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Stoltenberg: we are ready to have new meeting of NATO-Russia Council

Stoltenberg: we are ready to have new meeting of NATO-Russia Council

NATO is ready to hold another meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in the near future and will raise the issue of Ukraine, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday, Sputnik reports. …

Naftogaz does not rule out resumption of gas import from Russia #039in case of cold winter#039

Naftogaz does not rule out resumption of gas import from Russia 'in case of cold winter'

Naftogaz of Ukraine does not rule out it may face natural gas shortage in this heating season in case of continuing subzero temperatures and will resort to resumed import of fuel from Russia to cover the deficit, commercial director of Naftogaz …

#039Normandy Quartet#039 reloads Minsk II

'Normandy Quartet' reloads Minsk II

All the leaders of the 'Normandy Quartet' confirmed their commitment to the Minsk Agreements at the summit, the Russian President Vladimir Putin said after international talks in Berlin. In addition, Putin …

 Peskov sees little chance for positive outcome of Normandy Quartet talks

Peskov sees little chance for positive outcome of Normandy Quartet talks

The Kremlin sees little chances for positive results of the upcoming Normandy Four format talks on the Ukrainian reconciliation in Berlin, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "As you know, there have been …

Leaders of #039Normandy Quartet#039 to synchronize watches in Berlin

Leaders of 'Normandy Quartet' to synchronize watches in Berlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Berlin today, where he will meet the leaders of the 'Normandy Quartet'. A possibility of holding new direct negotiations between the Russian President Vladimir Putin, …

Putin to take part in Normandy Quartet meeting tomorrow

Putin to take part in Normandy Quartet meeting tomorrow

Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in the meeting of the Normandy Quartet in Berlin, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "Tomorrow the president will go to Berlin where he will …

Novak comments on possibility of gas discount for Naftogaz

Novak comments on possibility of gas discount for Naftogaz

The gas price stipulated by the contract involving Russia’s Gazprom and Ukraine’s Naftogaz is lower than those on the European market, so there is no background for discounts, Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander …

 Zakharchenko: Motorola#039s death is declaration of war

Zakharchenko: Motorola's death is declaration of war

The attack against the commander of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Peoples Republic’s defense forces, Arsen Pavlov, better known under the alias Motorola, is a clear violation of the ceasefire in Donbass and an apparent …

Militia commander Motorola killed in eastern Ukraine

Militia commander Motorola killed in eastern Ukraine

One of the commanders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Peoples Republic’s defense forces, Arsen Pavlov, better known under the alias Motorola, has been killed in an explosion after a bomb reportedly went off inside …

 Moscow and Kiev terminate agreement on operation of oil product pipelines

Moscow and Kiev terminate agreement on operation of oil product pipelines

An agreement between the Russian and Ukrainian governments on cooperation in the operation of the main oil product pipelines was terminated, a report posted on the Cabinet’s website says. It noted that the agreement signed in 1995 …

 Ukraine has no plans to introduce visas for Russians

Ukraine has no plans to introduce visas for Russians

Imposing a visa regime for Russian citizens visiting Ukraine might provoke retaliation from Moscow and “create problems for Ukrainians working in Russia”, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Official Alexei Makeev …

Igor Korobov: Construction of Trans-Caspian gas pipeline primarily depends on Azerbaijan#039s actions

Igor Korobov: "Construction of Trans-Caspian gas pipeline primarily depends on Azerbaijan's actions"

Researcher at the Center for Caspian Region Studies of the Free University of Berlin on the prospects of implementation of gas transportation projects

Saakashvili no longer wants to return to Georgia

Saakashvili no longer wants to return to Georgia

Governor of Odessa region Mikheil Saakashvili no longer plans to return to his homeland, Georgia, after the parliamentary elections, in which his party 'United National Movement' is participating. "I have …

126 miners blocked under ground in Donetsk Republic

126 miners blocked under ground in Donetsk Republic

More than 100 miners are blocked in a mine in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) because of a power transmission line damaged by an explosion, DPR Deputy Defense Minister Eduard Basurin said. …

Kremlin comments US block of Russian statement on embassy shelling

Kremlin comments US block of Russian statement on embassy shelling

Kremlin is not happy about blocking its UN Security Council statement regarding the shelling of the Russian Embassy in Damascus by the US, Ukraine and the UK, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Answering a question …

Russian diplomat: no new talks on Russia-EU-Ukraine winter gas package

Russian diplomat: no new talks on Russia-EU-Ukraine winter gas package

There are no elements on the table for Russia, EU and Ukraine to hold talks on a new winter gas package, Russia’s ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said in an interview with the Brussels-based media platform …

Russia#039s FSB detains Ukrainian spy

Russia's FSB detains Ukrainian spy

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) detained a member of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry's chief intelligence directorate it accused of collecting state secrets on the Russian military. "Roman …

Lavrov, Steinmeier discuss Ukraine, Syria in phone talks

Lavrov, Steinmeier discuss Ukraine, Syria in phone talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier discussed in a phone call on Thursday the situation in Ukraine and Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry …

Four hotbeds of a potential Russia-NATO conflict

Four hotbeds of a potential Russia-NATO conflict

"Given an intensification of the anti-Russian forces in Armenia, a source of tension can appear there as well,’’ the expert believes

Visa liberalization between EU and Georgia won#039t happen this year, source says

Visa liberalization between EU and Georgia won't happen this year, source says

The EU will not introduce visa-free regime for short trips for citizens of Georgia and Ukraine before the end of this year, a source close to the European Parliament (EP) said. "Due to the upcoming elections in a number of EU …

Will EU abandon gas transit through Ukraine?

Will EU abandon gas transit through Ukraine?

The European Union (EU) is ready to abandon the natural gas transit through Ukraine, AFP reports. The reason is the fact that Ukraine does not ensure the unconditional implementation of the energy regulations of the EU including a ban …

International observer: Azerbaijan#039s referendum being held without violations

International observer: Azerbaijan's referendum being held without violations

International observer, a member of the delegation of the Central Election Commission of Ukraine, Sergey Dubovik, speaking with Vestnik Kavkaza, praised the level of organization of the referendum in Azerbaijan. …

Kiev said #039yes#039 to US lethal weapons

Kiev said 'yes' to US lethal weapons

Kiev welcomes the decision of the US Congress to begin deliveries of lethal weapons to Ukraine, the deputy head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, Konstantin Yeliseyev, said. On Thursday, the US House of …

Russia and the West: information war is a war of morals

Russia and the West: information war is a war of morals

Disturbing phenomena are invading politics, historiography, understanding between the countries on the European continent

Kazakhstan to produce fuel for Ukrainian nuclear power plants

Kazakhstan to produce fuel for Ukrainian nuclear power plants

The Chairman of the Board of the Kazakh Atomic Company 'Kazatomprom', Askar Zhumagaliev, and the Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Minister, Igor Nasalik, discussed possible supplies of nuclear fuel …

Russian Embassy in Kiev reportedly attacked

Russian Embassy in Kiev reportedly attacked

Unknown individuals have attacked the Russian Embassy in Kiev with firecrackers, one day ahead of the Russian parliamentary elections, Sputnik reports citing local media. The incident occurred at around 01:00 local time …

CIS celebrates its 25th anniversary in Bishkek

CIS celebrates its 25th anniversary in Bishkek

Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek, is hosting the anniversary 25th summit of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) today. A meeting of the CIS Foreign Ministers Council has started in the framework of the summit.The foreign …

Ukraine wants to ban import of printed products from Russia

Ukraine wants to ban import of printed products from Russia

Today, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine offered Verkhovna Rada to consider a ban on the import of printed products of "anti-Ukrainian character" from Russia. The document says that right now, there is the need to establish …

Ukrainian Interior minister Avakov faces criminal probe

Ukrainian Interior minister Avakov faces criminal probe

Ukraine’s chief prosecutor Yuri Lutsenko said a criminal investigation was launched against Interior Minister Arsen Avakov after the Prosecutor General's Office received a letter from the …

Ukraine plans to file lawsuit against Russia

Ukraine plans to file lawsuit against Russia

Ukraine will file a lawsuit against Russia this week over Russia’s alleged violation of the Convention of the Law of the Sea, the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin said. "The first big suit will be …