Ukraine still waiting for Russia’s response to peace plan


Andriy Deshchytsia

Ukraine is waiting for Russia’s reaction to the peace plan for stabilizing the crisis in the east that was proposed by President Petro Poroshenko, Andriy Deshchytsia, the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, told Radio Svoboda, June 12. Currently, there is no evidence that Moscow has begun to implement the Geneva agreements of April 17, nor has it responded to Poroshenko’s plan, Deshchytsia said. Continue reading


Ukraine accuses Russia of blatant violation of border agreements


Statement by the Information Policy Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on the violation of the state border with the Russian Federation,
June 11, 2014

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine strongly condemns the blatant violations by the Russian Federation of the state border regime, which are continuing despite all the legitimate demands of the international community and the Ukrainian government.

The border guard service of the FSB (Federal Security Service) and other responsible authorities of the Russian Federation are continuing to enable the illegal transfers of armed organized groups and militants to Ukrainian territory. Continue reading

Ukraine demands meeting with film director detained in Russia


Film director Oleh Sentsov

Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs delivered a note to the Russian chargé d’affaires demanding that a  meeting be arranged with the film director Oleh Sentsov, who has been detained by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation. Continue reading

Russia promoting terrorism in Ukraine, says Ukraine’s MFA


Statement by the Information Policy Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on Russia’s support of terrorist activities in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, June 2, 2014

In connection with the growing number of incidents of penetration of Ukrainian territory by armed militants from the Russian Federation, and also with the intensification of their terrorist activities in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts threatening the lives and safety of Ukrainian citizens, the MFA of Ukraine once again categorically protests against the policies of the Kremlin aimed at providing military, logistical, economic, and financial support to the terrorist organizations DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) and LPR (Lohansk People’s Republic). Of particular concern are statements by several official representatives of the Russian Federation, especially Ramzan Kadyrov, which confirm their intention to continue the practice of strengthening the ranks of terrorists with corresponding Russian special forces. Continue reading