Five thousand forms have already been prepared for the distribution of Russian passports to residents of the occupied areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, reports LB.ua in the article “Operation passportization”: the motivation behind Kremlin distribution of Russian citizenships to residents of the LPR and the DPR”.
“According to LB.ua sources in law enforcement agencies, the estimated number of forms appears to be 500 thousand. Local security officials (“siloviki”) were told …
Several Russian TV channels will broadcast the pre-election debate between the presidential candidates Volodymyr Zelensky and Petro Poroshenko in the evening of April 19.
RBC Ukraine reports, citing the editor-in-chief of the Russian television news network RT (formerly Russia Today), Margarita Simonyan, that the debate will be broadcasted on the RT Russia website with translation to the Russian language.
The press service of the NTV channel informed RBC that they will broadcast election …
During negotiations held by the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), Russia refused to support Ukraine’s initiative to declare an Easter truce that would start on April 19, said Ukrainian representative in the TCG, Iryna Herashchenko.
According to her, the Skype conference lasted for six hours, but the negotiations bore no results.
“Russia refused to support the Ukrainian initiative to declare a truce for the holiday and refused to take on the responsibility of enforcing a cease-fire in the Donbas, …
The Russian government has banned the export of Russian oil and oil products to Ukraine. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev issued the announcement on April 18 at a government meeting, reported the Russian media. Dmitry Medvedev noted that “a ban is being placed on the export of Russian oil and oil products to Ukraine” and said that he had signed the relevant decree.
“A few days ago, The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers took another unfriendly step in relations with our country, expanding the list …
Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, who arrived in Moscow for the opening ceremony of the Estonian Embassy in Moscow after its renovations, met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, April 18. They discussed bilateral relations, the situation in Ukraine and Georgia. “At the same time, of course, I proceeded from the position of the European Union,” stressed Kersti Kaljulaid.
Speaking about the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, the Estonian president noted that she supports the sanctions. …