• Amnesty International: Russia is persecuting dissidents in Crimea

    Crimean Tatars and their leaders are being prosecuted in the Crimea as well as all dissident citizens, reported human rights researcher from Amnesty International in Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus, Krasimir Yankov, to Krym.Realii.

    “The main trends remain unchanged: widespread restriction of the freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and association. Moreover, we are talking about criminal prosecution of nonconformists. And we emphasize this in particular because for us it’s quite …

  • Medvedev: The delivery of S-300 missile systems to Iran isn’t contrary to good relations between Russia and Israel

    The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, stated that the delivery of S-300 missile systems to Iran by Russia aren’t contrary to good relations between Russia and Israel. Russia isn’t interested in aggravating tensions and thus acts within current realities.

    ”No, they aren’t contrary. We have warm relations with Israel and intend to further develop them. For this, I’m going to Israel,” Medvedev stated in his interview with Israeli Channel 2, in response to the question of …

  • Ukraine's Security Service bans entry of 140 Russian cultural figures

    The Security Service of Ukraine has denied entry to 140 Russian cultural figures, as stated in an official reply from the Security Service, which the Verkhovna Rada Deputy from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, Olga Chervakova, cited in a social network.

    The punitive measure is a result of activities and statements by the Russian artists that are contrary to the interests of its neighboring country.

    "The Security Service of Ukraine has banned about 140 Russian cultural figures from entering the …

  • Netanyahu: Medvedev's visit shows relations between Russia and Israel are getting stronger

    According to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the visit of his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, to Israel next week shows that bilateral relations between the two countries are growing stronger, TASS reported.

    "Next week will see Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev paying a visit to Israel. The talks demonstrate the continuing strengthening of bilateral relations with Russia," Netanyahu said on Sunday.

    During Medvedev’s visit on November 10, he plans to also meet with …

  • NATO troops will be deployed 70 km from Russia's Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad

    In January 2017, divisions and equipment of NATO’s Armored Brigade Combat Team will be deployed to Poland, Radio Poland reported. Initially, they will be deployed in the territory of western Poland between cities of Drawsko Pomorskie and Żagań. Afterwards, its other divisions will be deployed in other regions of the country.

    In April 2017, the U.S. NATO battalion will be deployed to the testing ground in Orzysz, which is located a distance of 70 kilometers from the border with Kaliningrad.

    In …

  • Mededev suggests a possible Syria without Assad

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated that the power in Syria should be changed politically and, as a result, Bashar al-Assad can resign. However, as the prime minister noted, Assad is now “the only legally functioning authority in Syria.”

    “[Bashar al Assad] can be treated differently. Some like him, some don’t. That’s not a question. The question is that now he is the only legally functioning authority in Syria, the legitimate president,” Medvedev stated in an interview with the …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador in Washington: Ukrainian diaspora could affect the U.S. presidential election

    The Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, Valeriy Chaly, stated that 1.5 million Ukrainians in the United States, along with other natives of Eastern Europe, can significantly affect the picture of the U.S. Presidential Elections.

    “One of the distinctive features of these elections is that the role of Ukrainian Diaspora as well as Diasporas of Poland, Romania and the Baltic States has increased. The number of citizens of Ukrainian origin in the United States is more than 1.5 million …

  • Herashchenko called on the State Border Service of Ukraine to monitor the entries of the Russian artists who perform in the Crimea

    On November 4th, the First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Iryna Herashchenko, said that the State Border Service of Ukraine had given her the runaround regarding her request to verify the possible entries of Russian artists who illegally performed in the Crimea into Ukraine. In addition, according to Herashchenko, persons who were acting as observers in the so-called "primaries" in the occupied territories of the Donbas are also being allowed to enter Ukraine.

    "I received a …

  • U.S. vows to respond to Russian cyber-attacks

    The U.S.A. is going to respond to threats in cyberspace, but is not willing to discuss this beforehand, the spokesman for the National Security Council of the White House, Mark Stroh, told Russia's RIA Novosti.

    According to Stroh, the United States will protect its interests and will do it "at the time and place that we choose." However, in accordance with the experiences of the past, the public should not suggest that it will be aware of what actions are being taken and when they will be …

  • Russian MoD: Moscow and Washington have different ideas about humanitarian aid in Aleppo

    Commenting on U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby’s statement that humanitarian pauses organized by Russia in Aleppo are useless, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said that Moscow and Washington have different ideas about humanitarian aid in Aleppo, TASS reported.

    According to Konashenkov, for Russia, humanitarian aid entails delivering food and medicine to the inhabitants of Aleppo, while for the U.S., it involves allowing convoys to enter the eastern …