Russia and Ukraine

Russia files complaint against Ukraine with ECHR

Moscow has filed the first ever interstate complaint against Ukraine with the European Court of Human Rights, over the events since 2014, the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office told reporters on Thursday. "On July 22, the …

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Putin: Russia ready for partnership with neighbors

Moscow is ready for the closest cooperation with its neighbors, like it has with Minsk and Nur-Sultan, Russian President Vladimir Putin told journalists on Tuesday. "If we have such relations as with Kazakhstan or Belarus, with …

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Ukraine’s Rada passes bill on indigenous peoples

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed the bill on indigenous peoples, which denies this status to Russians, with 325 votes on Thursday. Just minutes earlier, the bill was approved in the first reading with 331 votes. "The bill …

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Ukraine to resume water supplies to Crimea if ...

Dnieper water will be delivered to Crimea only after the peninsula’s "demilitarization and de-occupation," Oleg Nikolenko, press secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, told Ukrinform today. …

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US Secretary of State to visit Ukraine next week

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he will travel to Ukraine next week. "Secretary of State Blinken tells CBS News he will travel to Ukraine next week amid rising tensions with Russia," broadcasting company …

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Putin ready for direct talks with Zelensky

There is no progress on the preparations for a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky so far, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday. "There has been no progress," …

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EU Parliament mulls block on Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

A group of EU lawmakers have drafted a resolution that would impose new sanctions on Russia and scupper the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, ignoring recent calls from the bloc’s top politicians for more constructive relations. The …

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Lavrov: war against Ukraine should be avoided

A war in Donbas against Ukraine can and should be avoided, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Sputnik. "If it depends on us and on the [Donbas] militias, as far as we can understand their principled …

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Putin ready to meet Zelensky in Moscow anytime

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that he is willing to discuss bilateral relations with his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky in Moscow at any time convenient for the Ukrainian leader. "If we are talking about …

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