Apr 25 2014 - 10:16
At a Q&A show, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the government and the Defense Ministry to compose a program for development of the Black Sea Fleet, RIA Novosti reports.Development of the Black Sea Fleet became a topical issue after annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol and break of relations with Ukraine.
Apr 25 2014 - 08:25
Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin said that Russia had the rights to send peacekeepers to Ukraine according to article 51 of the UN Charter. He reminded that such right was used in the 2008 conflict in the Caucasus, Interfax reports.Churkin added that Moscow was urging UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to condemn use of force bby the Ukrainian authorities against the population of the south-east.
Apr 24 2014 - 20:50
Nato Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow says the Russian war games that started near the Ukrainian border today will increase the tensions in the region,
Apr 24 2014 - 19:33
The Ukrainian military forces sent to free Slavyansk from pro-Russian militants are retreating. The corresponding decision was made by the Ukrainian Security Service after the troops failed to fight their way to the town.
Apr 24 2014 - 19:02
Russia will support the Lebanese Army, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday, adding that his country respects the democratic process in Lebanon, world media report on Thursday.
Apr 24 2014 - 18:13
The European Union may prohibit European banks from conducting any transactions with Crimean banks, Reuters cites a document drafted by the European Commission as saying.
Apr 24 2014 - 18:01
The head of Russia's Federal Service of Migration, Konstantin Romodanovsky, has paid a visit to Israel. According to Israeli Deputy Interior Minister Faina Kirschenbaum, who has met with Romodanovsky, the visit can be useful for both parties since the two states are facing common challenges in the sphere of migration.
Apr 24 2014 - 17:29
Russia has started war games near the Ukrainian border, Russian Minister of Defense, General Sergey Shoygu says. According to the official, the move has been made in response to mass concentration of Ukrainian troops in the neighbouring regions of the country.