Vladimir Zharikhin

Zelensky taking control of Verkhovna Rada

Servant of the People, the party of Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, could win a majority in the new parliament with 248 seats. The Servant of the People party garnered 42.47% of votes at the snap …

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Ukraine’s official election results announced

Ukraine’s Central Election Commission (CEC) announced the official results of the presidential election in the country today. They were won by candidate from the Servant of the People party Vladimir Zelensky who garnered …

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Russia finishes Great Wall of Crimea

Russia has finished building a high-tech security fence along Crimea's border with Ukraine, the press service of the Federal Security Service’s (FSB) Border Service for Russia’s Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol reported.

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 Ukraine puts its armed forces on full combat alert

The Ukrainian armed forces have been put on full combat alert by the decision of the chief of the country’s General Staff.  According to the press service of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry, in accordance with the National …

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Ukraine's withdrawal from CIS to take one year

Ukraine's withdrawal from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will take about a year, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza reports. "In …

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 Will Ukraine abandon railway traffic with Russia?

The Ukrainian authorities are preparing to cut off railway passenger traffic with Russia in early July, a source close to Kiev officials said. "Ukraine is preparing to halt rail passenger traffic with Russia starting around July …

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Eurasian Economic Union’s summit opens in Bishkek

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in the Kazakh capital Bishkek to take part in summits of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). The meeting of the EEU, …

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Steinmeier to visit Baku for Karabakh talks

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Germany's Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier will visit Baku on June 30, diplomatic sources said on June 27. Steinmeier will meet with high-ranking officials of …

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Minsk welcomes the easing of sanctions

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at today's meeting of the government expressed his satisfaction with the decision by the European Union to ease sanctions against his country. "The Minister of Foreign Affairs should ...

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Russians assess neighbors

Russians like Belarus and Kazakhstan most of all; they call Azerbaijan a comfortable country for living for the Russian-speaking population

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Is Poroshenko travelling to Kazakhstan for help?

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is to pay a visit to Kazakhstan in order to improve the critical state of the Ukrainian economy and make attempt to restore the former economic relations, but …

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Zharikhin: The conflict in Ukraine will drag on for years

The Deputy Director of the Institute of CIS Countries, Vladimir Zharikhin, believes that the conflict in southwestern Ukraine will be in a ‘frozen’ state for many years, because it is beneficial for the leadership of the country to …

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