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 Novak: Turkish Stream pipeline becoming more attractive

Novak: Turkish Stream pipeline becoming more attractive

The project of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline construction is becoming more attractive for Ankara and Moscow because of the rising cost of gas transit through Ukraine, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said. …

 Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Zurabov dismissed

Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Zurabov dismissed

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to relieve Mikhail Zurabov of his duties as Russia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ukraine. From March 2004 to September 2007 …

  Kosachev comments on Trump’s statements on sanctions and Crimea

Kosachev comments on Trump’s statements on sanctions and Crimea

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recent statements on improving relations with Russia serve as evidence that this approach is gaining popularity in the United States, the chairman of Russian Federation Council’s …

Trump would look into lifting anti-Russian sanctions

Trump would look into lifting anti-Russian sanctions

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said that he would look into recognizing Crimea as the territory of the Russian Federation as well as into lifting sanctions against Moscow, Sputnik reports. Asked whether …

Bombs in the Russian Federation Consulate General in Odessa not found

Bombs in the Russian Federation Consulate General in Odessa not found

The information about the allegedly planted bomb in the building of the Consulate General of Russia in Odessa was not confirmed, to the city law enforcement agencies reported. The police officers have …

Hacker attack on Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry’s website

Hacker attack on Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry’s website

Cyber attackers hacked the website of Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry in the afternoon of July 21; the line that they placed in the press centre section glorified Russian President Vladimir Putin and insulted …

 Sheremet killed by improvised 0.4-0.6 kg bomb

Sheremet killed by improvised 0.4-0.6 kg bomb

The advisor to the Ukrainian interior minister, Zoryan Shkiryak, said in a Facebook post that an improvised explosive device was planted underneath the journalist Pavel Sheremet's car.  …

 Ukrainian Interior Ministry: Sheremet killed with explosive device

Ukrainian Interior Ministry: Sheremet killed with explosive device

Kiev police has classified the death of journalist Pavel Sheremet as premeditated murder. "The information collected on this case was registered in Kiev’s Shevchenkovsky police departm …

 Journalist Pavel Sheremet dies in Kiev

Journalist Pavel Sheremet dies in Kiev

Well-known journalist Pavel Sheremet has died in central Kiev, the Ukrainskaya Pravda newspaper reports. "On Wednesday morning, well-known journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed in a car bomb explosion. The car …

NATO drags Russia into arms race

NATO drags Russia into arms race

Russia must have quality advantage in certain types of weapons to counter NATO plans, and we have already achieved it, expert says

Turkey#039s Huge  Rising Role in World Trade of Oil, Gas, Grains

Turkey's Huge & Rising Role in World Trade of Oil, Gas, Grains

The closed Bosphorus Strait reminded the world of Turkey's huge and growing importance as a transit route for commodities between Russia, Central Asia and Europe

Shooting for Taras Shevchenko film to take place in Ukraine and Kazakhstan

Shooting for Taras Shevchenko film to take place in Ukraine and Kazakhstan

Preparation has started for the filming of a Ukraine-Kazakhstan joint film about Taras Shevchenko, regarded by many as the father of Ukrainian literature. Shooting for Tarazi. Bidding a farewell to the …

Poroshenko completes official visit to Azerbaijan

Poroshenko completes official visit to Azerbaijan

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has completed his official visit to Azerbaijan today. A guard of honor was lined up for the Ukrainian President at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport decorated with the …

Kerry to Putin: US to be helpful

Kerry to Putin: US to be helpful

The US is in a position to make an enormous difference in the course of events, including conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, the US Secretary of …

Azerbaijani and Ukrainian presidents hold one-on-one meeting

Azerbaijani and Ukrainian presidents hold one-on-one meeting

An official welcoming ceremony was held in Baku for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who is on an official visit to Azerbaijan. A guard of honor was lined up for the Ukrainian president in the square decorated with …

EU: Maintaining gas transit via Ukraine is key for Nord Stream 2 talks

EU: Maintaining gas transit via Ukraine is key for Nord Stream 2 talks

Ensuring Ukraine remains a gas transit route is key to talks between Moscow and Brussels on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would bypass Ukraine and give Russia another direct supply route to Europe, European Commission Vice President for …

 Timoshenko bashes Ukrainian authorities for ignorance and indifference

Timoshenko bashes Ukrainian authorities for ignorance and indifference

Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada member and Batkivshchina faction leader, Yulia Timoshenko, slammed the country’s top politicians, claiming that the domestic economy is threatened with ruin because Ukrainian politicians are baffled …

Grave of Ukrainian nationalist Stepan Bandera vandalized in Germany

Grave of Ukrainian nationalist Stepan Bandera vandalized in Germany

The grave of Nazi criminal Stepan Bandera was vandalized in a German cemetery overnight, police said on Sunday, Reuters reported. A marble cross about 1.80 meters high was torn down from his grave in Munich and left lying …

Poroshenko to visit to Azerbaijan in July

Poroshenko to visit to Azerbaijan in July

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko is expected to visit Azerbaijan on July 13-14.   He said during the two-day visit, Poroshenko will be accompanied by a delegation of government officials and businessmen, …

Saakashvili#039s stolen in Kiev

Saakashvili's stolen in Kiev

A Toyota Land Cruiser owned by the chairman of the Odessa Regional State Administration, Mikheil Saakashvili, was stolen in Kiev July 6.   The car worth about $242,000 was stolen by henchmen of crime boss Sergo …

 Lavrov and Steinmeier discuss Minsk accords and Karabakh

Lavrov and Steinmeier discuss Minsk accords and Karabakh

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the implementation of the Minsk accords within the Normandy format with his German counterpart, Frank-Walter …

Ukrainian, Iranian among 36 people killed in Istanbul airport attack

Ukrainian, Iranian among 36 people killed in Istanbul airport attack

One Ukrainian and one Iranian citizen were among 36 people killed by three suicide bombers in an attack at Istanbul's main international airport on Tuesday night blamed on Islamic State militants, officials from the two countries said on …

Terrorist attack at Ataturk airport

Terrorist attack at Ataturk airport

Ataturk International Airport has resumed its work, there are both arrivals and departures of flights, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, who arrived on the scene, stated. "Investigative measures are still …

Ukraine has no need for Russian electricity supplies

Ukraine has no need for Russian electricity supplies

Ukraine is not experiencing any power shortages and does not need electricity supplies from Russia, Ukrainian Energy Minister Igor Nasalyk said Monday, Sputnik reports. "We have not minus 2,000 megawatts, …

Kiev counts cost of Donbas’ recovery

Kiev counts cost of Donbas’ recovery

The Vice Prime Minister, the Minister of Regional Development of Construction and Housing of Ukraine, Gennady Zubko said that the restoration of infrastructure and compensation for damage caused by the fighting in the Donbas, …

 Savchenko favors phasing out economic sanctions against Russia

Savchenko favors phasing out economic sanctions against Russia

A member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE, Nadiya Savchenko, stated in favor of phasing out the EU sanctions against Russia.   Savchenko believes that the EU sanctions against Russia should be …

Georgia is symbolically on NATO#039s side in Black Sea

Georgia is symbolically on NATO's side in Black Sea

The military-political alliance plans to create its group near Russia's sea borders

Father#039s Day celebrated around the world

Father's Day celebrated around the world

Today, on Sunday, June 3rd, the national US holiday – Father's Day is being celebrated by some countries at the official level. Unofficially it is also widely celebrating, including in Russia. …

Russian diplomat detained in Kharkiv on bribe suspicion

Russian diplomat detained in Kharkiv on bribe suspicion

Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) has detained a diplomat working at Russia's General Consulate in Kharkiv on suspicion of giving a bribe, Ukraine Today reports. According to SBU's statement, the man was offering USD 400 …

Ban Ki-moon#039s spokesman commented on Kiev#039s displeasure with his words

Ban Ki-moon's spokesman commented on Kiev's displeasure with his words

The Kiev government was outraged by remarks made by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about the crucial role Russia can play in ending conflicts, Reuters reports. However, when asked about the …