• Erdoğan: Turkey will always support the territorial integrity of Ukraine, including the Crimea

    As stated by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday, Turkey fully supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine, including the Crimea. This was stated by Erdoğan during a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during the latter’s visit to Ankara, as reported by Glavnoe.

    “I said, Mr. President, Turkey will always support the territorial integrity of Ukraine, including the Crimea, and the political unity of Ukraine, and I will repeat it once again, Turkey has not …

  • EU decides to extend sanctions against Russians and separatists for another 6 months

    On March 9th, TASS reported that, according to a source in the EU Council, the ambassadors of the 28 EU countries at the planned meeting in Brussels decided to extend the blacklist sanctions against Russia and self-proclaimed republics in the East of Ukraine for another six months.

    "Permanent representatives to the EU today approved the extension of the sanctions for six months," the source said, noting that now the decision must be officially approved by all 28 EU member states, and then …

  • Moscow to hold celebration rally on anniversary of annexation of Crimea

    Authorities in Moscow approved an application to hold a concert and rally on the anniversary of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea on March 18th, Ekho Moskvii reported.

    The application was approved by the Moscow Mayor’s office, and authorities estimate 10,000 Muscovites will attend the concert entitled “We are Together!” on March 18th at Vasilevsky Spusk near the Kremlin. Roads near Red Square are expected to be closed for the day.

    The internationally recognized Ukrainian territory of Crimea …

  • Ukrainian Government appeals to Germany to send doctors to examine Savchenko

    On behalf of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk appealed to the German government to send doctors to examine Nadiya Savchenko, who has been on a hunger strike for the last week in a Russian detention center.

    “On behalf of President Poroshenko, we appeal to the German side with the request to send as soon as possible Nadezhda Savchenko doctors from Germany,” Melnyk wrote on Twitter.

    On Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that …

  • Gubarev: Uprisings in southeastern Ukraine in 2014 were organized by 'external forces'

    Pavel Gubarev, the head of the People's Militia of the Donbas, the leader of the Novorossiya (New Russia) Party and the former "People's Governor" of the Donetsk region, said the anti-government uprising in the southeast of Ukraine in 2014 was organized by external forces. In an interview with the local newspaper, he said that without such aid it would be impossible to effect a leadership change in other cities of Ukraine, Rosbalt reported.

    Responding to a question about whether the repetition …