The situation in Ukraine’s Donbas region remains tense as Kiev government forces are violating the ceasefire agreement reached at the meeting of the Contact Group on Ukraine in Minsk, the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said Sunday.
US Denies Offering Military Assistance to Ukraine: Reports
The United States has not made any offers on military assistance to Ukraine’s government, Reuters quoted a senior US official as saying Sunday.
Medvedev: Russia to Stick to Current Development Course Despite External Disturbances
Russia is not planning to change its development course, despite being subject to external disturbances, according to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
In France, dozens of people gathered in the harbor of Saint-Nazaire in western France on Sunday to protest against the French government’s decision to suspend the delivery of a Mistral warship to Russia.
Some two hundred protesters gathered by the docked Vladivostok – the first of two Mistral-class helicopter carrier ships – holding banners that read, “Hollande wants to kill Saint-Nazaire. We say no,” as well as “Let’s deliver Mistral and provide our citizens with job” and “For the victory of Mistral, for our independence.”
Organized by Mistral Gagnons (“Mistral Wins”), protesters included Saint-Nazaire city councilors, pro-Russian supporters, and members of several trade unions involved in the shipbuilding industry.