01:00 – Magic Call
The direct interference of U.S. President averted the military-political crisis that the Kremlin was trying to create
07:06 – Clusters of Reconciliation or Formula of Surrender? Ukraine Concerned about Possible ‘Remix’ of Minsk Agreements
Civil society representatives of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions prepared a statement warning about a dangerous scenario for Ukraine
10:58 – Ukraine’s Ambassador to Austria: Kremlin’s Propaganda Outlets Speak About Collective Guilt of Ukrainian People Towards Russia
A group of Russian special forces soldiers led by Colonel Igor Girkin made 13 April a harbinger of war. Today, however, blood continues to be shed, and Putin and his entourage threaten to spill even more blood by deploying troops on the Ukrainian border, the largest ever seen here since World War II.
13:54 – Dmytro Kuleba, Antony Blinken Discuss Steps to Restrain Russia’s Aggressive Actions
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba met with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a working visit to Brussels on 13 April.
15:37 – Politico: European Commission President Criticised for Refusing to Visit Ukraine
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has been blamed for insufficient support for Ukraine after rejecting President Volodymyr Zelensky’s invitation to visit Kyiv.
17:33 – Media Release New Evidence of Kremlin’s Involvement in Downing MH17
Journalists of NOS Dutch TV channel published new recordings of telephone conversations between people accused of downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in the sky over Donbas in 2014.
21:25 – Volodymyr Zelensky Arrives in Paris to Hold Talks with President of France and Chancellor of Germany
On Friday, 16 April, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and First Lady Olena Zelenska arrived in France on a working visit
23:30 – Russian Federation Restricts Freedom of Navigation in Black Sea
Russia announced the closure of part of the Black Sea areas towards the Kerch Strait for warships and state vessels of other countries from next week to October 2021 under the pretext of military exercises.
25:33 – Ukrainian Consul Detained by FSB in Russia
Officers of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) detained Ukrainian consul Oleksandr Sosoniuk in St. Petersburg. He is accused of “obtaining confidential information from the databases of law enforcement agencies and FSB.”
27:05 – Diplomatic War: Prague Expels 18 Russian Embassy Staff
The Czech Republic made a decision to expel 18 diplomats of the Russian Embassy in Prague, who were identified as Russian intelligence officers.