• PACE: The 'hybrid annexation' of the Donbas has already occurred

    The Parliamentary Assembly on the Council of Europe (PACE) believes that it is impossible to talk about the conduct of elections in the Donbas during the escalation of the conflict

    PACE’s rapporteurs on the situation in Ukraine, Kristina Zelenkova and Marilouise Beck, reported that recent escalations of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine have made it impossible to even  talk about holding the elections in the Donbas. They made the statement during session of the political and legal committees of …

  • Herashchenko: 648 people are still missing in Ukraine; Red Cross should be allowed to search for them

    During a meeting with the Deputy Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the Polish Sejm, Małgorzata Gosiewska, the First Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Iryna Herashchenko, stressed that 648 people are still missing in eastern Ukraine, as the search continues.

    "Our task is to look for these people. The Red Cross should be allowed to conduct search operations in the occupied territories," the press service of the Verkhovna Rada quoted Heraschenko.

    According to her, "it's …

  • Nemtsov's report presented at PACE session

    Nemtsov’s colleagues, Ilya Yashin and Olga Shorina, have finished his report.

    At a recent Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) session, a report entitled "Putin.War" was presented. The report provides information which essentially proves the participation of Russian troops in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine as announced by an MP from the Permanent Delegation of the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian Parliament) to PACE, Georgiy Logvynsky, on his Facebook page.

    According to …

  • Stoltenberg: NATO and Russia held 'frank and serious talks'

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO and Russia had a "frank, serious and actually good meeting", despite “profound disagreements" between the two, referring to talks held between representatives of NATO and Russia in Brussels, Deutsche Welle reported.

    "NATO and Russia have profound and persistent disagreements … (and) today's meeting did not change that," Stoltenberg said following the first such meeting in two years.

    "Allies do not recognize Russia's illegal annexation of …

  • Rasmussen: Denmark will support Ukraine, but expects progress in the implementation of reforms

    The Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Rasmussen, stated that Denmark sees much potential in Ukraine and awaits further reforms from the country’s leadership. “It is important that Ukraine continues the reform process. I congratulated the Prime Minister and the President of this country for those reforms that Ukraine implemented in recent years,” Rasmussen reported during a joint press conference in Kiev on Tuesday after negotiations with the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko.

    He added that, …