Ban Ki Moon urges to cease hostilities in crash area of Malaysian "Boeing"
The UN Secretary, General Ban Ki-moon has urged Kiev authorities and militias to cease hostilities in the area of the crash of the Malaysian Boeing in eastern Ukraine.
"International experts should be able to do their job," Ban Ki Moon said.
May 28 2015 - 10:26
The head of the Russian State Duma Committee for Foreign Affairs, Alexei Pushkov, commented on the decision of Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko to cancel his visit to Poland."Poroshenko cancelled his visit to Warsaw. It is a slap in Komorowski's face," Pushkov posted on his Twitter page.Poroshenko was supposed to meet Bronislaw Komorowski today and to watch a football match between Ukraine's Dnipro football club and Spanish Seville.
May 28 2015 - 10:06
US State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said that the United States believes that the Minsk agreements are violated by both sides of the conflict in the east of Ukraine, however, the militias in Donbass are doing it more often."The overwhelming majority of the ceasefire violations have been conducted by the Russian and separatist forces," TASS cited the diplomat as saying.
May 28 2015 - 09:50
Tony Blair has reportedly resigned from his role as envoy for the Quartet group of Middle East mediators (Russia, the EU, the US and the UN).In its statement, the Quartet expressed its deep appreciation to Tony Blair and thanked him "for his remarkable service" and reaffirmed its commitment to advancing peace and prosperity for Israelis and Palestinians.
May 27 2015 - 21:51
US Vice President Joe Biden said that his country was hoping to see more rationalism in Russian President Vladimir Putin's foreign policy, Gazeta.ru reports.The US vice president had earlier warned about moderation of Russia's aggression.
May 27 2015 - 21:33
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in Washington that the Alliance will give a proportional response to aggression against its members, according to article 5 of the NATO Charter.Concerning the leading role of European countries in resolving the crisis in Ukraine, he noted that the situation was both a challenge for Europe and the world. Europeans play the key role in finding a solution, says the secretary general. Participation of the US would benefit the process, in his opinion. Soltenberg added that Canada was helping Ukraine.
May 27 2015 - 21:24
US Vice President Joseph Biden said at the Brookings Institution in Washington that cooperation with Russia in Syria and Iran will meet Washington's interests, RIA Novosti reports.Biden noted that the US and Russia were both interested in stopping ISIS from controlling Syria and Iran from becoming a nuclear state.
May 27 2015 - 20:37
Russian Permanent Representative to NATO Alexander Grushko said that the Alliance's role in Ukraine was negative. NATO, according to the diplomat, calls Russia a subject involved in the conflict, while encouraging Kiev to use force, Gazeta.ru reports.In the representative's words, the Alliance's rhetoric does not give a real reflection of the events.
May 27 2015 - 20:13
The Syrian opposition has concluded the closed-door talks in Astana with a document calling for the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Syria and restoration of the country's army, TASS reports. The attendees of the meeting have reached an agreement on organization of corridors under assistance of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent to deliver humanitarian aid to refugees. They also discussed a road map for settlement of the crisis. The participants are eager to take part in another round of talks in Kazakhstan.