PRESS TOP 5: Wednesday, September 28Press Review September 28, 13:00
Russia against politicizing referendum issue in Republika SrpskaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 28, 12:18
Russia climbs two notches in World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness rankingBusiness & Economy September 28, 12:17
CIS countries expect West to abandon its sanctions policyWorld September 28, 11:13
Rosneft plans to increase production on Sakhalin to 3 mln tonnes in 2016Business & Economy September 28, 10:44
Court approves settlement deal on Russian tank manufacturer's multibillion debtBusiness & Economy September 28, 10:28
Russian nuclear sub test-fired 2 Bulava missiles from White SeaMilitary & Defense September 28, 9:51
Norwegian minister says Russia, Norway in talks over gas exports to EuropeBusiness & Economy September 28, 9:00
Japanese PM hopes for frank dialogue with Putin in DecemberWorld September 28, 7:57
“American and NATO military forces are moving closer to Russia’s threshold and the US has intensified activity in former Soviet republics," he told an inaugural meeting of the South and South-East Asian Nations Defense Chiefs’ Dialogue in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital.
"The latest example is pushing Ukraine into an abyss through support to Maidan (the protest movement in Kiev’s Central Independence Square - TASS) and an anti-constitutional state coup,” he added.
“The lawfully elected president was ousted from power in a military way,” the minister said. “A fraternal country for Russia was pushed into civil war. Thousands of people were killed,” Antonov said.
“Russia is ready to promote a peaceful settlement in Ukraine through broad nationwide dialogue with all regions and political forces in the country involved,” he went on, calling for "honest, consistent fulfilment of the Minsk peace deals over ceasefire in southeast Ukraine”.