• Patriarch Kirill: Some human rights are heresy, a revolution against God

    At the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, said that human rights that contradict the bible are “heresy”.

    "Today we are [dealing with] a global heresy of worshipping the human, the new idolatry that removes God from human life. Nothing like that had even happened on a global scale before. It is specifically at overcoming this present day's heresy, the consequences of which can become apocalyptic, that the church must aim the …

  • Press Center: Ukrainian Armed Forces came under fire 32 times in one day

    According to the press center of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Ukrainian servicemen were fired on 32 times by pro-Russian separatists on Saturday, as reported by Krym.Realii.

    “After the work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine and its travel to the permanent bases, Russian mercenaries increased their combat activities after 17:00 and continued to attack ATO [Ukrainian Armed Forces] positions. Nearly 32 shooting attacks were recorded, 31 of which were near Donetsk,” the press center …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense: We will continue to use force against those who violate the ceasefire in Syria

    According to the head of the Main Operations Directorate of the Armed Forces of Russia, Lieutenant-General Sergey Rudskoy, Russia reserves the right to use military force against those who violate the ceasefire in Syria, as published on the Russian Ministry of Defense’s website on Monday, March 21st.

    "Military force will be applied only after receiving credible evidence of systematic violations by armed groups of the commitments made in the framework of the Joint US-Russian statement on the …

  • Ukrainian MP: The Ukrainian Army would be able to free the Donbas in two weeks

    Ukrainian MP and head of the Center for Military and Political Research, Dmitry Tymchuk, said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine would be able to free the Donbas from pro-Russian separatists in two weeks.

    "The Ukrainian army is a real force, which, if not in a few days, then in a couple of weeks, would be able to free the Donbass. The militants only hope is Russia, that Putin will send in troops," Tymchuk said during the broadcast of the talk show "The Right to Rule" on the 1 + 1 TV channel. …

  • Human rights organizations call on President of Azerbaijan to release all political prisoners

    Human rights organization issued a joint statement calling for the release of the remaining political prisoners in Azerbaijan who were not included in President Ilham Aliyev’s pardon on March 17th, Ekho Kavkaza reported.

    The joint statement issued by the 21 organizations welcomes Aliyev’s pardon, though it calls for the additional release of the political prisoners still being held in Azerbaijani prisons.

    “We are incredibly relieved for those released yesterday, including Rasul Jafarov, who …

  • Russian court finds Nadiya Savchenko guilty

    A Russian court has found Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko guilty of complicity in the killing of two Russian journalists.

    The judge in the Russian town of Donetsk said Savchenko had been driven by "political hatred".

    The ruling will not be official until the judge finishes reading it, but Russian media have stated that his wording "strongly indicates" that the judge will issue a guilty verdict.

    One of her lawyers stated earlier there was "no doubt" that the court in southern Russia would …

  • Yanukovych says asset seizure is an attempt to divert attention from Kiev's failures

    Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych commented on the special assets forfeiture bill that was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada, which will allow his assets to be taken away.

    "Talks about 'mythical billions' of Yanukovych are nothing more than an attempt of the current political 'losers' to divert attention of the Ukrainians from the fact that they have led the country to a political and economic collapse," he said in an interview with Reuters.

    Yanukovych assured that his assets in …

  • Human rights activists tell the UN of Russian-Crimean casualties in Syria

    At a meeting on the annexation of Crimea at the United Nations Security Council, human rights activists reported that several Crimeans who had served in the Russian army had been killed in Syria.

    This was said by the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, Vladimir Elchenko, during a press conference in New York after the UN meeting, Ukrinform reports.

    "Some of the sources during today's Arria-formula meeting and human rights experts reported on the recent return of a …

  • Organization chaired by Madeleine Albright deemed 'undesirable' in Russia

    The Russian General Prosecutor's Office said that activities of yet another non-governmental organization from the United States, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), are “undesirable” on the territory of Russia. This was information was posted on the website of the Russian agency, as reported by Grani.

    According to the Prosecutor's Office, activities of the NDI are a threat to the foundations of the constitutional order and security of Russia. "Details of the …

  • Russian Embassy in Ottawa vows 'retaliation' after Canada extended sanctions

    Canada's decision to expand the anti-Russian sanctions will have a negative impact on the relations between the two countries. This was reported by the press service of the Russian Embassy in Canada.

    "The decision of the Government of Canada to extend the existing anti-Russian sanctions deserves condemnation and is contrary to its stated intentions to change the policy and restore communication internationally. Instead of making a change to an unsuccessful policy, a repetition of …