EU: Annexation of Crimea to Russia is condemned and its “growing militarization” raises concern

The European Union (EU) on Monday reaffirmed its condemnation of the “illegal annexation” of Crimea by Russia, on the first anniversary of its secession from Ukraine, and expressed concern about the “growing militarization” of the peninsula. “One...

Annexation of Crimea was described in documentary by Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin described the secret meeting he held with officials last year when Moscow decided the annexation of Crimea, a region that before belonged to Ukraine, located on the Black Sea, the Kremlin added to its territory in March. In the development of a...

Ukraine and the rebels create an area without military

Yesterday at Minsk, the Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists signed a memorandum of ceasefire to create a demilitarized zone of 30 km. “The memorandum provides for the withdrawal of no less than 15 km of large caliber weapons. Thus, a safety zone of more...

EU sanctions 13 people and 2 companies linked to Ukraine’s conflict

The member countries of the European Union adopted new sanctions this Monday, including, for the first time, companies linked to the conflict in Ukraine and Russia expecting any of these give way to a dialogue. The new sanctions added another 13 names to the list of those...

Putin plans to convert Crimea in Gaming and Casinos zone

Russian President Vladimir Putin presented to parliament on Monday the draft law authorizing the creation of an area for Crimea to gambling and casinos in a bid to attract investment in the newly annexed peninsula. Russia has four zones where gambling is legal. Crimea would thus...

Ukraine and Russia ready to dialogue to lower tensions

Russia and Ukraine announced their desire to lower the tension of the conflict both countries live with the purpose of avoiding a `civil war´. `We are willing to a format (of negotiations) with many sides, in which the European (EU), the United States, Russia and the Ukrainian...

NATO restricts access of Russian diplomats into its headquarters

In an official statement, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) announced the implementation of restrictive measures towards Russian diplomats who want access to the organization’s headquarters in Brussels, as an additional consequence of the intervention of Moscow...

UN disapproves annexation of Crimea to Russia

The UN General Assembly today adopted by a clear majority a nonbinding resolution in defense of the territorial integrity of Ukraine denouncing the Russian “annexation” of Crimea, on a voting that showed a divided Latin America. The resolution submitted by Ukraine and...