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Kiev promises Russian language status choice as military op enters ‘inactive phase’
Kiev has promised to let the regions decide on the status of any languages on their own, calling for “peace and unity.” Troops remain in eastern Ukraine, although the military operation has been rendered “inactive.”

18.04.2014 12:18

Ukraine imposes severe entrance restrictions on adult Russian males
Russian men aged 16 to 60 entering Ukraine without their families will only be allowed in if they have close relatives or an invitation, according to Ukrainian officials. Previously, all Russians could travel to Ukraine with just their internal IDs.

17.04.2014 13:13

Kiev military op in eastern Ukraine
Kiev’s troops remain in eastern Ukraine as the OSCE mission starts its work on “de-escalating” the situation on the ground. Anti-government protesters are unwilling to leave the seized buildings, demanding that the troops are pulled out first.

15.04.2014 13:51

West increases tensions over Crimea for political gain
The PACE decision to suspend Russia’s voting rights and exclude it from all leadership positions in 2014 is yet another, mostly symbolic, retaliatory measure by the West in response to Crimea’s vote to reintegrate with Russia.

13.04.2014 22:00

​Why Ukraine needs a new constitution fair to all
The situation in Ukraine is nothing short of a deep social and political crisis. With the rights of national minorities violated and the interests of regions disregarded, Crimeans found it necessary to quickly determine their own political future.

07.04.2014 20:07

Lavrov: US and EU line on Ukraine ‘unproductive and dangerous’
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has slammed the West for “aggravating internal differences” in Ukraine. His ministry says Kiev should stop “blaming Moscow for all of your problems.”

07.04.2014 16:48

Hundreds of Verona residents rally for independence
Residents of Verona have flooded the streets of the northern Italian city to reiterate calls for independence and demand the release of 24 activists arrested earlier on suspicion of plotting to take over Venice's main square with an improvised tank.

06.04.2014 17:00

‘NATO making best effort to show it’s doing something about Crimea’
Crimea is being used as pretext to increase Western defense budgets, although what’s happened there really has little impact on the vital national interests of NATO-members, security analyst Charles Shoebridge told RT.

03.04.2014 10:08

‘US looking for a major enemy to justify its defense spending'
As US spending on defense reaches $1 trillion a year and defense giants such as Boeing gain increased lobbying power, the US must justify this money by creating tangible enemies around the world, political analyst Patrick Hennigsen told RT.

30.03.2014 19:49

Putin, Obama discuss political chaos in Ukraine
Russian president held a phone conversation with Barack Obama to discuss possible scenarios of stabilizing the chaotic social and political situation in Ukraine. Putin once again highlighted the ongoing extremism rampant in Kiev as well as other regions.

28.03.2014 22:32

Xi Jinping's fears and liberal anti-China crusades
In his meeting with Barack Obama, Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged the US president to respect China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Xi Jinping's concerns are justified.

28.03.2014 09:51

UN vote shows Russia far from isolated – Churkin
Despite strong pressure by the US and other countries to support a resolution declaring Crimea's referendum invalid, the results of the UN General Assembly vote show Russia is not isolated in its stance on the Ukraine crisis, envoy Vitaly Churkin said.

28.03.2014 00:49

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