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Russian MPs planning to attend UN General Assembly denied visas to the US
The United States did not issue visas to members of the Russian delegation who were to attend the UN General Assembly in New York. According to RIA Novosti, the heads of the International Committees of the Federation Council and the State Duma, Konstantin Kosachev and Leonid Slutsky, were denied entry to the United States.
Kosachev called this "an outrageous action" that has no explanation. Eight Russian diplomats were also denied entry to the US. The Russian Foreign Ministry has already said …
UN General Assembly condemns violation of human rights in Crimea
On December 22, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on the violation of human rights in the Crimea annexed by Russia. In particular, the General Assembly condemned the "illegal establishment of laws, jurisdiction and administration" in the region. The document submitted by Ukraine was backed by 67 countries, the permanent representative of Ukraine to the UN, Volodymyr Yelchenko wrote on his Twitter page. 27 states, including Russia, Belarus, China, India, Serbia, Syria, the Republic of …
Poroshenko: Ukraine spends more money on the army than any NATO country contributes to the Alliance
Ukraine spends 6% of its GDP on the defense sector, which is more than NATO’s member countries spend to maintain their minimum obligations to the Alliance, stated by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, speaking at the ceremony of handing over two American Island-class patrol boats that took place at the US Coast Guard shipyard in Baltimore, Maryland, Ukrinform reports.
"Our military obligations are 6% of the GDP. This figure is now higher than minimal obligations for NATO members,” he said. …
UN General Assembly adopts resolution demanding withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria
The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution on the “Complete and unconditional withdrawal of foreign military forces from the territory of the Republic of Moldova". The draft resolution was proposed by Moldova and co-authored by ten countries, including Canada, Georgia, Romania, Ukraine and Estonia. 64 states voted for the document, while 14 countries voted against. 83 states abstained.
The United States, Romania, Ukraine, Canada, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Honduras, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, …
UN General Assembly adopts resolution on Crimea
70 countries voted in favor of the resolution “Human rights situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol”, 26 voted against it, and 76 countries abstained from voting on Tuesday, Ukrainian News reports.
The resolution condemns violations and infringements of human rights, acts of discrimination against residents of the annexed Crimea, including the Crimean Tatars, as well as Ukrainians and persons belonging to other ethnic and religious groups, by the Russian …
UN General Assembly Committee supported resolution on human rights in Crimea
The Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (the Third Committee) of the UN General Assembly supported the updated resolution on human rights in Russian-annexed Crimea.
71 countries voted in favor of the draft resolution “Provision on human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol”, 25 voted against it, and 77 countries abstained from voting.
The resolution condemns the violations and infringement of human rights and acts of discrimination against the …
UN General Assembly postpones debate on Russian troops in Transdniestria
The UN General Assembly has indefinitely postponed debate on the issue of the complete withdrawal of Russian troops and weapons from the territory of the Transdniestrian region of Moldova, as reported by the the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Moldova, citing UN Spokesperson Brenden Varma.
"Based on a statement received from the delegates, the General Assembly has postponed the decision to include the topic of the complete withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of the Republic of …
Withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria included on agenda of UN General Assembly
The UN General Assembly included on its agenda the issue of “the complete withdrawal of foreign troops from the territory of the Republic of Moldova”, as reported by the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova.
“The Foreign Ministry reports that the Republic of Moldova’s statement about including on the agenda of the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations the additional issue of the complete withdrawal of foreign troops from the territory of …
Ukrainian ambassador to the US: at the next meeting Poroshenko and Trump will discuss implementation of joint agreements and outline the road ahead
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and US President Donald Trump will meet during the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly on Thursday, September 21. There they will discuss the results of the agreements reached at the meeting in June, wrote Valery Chaly, the Ukrainian ambassador to the United States, on his Facebook page.
The two heads of state intend to outline plans for cooperating in global and regional security, defense, and economic and energy ventures. The ambassador thanked his …
Ukraine names its conditions for the introduction of a peacekeeping mission in the Donbas
Commenting on the statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin reading the peacekeeping mission in the Donbas, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has named conditions the country considers necessary for the introduction of a peacekeeping mission to the Donbas. They include the withdrawal of occupation forces from the Donbas and the absence of Russian personnel in the mission.
"Any international peacekeeping presence must be deployed by consent of and after extensive consultations with …