The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) published wiretapped talks between members of the group mediators involved in bribing Ukrainian politicians using Russian money.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused "Ukrainian coupists" of violating the Budapest Memorandum.
In the case of an armed conflict with Russia, the Estonian government may lose control of the Ida-Viru County in the country’s north-east, where the Russian-speaking population prevails.
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko believes that Russia can annex other countries under the pretense of the alleged discrimination of Russian minorities.
Ironically, one of the rationales that Putin provided for his incursions into Ukraine was to protect Russian speakers there. Russian speakers in Ukraine are precisely the ones who are bearing the brunt of the fighting.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced his willingness to put issues of second national language and federalization to a referendum.
More than half of Ukrainians are against granting official status to the Russian language, as the data of sociological study conducted in fall shows.