Assad cannot play any role in Syria’s future - Hollande
Lack of Kiev’s control over battalions aggravate Donbass situation - DPR delegation chief
Moscow warns against US plans to continue training Ukrainian troopers
Russian Defense Ministry refutes reports on destruction of relief convoy by Russian jets
Lion, tiger cubs in the cold at Crimea safari park after power cut off
Assad cannot play any role in Syria’s future - HollandeWorld November 27, 3:26
Turkish attack unexpected; Russia considered Turkey to be a friendly state - PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy November 27, 3:25
Moscow does not plan to interfere in fate of Erdogan - PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy November 27, 3:22
Russia should play one of leading parts in Syrian settlement, says HollandeWorld November 27, 3:18
Putin: deployment of S-400 in Syria not aimed against antiterror partnersRussian Politics & Diplomacy November 27, 3:16
Lack of Kiev’s control over battalions aggravate Donbass situation - DPR delegation chiefWorld November 27, 3:10
Moscow warns against US plans to continue training Ukrainian troopersRussian Politics & Diplomacy November 26, 21:43
Ukraine’s treasury deficit to total 7.3% of GDP in 2015 —finance ministerBusiness & Economy November 26, 21:32
Turkey refuses to hand materials on attack on Su-24M over to Russia —- defense ministryMilitary & Defense November 26, 21:09
“If the Rada passes a decision to this effect, it will be implemented by the Central Election Commission without fail,” local media quoted deputy chairman of the Ukrainian Central Election Commission Andrei Magera as saying on Tuesday.
At the same time, he said that a referendum was unlikely to be organized on May 25, or the day of presidential elections in Ukraine. The most probably date for such referendum could be June 15. The legal base for this referendum, he noted, was the laws on all-Ukraine referendums, on the Central Election Commission, and on state register of voters.
According to media reports, additional funding and amendments to the 2014 budget will be needed to organize the referendum.
In Luhansk, federalization supporters at a meeting on Sunday proclaimed the establishment of the Luhansk People's Republic. In particular, the protesters demand amnesty for all participants in the protest movement in Ukraine's east, recognition of Russian as a state language, and to hold a referendum on matters concerning self-determination of the region.
Taruta also suggested holding a nationwide referendum on the status of the Russian language.
Lukyanchenko said a referendum would help to ease the socio-political tensions in the South-East of Ukraine.
At an extraordinary congress of the Party of Regions in Donetsk on April 16, its delegates demanded that the Kiev authorities hold a referendum on a broader range of issues. They insisted that Russian be given the status of official language, the powers of the central government and the local authorities be separated, direct general elections to local bodies be held, regional administrations be dissolved, the budget powers of the central government and the local authorities be clearly delimited, and regions be given autonomy in addressing humanitarian issues and in the field of education.