After a wave of violent clashes in Kiev and other Ukrainian cities, the country’s parliament voted to impeach President Viktor Yanukovych, release Yulia Tymoshenko and hold early presidential elections on May 25.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged the Contact Group on Ukraine to hold a new round of talks as early as possible.
According to Secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchinov, Ukraine will have three waves of mobilization in 2015.
The United Nations Committee against Torture has expressed concern with Ukrainian excessive use of force in Kiev, Odessa and Mariupol.
Despite earlier claims that US had no intention of supplying Ukraine with weapons, a recent leak of government documents has revealed plans to supply weapons to Kiev. The leak was published online by Ukrainian hackers group CyberBerkut.
Kiev and Donbas representatives must make steps to establish a dialogue within the framework of the Minsk agreements, speaker of the State Duma said.
The Donetsk People's Republic should be within the borders of the former Donetsk Region, DPR deputy prime minister said, pointing out that the issue should be addressed "at the negotiating table, without any weapons in hands."
Russia's Deputy Emergencies Minister Vladimir Stepanov stated that new Russian humanitarian convoy will deliver construction materials to eastern Ukraine, to repair damaged infrastructure and energy systems, as well as essential provisions and food.
Tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees remain in Russia. Some 222,800 people have applied for refugee status and temporary shelter in Russia; refuge was granted to 193,800 Ukrainians so far.
Ten event that have brouht Ukraine to its current situation.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that "western partners" tried to make Russians and Russian-speaking people in Ukraine "swallow humiliation."
Swedish diplomat and former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Hans Blix supposed that withdrawal of American nuclear weapons from the European countries and transfer Russian nuclear weapons further east could help to improve situation with Ukraine, but it could not happen in near future.
The United Nations World Food Programme has distributed food vouchers worth $450,000 to internally displaced people of Ukraine’s eastern region of Donetsk as part of an emergency operation to feed 120,000 people.
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said that Minsk negotiations involving Ukraine, Russia and OSCE is the most acceptable basic format to ensure the peace process.
Tons of gold bars have vanished from the National bank of Ukraine. In an interview with Ukrainian media, Valeria Gontareva, the Governor of the bank admitted that there is almost no gold left in the vaults, and provided no explanation as to where the country’s gold has gone.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov stated that Russian foreign ministry does not rule out any format of negotiations on Ukraine that could help.
Russian Foreign Ministry's human rights ombudsman Konstantin Dolgov said that international human rights organisations must do more to "summarize the facts of human rights violations and prompt Kiev authorities to investigate facts."
Russia's Permanent Representative to the OSCE, Andrei Kelin took all accusations concerning the work of organisation into account, but he does not want to respond to them.
The head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) Igor Plotnitsky addressed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in an open letter with proposal to duel.
The US Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs will join the US Vice President during his official visit to Ukraine, where he will discuss the Russia's fulfillment of Minsk agreement and Kiev's governmental reforms.
The US Vice President will visit Ukraine on November 21 to meet with the Ukraine's President and the Prime Minister to discuss Russia's fulfillment of Minsk agreement along with Ukrainian government reforms.
The fact of registration and authorization of users on Sputnik websites via users’ account or accounts on social networks indicates acceptance of these rules.
Users are obliged abide by national and international laws. Users are obliged to speak respectfully to the other participants in the discussion, readers and individuals referenced in the posts.
The websites’ administration has the right to delete comments made in languages other than the language of the majority of the websites’ content.
In all language versions of the sputniknews.com websites any comments posted can be edited.
A user comment will be deleted if it:
The administration has the right to block a user’s access to the page or delete a user’s account without notice if the user is in violation of these rules or if behavior indicating said violation is detected.
Users can initiate the recovery of their account / unlock access by contacting the moderators at firstname.lastname@example.org
The letter must contain:
If the moderators deem it possible to restore the account / unlock access, it will be done.
In the case of repeated violations of the rules above resulting in a second block of a user’s account, access cannot be restored.
To contact the team of moderators, write to email@example.com