Russia and Ukraine

Russian Foreign Ministry: OSCE car incident in Donbass is provocation (VIDEO)

Russian Foreign Ministry: OSCE car incident in Donbass is provocation (VIDEO)

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Russian Foreign Ministry has described Sunday’s deadly incident with an OSCE SMM (Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine) car as a provocation. "The circumstances of the incident indicate a high probability of a provocation …

UN court rejects Ukraine#039s case against Russia

UN court rejects Ukraine's case against Russia

The International Court of Justice rejected Ukraine's request for measures aimed at blocking Russian support for rebels in eastern Ukraine, saying Kiev did not provide enough evidence to back up its claim that Moscow sponsored terrorism by …

Russia is not our enemy

Russia is not our enemy

The media has become a War Cheer Squad

NATO should stop expanding

NATO should stop expanding

Trump should persuade the alliance in this, if he really wants to improve relations with Russia

Eurovision broadcaster condemns Ukraine#039s travel ban on Russian contestant

Eurovision broadcaster condemns Ukraine's travel ban on Russian contestant

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) condemns the Ukrainian authorities’ decision to impose a travel ban on Russian Eurovision contestant Yulia Samoilova, but preparations for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest continue, the …

Russia’s Channel One cancels broadcast of 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

Russia’s Channel One cancels broadcast of 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

Russia’s Channel One has decided to cancel the broadcast of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in light of the entry ban issued by the Ukrainian authorities against Russian contestant Yulia Samoilova, the channel’s …

 Russia and Ukraine to be divided by financial #039iron curtain#039

Russia and Ukraine to be divided by financial 'iron curtain'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law today which bans money transfers to Ukraine via foreign payment systems.  The document has been published on the official Internet portal of legal information of …

Ukraine rejects Eurovision call to allow Russian entry

Ukraine rejects Eurovision call to allow Russian entry

Ukraine has strongly rejected calls from the organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest for Kyiv to lift an entry ban on Russia's entry in this year's competition. "It is unprecedented and unacceptable to demand such …

European Broadcasting Union stands up for Russia#039s participation in Eurovision

European Broadcasting Union stands up for Russia's participation in Eurovision

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) will exert necessary efforts to guarantee the participation of Russia's representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, the chairman of the Reference Group of the Eurovision Frank-Dieter …

 Voloding: Ukraine increasingly turning into terrorist state

Voloding: Ukraine increasingly turning into terrorist state

Ukraine is turning into a terrorist country where laws do not work, Speaker of Russia’s State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin said. "Such statements can only be made on the basis of the investigation," he …

Maria Zakharova: killing of Voronenkov is prepared demonstrative action

Maria Zakharova: killing of Voronenkov is prepared demonstrative action

Moscow is shocked by the killing of former State Duma lawmaker Denis Voronenkov earlier in central Kiev, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. "There are grounds to suggest …

Peskov on Russian connection in killing of Voronenkov: absurd

Peskov on Russian connection in killing of Voronenkov: absurd

Moscow believes that any claims about a ‘Russian connection’ in the killing of the former State Duma member Denis Voronenkov in Kiev are absurd, the Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov …

Kremlin: Ukraine#039s ban of Russia#039s Eurovision participant deals blow to competition

Kremlin: Ukraine's ban of Russia's Eurovision participant deals blow to competition

Kremlin hopes that Kiev would reconsider the ban for Russia's 2017 Eurovision participant Yulia Samoilova, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "Undoubtedly, the Ukrainian side's …

 Ukraine bans Russia#039s Samoilova from performing at Eurovision

Ukraine bans Russia's Samoilova from performing at Eurovision

Ukraine has barred Russia's Eurovision contestant Julia Samoilova because she performed in Crimea. Samoilova was banned from attending the event because of her "illegal" visit , the Ukrainian SBU …

Crimea adapted to Russia by 95%, Aksenov says

Crimea adapted to Russia by 95%, Aksenov says

In three years, Crimea has adapted to the legal field of the Russian Federation by 95%, the head of the region, Sergei Aksenov, said. "The transition period in the legal field has been practically finished. In my opinion, today we …

Yulia Samoilova to represent Russia at 2017 Eurovision (VIDEO)

Yulia Samoilova to represent Russia at 2017 Eurovision (VIDEO)

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Wheelchair-bound singer Yulia Samoilova will represent Russia at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev with the song Flame Is Burning, Russia’s Channel One said. Yulia, who will turn 28 on April 7, has been …

Will EU continue to support Kiev?

Will EU continue to support Kiev?

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Ukraine need to stop declaring war on Russia and acting on behalf of Europe

Michael Flynn had plan of lifting sanctions from Russia

Michael Flynn had plan of lifting sanctions from Russia

A week before the US national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned, a sealed proposal was hand-delivered to his office, outlining a way for President Trump to lift sanctions against Russia, The New York Times …

Russia recognizes documents issued in number of Donbass’ areas

Russia recognizes documents issued in number of Donbass’ areas

Today, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on recognition of Russian documents issued to the Ukrainian citizens and stateless persons, permanently residing in the territories of certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of …

Putin: FSB able to confront security threats

Putin: FSB able to confront security threats

Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the board meeting of the Federal Security Services (FSB), speaking about the situation in the world, aggravating threats posed by international terrorist groups and tasks of the FSB …

Ukrainian newspaper to be published in Crimea

Ukrainian newspaper to be published in Crimea

Soon, Crimea will start to publish the first newspaper in the Ukrainian language, the head of the State Committee of the Republic on Matters of International Relations and Deported Citizens, Zaur Smirnov announced. …

Mogherini: Europe interested in strong Russia

Mogherini: Europe interested in strong Russia

Strong Russia is in Europe’s best interest, the High EU Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, said in an interview with the Italian Corriere della Sera daily. "I doubt …

Washington: sanctions to remain until Crimea returns to Ukraine

Washington: sanctions to remain until Crimea returns to Ukraine

The US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley offered a strong condemnation of Russia in her first appearance at the UN Security Council on Thursday, calling on Moscow to de-escalate violence in eastern Ukraine and saying that US …

 Kiev: Contact Group on Donbass settlement fails to hold talks

Kiev: Contact Group on Donbass settlement fails to hold talks

Representatives of the Contact Group for the settlement in Donbass will get together in Minsk today, a spokesperson for Kiev’s envoy to the Contact Group Leonid Kuchma, Darka Olifer, said. "The …

 Transatlantic free trade zone affects Russia#039s interests

Transatlantic free trade zone affects Russia's interests

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Using TTIP, Obama administration had intended to destroy integration projects in the former Soviet Union

Ukraine is occupied, not Crimea, Poklonskaya says

Ukraine is occupied, not Crimea, Poklonskaya says

Former prosecutor of Crimea, now a State Duma deputy, Natalia Poklonskaya called a politically motivated case of treason, which was filed against her by a court in Kiev. She believes that exactly Ukraine is the temporary occupied territory. …

Norwegian secret service accuses Russia of attempts to influence Nobel Committee

Norwegian secret service accuses Russia of attempts to influence Nobel Committee

Norwegian Police Security Service claims that Russia in 2015 took steps in order to prevent the Nobel Peace Prize from being awarded to Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko, the Norwegian government-owned television broadcaster NRK said on Friday …

Pavel Zavalny: Turkish Stream is economically beneficial project

Pavel Zavalny: "Turkish Stream is economically beneficial project"

Head of the Energy Committee of the State Duma on Russian-Turkish gas pipeline

Ukraine slaps ban on Russian book imports until April 1

Ukraine slaps ban on Russian book imports until April 1

Ukraine has imposed a complete ban on importing books from Russia to be in effect until April 1, 2017, Alexander Afonin, head of the Ukrainian Association of Publishers and Booksellers, said on Thursday, TASS reports. …

Crimean museums appeal ruling on Scythian gold

Crimean museums appeal ruling on Scythian gold

Crimean museums filed appeal against the court’s ruling to return Scythian gold to Ukraine, the press service of the Crimean government said. Crimean Culture Minister Arina Novoselskaya has expressed hope …