Mascot of 2018 World Cup should be remembered like Olympic Mishka, Mutko saysSport October 22, 6:31
Nineteen people killed, 3 injured in helicopter crash landing in Russia's YamalSociety & Culture October 22, 5:00
Donetsk’s suburb comes under shelling by Ukrainian troopsWorld October 22, 4:16
Russia to host 2018 FIFA World Cup at highest level — MutkoSport October 22, 2:12
Wolf chosen as mascot of 2018 FIFA World Cup in RussiaSport October 22, 2:00
Warming in Russian-British relations not in sight over short term, says expertRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 1:38
Ceasefire agreements signed with 15 more Syrian settlements — Russian Defense MinistryWorld October 22, 0:39
Russian State Duma speaker confirms readiness to meet PACE presidentRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 0:15
Ukraine’s new anti-Russian sanctions to take effect on October 31World October 21, 21:22
BERLIN, July 03, 23:32 /ITAR-TASS/. In a phone conversation on Thursday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine and called for the soonest possible bilateral truce there, German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said.
Merkel and Obama “stressed the importance of the soonest possible cessation of fire on both sides,” Seibert said. He added that Russia should contribute to the peace efforts and that Moscow needs to influence “separatists” in the east of Ukraine to make them observe a prospective truce.
“The common goal is to stabilize the situation, which will make it possible for Ukraine to decide which path to take by democratic means,” the spokesman said.
Kiev’s military operation against federalization supporters in Ukraine's embattled southeastern regions bordering Russia, conducted since mid-April, which involves armored vehicles, heavy artillery and attack aviation, has killed hundreds of people, destroyed buildings and forced tens of thousands to flee Ukraine to Russia.
Fierce military attacks of the pro-Kiev forces on the country’s Southeast resumed after President Pyotr Poroshenko, who had won the May 25 early election and taken office on June 7, terminated the 10-day ceasefire in the Southeast on June 30. When the truce was in place, there were reports that it was repeatedly violated by Kiev.