Transdniestria Asks Russia to Initiate Independence Recognition Procedure

Thursday, 17 April 2014 The parliament of Transdniestria, a de-facto independent former autonomous republic of Moldova, passed on Wednesday an address to the parliament and president of the Russian Federation to initiate the procedure for the recognition of the republic’s independence, the ITAR-TASS reports with reference to the press-service of Transdniestria’s Supreme Soviet.

Why CIA, NSA can’t spy on Putin?

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 Earlier this month, as Russia began its move in Crimea, U.S. spy agencies reportedly found a worrying silence in the spot where they were listening most attentively — the digital space around Russian President Vladimir Putin and his military brass. As the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, U.S. intelligence services…

If Russia Gets Crimea, Should Germany Get Kaliningrad?

By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber Mar. 20 2014 21:29 Vladimir Filonov / MTA view of the Gothic-style Konigsberg Cathedral in Kaliningrad, Russia. In the tug-of-war between Russia and the West, some states are apparently more equal than others when it comes to correcting “mistakes” of the past. In his speech to the nation on Tuesday, President Vladimir Putin said that Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev’s…

Turchynov Demands Self-Proclaimed Crimean Authorities Free All Hostages, Stop Provoking Ukrainian Troops By 21:00 On Wednesday

(19:32, Wednesday, March 19, 2014) Турчинов3 Ukrainian News Agency Parliament Speaker/acting President Oleksandr Turchynov has demanded that the self-proclaimed Crimean authorities free all hostages and stop provoking Ukrainian troops by 21:00 on Wednesday, the acting president’s representative office announced in a statement. “If all provocations against Ukrainian troops are not stopped and Admiral Haiduk and…

EU Bans European Council President from visitng Moscow

  Wednesday, 19 March 2014 Russia on Wednesday mocked a European Council decision to bar its president from visiting Moscow. President Herman Van Rompuy requested an urgent visit to Russia on Monday to hear the Russian opinion about the crisis in Ukraine ahead of an EU summit, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Defence Ministry Allows Ukrainian Military Use Weapons In Crimea

(20:22, Tuesday, March 18, 2014) Ukrainian News Agency The Defence Ministry has allowed Ukrainian military to use weapons in Crimea, reads a statement made by the Ministry press service. “Since the death of Ukrainian serviceman warrant officer Kakurin S.V. during the assault of the 13th photogrammetric centre of the central military-topographic and navigational department of…

Statement of the MFA of Ukraine with respect to assault landing of the Russian Armed Forces in the Kherson region on March 15

 Yesterday, 17:31 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses its strong and categorical protest against the landing on March 15, 2014 near the village Strilkove, Kherson region of troops of the Russian Federation Armed Forces in a number of 80 military personnel, and seizure of the village Strilkove with the support of 4 helicopter gunships…