Kremlin pays no attention to Kiev’s protest over Putin’s trip to Crimea
Oct27

Kremlin pays no attention to Kiev’s protest over Putin’s trip to Crimea

The Kremlin does not consider it is necessary to react towards Kiev’s note of protest over Vladimir Putin’s trip to Crimea as the Russian president can visit any region of the country, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters today. “Ukraine traditionally voices protest, and we traditionally pay no attention to these protests,” Peskov said. “The president visits those Russian regions if he believes this is...

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Expert: Kiev’s sanctions against Russian payment services to increase illegal cash inflow
Oct19

Expert: Kiev’s sanctions against Russian payment services to increase illegal cash inflow

Kiev’s inclusion of Russian payment services into the renewed list of anti-Russian sanctions will negatively affect Ukraine’s balance of payments, and will force guest workers to use illegal ways of currency delivery to the country, Ruslan Bortnik, the director of the Ukrainian Institute of Policy Analysis and Management, told TASS on Tuesday. “Sanctions against Russian payment systems will even more reduce the legal inflow of...

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Russia to consider response measures if Kiev scraps visa-free regime
Oct07

Russia to consider response measures if Kiev scraps visa-free regime

Moscow will consider retaliation measures if Ukraine decides to introduce visa regime with Russia, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said today. “I cannot say anything now,” Peskov told reporters answering the question whether Moscow would take similar steps if Ukraine scraps visa-free regime with Russia. “But if the decision is made to thwart the interests of ordinary people and if visas are introduced, this situation...

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Russia expects UN to put pressure on Kiev over human rights abuses
Sep28

Russia expects UN to put pressure on Kiev over human rights abuses

Information about gross violations of rights and freedoms in Ukraine in a report of the UN mission in Ukraine cannot be ignored, and Russia expects that necessary pressure will be put on Kiev, a Russian delegate told the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday.   “We are confident that the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights should continue documenting objectively and unbiasedly Ukrainian...

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Russian envoy says Kiev’s anti-Moscow attacks at UN sessions are becoming ‘boring’
Sep24

Russian envoy says Kiev’s anti-Moscow attacks at UN sessions are becoming ‘boring’

Russia’s UN envoy, Vitaly Churkin, has preferred to ignore “senseless attacks” by Ukraine at the UN Security Council session, adding that such behavior had become a “boring” tradition. “That the Ukrainian delegation at UN Security Council meetings goes beyond the bounds of the agenda has become a boring tradition. We are not going to react to such senseless attacks each time,” Churkin said at the UN...

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