On April 29th, after a meeting with the Prime Minister of Latvia, Māris Kučinskis, the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, announced the involvement of the Bundeswehr in the policy of Russian containment along the eastern borders of NATO, Deutsche Welle reported.
“I want to emphasize the fact that it is extremely important for us to operate within the NATO-Russia Agreement,” Merkel said. At the same time, she expressed her hope to intensify the dialogue between Russia and the Alliance.
A Russian Su-27 fighter has once again made a dangerous maneuver near an American spy plane in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. This was stated by the representatives of the US Department of Defense, CNN reported.
CNN said that the Russian Su-27 performed an aerobatics barrel roll (360 degrees revolution around the longitudinal axis) about 30 meters from the American plane.
According to Reuters, Pentagon spokesman Bill Urban said that such actions of the Russian fighter jet may …
Local bandits are trying to exchange dollars, Euros and Ukrainian hryvnias, stolen from ATMs of Lugansk and Donetsk regions of Ukraine, in Russian banks, Forbes journalist Anton Berzhitskii wrote.
Several bankers and a source in law enforcement told Forbes that a significant amount of bills that were stolen from ATMs and bank vaults of Donbas and Lugansk region have emerged in Moscow. Mediators are trying to unofficially exchange these bills with a discount, using their acquaintances with top- …
Hearings in the case of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his elder son Alexander have begun in the EU Court in Luxembourg, Rosbalt reported. The Yanukovychs are challenging the sanctions that have been imposed against them by the European Union.
The restrictive measures placed on the former Ukrainian President and his son are supported by the lawyers of the EU Council and the European Commission.
"The meeting started after a ten-minute delay, but everything went according to …
On April 28th, a Republican member of the U.S. Congress, Duncan Hunter, during a discussion in the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services stated that the United States shouldn’t support the military modernization of Russia by buying rocket engines to launch American military satellites.
“There is no reason to fill Putin’s pockets, when we don’t need 18 rocket engines right now. Do you see that when you vote for it, you will be contributing to Russian military modernization,” Duncan Hunter …
NATO is planning to transfer four battalions of 4,000 soldiers to the Alliance’s eastern border with Russia, the Wall Street Journal reported. The soldiers will be stationed primarily in Poland and the Baltic states.
The US plans to contribute two battalions, while Germany and the UK will likely contribute one battalion each.
According to US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work, “The Russians have been doing a lot of snap exercises right up against the borders, with a lot of troops. From …
Co-Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives, Elliot Engel, has introduced bill H.R. 5094, “To contain, reverse, and deter Russian aggression in Ukraine, to assist Ukraine's democratic transition, and for other purposes”.
The bill is meant to preserve the sanctions against Russia until Moscow fully implements the Minsk Agreements and returns the Crimean Peninsula to Ukraine. The bill would also prohibit the recognition of the Russian annexation of the Crimea …
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said that members of the Russian motorcycle club Night Wolves were barred from entering Poland due to security concerns, Rosbalt reported. The club is known for its fierce nationalism and enthusiastic support for the Kremlin’s policies towards Ukraine. The motorcyclists were planning to travel to Berlin via Belarus and Poland on May 9th to mark the allied victory over Nazi Germany during World War Two.
Waszczykowski said he hopes that the Polish …
Acura, part of Honda, has suspended delivery of its cars to Russia. A representative of Honda Motors Rus LLC, who is the official distributor of Honda and Acura in Russia, told Autonews.ru that this decision was made “because of the current market situation”. The representative added that if this situation changes, deliveries may resume.
Dealers of the Japanese brand will close their doors on the 1st of June. A representative of Acura has said that “guarantees will also stay intact”.
Zhanna Nemtsova, the daughter of murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, has asked Russian investigators to interrogate the Head of the Chechen Republic of Russia, Ramzan Kadyrov.
On April 28, 2016, Nemtsova's lawyer, Vadim Prokhorov, told the news agency TASS that his client had requested that investigators question nine individuals from Kadyrov’s inner-circle in connection with the murder of her father in Moscow last year.
Zhanna Nemtsova is the reporter of the "German Wave" and …