• UN Court of Justice: Russia must reinstate Mejlis in Crimea

    The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has received a letter from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) stating that the ICJ has sent Russia a reminder of its obligation to restore the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, reported Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Olena Zerkal.

    The letter states that it is Russia’s obligation to comply with the court order, something which it has so far failed to do.

    “Because it was obvious to us that Russia did not intend to revoke the discriminatory ban on the …

  • US Congressmen call on Trump to stand up to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine

    Congressmen who lead the support group for Ukraine in the US Congress urged US President Donald Trump "to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our NATO allies in the face of continued threats from Russia and its aggression in Ukraine."

    Radio Liberty reports that the joint statement by Congressional Democrats Marcy Kaptur and Sandy Levin and Republican Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick was motivated by the outcome of the joint press conference of Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

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  • Ukrainian President announces new EU sanctions against six Russians involved in construction of Crimean Bridge

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated on his Facebook page that following consultations with Kyiv the representatives of the European Union decided to impose individual sanctions against six Russians involved in the Crimean Bridge construction.

    According to him, “the ambassadors of the EU member states have decided to impose individual sanctions against six people involved in the illegal construction of the Kerch Bridge.” The decision was made at the Ukraine-EU summit.

    As emphasized by …

  • Ukrainian Foreign MInister accuses all Russians in OSCE Special Monitoring Mission of espionage

    Ukraine believes that all Russian citizens in the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) in the Donbas are Russian intelligence agents, stated Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, as reported by Radio Liberty.

    “When I tell European friends about the OSCE mission, they ask: why are the mission’s patrols sometimes detained? I say, let’s look at the statistics: our boys detain the patrols only if there are Russians there. Because they come, and within 15-20 minutes the firing begins. We are …

  • Russia agrees to transit gas through Ukraine in exchange for release of seized Gazprom assets

    Russia is prepared to renounce its long-standing gas dispute with Ukraine and resume gas transit to the EU on the 2014 level if all of Ukraine’s financial claims against Gazprom are withdrawn, said announced Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak at the end of the trilateral gas negotiations in Berlin involving representatives from Kyiv and the EU.

    Russia mentioned the possibility of renewing gas transit with the previous volumes one day after the Putin-Trump talks in Helsinki, where the US …