Russia says it has answered all US’s inquiries regarding interference in elections

Oleg Khramov, deputy secretary of the Russian Security Council, said in an interview that Russia has answered all the questions coming from the US in connection with the accusations of Moscow interfering with American presidential elections and hacking the Democratic Party’s servers, Kommersant newspaper reports.

“The Russian state departments responded in a timely manner to all inquiries coming from foreign partners. Thus a response was given immediately, in November (2016). Additional …


Poroshenko plans to sign law banning St. George's ribbon in Ukraine

President Petro Poroshenko will sign a law banning St. George's ribbon as soon as it arrives from the Verkhovna Rada. He stated this on Sunday in his speech on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression in the Historical-Memorial Reserve 'Bykivnia Graves'.

Poroshenko noted that eight years ago the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly adopted a resolution on the identity of the Nazi and Stalin regimes and proposed a joint day for the memory of the victims of Stalinism …


The Pentagon announced its readiness to help reform the Georgian army

The Pentagon is ready to assist Georgia in implementing military reform. This is stated in Pentagon Chief James Mattis’s letter to Defense Minister of Georgia Levan Izoria, the text of which was published by the press service of the Georgian Defense Ministry.

"I had the honor to meet with you at the February meeting of the NATO-Georgia Commission. I deeply appreciate your steadfast commitment to shared democratic values and bow to the sacrifices made by Georgia with us in Afghanistan," Mattis …


Ukraine may introduce visa requirements for Russians

Andriy Teteruk, first deputy chairperson of the People’s Front party, said in a 112 Ukraine TV broadcast that the Verkhovna Rada is doing “everything possible” to introduce a visa regime with Russia.

According to him, this matter could be resolved as early as next week. Explanatory work is currently being done in parliament, and the number of deputies who will vote in favor of a visa regime is being assessed.

“The introduction of a visa regime will be an adequate response of the Ukrainian …


Media: Putin to make an unexpected visit to Paris

Russian President Vladimir Putin will make an unplanned visit to Paris, during which he will meet with the new French President Emmanuel Macron, Russian news outlet Kommersant reports, citing a high-ranking source in the Kremlin and informed sources in Paris.

The reason for the visit will be the opening of an exhibition on Peter I in Versailles.

The exhibition in Versailles coincides with the 300th anniversary of the Russian Tsar’s visit to France and the establishing of bilateral diplomatic …