• President Dodon: Moldova will not be friends with the West against Russia

    At the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, the President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, said that he appreciates the cooperation with Russia and does not intend to unite with Western countries against it, the Kremlin's website reports.   "Our position is clear and understandable. We want to be friends with everyone, but we do not want to be used geopolitically against someone else. We do not intend to be friends with the West against Russia. This is my position," Dodon said. He …

  • Sentsov's cousin calls for boycott of some Ukrainian media outlets

    In an interview with Hromadske, Natalia Kaplan, cousin to imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov called for a boycott of several Ukrainian media outlets. She called for boycotting 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, Inter TV and publisher Strana.ua because, according to her, they took the “side of the enemy” in the information war.

    As Kaplan explained, the TV channel 112 Ukraine called her and put on air with the Ukrainian MP, Evgeny Murayev. “I was on the air with Murayev... He began to tell me that I …

  • Ukrainian President: Portion of French helicopters will be sent to Ukraine’s Armed Forces and Health Care Services

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko believes that it is necessary to ensure that a portion of the helicopters, which are supplied to Ukraine by the French company Airbus Helicopters, be allocated to meet the needs of Ukraine’s Armed Forces as well as for Health Care in mountainous areas of Ukraine.

    According to a report by the President’s press-service, Poroshenko recently met with the Airbus Helicopters CEO Bruno Even, the Senior Vice President and Head of the European Region at Airbus …

  • President of the European Council: Trump not hiding that his desire to understand Russia is stronger than his enthusiasm for Ukraine

    President of the United States Donald Trump is in discussions with President of the European Council Donald Tusk did not hide that he had less enthusiasm for Ukraine and more of a desire to understand what Russia did in Ukraine, said Tusk in an interview on TV program Fakty po faktach on channel TVN24.

    Tusk stressed that Ukraine needs more support now than ever before, especially in the light of a possible drastic change in US policy towards it.  “In several conversations with me, President …

  • Greece decides to extradite to France Russian national suspected of cryptocurrency fraud

    The court in Greece approved the request of France to extradite a 38-year-old Russian Alexander Vinnik who is suspected of fraud using cryptocurrency. Vinnik is also wanted by the United States and Russia. Moscow threatened with retaliatory measures, Radio Liberty reports.

    Vinnik was arrested in Greece last year on a warrant issued by the United States. In France, the Russian is accused of cybercrime, money laundering, membership in criminal organization and extortion.

    Previously, the Greek …

  • Seoul summons Russian diplomats over violation of South Korean air space by Russian strategic bombers

    The South Korean Ministry of Defense summoned the Russian military attaché, Andrei Falileev, "in protest against the unauthorized entry of Russian military aircraft into the South Korea's air defense identification zone," the agency Yonhap News reports with reference to statement of the South Korean Ministry of Defense.

    “The violation of the [South Korean] border by Russian bombers will not contribute to efforts to stabilize the situation on the Korean peninsula, as well as in Northeast Asia," …

  • Ukraine decides not to increase prices for transit of Russian gas after 2019

    During the trilateral negotiations in Berlin on July 17, Ukraine’s Naftogaz will not demand the increase of the transit rates, stated the Director of Business Development of Naftogaz of Ukraine, Yuriy Vitrenko on during a broadcast of the radio station Novoye Vremya.

    Vitrenko stressed that Ukraine is going to Berlin with “the main proposal — to apply European rules to the transit of Russian gas through the territory of Ukraine.” Vitrenko explained that the lawsuit filed by Naftogaz against …

  • Germany accuses Russian hackers of carrying out cyber-attacks on media and scientific organizations

    In Germany, several media outlets and a chemical research organization were exposed to cyberattacks,  Deutsche Welle reports , citing the Federal office for the Protection of the Constitution.

    According to German intelligence services, a wave of attacks was carried out in order to allegedly commit espionage. Then intelligence services believe that the attacks carried out in August 2017 and June 2018, which are possibly on-going, were made by the Russian group of hackers called Sandworm.

    This …

  • Media: US plans to create new military bases in Iraq and Kuwait

    The U.S. armed forces are planning to establish new military bases on the territory of Iraq and Kuwait, reported the TV channel PressTV with reference to the Iraqi media.

    According to the TV channel, the Americans plan to create a military base in the Iraqi province of Al Anbar, which will allow them to control the road connecting Baghdad with Damascus, as well as the territories in the west of the country. It is noted that the military base will become the third in the province along with air …

  • Russia demands that the UK provide information on poisoning in Amesbury

    The Press service of the Russian Embassy in London stated that Russia demands that the UK share information about the substance which was found in the house of the British citizen poisoned in Amesbury.

    “Unfortunately, Russia doesn’t have access to any official information on the poisoning of Sergei and Julia Skripal and other suspicious cases in the UK, since Britain refuses any cooperation with us. We cannot verify any claims by the British side on this matter. As for this case, we have to …