• Aksyonov: Crimea will take dismantled Soviet monuments from Poland

    The Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Crimea controlled by Russia, Sergey Aksyonov, was outraged by the demolition of Soviet monuments in Poland. He believes that a place for these dismounted monuments can be found in annexed Crimea.

    “Crimeans are insulted and outraged by the campaign launched in Poland to dismantle monuments to Soviet soldiers, who liberated their country from fascism. In fact, it isn’t a fight against communism or the Soviet past; it is a fight against …

  • John McCain: The US will never recognize the annexation of the Crimea

    US Senator John McCain said the United States will continue to support the territorial integrity of Ukraine and Crimea as part of it. He said this in a video which was broadcasted in the Seimas of Lithuania on the occasion of the World Congress of the Crimean Tatars.

    This was reported by the press service of the Presidential Commissioner on the Crimean Tatar Affairs, Mustafa Dzhemilev, on April 11th.

    "I wish I was able to be there with you today and express gratitude for the efforts on …

  • Ukraine delivers first batch of dairy products to EU countries

    Ukraine has sent the first shipment of dairy products to the EU, as reported by Korrespondent.net citing, the Press Service of the Milk Alliance group of companies. The products were received by the Ukrainian Trading House Nadezhda (Hope) and were sent to the city of Varna, Bulgaria.

    "The order is a trial run to study the demand and consumer preferences. Products will be available in specialty stores that serve people from CIS countries," the head of the group’s governing board, Sergiy …

  • Russian opposition leader: Putin's National Guard is a 'power stick'

    The Kremlin wants to protect itself from the "righteous anger" of the Russian people, so it is ready to disperse any protests.

    The opposition leader, Dmytro Demushkin, known in Russia as the leader of several banned nationalist associations and the organizer of the ‘Russian Marches’, commented on the Russian offshore scandal and explained why Vladimir Putin has created a National Guard.

    In an interview with an independent Russian journalist, Oleksandr Sotnyk, Demushkin stated that all Russian …

  • Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas: The annexation of Crimea violated the peaceful life of the Crimean Tatars

    After the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula, "peaceful life of the Crimean Tatars in their homeland has been violated," the Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas, Loreta Graužinienė, said during the meeting of the Coordination Council of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars, which started on April 11 in Vilnius (Lithuania), Krym.Realii reported, with reference to the press service of the Commissioner of the President of Ukraine on the Crimean Tatar Affairs, Mustafa Dzhemilev.

    According to …

  • Transdniestria begins investigation into economic crisis

    The Parliament of Transdniestria announced the establishment of a Commission for Deputy Investigation of the reasons of the currency crisis in the unrecognized republic. The Parliamentary press-service informed TASS that in the last few days, a crisis started in the domestic exchange market of Transdniestria.

    According to the data of the central bank, March 1st currency reserves in amounted to the equivalent of $12.35 million. In February it was at $18.75 million and in December it equaled $32. …

  • G7: Russia should be more involved in the peace process in the Donbas

    The foreign ministers of G7 countries recently discussed the situation in Ukraine and called upon Moscow to become more involved in the peace process by influencing pro-Russian separatists in the Donbas.

    On April 10th to 11th, the G7 countries’ ministers of foreign affairs met in Hiroshima, Japan. Representatives of Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, France and Japan discussed global terrorism problems, the migration crisis, the issue of the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and …

  • Separatist Commander: We are in a difficult situation in Avdiivka

    Alexander Khodakovsky, the commander of the separatist Vostok battalion, says that in many ways the fighting in the Avdiivka industrial zone can be compared to the battle for the Donetsk Airport*, though the current situation is unique.

    "The strategic difference between the fight in Avdiivka and the Airport is that then we had to only even the curve of the front in a more favorable way for us. We had to push the enemy further from the city," Khodakovsky wrote on his LiveJournal page.

    "Here, …

  • Russia delivers first S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Iran

    The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that the first S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems were delivered to Iran, as reported by Kommersant citing a statement made by the Press Secretary of the Iranian MFA, Hossein Jaberi Ansari. Iranian television showed footage of the transportation of the missile systems on eight heavy tractors with platforms. Rosoboronexport (state intermediary agency for Russia's exports/imports of defense-related and dual use products, technologies and services) …

  • Poroshenko: Consultations on a new Prosecutor General will take place once a new Prime Minister takes office

    Consultations on the candidature of a new Prosecutor General of Ukraine will begin immediately after a new Prime Minister and government are approved by the Verkhovna Rada. This was stated by President Petro Poroshenko in an interview with Ukrainian TV channels.

    "Immediately after the Prime Minister's and the government elections, I will begin consultations with the leaders of all parliamentary parties on the candidature of a new Prosecutor General," Poroshenko said.

    Earlier, the MPs said …