The summits Ukraine — EU will never pass in the Crimea, said the head of the state Committee of the government of the Republic on inter-ethnic relations Zaur Smirnov. In an interview with RIA Novosti on Thursday 13 July, he noted that the Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko should give the updated political map of the world.
"A new card to the President of a neighboring country should be hung in the most conspicuous place, to continue not to be forgotten," said he, stressing that "Crimea is legitimate and an integral part of Russia, and this fact no one can dispute".
Smirnov added that statement Poroshenko on holding the next summit with the European Union in the Crimea and Donetsk has caused confusion among residents of the Republic. "After the siege of the Peninsula Kiev regime has lost the moral right to speak out loud about the Crimea", — concluded the official.
Earlier on Thursday, the media reported that the summit Ukraine — EU in Kiev completed it without the approval of the final statement. The Ukrainian side wanted to include in the document the phrase from the preamble to the Association agreement that the EU "recognises Ukraine's European aspirations and welcomes its European choice", but the representatives of the European Union was against it.
The Association agreement with Ukraine the Council of the EU approved July 11.
Crimea joined Russia in March 2014 according to the popular vote held on the Peninsula. Kiev has deemed the referendum illegal, and accused Moscow of occupation of the territory. The Kremlin stresses that the plebiscite be held with observance of all international norms.
The head of Transnistria Vadim Krasnoselsky in the course of communication with local and Ukrainian journalists speculate about ownership of the Crimea. In addition, he explained to reporters the difference between the situation with the breakaway Republic and the Peninsula, as well as the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass.
Acting Governor of Sevastopol Dmitry Ovsyannikov signed a law on strategy of socio-economic development of the city until 2030. The mayor noted that Sevastopol has a high potential. In addition, he said, "we have the resources and the full support of the Federal centre".
The race for the post of Governor of Sevastopol in the near future can leave candidates Viktor Rezanov ("People against corruption") and a former Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Vadym Kolesnichenko (party of "Great Motherland"). According to journalists, they could not overcome the municipal filter.
The UN Security Council on Monday, July 24, will hold an extraordinary meeting on the situation in Jerusalem, where the clashes between the Palestinians and the Israelis killed several people. The discussion will take place behind closed doors after the morning session of the Council.
The fighting was interrupted Donetsk filtration station. The power supply has been disconnected at 19:25 on Saturday, July 22. Stopped water supply to the city of Avdeevka, partly Donetsk and Yasinovataya, towns Verkhnetoretskoye, Red Partisans, and the village Vasilevka and Kruta Balka.
The head of homeland security and the US cyber command Admiral Michael Rogers believes that now is not the time to create a joint Russian-American group on cyber security. Such opinion as transfers RIA Novosti, he said during a forum on security.