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Russia closes off more than a quarter of Black Sea for a month
Between 24 July and 19 August, purportedly for training purposes, Russia has closed off five regions of the Black Sea with a total area of 118,570 square kilometers, more than a quarter of the sea’s total area, the Ukrainian Military Portal reports.
“The mentioned regions effectively close off the customary and advisable international shipping routes to Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania and Ukraine, virtually blocking maritime traffic with these countries,” the news outlet writes.
Ukraine sends peacekeepers to Mali
On June 23, The deputy head of the Central Directorate of Military Cooperation and Peacekeeping Operations of the General Staff of Armed Forces of Ukraine Valentin Levchik said that five peacekeepers from Ukraine joined the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali for the first time, reads the message of Ukrainian Ground Forces on Facebook page.
At the moment, 61 representatives of Ukrainian national personnel perform tasks in UN, NATO and joint peacekeeping …
Russia does not allow UN Monitoring Mission to enter Crimea
The Russian Federation denied UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine access to the annexed Crimea, reports the mission on its Facebook page.
The UN mission visited the Kalanchak and Chongar checkpoints at the administrative border with Crimea. It is noted that such visits and communication with people who cross the border is one of the methods of remote monitoring of the human rights situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.
"The Russian Federation still denies …
Russia to reconvene UN Security Council regarding Ukraine’s language law
The Russian delegation has once again called for discussion of Ukraine’s language law in the UN Security Council. Another session on the matter has provisionally been scheduled for 16 July, reports Oleh Nikolenko, a spokesperson for Ukraine’s Permanent Mission to UN.
“As we recall, on 20 May, the Russians tried to convene a far-fetched session on the day of the Ukrainian president’s inauguration. This time the formal reason was the law coming into force. Although everyone understands that …
UN accuses Russia of raids on Syrian hospitals
The UN has asked Russia for detailed information on how it has been using the location coordinates of hospitals in Syria. The demand was prompted by a series of airstrikes by the Russian-Syrian coalition in the Syrian provinces of Idlib and Hama in which several schools and more than two dozen medical institutions were hit.
The hospital coordinates are given by the UN to the conflicting parties as part of a humanitarian resolution system in order to protect them from attacks, Radio Liberty …
Kyiv: Russia deployed 82000 troops along Ukrainian border in Donbas and Crimea
The Chief of the Verification Department of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Andriy Gudz, at a briefing in Kyiv, said that "the total number of troops that Russia holds along the state border of Ukraine in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well as in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is about 82 thousand soldiers." He noted that these are combat-ready troops.
According to Gudz, at the moment there are more than 25 battalion tactical groups along the state border of Ukraine in the …
Putin replaces Russian Ambassador to Serbia
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order appointing Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko as Russia's Ambassador to Serbia. The document was published on the Internet portal of legal information.
Botsan-Kharchenko is a MGIMO (Moscow State Institute of International Relations) graduate, and he has worked in the structures of the European Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry in the 2000s and, in particular, was a representative of Russia in the International Negotiating Commission to Kosovo. …
Kremlin accuses Ankara of anti-Russian actions after events to mark the 75th anniversary of Crimean Tatars deportation take place in Turkey
The Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova said that the events in Turkey dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars from Crimea by the Soviet authorities and the 150th anniversary of the end of the Caucasian war were "anti-Russian."
"In May, Turkey hosted a series of events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars and the 150th anniversary of the end of the Caucasian …
Kremlin: International Court of Justice has no jurisdiction in Ukraine's case against Russia
The Russian Foreign Ministry has promised to prove that the UN’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague does not have jurisdiction in the “Ukraine versus the Russian Federation” case.
“In particular, we deny the existence of a dispute between our two countries according to the mentioned conventions in principle, and we intend to prove that Ukraine is unscrupulously trying to use their dispute resolution mechanisms in order to achieve political goals,” the ministry said in a …
Kyiv calls on international community to increase pressure on Russia to release Ukrainian sailors
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin reported on his Twitter that the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine "submitted a request and called on all Foreign Ministers from the friendly and partner countries to put pressure on Russia to implement the decision of the International Tribunal in Hamburg." Earlier International Tribunal ordered Russian authorities to release Ukrainian sailors.
Klimkin believes that Ukraine should do "everything possible through political channels and National Maritime …