Russia is trying to destroy the unity of the European Union (EU) and NATO. This was said by the Commander of the US Army Europe, Ben Hodges.
“Russia wants to destroy the unity of the EU, to destroy NATO’s unity and to create weakness and division. I think they will continue to do so,” Hodges said. Georgia Online reports that he also believes that Russia wants to be treated “as a superpower”.
“There are still 7,000 Russian military personnel in Georgia without any legal justification. Russia …
On the 29th of May, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko stated in his interview with Inter TV Channel that there are provisional agreements between Kiev and Moscow on the return of two Ukrainians, Yuri Soloshenko and Gennady Afanasiev, who were convicted and sentenced to imprisonment in Russia.
“According to the provisional agreement, we can expect the return of Afanasiev and Soloshenko to their native land,” Poroshenko said. At the same time, he noted that he was far from making …
On the 31st of May, the Latvian government will sign an international treaty which aims to improve the NATO mission that patrols the Baltic airspace. This was reported by the Delfi news portal.
The current patrol procedure is based on a 2012 agreement between the US Air Force and the civil aviation agencies of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
In order to strengthen NATO’s presence in the Baltic states, and to ensure its effectiveness, the 2012 agreement will be changed to a draft treaty between …
The Minister of the Polish President’s Office for Foreign Affairs, Krzysztof Szczerski, stated that the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, will fly to Germany on the 16-17th of June, where he will discuss the issue of extending sanctions against Russia.
“Andrzej Duda will pay a visit to Germany from the 16 to 17th of June. On the 17th of June, the President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, will arrive in Warsaw. Polish-German international consultations will take place on the 22nd of June,” …
During a summit in Japan this week, leaders of the G7 decided not only to extend the sanctions against Russia but also to strengthen them in case of aggravation or necessity. The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, made this statement in an interview with Inter TV channel.
The head of the state noted that he is grateful to Ukraine’s partners for such a steadfast attitude. Poroshenko also emphasized the important role that the world's leaders played in securing Ukrainian pilot Nadiya …
After two years of negotiations with Russia, Ukraine is ready to take custody of all Crimean political prisoners serving sentences in Russian prisons. First Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine Natalia Sevostianova made this statement in her interview with the Ukrainian news channel Inter.
"A statement was made by the new ombudsman of the Russian Federation that they are ready to transfer all prisoners. Today I can publicly state that we will do everything to take custody of each and every …
The leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, has stated that he will not adhere to the Minsk Agreements with regard to the local elections. He said this on Saturday while at a press conference in Donetsk.
“We will hold the primaries in order to gauge people’s reactions and to show the world that we are ready to hold elections without the consent of Kiev,” Zakharchenko said.
“I am not going to dance to the tune of Ukraine, France and Germany who want us …
The Latvian National Armed Forces have recorded the presence of four Russian military aircraft in the Baltic air space. The information was published on the official Twitter account of the Latvian National Armed Forces.
“On the 29th of May, two Su-27 and two AN-26 were identified flying over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea near the territorial waters of Latvia,” the message said.
Since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, and the subsequent tense relations between the west and …
The Ukranian military have reported heavy losses in the clashes with the sepratits in eastern Ukraine . On the 28th of May, five Ukrainian soldiers were killed and four were injured in attacks on the Ukranian positions.
“It is unfortunate that in one day, five Ukrainian soldiers were killed and another four of our soldiers were wounded,” this was said by the speaker of the Administration of the President on ATO issues, Oleksandr Motuzyanik, at a briefing held on the 29th of May.
As previously …
The price of Russian gas supplied to Belarus to likely to remain at the current level of $142 per thousand cubic meters, Radio Svoboda reported.
This was announced by Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak.
According to him, the current contract for 2015-2016 “has not been cancelled”. Russia believes that Belarus owes $125 million to Gazprom. Minsk does not recognize the debt, saying that, according to their own calculations based on the fall of the ruble against the dollar, their price …