Trump: Relations with Russia should be mended from a position of strength

Republican Donald Trump presented to the public his foreign policy views under the slogan "America First.” If, as a president, he will not be able to negotiate with Moscow, he "will just leave the negotiating table."

In Trump’s foreign policy speech in Washington, the billionaire U.S. presidential candidate from the Republican Party did not mention Ukraine and said that he would be able to improve relations with Russia "from a position of strength." However, he did not answer the question of …


The Hague begins examining report on Russian war crimes in the Donbas

The International Criminal Court in The Hague has begun to examine a report on war crimes committed by Russia in eastern Ukraine, according to the document’s coauthor and Deputy of the Polish Sejm, Małgorzata Gosiewska, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

The report entitled "Russian Crimes in the East of Ukraine" accuses Aleksandr Zakharchenko, Igor Strelkov, and others of committing war crimes in the Donbas.

"Our information showed the involvement of Russian soldiers in the conflict using heavy …


Lavrov: Russia will take 'measures' if Sweden joins NATO

According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Moscow will respect any decision on the issue of Sweden’s ascension to NATO, but will "take the necessary military-technical measures" if the Nordic country does join the Alliance. Lavrov stated this in an interview with the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter on April 28th.

“It’s every country’s right to decide what form its security should take, but you must understand that if military infrastructure approaches Russia's borders, we would of …


Shoygu: NATO-Russia council meeting has not brought optimism

The meeting of the NATO-Russia Council (NRC) which took place on April 20th hasn't added any optimism in improving relations between Moscow and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, declared the Russian Minister of Defense, Sergey Shoygu.

Speaking on Wednesday at the 5th Moscow Conference on International Security, Shoygu emphasized that Russia’s military cooperation with NATO and EU countries "is at a standstill, but not because of the Russians.” Shoygu also stated that the functioning …


Turkey, Ukraine, US and EU condemn the ban of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People

Turkey, Ukraine, the United States and the European Union condemned the ban of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People. On Wednesday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, and the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pavlo Klimkin, agreed to coordinate joint actions with international institutions for the protection of human rights in Crimea.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the meeting of the ministers took place in the margins of the Conference …