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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 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. …
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 …
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 …
The Hama and Idlib provinces have been the target of at least 110 air attacks by Russian and Syrian government aircraft, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Saturday 4 May. According to the London-based organization, at least 69 people have been killed since the start of this new escalation on 30 April.
The new wave of violence in the region could jeopardize the Russian-Turkish agreement to establish a demilitarized zone in Idlib. The agreement was reached in 2018 in the hopes …
The parliamentary Free Democratic Party unanimously supported the document “Peace in Ukraine needs a new impulse” which will be presented to the Bundestag in 2 weeks, reported the German publication Bild.
“The government must recognize the political realities and accept our additional action plan as an opportunity to break the deadlock,” the document says.
Bild published several of the 12 provisions in the document. In particular, the German government needs to draw up an additional action …
The secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, said that Russia is preparing for a large-scale war in Europe and Ukraine will be its first foothold, reports Interfax-Ukraine.
According to him, Moscow is not just investing billions in the development of military infrastructure but is preparing for full-scale military operations. “The first bridgehead they will try to take is our country,” he said.
Turchynov added that a strong Ukrainian army, as …