U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson yesterday visited Kiev with bizvision. This trip had two objectives – to tell the Ukrainian authorities about the outcome of the negotiations at Hamburg between the U.S. and Russia, as well as to introduce the newly appointed special envoy to Washington on Ukraine, Kurt Volker. Mr Tillerson took in Kiev with state honors, and his visit was regarded as significant, wrote on Monday the newspaper «Kommersant».
Jointly with the President of Ukraine final press conference, Tillerson said that a peaceful settlement in the Donbass depends primarily on Russia.
«The US goal is to restore the territorial integrity and unity of Ukraine, which we have already given $600 million since the crisis began. In their discussions with Russian leaders have declared that Moscow needs to take the first step to de-escalate, specifically to ensure the cease-fire and withdrawal of heavy weapons. We are disappointed with the lack of progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreement and call on Russia to fulfill their conditions – in particular to achieve from the separatists of the cessation of hostilities. EU sanctions and the US against Russia will remain until, until she stops the action that caused them,» – leads edition of the words of the Secretary of state.
Ankara claims that Amnesty International was preparing a new coup with the statement at a press conference at the end of the G20 summit in Hamburg by the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The scandal with the arrest, Idil Eser, Director of the international human rights organization for Turkey, and a number of activists gaining momentum – Turkish intelligence says Amnesty International allegedly intended to force regime change through a coup, reports the Pro-Kremlin «Russian newspaper».
«According to intelligence information, they gathered in a hotel in Buyukada island to discuss a continuation of the coup attempt. Therefore, our police and detained. Now their case will be considered by the court. I don’t know what will become clear in the result of the investigation,» said Erdogan, whose words are quoted by the RIA Novosti news Agency.
Veterans of the great Patriotic war living in Israel, will be life to receive a cash payment in the amount of 500 to 1000. The corresponding decree was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, as described in the document published on the official portal of legal information.
To pay the money for the veterans will be monthly, starting with January 1, 2018. The payoffs to the military personnel of different categories who served in the war and survivors of the Leningrad siege, prisoners of concentration camps and a number of other citizens.
In Geneva, started the seventh round of negotiations for a peaceful settlement in Syria: UN envoy Staffan de Mistura urged not to inflate expectations for the outcome of the current consultation phase, writes «Komsomolskaya Pravda».
Summit participants will discuss four so-called «basket», suggested by de Mistura: the formation of a new government, drafting a Constitution, holding elections and combating terrorism.