Contents tagged with Europe

  • Putin's aide Surkov to represent Russia at the Normandy Four meeting

    Vladislav Surkov, aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin will represent Russia at the meeting of advisers on international affairs of the Normandy Four leaders, according Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, Interfax reports. “Surkov should represent us,” Peskov said.

    Earlier, Russia and Germany agreed to resolve the Kerch Crisis through the Normandy format, a diplomatic group of the representatives of four countries: Germany, Russia, Ukraine, and France.

  • Lithuania intends to impose sanctions against Russia for aggression in the Black Sea and Kerch Strait

    The Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has proposed imposing individual sanctions against those responsible for Russia's aggressive actions in the Kerch Strait and the Black Sea, reports the ministry’s press service.

    "On December 6, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania appealed to the Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania with a proposal to include in the national list of undesirable persons those who directly …

  • European Union developed a plan against Russia’s disinformation

    The European Commission has developed a plan to tackle disinformation from Russia. Its main goal is to prevent the Kremlin from interfering during the European Parliament elections in May 2019, as well as during the elections in the European Union countries in 2020.

    The European Union is convinced that Russia is one of the main threats in regards to the production of disinformation, reports Radio Liberty.

    "Disinformation campaigns related to the war in Syria, the crash of flight MH17 in …

  • Russia threatens Europe with retaliatory nuclear strike

    Russia will certainly respond to the US’s decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, if such a step is ultimately taken, Russia’s Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov said on Wednesday.

    According to him, any European countries which agree to host American missile launchers will inevitably become the targets of a Russian response strike.

    “As military professionals, you must understand that it is not the US, but the countries that have American systems with …

  • Slovakia expels Russian diplomat over alleged espionage

    Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said that an employee of the Russian Embassy was expelled to Russia on November 22.

    Slovakia expelled a Russian diplomat due to alleged espionage. The Slovak government made a decision to expel the diplomat based on the data of military intelligence. Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini stated that the employee of the Russian Embassy was expelled on November 22 and he left the country within 48 hours. The name of the alleged spy has not been published. …

  • Ukraine calls on Macedonia to impose sanctions against Russia

    Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration called on Macedonia to impose sanctions against Russia, during her meeting with Prime Minister of Macedonia Zoran Zaev as part of her working visit to Croatia, reported the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers’ press service.

    "Russia has not shown any progress in the implementation of the PACE resolutions regarding Russian military aggression against Ukraine. Its recent provocations in the Azov Sea, fake …

  • Russian oligarchs fleeing to London at record rate

    The UK remains the favorite “end point” for the money of wealthy Russians, who are buying residential and commercial property in the British capital, finanz.ru reports.

    In the third quarter, the demand from ethnic Russians for property in London spiked to a record high due to growing tension between Russia and the West.

    According to Knight Frank, one in every five houses in London costing more than £10 million was purchased by Russian citizens. In 2016, Russians accounted for only 6% of such …

  • Klimkin: all NATO member countries working to free Ukrainian sailors

    During the NATO summit in Brussels, among other topics, the priority was to discuss the realease of the Ukrainian sailors captured by Russia in the Kerch Strait region on November 25.

     “We will get back the ships, but for our sailors every hour in captivity is critical. Our allies, without exception, starting with the head of the Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, have already joined the process of their liberation,” wrote the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Pavlo Klimkin, on his Facebook page, after a …

  • Russian diplomatic mission in The Hague suspected of coordinating hacker attack on Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

    A senior diplomat from the Russian embassy in The Hague is suspected of coordinating a hacker attack on the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW, headquartered in The Hague). As reported on Monday, December 3, by the French newspaper Le Monde citing the Dutch press and its own sources, the former second secretary of Russia’s diplomatic mission, Konstantin Bakhtin, is considered "one of the organizers of this special operation by Russian special services."

    Le Monde writes …

  • Czech Republic accuses Russia of cyber-attacks against its Foreign Ministry

    The Security Information Service (BIS) of the Czech Republic annual report published on Monday states that Russia’s intelligence services were behind last year's cyber-attacks targeting the Czech Foreign Ministry. Attackers broke into Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) information systems and got access to over 150 employees email addresses, copying letters and attachments to them.

    According to the document, the responsibility for two separate attacks on the country's Foreign Ministry …