014 - 16:07
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says that, following the recent developments in the Crimea, his country is imposing sanctions on Russia,
Mar 7 2014 - 19:12
Ukraine's Acting Minister of Defense Igor Tenyukh has decided to recall Ukrainian cadets from Russian military academies, the ministry's press service reports. A similar move has recently been taken by Canada, which has a very big Ukrainian dispora.
Mar 7 2014 - 18:02
Ambassador Andrey Baklanov, the Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council (the upper chamber of the Russian Parliament), says Moscow will base its policy towards the Crimea on the Crimean population's will.
Mar 7 2014 - 15:04
Vasily Zvarich, Deputy Director of the Department for Information Policy of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, has denied today’s mass media rumours about broken diplomatic relations between Moscow and Kiev, Укрiнформ reports.Zvarich noted that the quote of Russian Permanent Representative to the UN was misinterpreted by translators and what Churkin had said meant that Russia will refrain from political contacts with the new government of Ukraine.
Mar 7 2014 - 11:39
Volgograd will deliver 10 tons of humanitarian aid to Sevastopol, said Dmitry Semenenko, Head of the business and consumer market department of the Volgograd administration, ITAR-TASS reports.The shipment contains construction and industrial equipment and food.Volgograd and Sevastopol became twin-cities in 2013.Volgograd Head Irina Guseva signed a declaration for twin-cities, leaders of international organizations and associations yesterday. She said that Ukraine must decide its fate democratically.
Mar 7 2014 - 10:38
Sergey Naryshkin, Speaker of the Lower House of the Russian Parliament, told Vladimir Konstantinov, Chairman of the Supreme Council of Crimea, that Russia will back “the free and democratic choice of the Crimean population and Sevastopol population,” ITAR-TASS reports.
Mar 7 2014 - 09:15
Sevastopol City Council has proclaimed itself a subject of Russia and encouraged Crimea to hold a referendum on March 16, 2014, to merge with Russia.
Mar 7 2014 - 08:51
US President Barack Obama told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin solution to the crisis in Ukraine in a telephone conversation, RIA Novosti reports.Obama noted that the situation could be resolved diplomatically, with respect of Russian, Ukrainian and international interests. The US president proposed direct talks with the international society, dispatch of international observers to protect all Ukrainians, ethnic Russians, so that Russian troops could return to their bases and Ukraine could hold the polls in May.