Contents tagged with Europe

  • Poroshenko and Trump hold a brief meeting in Paris

    On Sunday, November 11, Ukrinform reported that the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, held a short meeting in Paris with the U.S. President Donald Trump.

    According to Ukraine’s head of state, the meeting took place during the Paris Peace Forum.

    “As a result of this discussion, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Klimkin, and U.S. Secretary of State, Pompeo, met today (November 11). I can emphasize the agreement to hold the Ukraine-U.S. Strategic Partnership Commission at the level …

  • Switzerland seizes Gazprom’s revenue from Nord Stream

    The gas dispute with Ukraine may cost Gazprom its profits from pumping gas through the Nord Stream pipeline, which has been operational since 2012, and through which 61 billion cubic meters of gas were pumped to Europe last year, a third of Russia’s entire gas export.

    A Swiss court has seized payments made by the pipeline operator, Swiss-registered Nord Stream AG, to Gazprom, the operator’s 51% shareholder.

    The seizure was imposed as part of the interim measures for the ruling by the …

  • EU: elections in Donbas are illegitimate

    Ahead of the elections organized by Russia in the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions which are controlled by pro-Russian militants, the European Union reiterated its support for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

    In a statement published on Saturday, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Frederica Mogherini said that Brussels will not recognize the results of these elections.

    "The EU considers the “elections” planned for 11 …

  • Latvia intends to open a consulate in the Donetsk region

    Latvia plans to open a consulate in the Donetsk region, stated Donetsk Governor Oleksandr Kuts following a meeting between the Parliamentary Secretary at The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Latvia and the leadership of the Donetsk regional state administration.

    Representatives of the National Guard and National Armed Forces of Latvia that were part of the delegation said that they came to learn from Ukraine’s managerial and military experience gained from years of resistance to Russian …

  • Ukrainian politician: all civil organizations in Russia are working to destabilize other countries

    Interfax-Ukraine reports that the Minister of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons  Vadym Chernysh is confident that not only Russian intelligence services but also civil organizations work on destabilizing situations in other countries.

    “There, all civil organizations have the goal of destabilizing and influencing certain countries and societies,” stated the minister at the “Lessons from a hybrid decade: what you need to know to move forward successfully” …

  • Representatives of 40 countries hold Russia responsible for the downed OSCE drone

    The Russian Federation and pro-Russian armed groups are responsible for downing the drone of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) on October 27, stated the European Union.

    "The European Union and its Member States strongly condemn the downing of an SMM long-range UAV in the middle of the night on October 27. In its preliminary assessment, the SMM concluded that the most likely cause of the downing was an impact to the UAV and that eight people heard an explosion in the area around the …

  • Monaco authorities charge Russian billionaire Rybolovlev with corruption

    The Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev who was detained on November 6 in Monaco was charged with fraud in the case related to known Swiss art dealer Yves Bouvier, reported the French newspaper Nice-Matin.

    The newspaper did not report what specific charges were laid against the owner of the Monaco football club AS Monaco, however it notes that he was charged in the case of corruption and "influence peddling". Apart from Rybolovlev, authorities also charged the billionaire’s lawyer, Tetiana …

  • European politicians call on Merkel to stop Nord Stream 2

    Postimees news agency reports that 69 European parliamentarians and 20 politicians from the European Union countries have called on Merkel to review her policy on the German-Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream-2

    “We ask you, Madam Chancellor, that your government reconsiders and changes its policy regarding Nord Stream 2. Stop slowing down the work related to the Gas Directive. Support the position of the European Commission and the European Parliament. Let Russia’s president know that Germany …

  • 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 “ …