Russian parliament ratifies agreements with Donetsk and Lugansk — RT EN

22 Feb 2022 11:43 am The deputies of the Russian State Duma unanimously approved the agreements with the two Donbass republics. Russian parliamentarians have voted to ratify agreements underpinning political cooperation and military support between two breakaway Donbass republics, Donetsk and Lugansk, after President Vladimir Putin signed a proclamation recognizing their independence. At a session […]

Reactions from Germany to Russian recognition of the People’s Republics: "breach of international law"

After the recognition of the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk by Russia on Monday, German politicians were mostly outraged. After a phone call between Chancellor Olaf Scholz and US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday evening, the spokesman for the federal government, Steffen Hebestreit, said: “All three interlocutors agreed that […]

Emir Kusturica becomes director of the Central Academic Theater of the Russian Army in Moscow — RT DE

22 Feb 2022 10:40 am The Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica will be the director of the Central Academic Theater of the Russian Army in Moscow. The proposal came from Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at a joint meeting. Film director Emir Kusturica has agreed to become director of the Central Academic Theater of the Russian […]

China’s reaction to Russian recognition of Donbass republics — RT EN

22 Feb 2022 09:52 am After the Russian Federation officially recognized the autonomous republics in Donbass on Monday evening, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the ongoing escalation in tensions was linked to the non-implementation of the Minsk agreement. China expressed “concern” about the development of the situation in Ukraine after Russia announced it would […]

One in four German industrial companies classifies high energy prices as a threat to their existence — RT DE

22 Feb 2022 09:27 am The high energy prices and the climate neutrality the federal government is striving for, including the restructuring of the German economy, are costing German industry dearly. Around a quarter of all industrial companies are facing problems that threaten their existence – some companies want to relocate abroad. Due to the […]

Demand for antidepressants in Russia significantly increased by Corona — RT DE

22 Feb 2022 8:53 am Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, people in Russia have increasingly been using psychotropic drugs. According to statistics, the demand for antidepressants in the country increased by 43 percent. Doctors attribute the trend to the psychological aftermath of the health crisis. Sales of antidepressants and neuroleptics in Russia are […]

Zelensky gives speech to people of Ukraine — RT EN

22 Feb 2022 8:16 am Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has condemned Russia’s decision to recognize the two people’s republics in eastern Donbass. He described the move as a violation of his country’s sovereignty and integrity. In a televised address Tuesday morning, Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky accused Moscow of undermining diplomatic efforts to end fighting with […]