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Steinmeier proposes Russia#039s Return to G8

Steinmeier proposes Russia's Return to G8

G7 will be ready to discuss Russia's return to the informal bloc, making it the G8 again, if there is significant progress on the Syrian …

SOCAR may start reviving Ukrainian economy

SOCAR may start reviving Ukrainian economy

SOCAR was invited to join the National Investment Council of Ukraine, the head of the department Boris Lozhkyn said. "George Soros and Paul Polman - Chief Executive Officer of Unilever and the head of the World …

Kremlin: meeting of Putin, Merkel and Hollande under discussion

Kremlin: meeting of Putin, Merkel and Hollande under discussion

The meeting of the leaders of Russia, Germany and France, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande, in China is still under discussion, the Russian President’s spokesman …

Russian journalist found shot dead in Kiev apartment

Russian journalist found shot dead in Kiev apartment

A Russian journalist was found shot dead on Sunday in an apartment in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev police said in a statement, Sputnik reports. "Police are establishing the circumstances of the …

Russia-Ukraine Crisis Prompts Meeting With Putin at G-20 Summit

Russia-Ukraine Crisis Prompts Meeting With Putin at G-20 Summit

Angela Merkel and François Hollande will meet the Russian president in China

Russia opens criminal case against Ukrainian Defense Minister

Russia opens criminal case against Ukrainian Defense Minister

Russia's Investigative Committee opened a criminal case against the Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak and a number of senior military officials for illegal means of warfare in Donbass. "The …

Ukraine marks sad anniversary of independence

Ukraine marks sad anniversary of independence

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s Declaration of Independence. On this day in 1991, the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR adopted the Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine, which was preceded by three intense days of …

Who wanted to blow up the Russian-Armenian gas pipeline and why

Who wanted to blow up the Russian-Armenian gas pipeline and why

The alleged terrorists were members of the organization ‘Caucasian House’, that advocates for the Caucasus to leave Russia’s sphere of influence

Putin, Merkel and Hollande to meet on sidelines of G20 in China

Putin, Merkel and Hollande to meet on sidelines of G20 in China

Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and French President Francois Hollande have agreed to meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China, the Kremlin said. …

Turkey considering military ties with Russia

Turkey considering military ties with Russia

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has lashed out at NATO, saying the alliance is not fully cooperating with Ankara

Nord Stream 2: planned JV for Russia-Germany gas pipeline falters

Nord Stream 2: planned JV for Russia-Germany gas pipeline falters

Poland and several other Central and Eastern European states have opposed the project

Lavrov: Russia is not interested in severing diplomatic relations with Ukraine

Lavrov: Russia is not interested in severing diplomatic relations with Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said his talks with German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Monday discussed the possibility of restoring dialogue in the Normandy format in the wake of the recently …

Biden urges Ukraine to avoid escalating tensions over Crimea

Biden urges Ukraine to avoid escalating tensions over Crimea

S Vice President Joe Biden urged both Ukraine and Russia to avoid escalating tensions over Crimea, the White House said in a statement after Biden’s phone call with Ukrainian President Petro …

Diversion by Kiev against Crimea was expected, expert says

Diversion by Kiev against Crimea was expected, expert says

On Wednesday, August 10th, the Russian FSB announced about prevention of a series of attacks on the territory of Crimea that had been planned by Ukrainian saboteurs. It became known later that two Russian …

Medvedev not ruling out break-off of diplomatic ties with Ukraine

Medvedev not ruling out break-off of diplomatic ties with Ukraine

The decision to sever diplomatic relations with Ukraine could be made by the Russian leadership if Moscow has no other tools left to "sober up" Kyiv, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said. "As for …

Kiev assigns high terrorist threat level to Crimea and Donbass

Kiev assigns high terrorist threat level to Crimea and Donbass

The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has assigned terrorist threat levels to the country's regions, the SBU press center said. A red terrorist alert - the highest level - was issued for Donetsk and Lugansk regions and Crimea due to …

‘Kiev has turned to terrorism’: Putin on foiled sabotage plot in Crimea

‘Kiev has turned to terrorism’: Putin on foiled sabotage plot in Crimea

Kiev has turned to the “practice of terrorism” instead of trying to peacefully resolve Ukraine’s crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in commenting on an FSB report that it had foiled terrorist attacks …

Attempts to destabilize Crimea will be met with tough response

Attempts to destabilize Crimea will be met with tough response

Attempts to destabilize the situation in Crimea will be met with stringent measures, Crimean leader Sergey Aksyonov said after the announcement of foiled terrorist and diversionary plots Wednesday, reaffirming the safety of …

New Russian pipeline in Baltic Sea could #039collapse#039 Ukraine - US State Department

New Russian pipeline in Baltic Sea could 'collapse' Ukraine - US State Department

A Russian proposed natural gas line through the Baltic Sea could kill Ukraine, says Amos Hochstein, Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, Forbes writes. …

EU officials fear plans for gas pipeline linking Turkey and Russia will strengthen Moscow

EU officials fear plans for gas pipeline linking Turkey and Russia will strengthen Moscow

Turkey's new friendship with Russia might become an issue, the EU believes

Kerry: US will continue to work with the Russian Federation and Ukraine on the Minsk agreements

Kerry: US will continue to work with the Russian Federation and Ukraine on the Minsk agreements

The US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is visiting Paris today, during the talks with the Foreign Minister of France, Jean-Marc Eyraud, stressed that the United States will work with Russia and …

CIS begins struggle against Daesh

CIS begins struggle against Daesh

  The CIS countries are take joint steps to combat …

NATO representative killed in missile explosion in Ukraine

NATO representative killed in missile explosion in Ukraine

A total of three people were killed in the Thursday blast in Ukraine, including a NATO representative.  Two facility workers were injured and are in grave condition at the hospital. The press service of the military …

 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.  …