Politics of Ukraine

Montenegro bans 149 Russians and Ukrainians from entry

After Moscow's decision to ban entry to that country of some senior officials of Montenegro, Podgorica has responded with similar measures.

Namely, Montenegro has decided to ban 149 nationals of Russia and Ukraine from entry, because of, as stated, the role of Russia in the Ukraine crisis and the annexation of Crimea.

Russian ship sailing to Turkey sinks in Black Sea

A Russian ship sank on its way to Turkey in the Black Sea on April 19, as five people have been rescued and seven are missing, Doğan News Agency has reported.

"On April 19, the Heroes of Arsenal ship sank in the Black Sea," the Crimea department of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said in a statement.

According to Crimean rescuers, the vessel had 12 crew members on board.

Former Russian Deputy Shot in Kiev

The former deputy in the Russian Duma Denis Voronenkov has been killed in front of a hotel in Kiev, confirmed Ukrainian authorities.

President Petro Poroshenko described the murder as "an act of terrorism on the part of Russia". "The clear signature of the Russian special services has appeared several times across different European capitals."

Sanctions imposed on Serbian politicians over Crimea visit

KIEV - The Ukrainian security service SBU has decided to impose sanctions on Serbian politicians who have paid a three-day visit to Crimea, SBU spokesperson Elena Gitlyanska announced on Facebook.

She said the sanctions had been imposed on four Serbian citizens and one citizen of the Czech Republic for illegally staying in the territory of Crimea, Sputnik reported.

Kiev summons Serbian ambassador over MPs' visit to Crimea

KIEV - The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry on Friday condemned a visit to Crimea by a group of Serbian MPs, summoning Serbia's ambassador to Kiev.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine condemns in the strongest terms a visit by a group of Serbian MPs to occupied Crimea, the ministry's spokesperson Mariana Betsa told a press briefing in Kiev, Sputnik reported.