Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin expressed his anger with the assessment of Ukrainian events by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton. According to him, 75 people have been killed in Kiev, of whom at least 15 are police officers.
"But the head of European diplomacy Catherine Ashton continues to mutter about "the peaceful nature of the protests." If these are peaceful protests, then Ashton is a ballerina," the politician stated.
Earlier, Ashton stated that the EU continued to offer Ukraine to sign the agreement on association and provide support on the path of reforms.
Mass riots resumed in Kiev on Tuesday. At least 77 people were killed, radicals seized a number of government buildings. A sniper appeared on Maidan, who opened fire on riot police. Soon afterwards, Interior Minister of Ukraine Vitaly Zakharchenko ordered to give combat weapons to law enforcers. The same evening, Rada decided to lift the regime of the counter-terrorist operation.
Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.
Presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, who was accredited for the press conference by Vladimir Putin from Dozhd (Rain) television channel, asked Putin about competition at the coming election
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign