Contents tagged with UN

  • Kyiv: Russia deployed 82000 troops along Ukrainian border in Donbas and Crimea

    The Chief of the Verification Department of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Andriy Gudz, at a briefing in Kyiv, said that "the total number of troops that Russia holds along the state border of Ukraine in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well as in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is about 82 thousand soldiers." He noted that these are combat-ready troops.

    According to Gudz, at the moment there are more than 25 battalion tactical groups along the state border of Ukraine in the …

  • Putin replaces Russian Ambassador to Serbia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order appointing Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko as Russia's Ambassador to Serbia. The document was published on the Internet portal of legal information.

    Botsan-Kharchenko is a MGIMO (Moscow State Institute of International Relations) graduate, and he has worked in the structures of the European Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry in the 2000s and, in particular, was a representative of Russia in the International Negotiating Commission to Kosovo. …

  • Kremlin accuses Ankara of anti-Russian actions after events to mark the 75th anniversary of Crimean Tatars deportation take place in Turkey

    The Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova said that the events in Turkey dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars from Crimea by the Soviet authorities and the 150th anniversary of the end of the Caucasian war were "anti-Russian."

    "In May, Turkey hosted a series of events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars and the 150th anniversary of the end of the Caucasian …

  • Kremlin: International Court of Justice has no jurisdiction in Ukraine's case against Russia

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has promised to prove that the UN’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague does not have jurisdiction in the “Ukraine versus the Russian Federation” case.

    “In particular, we deny the existence of a dispute between our two countries according to the mentioned conventions in principle, and we intend to prove that Ukraine is unscrupulously trying to use their dispute resolution mechanisms in order to achieve political goals,” the ministry said in a …

  • Kyiv calls on international community to increase pressure on Russia to release Ukrainian sailors

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin reported on his Twitter that the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine "submitted a request and called on all Foreign Ministers from the friendly and partner countries to put pressure on Russia to implement the decision of the International Tribunal in Hamburg." Earlier International Tribunal ordered Russian authorities to release Ukrainian sailors.

    Klimkin believes that Ukraine should do "everything possible through political channels and National Maritime …

  • Ukraine demands that Russia set a date for the release of 24 captured sailors

    In an interview on Ukrainian Radio HB, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for the European integration Olena Zerkal said that the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry had prepared a protest note, which requires Russia to set the date and place of release of the captured 24 Ukrainian sailors and three warships.

    "We have already prepared a diplomatic note to the Russian Federation. Today it will be sent to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The questions are asked on how we can take our ships …

  • NATO: Russia must immediately release Ukrainian ships and sailors

    Russia must immediately release the Ukrainian sailors and ships that were captured in the “Kerch Incident”, a NATO press representative told the media.

    Citing a statement released by NATO on 28 November 2018 and one by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on 4 April 2019, the source emphasized that the alliance has repeatedly made it clear that there was no reason for Russia to use military force against the Ukrainian soldiers and vessels.

    On Saturday 25 May, the UN’s International Tribunal for …

  • The UN Tribunal orders Russia to release 24 Ukrainian sailors

    The UN International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea ordered Russia to release three Ukrainian ships and 24 sailors of the Ukrainian Navy who were captured in the Kerch Strait in November 2018, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    "Russian Federation shall immediately release the Ukrainian military ships Berdyansk, Nikopol and Yany Kapu and return them to Ukraine", — stated in the decision of the Tribunal, which was read out in Hamburg by the judge Jin-Hyun Paik.

    Nineteen judges voted for this decision. …

  • Maduro asks Russia for more soldiers and protection from sanctions

    The contingent of Russian soldiers in Venezuela may be enlarged, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza announced on Monday after a visit to Moscow where he met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

    Arreaza said that, in addition to military support, Caracas is counting on Russia’s support to overcome the US financial sanctions that have cut off the Nicolas Maduro regime from a significant portion of its oil dollars.

    “We hope that with Russia’s support we will be able to establish …

  • Moldovan Defense Minister: United policy needed to get Russian troops out of Transnistria

    In order to force Russia to fully withdraw its troops from Transnistria, Moldova must maintain a consistent state policy, said Moldovan Defense Minister Eugen Sturza, as reported by Ukrinform.

    “Unfortunately, we keep to the traditional game: one step forward, two steps back. In other words, today some politicians advocate the withdrawal of Russian troops, but tomorrow, so to speak, the government changes, and other politicians claim that they want to make friends with Russia, and push to …