• Russia's PARNAS opposition party will not campaign in the Crimea without Ukraine's permission

    Candidates to the State Duma of the Russian Federation from the PARNAS party will not campaign in the Crimea without Ukraine’s permission, as stated by the Krasnodar branch of the party.

    “We will take Ukraine’s advice and will act according to international law. PARNAS will not campaign in the Crimea,” the statement on the official page of the branch stated on the social network, Vkontakte.

    Earlier the Ukrainian Director-General of the Directorate General for Policy and Communications, …

  • Putin: Ukraine is unwilling to implement the Minsk Agreements

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, at a meeting with the members of the Security Council in the Crimea, accused Ukraine of its "unwillingness or inability" to implement the Minsk Agreements regarding the settlement of the conflict in the Donbas. According to him, this explains Ukraine’s "provocative acts" in the Crimea.

    At the same time Putin expressed hope that this is not Ukraine’s "final choice" and that "common sense will prevail."

    Putin also stated that Moscow is not going to sever  …

  • Ukraine releases documents allegedly tying Trump advisor Paul Manafort to Yanukovych regime

    Declassified accounting documents of the Ukrainian Party of Regions were published on Friday. They reflect payments in the amount of 12.7 million dollars to Paul Manafort, head of Trump’s electoral campaign.

    Earlier this week, the Associated Press reported that Manafort helped the pro-Kremlin party to secretly transfer at least $2.2 million to two Washington lobbies. In an interview with Yahoo News, Manafort said that this information was incorrect.

    The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of …

  • Poroshenko: Separatists have begun firing artillery at targets far beyond the front line

     Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that the separatists' large-caliber artillery has begun firing at targets that are far beyond the conflict line. He said this during his visit to the city of Brody.

    “The enemy is trying to disrupt the Minsk process by making absolutely irresponsible statements about the exit from the Normandy negotiation process, and by dramatically increasing the intensity of the shelling of the positions of our troops in eastern Ukraine. There was a record …

  • Poroshenko does not rule out imposing martial law due to growing tensions in Crimea

    The armed clashes in the Donbas region and the growing tension in the Crimea may lead to this type of decision by the Ukrainian President.The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, said on Thursday, August 18, 2016 that he does not exclude the introduction of martial law and a new wave of military mobilization if the conflict with the Russian-supported separatists worsens.Poroshenko appeared at a time when increased tensions with Russia regarding the Crimea intensified fears that a fragile …