Kremlin: Putin made no statements on participation in 2018 presidential electionRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 21, 13:15
Kremlin declines to comment on appointment of Trump’s new national security adviserRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 21, 13:09
Press review: Russia’s UN envoy dies in New York and Iran urges closer ties with MoscowPress Review February 21, 13:00
Peskov on Ukraine blocking UNSC statement on Russia's late envoy: 'May God judge them'Russian Politics & Diplomacy February 21, 12:59
President of Azerbaijan appoints his wife as first vice-presidentWorld February 21, 12:37
Ukrainian MP Savchenko renounces parliamentary immunityWorld February 21, 12:32
Lavrov voices hope for restoration of Russia-Sweden relationsRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 21, 12:21
Diplomats all over the world will remember Churkin as an outstanding professional — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 21, 11:50
Ukraine stonewalls adoption of UNSC statement dedicated to Russia’s envoy ChurkinWorld February 21, 11:26
MOSCOW, February 11./TASS/. Russian State Duma lower house Speaker Sergey Naryshkin said on Thursday the threat of military provocations by Kiev in Ukraine’s embattled Donbass persisted.
"Unfortunately, the threat of new military provocations in Donbass, without the hope of a military victory but just for propaganda purposes - this threat still persists," the speaker told a session of the working group analyzing legislative procedures and enactments adopted in Ukraine.
"Why is Kiev reluctant to say that the Minsk agreements have reduced the degree of tension in the east of Ukraine and helped to sharply decrease casualties?" he asked in this connection.
"Maye because this is the fact that prevents them from whipping up hysteria and accentuates lack of options to the Minsk process," the speaker said.