• Ukrainian PACE delegation will pursue demarche if Russia is allowed back in

    According to the Chairman of the Ukrainian delegation to the PACE, Volodymyr Ariev, if Russia is allowed back into the Parliamentary Assembly without restrictions, the majority of the Ukrainian delegation will pursue a demarche, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    "And we can be not the only one who will make a démarche. There are some quite well-known politicians, who told us they do not want to remain in the Assembly under such conditions," Ariev said.

    He noted that the PACE leadership in general …

  • Ukraine became CERN member before Russia

    Ukraine has become an associate member of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). According to CERN, Russia still has an observer status in the world’s leading laboratory for particle physics.

    Associate membership will allow Ukraine to participate in tenders for the supply of high-tech equipment at CERN, on the same level as member countries of the organization.

    “Our persistent and consistent work over the past two decades has been completed today with a remarkable event. …

  • Lithuanian and Estonians MFAs: MH17 report will be eye opening for some countries

    The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania and Estonia, Linas Linkevičius and Jürgen Ligi respectively, hope that the findings of the investigation on the MH17 crash in Ukraine, published by international experts, will open the eyes of some colleagues. The ministers made that statement at a joint press conference in Vilnius, Delfi reported.

    “Sanctions imposed against Russia have nothing to do with this but it will undoubtedly help to open the eyes of some colleagues,” Linkevičius said. …

  • Ukrainian MP Lubinets: Mariupol is under threat from Russia because of Minsk-2

    As a result of the withdrawal of Ukrainian forces from the contact line, Mariupol will be under threat of invasion by pro-Russian fighters, member of parliament Dmytro Lubinets, from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, stated at a briefing.

    He noted that, according to the agreements reached in Minsk, one of the areas for withdrawal is the village of Petrivske in the Starobeshivsky district in the Donetsk region.

    “Petrivske – a base area for the villages of Bohdanivka, Starohnativka and further on to …

  • Former head of the LPR parliament was arrested in Rostov

    Aleksey Karyakin, who formerly held the position of the head of the parliament in the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), has been detained in Russia, the Zerkalo Nedeli news portal reported, citing an informed source.

    “Karyakin was arrested three days ago in Rostov by the Russian Federal Security Service [FSB]. After that, the Russian media wrote that he recanted ‘Novorossiya’ and surrendered to Ukraine,” the source said.

    The source did not rule out the possibility that the FSB could …