US Ambassador to the UN declared a condition of lifting sanctions against Russia

Nikki Haley Anti-Russian sanctions will remain in place as long as the Crimea will not return to the Ukraine. According to TASS, on Thursday, February 2, the U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley said during his first in office speech at a meeting of the Security Council of the world organization. “Crimea is part of Ukraine. We entered sanctions concerning the Crimea will remain in force until Russia will not return to Ukraine control over the Peninsula”, — quotes Haley news. However, she stressed that Washington wishes to improve relations with Moscow. On 31 January President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said that the time for the abolition of anti-Russian sanctions has not come yet. A number of countries, including the USA and member States of the European Union imposed anti-Russian sanctions in 2014, linking them with the annexation of Crimea to Russia, and then the conflict

Trump denied the mitigation of anti-Russian sanctions

Donald Trump The US President Donald trump said that it had not taken measures to mitigate the anti-Russian sanctions. On Thursday, February 2, announced at the White house. “I didn’t soften”, — he answered a reporter’s question. Earlier, the press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer explained that Washington does not weaken the restrictive measures against Moscow, but only clarified them. “This is a normal procedure the Ministry of Finance, which quite often clarifies specific questions after the imposition of sanctions, he stressed. Earlier Thursday it was reported that the United States eased sanctions against the Federal security service (FSB) of Russia, allowing to “solicit, receive, use and pay for licenses and permits” issued by the Department on “information technology products”, provided that the total payment does not exceed 5 thousand dollars per year. However, the export, re-export, or supply of any goods and technologies to Crimea are prohibited.

Gatherings proposed to equate to political demonstrations

Yevgeny Fyodorov State Duma Deputy from United Russia Evgeny Fedorov considers it necessary to equate folk gatherings to political demonstrations. About the MP said on Thursday, February 2, RT. According to him, he prepared a number of amendments to the law “On assemblies, rallies, demonstrations, processions and picketing”. According to the document, if the citizens organized a person and have a common political goal, their shares are recognized as a public event, despite the lack of symbolism and formal requirements. That is, the action would be impossible without the approval of the authorities. “Everybody understands that the so-called people’s assemblies is a political demonstration, but by law this point is not spelled out. These legislative gaps are often extremists, because there is no problem for normal political community to get permission for the rally,” he explained. The Deputy of the state Duma from “United Russia” Vitaly Milonov supported the idea

In the Federation Council called for an end to PR Ukraine

Andrei Klimov Kiev is trying by all means to recover the location of the world’s leaders, have to help him, said Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Andrei Klimau. His position, he shared the conversation with “” on Thursday, February 2, commenting on the intention of Kiev to convey to the international criminal court (ICC), one of the bullets allegedly got into the plane, the Navy An-26 during the “firing” in the Black sea. “I think we every time PR Ukraine, our reaction is not necessary, because there are people today difficult position — they have ceased to notice. If we are going to notice them more than necessary, we will actually play by their rules,” said the Senator. In his opinion, if the bullet will take as evidence that the Russian side someone needs to introduce at trial. At the same time Klimov stressed that

Citizens urged to put in the Windows, portraits of Stalin

Maxim Suraykin The party “Communists of Russia” called on citizens to place the portraits of Joseph Stalin in the Windows of houses. The request contains the greeting from 74-th anniversary of the victory of Soviet troops at Stalingrad, which was published on the website of the party on Thursday, February 2. “The Communist party “Communists of Russia” appealed to residents of Stalingrad-Volgograd with a call to put in the Windows of houses portraits of Joseph Stalin these days to see that Stalingrad remember and honor the Supreme Commander and we hope for the return of the historic name.” — said in greeting the Chairman of the party Maxim suraykin. He said, Stalingrad was a symbol of anti-fascist resistance. “We are disappointed that so far not met the requirement of our party to return to the Volgograd historical and such an important name,” he added. In November 2012 the Volgograd branch

Churkin commented on the military actions of the Ukrainian forces in the Donbass

Permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin said that Kiev is provoking clashes in Eastern Ukraine as a pretext for a full waiver of the Minsk agreements. About it reports “Interfax”.   “What’s happening is quite obvious that Kiev is trying to use them provoked by the military clashes as the reason for the complete abandonment of the implementation of the Minsk agreements of February 12, 2015”, – said Churkin.   He added that Ukraine is trying to imagine everything else “twisting everything inside”, but this approach does not correspond to the Minsk agreements and certainly not realize.   Earlier it was reported that Donetsk was shelled tonight from artillery of 152 mm caliber and “Hurricane”. Also in the city, a massive explosion. Photo: Albin Lohr-Jones / Globallookpress

The head of the UK Ministry of defence has said it is ready to cooperate with Russia

The head of the British Ministry of defense Michael Fallon said that Russia may again become a partner of the West, the Kingdom expects it. It is reported by RIA Novosti.   “Russia could again become a partner of the West. We could only hope, quoting (Michael) Bulgakov: “All will be right, and this is the world,” said Fallon.   According to the head of the military Department, the cooperation between the two countries will be subject to the fulfillment of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine and the reduction of military activity. Photo:

A powerful explosion rocked the center of Donetsk

In Donetsk there was a powerful bomb, the sound was heard even in the neighboring towns. About it reports “DonPress“.   “First there was a bright orange flash outside the window, then after a few seconds a powerful explosion. Truhanul so that on the balcony as much as the door itself opened. I still can’t recover from, heart pounding heavily,” – wrote in social networks one of the residents of the city.   It is reported that the blast was visible in all parts of the city. Many residents said that the house by a powerful explosion rocked.   Residents of Makiivka said that a powerful shock wave was felt in their city: “most Likely, somewhere between Donetsk and Makeyevka our something exploded.”   About victims at the moment are not reported. Details are specified. Photo: billi.on.air Instagram

Churkin: Kiev is using the situation in the town as a reason for refusal of the Minsk agreements

Permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin © EPA/JASON SZENES UN 3 Feb. /Offset. TASS Oleg Zelenin/. Kiev uses they provoked clashes in the town as the reason for the “complete failure” of the implementation of the Minsk agreements. This was stated by the permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin at the meeting of the Security Council.