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The front-runner in the election race in Ukraine, showman and politician, Volodymyr Zelensky, speaking about his views on the Crimea and Donbas issue in an interview with the ICTV channel, announced that he considers a change of power in Moscow to be the only condition for returning the Crimea to Kyiv's control.
“Crimea will return only when power changes in Russia. There is no other choice, “said Zelensky.
Speaking about the status of Donbas, Zelensky stressed that he does not believe in the …
Russia uses the Russian Empress Catherine II strategy in the occupied Crimea by evicting the Crimean Tatars and populating the peninsula with Russians. The leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev, in an interview with the Austrian newspaper Wiener Zeitung stated that around 10% of the Crimean Tatars were forced to leave their native land, reports Ukrinform.
"According to our estimates, 10% of 300,000 Crimean Tatars were forced to leave Crimea. This is the same strategy used by …
Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian actor who is one of the leading candidates in the 2019 Ukrainian presidential election, would be willing to negotiate with Moscow in order to obtain a ceasefire in the Donbas.
“I would like to do everything in order to stop the shooting in eastern Ukraine, so that our people stop being killed… On the diplomatic front we must lead the attack, and not wait until this is done for us. We need to negotiate. We need to reestablish meetings in the Normandy Format and …
After an objection by the Ukrainian Embassy in Latvia, an exhibition on the fifth anniversary of the annexation of Crimea organized by the Russian Consulate General in Daugavpils has been shut down, the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform reports, citing the Ukrainian Embassy in Riga.
“The Ukrainian Embassy expresses its gratitude to the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for its objective appraisal and rapid response to the situation with the provocative exhibition by the Russian Consulate …
President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, said that he will discuss the "June package" of sanctions against Russia with the leadership of the European Union, reports Radio Liberty.
"We will discuss the June package of sanctions," Poroshenko told journalists in the Belgian capital, Brussels.
Representatives of the European Union have not yet commented on Poroshenko’s statements.
Earlier, Petro Poroshenko, by his own decree, approved the National Security and Defense Council decision to impose …
The office of Poland’s President Andrzej Duda did not invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to participate in the events dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Second World War outbreak.
“Russia is not included in the list of the invited countries,” Radio Poland quoted the president’s spokesman Błażej Spychalski.
According to Spychalski, "the invitations have been issued according to a modern, not a historical context," therefore, it was decided to refuse Putin’s presence, reads the …
Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited his counterpart Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to visit the annexed Crimea to take part in the opening of the Cathedral Mosque in Simferopol. The head of the Kremlin also proposed inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the opening of a synagogue in annexed Sevastopol, Russian state agencies reported.
Not a single foreign leader has visited the Crimea during the five years of the annexation of the peninsula by Russia. The …
The Chairman of the Federation Committee on Defense and Security, Viktor Bondarev, announced that Russia has deployed Tupolev Tu-22M3 strategic bombers with nuclear weapons in the Crimea. The bombers are capable of hitting air defense systems and missile defense systems "anywhere in Europe,” reports RIA Novosti.
Bondarev noted that these bombers will be upgraded in the next few years and will become "universal means for strikes on all types of targets at a distance of thousands of kilometers." …
Kyiv Svyatoshinsky district administration sentenced the authorized representative of the President of the Russian Federation, Oleg Belaventsev, to 13 years in prison in the so-called "Crimean Federal District" trial in absentia, reported Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko on Facebook.
The court found Belaventsev guilty of committing an encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, incitement to high treason and waging an aggressive war against Ukraine.
On the fifth anniversary of the Crimea’s annexation, Poland expresses its support to Ukraine and Ukrainians who live in the Crimea, wrote the Polish Embassy to Ukraine on Twitter.
Polish diplomats stressed that forcible change of the borders should not be allowed. "Poland and Poles remember Ukraine and its citizens who remained in annexed Crimea. We will not stop our efforts to return Ukraine's territorial integrity. We cannot allow the forcible change of state borders to be legalized,” the …