Contents tagged with Europe

  • Macron proposes to create EU army

    French President Emmanuel Macron announced that it is necessary to create a "real European army", "taking into account Russia, China and even the United States.", reports DW.

    According to him, without their own army, Europeans will not be able to defend themselves. Russia stands at our borders, and this can be a threat," he added.

    Noting that “peace in Europe is fragile,” the president recalled attacks in cyberspace and repeated attempts to “interfere in democratic processes”. At the same …

  • Russian billionaire detained in Monaco

    The Le Monde newspaper referencing their own sources reported that Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev was detained in Monaco.

    It is noted that the owner of the Monaco FC football club was taken into custody the morning of November 6th. This occurred several hours before the soccer match against the Belgian Bruges team. The principality authorities searched his home.

    The Attorney General of Monaco opened the investigation of the businessman's activities in connection with evidence of “ …

  • US prepares new sanctions against Russia because of Skripal poisoning

    The US is starting the procedure of imposing a second round of sanctions on Russia for using chemical weapons, US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert announced on Tuesday.

    November 6 was the deadline given to the Russian government to give international inspectors access to chemical facilities and to provide guarantees that the chemical weaponry would not be used again.

    “Today, the department informed Congress we could not certify that the Russian Federation meets the conditions …

  • US to ramp up gas shipments to Europe fivefold

    Europe may become the largest consumer of American liquefied natural gas (LNG) after China imposed export tariffs and because of the lower transport cost for it compared to the gas deliveries from Asia, Interfax-Ukraine reports  with reference to participants of the KNect365 LNGgc conference in London.

    Sam White, director of commercial structuring at the American LNG supplier Cheniere Energy said that he believes that by 2030, Europe may buy as much as 200 million tons of this fuel, as …

  • Latvia detects Russian warship near its shores

    The Latvian National Armed Forces reported that on Saturday, November 3, a Russian warship was spotted in the exclusive economic zone of Latvia. "On November 3, in the Latvian exclusive economic zone at a distance of 13 nautical miles from the territorial waters, the Latvian Naval Forces have identified an support ship of the SS-750 class Kashtan submarine of the Russian Armed Forces”, stated the report.

    This is not the first such case. In October, the Russian Federation warship of the …

  • Merkel says she is not as critical about Nord Stream 2 as Kyiv

    At a meeting with Andriy Parubiy, Ukrainian Parliament Speaker, and the heads of parliamentary groups in Kyiv ,German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she is not as critical about the Nord Stream 2 project as Kyiv and favors preserving gas transit through Ukraine after 2019.

    "We know that Ukraine is against this project. I am less critical about the project and I am in favor of Ukraine having guarantees, that Ukraine will preserve its transit role," Merkel said.

    Ukrainian President Petro …

  • Estonia starts a sudden call up of reservists

    According to ERR news agency, the government of Estonia decided at a meeting on Wednesday, October 31 to call 1,248 reservists for additional military training. This concerns the reservists, who are assigned to the 51st Logistics Battalion and who are assigned to the unit's mobilization reserve.

    The aim of additional military exercises is to review the functioning of the chain of command, starting with the decisions of the Estonian government and ending with the gathering of reservists from …

  • US sends largest ammunition shipment to Europe

    The largest batch of ammunition and military supplies in the 21st century has been sent to the US’s Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

    The 86th munitions squadron in Europe received roughly 100 containers with a variety of munitions in October, the US Air Force Command in Europe reported.

    The shipment, which is to be used in the European Deterrence Initiative, is the largest since the Allied Force operation in 1999, when NATO bombed Yugoslavia.

    “The munitions we have received are intended for …

  • Putin threatens to point nuclear missiles at Europe

    Russia will be forced to respond in kind to the US’s withdrawal from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.

    If European countries agree to have American missiles deployed in them, as was the case in the 1980s, they will “have to understand that they are putting their territory at risk of a response strike from Russia,” Putin remarked after talks with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in the Kremlin.

    “It isn’t our choice,” …

  • Poland bestows imprisoned filmmaker Sentsov with 'For Human Dignity' award

    Poland bestowed the eighth annual Pro Dignitate Humana (“For Human Dignity”) award to Oleh Sentsov who has been illegally imprisoned in Russia, stated Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz at a joint press conference with Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin.

    The award was founded by former Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski in 2011. Klimkin stressed that the filmmaker deserves the award not only because he is a political prisoner but also because the aim of his …