The U.S. and Russia held in Finland secret talks on Ukraine in June 2014, says the Finnish Ministry of foreign Affairs.
The representative of the MFA Weight Hakkinen (Vesa Hakkinen) told the news Agency Associated Press, his office helped to organize a meeting on the island Boise off the southern coast of Finland. However, he declined to provide more information.
Earlier in August, the President of Finland Sauli Niinistö met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and then went to Ukraine for talks with President Petro Poroshenko. This, according to the Agency, gave rise to speculation that the Finnish President carries out a mission on behalf of the European Union.
Meanwhile, the office Niinistö said on Tuesday, August 26, that he was not involved in the secret negotiations between the U.S. and Russia in June.
Verkhovna Rada Deputy Anton Gerashchenko said the ban on the singer lolita Milavskaya to enter Ukraine "a great work of guards and security" of the country. The law, he said, should be one for all. The decision of the Ukrainian authorities was associated with visiting artist Kerch in 2015.
The bombing of the car of the special monitoring of the OSCE mission in Luhansk region killed a US citizen. About it "Interfax" was informed by a source in law enforcement bodies of the self-proclaimed LNR. A few people — according to the Agency, it is the citizens of Germany, were injured.
The Chairman of the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe, foreign Minister of Austria Sebastian Kurz commented on the undermining of the car in the Donbass, which killed one of the observers of the OSCE, and the other was injured. "We need to conduct a thorough investigation
Forward of St. Petersburg SKA Ilya Kovalchuk intends to return to the National hockey League. According to Sportsnet, the probability that 34-year-old hockey player go into the "new Jersey devils". This information was denied by a member of the Board of Directors SKA Alexander Medvedev.
"Syrian democratic forces", consisting of detachments of ethnic Kurds and Arabs, has announced the surrounded Syrian city of raqqa — the unofficial capital of the terrorist group "Islamic state". SDF has taken control of all strategic roads leading to the town.
At the metro station Gorkovskaya Saint Petersburg metro police arrested a young man carrying internal organs. The detainee was a student of the First St. Petersburg medical University. Biomaterials in containers transported by agreement with the doctor from the lab to the clinic.