The Ukrainian Security Service has deported from Ukraine reporter of Russia's Channel 1 TV channel Alexandra Cherepnina for anti-Ukrainian activities.
A draft United Nations Security Council resolution commemorating the 1995 Srebrenica massacre does "not seek to bring up painful divisions nor point the finger of blame," Britain said on July 1 as Russia pushes a rival text it considers balanced.
A request by Russian lawmakers to check the legality of Soviet recognition of the independence of three ex-Soviet Baltic republics makes no sense, the Prosecutor General's office said July 1.
A slump in key sectors of the Russian economy - including industrial production, retail trade and construction - deepened sharply in May, with the steepest monthly drop in output since September 2009, according to data released July 1 by state statistics service Rosstat.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on July 1 presented his proposed draft amendments to the Constitution. The draft was earlier supported both by the Constitutional Commission and the Venice Commission.
Ukraine stopped buying the Russian gas, something which came as a total surprise for the Russian company Gazprom that had blackmailed Ukraine for many years cutting gas during frosty winters, political expert Kiril Sazonov writes for Obozrevatel July 1.
European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has said that his next visit will be to Donetsk and Luhansk.
Russia has halted all natural gas supplies to Ukraine as Kiev announced the immediate suspension of Russian natural gas purchases. The standoff came after negotiations broke down between the two neighbors.
Ukraine and members of the ad hoc creditors committee have reached agreement on confidentiality arrangements that will allow starting the negotiations on the essence of the possible solution with the participation of Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko and the creditors next week, the parties said in a joint press release posted on the website of the Ukrainian Finance Ministry.
Decentralization does not mean weakening of power of state central government agencies in defense and security, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said.
DONETSK, Ukraine - Ukrainian fighters on June 30 published a drone video that they claimed shows a Russian military base hidden near the front lines in war-torn eastern Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that the draft amendments to the constitution related to decentralization clearly state that a specific procedure of local self-government is possible in individual administrative-territorial units of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
The Russian Prosecutor General's office in Moscow is now reviewing whether the Soviet Union’s decision to grant independence to the Baltic nations of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia was legal. The State Council of the Soviet Union granted this independence under former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991. This review was reported by the Russian news agency, Interfax. In a previous ruling, the Prosecutor General found that the Soviet gift of Crimea to Ukraine was illegal. The appeal is being brought by two lawmakers of United Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s party.
The Russian prosecutor general's office is to review the legality of the recognition of the Baltic republics by the State Council of the USSR in 1991, according to the state news agency Interfax.
It is possible that new local elections could be held in Ukraine after decentralization process is completed, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said.
Gas supply talks between Russia and Ukraine fell apart on June 30 after energy officials were unable to agree on a pricing plan for the next quarter.
Turkey and Russia's Gazprom are likely to finalise a deal on natural gas prices by mid-July, Turkish officials told Reuters, after Ankara warned last week it could seek international arbitration if they failed to agree.
It is not necessary to hold early elections to the parliament over amendments to the Constitution on decentralization, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said.
MOSCOW - Gazprom's Chief Executive Officer Alexei Miller said there were no interruptions in the supply of Russian gas to Europe through Ukraine, the news agency Interfax reported on July 1.