Merkel urged Putin to exert pressure on the Republic of South Eastern Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Russian President Vladimir Putin put pressure on the self-proclaimed DNI and LC referring to the official representative of the German government Steffen Seibert The two leaders held a telephone conversation during which also raised issues of constitutional reform in Ukraine and the organization of local elections in Donbass agreed with the representatives of Donetsk and Lugansk zakonodatelstvusoobschaet Kremlin Agreed to continue active joint work within the framework of the so-called format including the Norman in the coming days a meeting of Foreign Ministers – said in a statement

Turkey put up for sale more than a thousand hotels

In Turkey, hoteliers put up for sale about 1,3 thousands of hotels on the coast of the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean because of the deteriorating security situation in the country and the crisis in relations with Russia. This RIA Novosti reports referring to the newspaper Zaman. The aggregate value of these hotels is estimated at about 30 billion Turkish lira (10 billion dollars), their capacity – 153 thousand people. Most hotels put up for sale in Antalya, most focused on the Russian market.

Lavrov did not find in the Russian territory to return to Ukraine

“We have nothing to return (…) Crimea is the territory of the Russian Federation in full accordance with the will of the people [Peninsula]“, – the minister said. “It is possible, of course, to follow the logic that preach our Ukrainian colleagues, saying that this year will take the Donbass, and next year will take away the Crimea, in fact need to talk about the implementation of agreements in Minsk,” – said Lavrov.

Russia called the “most serious challenge” for the United States

 The American higher “war cabinet” was seriously alarmed by the rapid restoration of Russian army, especially its naval component. The Office of Naval Intelligence, even ordered a report of one of its experts to George Fedoroff. The study was a meaningful name – “Navy Russia: implementation of the historical change.” The expert, ironically also has Russian roots (judging by his last name), made unfavorable to his superiors conclusions – Russian navy regained their strength and are now in size among the top three world leaders, along with the US and Chinese navies, according to publication Daily Beast.