He also said that Obama confirmed his support for Ukraine and its president’s efforts on defending the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country. Kiev accuses Moscow of interfering in its internal affairs, a claim that Russian Federation has repeatedly denied.
The man detained, history teacher Oleg Ilyin, said he joined Sunday’s march because he was “for peace in Ukraine and wanted the war there to stop”.
Prosecutors called for life sentences and the hearing was adjourned.
UNITED NATIONS – About 160 world leaders are converging on the United Nations to address Middle East unrest and other global issues related to peace and worldwide security. Nadia Savchenko stands accused of directing artillery to kill Russian journalists operating in eastern Ukraine.
The ban came after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree earlier this month to impose sanctions on 388 Russian individuals and 105 companies, including 25 airlines, for their alleged assistance to insurgents in Ukraine’s eastern regions. “We remain in contact with our family”, Yerofeyev told reporters during a brief break in the preliminary hearings.
Poroshenko also spoke about bringing an end to the conflict by diplomatic means, which have so far been the main source of efforts in high-profile negotiations with France, Germany, Ukraine and Russian Federation.
Russian Federation has put a member of Ukraine’s military on trial.
Russian Federation views both as fundamental threats to its nationalist interests that it will fight with trade sanctions and nuclear arsenal upgrades.
“We have reached an agreement with our American partners that the training will start in November”, the president said.