Apr 17 2014 - 20:58
The United States, the European Union and Russia have said that all sides have agreed to steps to "de-escalate" the ongoing crisis in Ukraine,
Apr 17 2014 - 20:34
Iran and the 5+1 group (five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the US, the UK, France, China and Russia - and Germany) are going to discuss the situation surrounding the Iranian nuclear programme on May 5th, 2014.
Apr 17 2014 - 19:16
Russia has started war games on the territory of the Georgian breakaway republic of Abkhazia, Yuga.ru reports. Some 1000 servicemen and 100 items of military machinery are taking part in the war games.
Apr 17 2014 - 18:53
Ukraine is prohibiting Russian men aged from 16 to 60 from entering the territory of the country, Ukraine's Border Service says in a statement. Exceptions will be made only for those travelling with children or whose close relatives living in Ukraine have recently died or are terminally ill. In that a case an official document will be required, the body explains.
Apr 17 2014 - 18:42
The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, said that during today's press conference Russian President Vladimir Putin proved that Russia is the Islamic world's best friend,
Apr 17 2014 - 17:43
Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested a bill, according to which local elections should be held in the Crimea on September 14th,
Apr 17 2014 - 17:00
Members of the European Parliament have voted against the South Stream project. The decision has been made in the framework of the sanctions imposed on Russia after the country had taken conrol of the Crimea.
Apr 17 2014 - 16:14
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk doubts the success of the quadrilateral talks in Geneva. "I do not have too much hopes for this meeting because I do not believe the Russian side ... Now Russia plays only one game: further aggravation," he said quoted by "Interfax". As previously reported by VK, Geneva four-party talks to resolve the crisis in Ukraine take place today in Geneva. The talks involve Ukraine, Russia, the U.S. and the EU.