• NATO Secretary General notes Georgia’s progress in integration to alliance

    On Sunday, Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed issues of integrating the country into the alliance and deepening cooperation in this direction, reported Georgian Public Broadcasting  Corporation. The public television of Georgia showed footage from a working dinner organized by the head of government for the Secretary General's visit to Georgia.

    "The process of the country’s integration to NATO and the European Union, and the course of …

  • US ambassador urges Ukrainians to vote

    In a video message published on the website of the US Embassy to Ukraine, Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch urged Ukrainians to vote in Ukraine’s upcoming presidential elections on 31 March.

    “The US supports the Ukrainian nation in anticipation of the free, fair and safe elections that will take place in Ukraine next week, and we call on the Ukrainian government, civil society and all citizens to make their contribution to Ukrainian democracy,” Yovanovitch said.

    The American diplomat stressed that …

  • Vucic: Serbia is not going to join NATO

    Serbia is not going to join the North Atlantic Alliance, said Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić on March 24, speaking at the ceremony commemorating the victims of the NATO attack on Yugoslavia in 1999.

    “The Serbian people do not wish to join the North Atlantic Alliance. Military neutrality is a natural choice by the Serbian state,” he said, stressing that the Serbian people do not want NATO membership.

    Serbian protestors have been demanding the resignation of President Vučić, fair elections …

  • Kremlin: Nazarbayev called Putin before resignation

    The press secretary of Russian President Putin, Dmitry Peskov, in an interview with the program “Moscow. Kremlin.Putin” on the channel Russia 1 announced that the former president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, had a telephone conversation with Putin a few hours before his official resignation.

    “Nursultan Abishevich called himself. Actually, they often call each other up as needed. It has always been like this in recent years. He called a couple of hours before the announcement,” Peskov …

  • EU denies Tymoshenko’s claims that case against Poroshenko have been opened in Europe

    The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has not opened any investigations against President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, reports European Truth (European Pravda) news outlet.

    “OLAF confirms that there are no investigations related to the president of Ukraine. In case of any new information that may be of interest to the investigation, the OLAF will evaluate it in the context of our usual procedures, ”reads the press service of the EU Delegation to Ukraine statement.

    On March 23, the …

  • Kremlin: Russia to adjust Crimea communication strategy in light of Trump’s Golan Heights decision

    The Russian Foreign Ministry intends to adjust its communication strategy on Crimea in light of the US’s pledge to recognize Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights, the department’s spokesperson Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook in response to a statement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

    On Saturday, a Sky News reporter suggested that by condemning the annexation of Crimea but recognizing the annexation of the Golan Heights, the US is demonstrating double standards in its policy. Pompeo …

  • Two Russian military aircraft land in Venezuela

    Two Russian military transport planes landed in Venezuela on 23 March, according to flight-tracking data from CivMilAir. The Venezuelan news outlet El Nacional reports that the planes were transporting a group of Russian soldiers led by Colonel General Vasily Tonkoshkurov.

    El Nacional cites a post on Twitter by reporter Javier Mayorca, who claims that “a group of 99 Russian soldiers” had landed at the Caracas airport, where they were met by Marianni Mata, head of the Venezuelan Defense …

  • Media: Washington will not recall ambassador Yovanovitch from Ukraine amid 'do-not prosecute list' scandal

    The United States cannot leave Ukraine unattended or in the care of a new ambassador.

    According to Mirror Weekly article by journalist Tatyana Silina, contrary to the rumors that are being disseminated across the Ukrainian media, Washington is not going to immediately withdraw its ambassador from Kyiv because of the current scandal. On the contrary, the US State Department is persuading her to stay in Ukraine at least until the summer, although the family circumstances require Marie …

  • LPR threatens to block checkpoint in Zolote after it is opened by Ukraine

    The leader of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), Leonid Pasechnik, stated that the LPR authorities intend to block the checkpoint in the village of Zolote in the Luhansk region, writes RBC-Ukraine, citing separatist media.

    Pasechnik stressed that the checkpoint Zolote will be opened only after an acceptable agreement in Minsk is reached.

    “Despite the lack of agreements between the LPR and Ukraine regarding the opening of the Zolote checkpoint, Kyiv intends to unilaterally open the …

  • Ukrainian Security Service detains former DPR militant after he decides to relocate to Ukraine

    Ukrainian law enforcement authorities detained a militant from the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in Kharkiv, the press center of the Ukrainian Security Service reported.

    The SBU operatives found out that a former resident of the separatist-held Horlivka in Donetsk joined the military of the DPR in February 2015 was known under the nomme de guerre, Kub. As a member of the so-called military intelligence of Novorossiya [ new Russia], he took an active part in the military actions …