• Kremlin responds to Ukraine’s idea of banning train to Russia

    Deputy chair of the Federation Council committee on international affairs Vladimir Dzhabarov commented on the Ukrainian authorities’ idea of stopping railway transportation to and from Russia, RBC news agenncy reports. In his opinion, Ukraine itself will suffer from this.

    “They are cutting off their nose to spite their face. This railway is used mostly by the Ukrainians, who travel to Russia for work or to visit relatives. They are sawing off the branch they are sitting on,” the senator said. …

  • UN General Assembly to consider resolution on Crimea on December 19

    The United Nations General Assembly plans to consider a resolution on human rights in the annexed Crimea December 19, as reported on Twitter by the press service of the Ukrainian mission of the United Nations.

    “Voting in the UN General Assembly on the Ukrainian draft resolution entitled ‘Situation of human rights in the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine)’ will take place on December 19,” the report said.

    Permanent Representative of the …

  • PACE urges Russia to stop supporting militants in Donbass

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) called on the Russian Federation to stop supporting militants in Donbass, as reported on the official website of PACE.

    “Adopting a draft resolution, based on the report prepared by Egidijus Vareikis (Lithuania) the Committee called on all member States ‘to use their joint political efforts to put an end to this conflict and the sufferings of the civil population,’” the report said.

    It was stated that all sides of the war should “ …

  • US Envoy for International Energy Affairs: we support those who oppose Nord Stream 2

    Sue Saarnio, Acting Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, spoke about this in an interview with BBC Ukraine during her visit to Ukraine.

    "We are on the side of those countries that oppose Nord Stream 2. We believe that it does not contribute to the diversification of energy supplies nor the diversification of routes.”

     “We believe that it is dangerous for Europe to depend on almost 75% of supplies from one source," she said.

    Saarnio also said that the US understands …

  • Ukraine conducts ecological assessment of the Kerch bridge built by Russia

    Ukraine has conducted an environmental assessment of the construction of the Kerch Strait Bridge, in order to initiate a trial at the international level. Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko discussed the assessment at a press briefing, as reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

    "This aspect of our work is very important as it may counteract a possible ecological catastrophe that may arise from the construction of the Kerch Bridge." Today, an environmental assessment is underway as part of the criminal …