• Ukrainian President: UN resolution on Crimea is a step towards the 'de-occupation' of the peninsula

    In a statement on his Facebook page, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko welcomed the results of voting in the UN General Assembly on the resolution on the militarization of the Crimea and Sevastopol.

    “Today another important step has been taken towards the de-occupation of the Crimea. The resolution showed an unequivocal assessment of the world community about the continuing unlawful behavior of the Kremlin,” the president of Ukraine said.

    Poroshenko said that the support of the UN will be …

  • Putin condemns the inclusion of Jehovah's Witnesses in the list of extremist organizations in Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called the inclusion of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the list of extremist organizations “complete nonsense”, Putin stated at a meeting of the Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights.

    “There is a list of organizations, for example, that are allegedly involved in extremism and terrorism. There are 489 of them, 404 of which are Jehovah’s Witnesses. I will make an ominous pause here. There can be many claims against Jehovah’s Witnesses, for example, …

  • DPR Deputy Minister of Revenues and Taxes arrested in Donetsk

    Mikhail Kalin, the former First Deputy Minister of Revenues and Taxes of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic was arrested in Donetsk on charges of unlawful seizure of property, reported journalist and blogger Denis Kazansky on Twitter.

    “Cleansing continues in Donetsk. Another associate of Zakharchenko-Timofeev has been arrested. Right after the Ukrainian secret subversive group blew up Zakhar [Zakharchenko], the arrests of his people began . It turned out that they all were scumbags, …

  • Volker: US will send more weapons to Ukraine

    In the next few months, the US intends to send Ukraine a new batch of weapons, US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker announced at a press conference.

    According to him, the US has the opportunity to sell Ukraine additional weapons.

    “Announcements will be made, and Congress will be notified about the first tranches in the next few months,” Volker noted.

    He added that Washington will negotiate weapons shipments with Ukraine for as long as they are needed.

    The special representative …

  • Putin says it does not make sense to release Ukrainian filmmaker Sentsov

    During a session of the Council for Civil Society and Human Rights, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia has been considering the fate of prisoners, especially the Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, but does not intend to “take a step towards Ukraine”.

    During the session, filmmaker Alexander Sokurov pointed out that Russia is experiencing great tension in connection with foreign policy problems. In this regard, he was particularly interested in the fate of the Ukrainian political …