The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) does not rule out Russia’s suspension from participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018, but the decision can be made only after the song contest in Kiev in May.Read More
In the Italian city of Verona at the wine exhibition Vinitaly the Russians were forced to remove wines from the annexed Crimea from their booth.
Yulia Samoilova performed in the Crimea after its annexation by Russia.
The head of the Crimea Sergei Aksyonov spoke in favor of changing the form of government in Russia. According to RIA Novosti, he told local media that the country needs a monarchy.
On March 14th, at a meeting in the Southern Federal District, the Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said that self-supply of the annexed Crimea with food products is insufficient.
This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during his visit to Turkey, the press service of the Ukrainian government reports.
School principal in the village of Krasnokamenka near Feodosiya in the Crimea ousted teenagers from the school stadium, accusing them of holding an illegal rally.
Prime Minister of Lithuania Saulius Skvernelis advised Europe to avoid “naive” participation in negotiations with Russia until it leaves Ukraine alone.
In his interview last Saturday Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia should prepare for the fact that it will be living under sanctions for an indefinitely long time.
U.S. president Donald Trump said that his predecessor Barack Obama showed his softness regarding Russia on the issue of the Crimea. He wrote that on his Twitter.