Putin, Merkel and Poroshenko conversed in France

Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the President Elect of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko spent several minutes conversing before the official breakfast in the name of the French President Francois Hollande in the French town of Doville, reports “Dozhd” correspondent. 

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Celebration in Normandy as an opportunity for diplomacy

London – On June 6th, at least 17 state leaders, including the Queen of England, President of the United States and the Chancellor of Germany, are to meet in Normandy. They will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the deployment of the anti-Hitler coalition army and the opening of the western front in Europe. However, contemporary history will also be created in France. As the newly-elected Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who has been invited, might have the opportunity for the first meeting with the Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

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Putin promised Merkel to partially withdraw his troops from the eastern border of Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has informed German Chancellor Angela Merkel about a decision to  partially withdraw of Russian troops from the eastern border of Ukraine.

Such results of their telephone conversation have been reported by Merkel’s Press Secretary Stefan Siebert.

According to the statement posted on the website of the German government, “today Merkel and Putin have spoken on the telephone again. The Russian President has informed the Chancellor about the partial withdrawal of Russian troops from the eastern border of Ukraine by his command.” Based on obtained information, the parties have discussed further possible steps to stabilize the situation in Ukraine and Transdnistria and agreed to continue their close relations. Continue reading

The US demonstrates Putin how they are winning the war for Ukraine: the Russians will wash with their oil

“…The war will start and end on the stock exchanges,” wrote “Nashi Hroshi” on March 10, commenting on the most likely development of the conflict of interests between Russia and the United States that erupted on the Crimean soil.

And thanks to reports from the oil stock exchanges as of March 13, and unfolded in this context events, we have the audacity to assert: Russia has already lost.

It became known on March 13 that the United States dumped oil from its strategic reserves into the market for the first time since 1990. An entire 5 million barrels went for sale, which is only 1% of U.S. stocks. But the effect has surpassed all expectations – crude oil futures fell 2% – up to $98 in New York. Continue reading

Yanukovych is not Taking Calls from Merkel and Barroso

5303a7f8a2140German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been trying to call Yanukovych in view of the events taking place in Kyiv but the Ukrainian head of state is not answering his phone, a reliable source informs LB.ua after a meeting with ambassadors. The President has not reacted to what is happening in the center of Kyiv all day.

At least 9 people are dead. The president has appointed a meeting with the opposition tomorrow morning through his representative in the Parliament and the speaker Volodymyr Rybak. Berkut riot police is storming the Maidan right now. Continue reading