• Ahead of anniversary G7 foreign ministers remind Russia of its role in MH17 air disaster

    The foreign ministries of the Group of Seven (G7) countries have made a statement ahead of the anniversary of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 catastrophe over the Donbas on July 17, 2014. The statement was published by the Canadian Foreign Ministry.

    “We, the G7 foreign ministers, of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, are united in our condemnation, in the strongest possible terms, of the …

  • German Foreign Minister warns Trump against unilateral agreements with Putin

    During recent talks held in Helsinki, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned U.S. President Donald Trump against partaking in unilateral agreements with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Elaborating on his point, Maas stressed to Bild Newspaper that in particular, such agreements with Russia could cost the United States partners in Europe.

    “Dialogue requires clarity,” Maas stated. “And President Trump’s system of coordination lacks clarity. He who offends his partner risks losing them in …

  • Putin meets with Macron on the eve of his meeting with Trump  

    Russian President Vladimir Putin met with French President Emmanuel Macron on July 15th in the Kremlin, as stated by the official website of the Russian president.“Gradually the usual channels of cooperation are being restored. This gives reason to believe that we will overcome all obstacles that we have dealt with in the past” states the press service of the Kremlin quoting the words of the President.

    The Kremlin website does not specify the details of the conversation. At the same time, The …

  • Ukrainian media: Kyiv's interests in international courts will be represented by lawyers charging a thousand dollars per hour

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has concluded an agreement on legal services with the international law firm Covington & Burling LLP for $6.66 million or 196.90 million hryvnia, reported the journalist of the investigative program Nashi Groshi (Our Money), citing the Prozorro system (Ukrainian government online procurement reporting system).    The law firm will consult and represent Ukraine on several legal cases. First, it will manage Ukraine’s lawsuit against Russia, filed on …

  • 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," …