Russia and Ukraine

Zelensky says not afraid of direct dialogue with Putin

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is not afraid of direct dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he said in his interview for Euronews. "I am not afraid of a direct dialogue with the President of Russia. I think …

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Lavrov reveals details of Normandy Format videoconference

A video conference of the Normandy Format foreign ministers will be held next week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in the Bolshaya Igra program on Channel One. The diplomat recalled that at a meeting in Paris last December, …

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Ukraine may submit new gas questions to Gazprom

The supervisory board of NJSC Naftogaz Ukraine will consider the possibility of filing new lawsuits against Russia's Gazprom for the total amount of $17.3 billion, Naftogaz Executive Director Yuriy Vitrenko said. "My team …

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U.S. and Naftogaz to sabotage Nord Stream 2?

Naftogaz is in talks with Washington to ultimately prevent Russia from constructing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, CEO of Naftogaz Andriy Kobolyev said while delivering a speech at the Atlantic Council. "The game …

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Trump extends anti-Russia sanctions for one year

U.S President Donald Trump has prolonged sanctions for one year on Russia imposed in March, 2014 over Crimea. "The actions and policies addressed in these Executive Orders continue to pose an unusual and …

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Eight died in car accident in Russia's Pskov region

Eight people died in Russia’s Pskov Region in a major road accident, which involved a minibus and a truck, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said. "At 00:29, a car accident involving a Mercedes minibus and a Volvo truck …

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U.S. to Ukraine: Crimea to remain part of Russia

Crimea is lost for Ukraine forever, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at a private meeting held in Kiev as part of the Secretary of State’s visit. According to media reports, this position was …

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Ukraine not ready to supply water to Crimea, Bobkov says

Vice-Speaker of the Crimean Parliament Vladimir Bobkov said that the Ukrainian side is not ready to resume the supply of Dnieper water through the North Crimean Canal, thus, it is unclear, whether the residents of the republic need this …

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U.S. focuses its foreign policy on Ukraine's transit

The United States supports maintaining Russian gas transit through Ukraine. Washington calls it "a strategic deterrent to further Russian aggression," the U.S. State Department said in a statement released on the eve of U.S. Secretary …

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Kremlin explains "new strategy" towards Ukraine

The Kremlin’s strategy in relations with Ukraine has never been based on confrontation, Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said, commenting on political analysts’ guesswork that Moscow …

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