The Geneva deal on Ukraine demanding an immediate halt to violence in the country has recast poachers as gamekeepers, Finian Cunningham, an international affairs expert, author and media commentator told RIA Novosti.
The disarmament of irregular militant groups in Ukraine is a task for the authorities in Kiev, OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier told RIA Novosti Friday, outlining a roadmap devised at talks in Geneva on Thursday.
A Russian team of seven 16-year-olds together with two experienced polar explorers and the country's children's rights ombudsman, Pavel Astakhov, have skiied to the North Pole, the ombudsman's press service said Friday.
Russian cosmonauts will continue to work with their colleagues from the US, Europe and Japan, despite a number of recent NASA statements about curtailing space cooperation, the head of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center said.
Western countries are fighting a “total war” aimed at the complete destruction of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and expulsion of the major members of the organization, the deputy head of the Russian agency on CIS affairs said Friday.
Federalization supporters in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk are engaged in talks with the country’s acting defense minister about turning the region’s militia into a lawful unit, a leading activist said on Friday.
Radiation levels in the areas surrounding the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant have dropped, but still exceed the long-term target of the Japanese government, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on Friday.
Oil extraction at the Prirazlomnoye Arctic oilfield in the Arctic Pechora Sea will boost Russia’s oil output and increase its presence on energy markets, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday during a video link-up with an oil rig in the region.
Slovak representatives have informed Ukraine’s state-owned gas company Naftogaz that Russia’s Gazprom has finals say on the direction of the flow of gas across the Ukrainian-Slovak border, Naftogaz head Andrei Kobolev told reporters Friday.
Special operations to crack down on protests in eastern Ukraine are continuing, but have switched to an “inactive phase” following an agreement at four-party talks in Geneva on Thursday, the country’s Security Service said Friday.
Ukraine is set to return its former Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which rejoined Russia last month, through political and diplomatic means, Ukraine’s acting Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia said Friday.
Russia will not impose its membership on an unwilling Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) if the organization keeps threatening Moscow with sanctions in an effort to exert pressure, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Friday.
Ukraine has broken its silence on a sweeping entry ban imposed earlier this week on Russian males, explaining in a letter circulated to Russian airlines a limited set of exemptions to the harsh measure.