No flights of Russian, Syrian aviation over Aleppo in last 7 days — Defense MinistryWorld October 25, 5:24
Crimea’s integration, ecology to dominate agenda of RPF forum in YaltaRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 25, 4:31
At least 48 people killed in attack at police college in PakistanWorld October 25, 3:50
Patriarch Kirill I to hold major news conference as part of Orthodox media festivalSociety & Culture October 25, 3:12
Medvedev to hold session of Presidential Council on Strategic Development on TuesdayRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 25, 1:49
Moldovan court issues warrant for arrest of opposition figureheadWorld October 25, 1:33
Ukraine’s prosecutor general seen as possible successor to President Poroshenko — MPWorld October 25, 0:23
51 ceasefire violations reported in Syria in past day — Russian reconciliation centerWorld October 24, 23:32
Two Ukrainian cities support initiative for broader status of Russian languageWorld October 24, 23:31
According to him, in recent weeks Russia has taken a number of steps, demonstrating its goodwill in the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis. It is the decision not to use its armed forces, to provide assistance in the release of OSCE observers, it’s Russian President Vladimir Putin’s proposal on joint border control. “And the decision on the creation of the inter-parliamentary group is a sign of Russia’s willingness to make efforts to solve the issue in a positive and constructive way,” Pushkov said.
The parliamentarian recalled that the situation in the east of Ukraine was to a large extent provoked by the fact that the population of these regions was denied the right to hold a referendum on federalisation. “The decision on holding the referendum had been made in March, then the situation would develop in a different way. If a considerable part of the population insists on decentralisation, this should be considered within the framework of legal instruments, without a negative response,” he said.
He noted that universal nature of international law supposes its universal application. “We too often hear the worlds of violation of international rights from the states that violate them themselves,” the Russian parliamentarian added.