Minsk Province

BRICS Leaders Issue Anti-Terrorism Declaration

The declaration signed by BRICS leaders, issued at their meeting in the Russian town of Ufa, is set on confirming the organization's unified vision on issues of international importance.

A number of analysts believe that this is a step in the direction of the organization aiming at increasing its role in resolving global issues.

Bulgaria, Ukraine Presidents Agree to Renew Sofia-Kiev Flights

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko have agreed to resume flights between the capitals of their respective countries, media outlets report.

The development comes as President Plevneliev is on a visit to Kiev Tuesday and Wednesday, the first trip of a Bulgarian head of state to Ukraine in the past 12 years.

Donbass Introduces Special Regime of Self-Governance, to Hold Local Elections

The authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) will introduce a special regime of self-governance on its territory and plan holding local elections on October 18.

This was announced by DPR Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko in a statement on Thursday, TASS news agency reports.

International Powers Discuss Minsk Ceasefire Progress in Paris

The Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia will be meeting Tuesday in the French capital Paris to hold talks on the Ukraine crisis, Reuters reported.

The French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius stated on June 17 that the government representatives will be discussing the effective execution of the ceasefire deal that was

EU Extends Sanctions on Russia

EU foreign ministers agreed Monday to back the extension of economic measures imposed on Russia until June of next year.

This is a six-month addition to measures which would have otherwise expired at the and of January 2016.


EU has extended economic sanctions against Russia until 31 January 2016, with a view to complete implementation of Minsk agreement.