Russia and Ukraine

NATO summit opens in Brussels

NATO summit opens in Brussels

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The cumbersome bureaucratic and military structure of the bloc is useless in the fight against terrorism

 Will Ukraine abandon railway traffic with Russia?

Will Ukraine abandon railway traffic with Russia?

The Ukrainian authorities are preparing to cut off railway passenger traffic with Russia in early July, a source close to Kiev officials said. "Ukraine is preparing to halt rail passenger traffic with Russia starting around July …

Russian IT companies under Ukrainian sanctions don#039t need state aid, Minister says

Russian IT companies under Ukrainian sanctions don't need state aid, Minister says

Russian IT companies that fall under Ukrainian sanctions do not need state aid, Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Media Nikolai Nikiforov said on Wednesday, TASS reports. "They do not need anybody's …

Ukraine to seize Russia#039s Gazprom property

Ukraine to seize Russia's Gazprom property

Ukraine’s supreme economic court dismissed on Tuesday the appeal of Russian energy giant Gazprom which was demanding a reversal of the decision of lower courts on enforced recovery of around $6.4 billion in fines from the country in favor …

Ukraine expands sanctions on Russia, bans social networks

Ukraine expands sanctions on Russia, bans social networks

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has approved the decision of the National Security and Defense Council on expanding the list of Russian individuals and legal entities subject to sanctions, the press service of the Ukrainian …

Trump urges #039geace#039 after meeting Russian, Ukrainian envoys

Trump urges 'geace' after meeting Russian, Ukrainian envoys

U.S. President Donald Trump posted photos of his separate meetings with the top diplomats of Ukraine and Russia on Twitter and urged the two nations to "make peace." "Yesterday, on the same day -- I had meetings with …

Railway bypassing Ukraine to be opened in August

Railway bypassing Ukraine to be opened in August

The works on the section of the Zhuravka-Millerovo railway, bypassing the territory of Ukraine, will be completed by August 1, 2017, the head of the Main Directorate of the Railway Troops of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, …

Ukraine building up military presence near Crimea

Ukraine building up military presence near Crimea

Ukraine is increasing the military presence of government forces near its borders with Russia's Republic of Crimea, the head of Crimea’s government committee for inter-ethnic relations, Zaur Smirnov said. …

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 …