• Kremlin: Microsoft and Google help Russian authorities block Telegram

    Interfax reports that Aleksandr Zharov, the head of Roskomnadzor (The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media), has announced that Microsoft and Google will stop providing the messaging service Telegram with opportunities to bypass Russia’s blocking service.

    "Microsoft has stopped providing Telegram with the opportunity to use the Microsoft Download configuration file service; [additionally] Google has informed us that, at present, it has …

  • Ukraine intends to demand UN recognize Russia as sponsor of terrorism

    Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine for European Integration Olena Zerkal wrote on her Facebook page that Ukraine plans to submit a memorandum on Russia's violation of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism to the International Court of Justice.

    “The fact that everybody knew why Russia used its veto at the UN Security Council in 2015 and blocked the creation of a tribunal to investigate the circumstances of the crash of the MH17 flight has been proven …

  • Ukraine imposes new sanctions against Russia

    The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) released an updated list of personal special economic sanctions and additional restrictive measures against Russia on May 2. These new measures were backed by a Decree of the President released on May 14, which appeared on the President’s website.

    The list includes 1,748 individuals and 756 legal entities. One year ago, sanctions targeted 1,228 individuals and 468 legal entities.

    During the meeting of the NSDC on May 2, it was …

  • Poroshenko and May discuss strengthening sanctions against Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and British Prime Minister Theresa May recently discussed strengthening sanctions against Russia following the construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait in annexed Crimea, a Ukrainian press service reports.

    “The Ukrainian President emphasized the necessity of strengthening international pressure on Russia in order to fully implement the Minsk agreements,” the statement reads. “The parties stressed the importance of continuing and strengthening …

  • US Department of State agrees with findings of MH-17 investigation

    The State Department has released a statement on its website noting that the US does not doubt the findings of the Joint Investigative Team (JIT) in the course of the investigation into the crash of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing in the Donbas.

    "It is time for Russia to cease its lies and account for its role in the shoot down [of the aircraft]," the press statement said.

    It also called on Moscow to respect and comply with UN Security Council resolution 216, which requires all states to …