Observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) have not noted any movement of military equipment along the Russian-Ukrainian border since the beginning of their mission, the group’s head said Friday.
In his first public comments on the issue, Hong Kong's former chief executive has called on the pro-democracy activists to end their nearly month-long protests, saying the longer they continue the more serious the consequences will be, AFP reports.
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Yoann Bernard is a renowned French chef who has recently taken the helm of The Ritz-Carlton's Café Russe in Moscow; on the eve of International Chefs’ Day, he told RIA Novosti what kinds of adjustments had to be made to the menu due to “food sanctions”, his love of winter in Russia, and the way he deals with his most capricious customers.
During his annual press conference roundtable with Russian journalists, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko discussed the Ukrainian crisis, the ceasefire agreement signed in Minsk at the Trilateral Contact Group meeting, sanctions and the relationship between Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and the West.