• Germany Warns of Possible Deportation for Cologne Assaulters

    The individuals responsible for committing sexual assaults and robberies in Cologne on New Year’s Eve may face deportation if they are not German citizens, warned the Federal Minister of Justice, Heiko Maas, during an interview with CNN.

    “The law allows for the deportation of a person, even during the asylum process, if he is sentenced to more than a one-year imprisonment. It is also possible when sexual offences are committed,” the Minister explained.

    The police received more than 120 …

  • Yanukovych's Mansion in Crimea to be handed over to Putin Administration

    FlashCrimea reported that the unfinished mansion of the former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, on Cape Aya in Crimea will be handed over to the Administration of the Russian President.

    “We had initially planned to give the mansion to the city of Sevastopol. We had planned to complete the construction and open it as a sanatorium or a boarding house; but it has been decided that the mansion will be handed over to the Administration of the Russian President,” the Agency’s representative …

  • Ukraine to Organize UN Security Council Visit to Donbas

    The permanent representative for Ukraine at the United Nations, Vladimir Yelchenko, reported his intent to organize a visit by the members of the UN Security Council to the Donbas to demonstrate the need to deploy a peacekeeping operation.

    “This idea is relatively new: organize a visit by the UN Security Council to the Donbas to show them that this UN peacekeeping operation in Ukraine is really necessary for the country and world community,” Yelchenko said on the air of the Fifth Channel. …

  • Patriarch Kirill: Russia's Actions in Syria are in Defense of the Homeland

    The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill has expressed his support of the Kremlin’s actions in Syria. The Patriarch said that Syria is a neighbour of Russia and stated that Russian military action in Syria is in defense of the Fatherland. In his interview with TV channel, Russia-1, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church stressed that if the terrorists in Syria are victorious, it would result in misfortune and evil for Russia. Kirill explained that the war in Syria is defensive and …

  • Ukrainian Positions come under Fire Eighteen Times

    The Ukrainian ATO press center has reported on its Facebook page that militants shelled Ukrainian Forces in the Donetsk region 18 times. The press center noted that militants are increasingly using weaponry prohibited by the Minsk Agreements. According to the report, militants launched attacks from tanks, armoured infantry vehicles and heavy machine guns on a Ukrainian team site in the Nevelskoye region.

    They also shelled Ukrainian Forces near Luganskoye from anti-tank mounted grenade …

  • Ukraine may File Counterclaim against Moscow over $3 Billion Debt

    Ukraine may be able to prove in court that the country cannot pay the debt owed to Russia due to ongoing attacks.

    According to an attorney, Kiev may even make a counterclaim against Russia. Ukraine may not only be able to overturn the $3 billion debt owed to Russia, which was borrowed by the government of the former president, Victor Yanukovch; but the country may make a counterclaim against Moscow due to the destruction and loss created during the military invasions in Crimea and the Donbas. …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: There are 8,000 Russian Soldiers in Donbas

    According to various sources, the number of Russian soldiers within the territory of Ukraine has remained virtually unchanged for a quite some time. There are almost 7,700 Russian soldiers in the Donbas region, as reported by Vadym Skybytsky, representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, speaking on Ukrainian television.

    According to his data, in total there are 34,000 people in the so-called First and Second Army Corps.

    "The First and Second Army …

  • Ukrainian Businessman Sues Russia over Crimean Airport

    Ukrainian businessman Igor Kolomoisky is asking for Russia to be held liable for denying his right to operate a passenger terminal at the Belbek Airport in Crimea. The Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague has taken this complaint against the Russian Federation under consideration. Igor Kolomoisky is a Ukrainian businessman and the owner of the Belbek Airport Company. The initiation of this case was reported on the Facebook page of the Court.

    He accuses the Russian Federation of …

  • Shinzo Abe Seeks To End Territorial Dispute with Moscow

    Voice of America reports that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold a summit to discuss the controversial Kuril Islands. The Prime Minister also wished to discuss a peace treaty between the two countries, as one hasn’t been signed since the Second World War.

    According to the Japanese Prime Minister, it's not "normal" that Moscow and Tokyo have not signed a peace agreement in all this time. It has been 70 years since the end of World War II.

    The …

  • Ukraine Proposes New Trade Route to Bypass Russia

    Ukraine will try to circumvent the blockade of the transit of goods through Russian territory by using a "New Silk Road". The route will be put to the test on January 15th as a train departs from the city of Ilyichevsk for a demonstration. This information was provided by the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, as reported by Apostrophe.

    The Ministry stated that on January 15th the first train will ride the new "Silk Road" from Ukraine to China. The container train will leave from …