In the meantime, Ukraine has also banned all Russian airlines and aircraft from transiting its airspace should they “contain military combat equipment, dual goal equipment, or Russian military personnel”.
Sitting in the defendants’ cage at Kiev district court as the charges were read out, both looked healthy although Yerofeyev’s arm was still bandaged following an injury sustained during the gun battle which led to their capture in the industrial province of Lugansk.
The majority of Ukrainians flying with Aeroflot were in transit to Europe, so by banning Russian airlines, the Ukrainian authorities are driving their own citizens into transport isolation, according to the minister.
Russian special forces captain Yevgeny Yerofeyev stands in a cage…
He also accused prosecutors of “pressuring” them into giving testimony favourable to the Ukrainian case.
In this context, I propose that [the] 70th Session of the General Assembly consider the establishment of the global Day of Commemoration of Memory of the Victims of Terrorist Acts, he stated.
Ukrainian jailed military officer Nadezhda Savchenko, left, stands in a cage during a court hearing in a town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.
The banned groups, which include Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and United Nations agencies, provide much-needed aid to civilians across eastern Ukraine, many of whose houses and livelihoods have been destroyed in a few 18 months of fighting between Ukrainian forces and rebels seeking independence. Russia’s Defense Ministry, however, said they had resigned from active duty in December.
MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July 2014, killing all 298 people on board. “In the course of the conversation, President Obama emphasized that the United States would continue to support Ukraine in implementing reforms and finding a diplomatic solution to the conflict”.
The men bundled her into a van and drove her for three and a half hours with a hood over her head before she found herself in Russian Federation and locked in a hotel room in southern city of Voronezh. “I was taken across the border against my will”, she said. She has been in detention for over a year and spent more than 80 days on hunger strike in custody.