South Korea expects North to hold new nuclear test by end of MarchWorld March 24, 7:20
Russian-US experiment to simulate outer space mission named SIRIUSScience & Space March 24, 6:20
ZA Sport becomes Russia’s official Olympic kit brandSport March 24, 4:28
Police searching for another suspect in Russia’s ex-MP murder in KievWorld March 24, 2:45
Fourth victim of London attack dies in hospital — policeWorld March 24, 2:42
Ammo depot fire in Ukraine no threat to EU gas transit — companyWorld March 24, 2:40
Putin pleased with acting at Moscow's Maly drama theaterSociety & Culture March 23, 23:35
Former Russian MP killed in Kiev, killer dies in hospitalWorld March 23, 23:32
Russian philanthropists get highest French award for thier art donationSociety & Culture March 23, 23:26
MOSCOW, June 18. /ITAR-TASS/. Prospects for contacts between the Russian leadership and Ukraine’s leaders will depend on how long the military operation of the Ukrainian Armed Forces continues in the east of the much-troubled country, Alexei Pushkov, Chairman of the State Duma Commitee on Foreign Policy told a news conference Wednesday.
“In my assessment, it would be essential for (Ukrainian President Petro) Poroshenko to issue an order on a ceasefire so as to make a contact with the Russian President possible, because any such contacts are rather problematic amid combat actions,” he said.
“The stance of the Russian government towards Kiev depends on many things and on whether the punitive operation continues,” Pushkov said.