• Media: Kremlin refuses to support Zakharchenko’s former associates

    The Donetsk People’s Republic’s Minister of Revenues, Alexander Timofeev, ex-adviser Alexander Kazakov and the failed head of the republic, Dmitry Trapeznikov all fled to Russia after the assassination of DPR leader Alexander Zakharchenko to ask the Kremlin for support. Novaya Gazeta reports that they were categorically denied assistance.

    None of the three could get an audience with any member of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s administration. Timofeev had fled to the Crimea and tried to …

  • Ukraine to use trade port infrastructure for its naval base in the Azov Sea

    The new Ukrainian naval base that will be created in Berdyansk on the Azov Sea coast will initially use a trade port infrastructure instead of a strictly military one, stated People’s Deputy Ivan Vinnik, 112 Ukraine reports. He noted that the General Staff has already approved the deployment of the new base.

    “For now, a trade port infrastructure will be used but, in the future, it will develop for military use. Possibly, additional quays will also be constructed, etc.,” he said.

    Ukraine has …

  • Media: Poland dissatisfied with statements of Ukrainian ambassador

    The Polish government harshly criticized Ukrainian Ambassador Andrii Deshchytsia’s statement about the need to restore the destroyed Ukrainian monuments in Poland, DT.UA reports, citing a source in the Polish government, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

    According to the source, Ukrainian Ambassador Andrii Deshchytsia crossed the red line when he announced on the Polish radio RMF24 that Ukraine will allow Poland to carry out exhumation work only after the restoration of the destroyed …

  • Crimean Deputy Minister of Education denied entry to Switzerland

    The press service of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Russia reported that the so-called Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Youth of annexed Crimea, Aider Abliatypov was unable to obtain a visa to Switzerland.

    He had planned to participate in the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, where he would talk about “the real picture of what is happening on the peninsula.” However, the authorities decided not to give him the visa.

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia …

  • Russian arrested in Finland on money laundering charges

    A Russian citizen was detained in Finland on a money laundering charges, RBC news agency reports, citing Natalia Vezhlivtseva, the press attaché of the Russian Embassy.

    "The Consular Department of the Russian Embassy in Finland has been duly notified by the Finnish police of the detention of a Russian citizen, whose identity is not disclosed in the interests of the investigation,” she said.

    The press attaché said that the Russian Embassy in Finland remains in touch with the police. She added …

  • President of Belarus Lukashenko ordered to strengthen security on the border with Ukraine

    President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has ordered to reinforce the security of the border with Ukraine.

    "We have decided to strengthen security on the border with Ukraine. We see how many troubles it causes for Belarus, including smuggling of arms. We must close the border, not for decent people, but for criminals, for those who carry weapons "- he said at the meeting with the State Secretary of the Security Council and the chairman of the State Border Committee of the Republic of Belarus. …

  • Russian detained in Norway on suspicions of espionage turned out to be a Russian Parliament employee

    A Russian national who was detained in Oslo on suspicions of espionage was an employee of the Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation as reported on the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    “It was stressed that an employee of the Council of the Federal Assembly M. A. Bochkarev was is Norway by invitation, at the European Center for Parliamentary Research and Documentation attending an international seminar which took place in the Norwegian Parliament,” the …

  • Ukrainian film director Sentsov awarded the title of honorary citizen of Paris

    Ukrainian director Oleh Sentsov, who is imprisoned in Russia, has received the title of honorary citizen of Paris, announced the Ambassador of Ukraine in France, Oleh Shamshur on Twitter.

    “The city council voted to award Oleh Sentsov the title of honorary citizen of Paris! Thanks to Mayor Anne Hidalgo, as well as to all who supported this decision, for the display of solidarity with the Ukrainian director!”, said the ambassador.

    The municipal council of the French capital voted for it …

  • Russia to conduct large-scale military exercises in Crimea

    Russia plans to perform large military exercises in the annezed Crimea, stated the head of the Southern Military District’s press service of the Russian Federation, Vadim Astafyev.

    "More than 1,000 servicemen (4th Air Force and Air Defense Forces Army) will take part in the joint exercises. It will involve more than 50 long-range, operational-tactical, attack aircraft, including the A-50 long-range radar detection and control aircraft, supersonic the Tu-22M3 bomber, as well as about 10 Black …

  • Ukrainian Navy ships arrive in Berdyansk

    The search and rescue ship A500 Donbas and the tugboat A830 Korets recently arrived in the city of Berdyansk, Ukrainian Navy Representative Taras Chmut reported on social media. "Arrived! Congratulations to the fleet on an important event!" - wrote Chmut.

    Earlier, Ukraine’s online military news outlet reported that the boats arrived in Mariupol on the evening of September 24. Two small armored artillery boats, P177 Kremenchuk and P178 Lubny accompanied them.

    The Donbas and the Korets departed …