July 18, 2014 20:09
Negotiable solution to Ukraine crisis still possible - Russian envoy to UN (Part 2)
NEW YORK. July 18 (Interfax) - Russia still believes there are chances to settle the Ukraine crisis through negotiations, says Russian Permanent Representative at the UN Vitaly Churkin.
"The punitive operation in eastern Ukraine needs to be stopped immediately. A negotiable solution to the crisis is still possible. It is necessary finally to make the right choice," Churkin said at a UN Security Council session on Friday.
Russia has proposed three times that the UN Security Council adopt a resolution to stop bloodshed in Ukraine, but these proposals were not supported by Russia's Western partners, he said.
"Our Western colleagues reacted with blatant cynicism, saying they can't compromise their principles, and the government is free to do whatever it wishes. As they say, one could shoot himself out of principle. But why should the interests of the entire nation, the people of Ukraine, be sacrificed for someone's geopolitical ambitions?" Churkin said.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
December 22, 2014
Russian military officers helping monitor east Ukraine truce
Russia-donated mobile hospital launched in Ebola-stricken Guinea
Snowden well-settled in Moscow, has job, new friends - lawyer
DPR to lift curfew on New Year night
Kazakhstan, Ukraine could return to $4 bln trade - Nazarbayev
PACE rapporteur on Russia slams anti-Crimean sanctions
Belarus does not allow Russia-bound transit of electronics - official
2018 FIFA World Cup chance to prove Russia not racist - Champagne
OSCE should help launch Kyiv's dialogue with Donetsk, Luhansk - Duma speaker
Trust Bank capital shortfall measured in tens of billions of rubles - Central Bank
Trust Bank unable to cope with outflow of deposits last week - Sukhov
Lawmakers propose hiring Italian prosecutor as head of Ukraine anti-corruption agency
Main indexes of the Russia stock market for December 22
Germany‘s E.ON is spinning its Russian business off to a "New Company" which will be transferred to the company‘s shareholders, with plans to list it in 2016. Apart from the Russia business, the new company will receive all of E.ON‘s conventional energy assets. E.ON itself will focus on renewable energy and innovation. Johannes Teyssen, E.ON‘s CEO, told Interfax in an interview of the logic behind the decision and its implications for the concern‘s Russian subsidiary OJSC E.ON Russia.
Australian Ambassador to Russia Paul Myler has given an interview to Interfax ahead of the G20 summit in Brisbane in which he speaks about the MH17 crash, the reasons for joining the West‘s sanctions against Russia and explained why Australia expects changes in Russia‘s food policy by March 2015.
The name Arkady Rotenberg has been in the news far more frequently than usual in recent months. The billionaire was hit by the first wave of European Union sanctions against Russia, and has already challenged this decision in court. Recently it was reported that the businessman has sold part of his assets to his eldest son. Arkady Rotenberg spoke in an interview with Interfax about whether there was a link between these two developments, the impact of sanctions on his business, his friendship with President Vladimir Putin and many other topics.