McLaren’s report: Doping cover-up in Russia was unprecedentedSport December 09, 14:23
Nearly 11,000 people leave Aleppo’s areas controlled by militants over past 24 hoursWorld December 09, 14:09
Lavrov sees good chance of reaching deal with US on militants withdrawal from AleppoRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 09, 14:04
South Korean president transfers power to prime ministerWorld December 09, 13:56
Russian top diplomat praises OSCE contribution to settlement in UkraineRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 09, 13:44
Peskov says top-notch lawyers hammered out Rosneft’s privatization dealBusiness & Economy December 09, 13:37
Press review: McLaren’s second round of anti-doping crusade and trilateral gas talksPress Review December 09, 13:00
Pole vault star Isinbayeva withdraws her candidacy for post of Russian athletics chiefSport December 09, 12:55
Kremlin warns obtaining of US MANPADS by Syrian militants dangerous for Russian Air ForceRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 09, 12:12
KIEV, July 1 (Itar-Tass) - Ukraine determines relations with NATO and Russia on the basis of the non-aligned status, Defence Minister Pavel Lebedev said.
In an interview with Kommersant-Ukraina on Monday, Lebedev said, “We’re building relations with NATO and the CIS countries, including with Russia and Belarus, due to our non-aligned status.”
“We take part in peacekeeping operations. The ministry supports any peacekeeping operations, primarily under the U.N. auspices,” the minister said.
“Peacekeeping operations help servicemen obtain experience to work in trouble spots. Kiev thoroughly studies each proposal to join the U.N. missions. The key factors are safety of our peacekeepers and the conformity of their participation to national interests and legislation of Ukraine,” Lebedev said.