Contents tagged with Moscow

  • Poland warns against rapprochement between Russia and France

    The Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) has warned against the danger of rapprochement between Russia and France.

    In a corresponding bulletin published by PISM, Polish analysts state that the pursuit of French President Emmanuel Macron of the course aimed at closer cooperation with Moscow can undermine the unity within the European Union and NATO on several issues. The reason for such actions of the French President is an attempt to counteract the growing influence of China in the …

  • Moscow may deny loan to Minsk

    Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov announced on Saturday that Russia had not made a decision yet whether to allocate $600 million government loan to Belarus. Siluanov noted that Belarus might not receive a loan in all, reports Interfax news agency.

    According to the Russian Finance Minister, the difficulties with the allocation of funds will not affect the plan of the two countries to integrate the economies. Now, a "road map" is developed, which will determine the specific tasks for the …

  • Russian Prime Minister: Moscow will find ways to help Cuba get oil

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on the Russia 1 TV channel that Russia would find ways to help Cuba to get oil.

    The TV presenter asked whether Russian warships would escort tankers that deliver oil to Cuba.

    "I think we will find other ways to help Cuba get oil and oil products... Today, by the way, we talked about it and agreed that we will create a work plan for the energy supply to Cuba, including traditional energy sources, hydrocarbons, and some other opportunities that exist," …

  • Moscow’s successes in Syria: Two churches built and monitoring of Israeli airspace began

    The once obscure and underdeveloped Syrian port city of Tartus has turned in a short time into the largest closed water space in the area, with modern berths and shore-based ship life support systems. In an article for the Russian news outlet Izvestia, Russian military expert Vladislav Shurygin writes that the bay could comfortably accommodate “an entire flotilla”.

    According to him, the developed infrastructure established in the bay can accommodate the crews of ships and submarines. The …

  • Russia’s State Duma to summon foreign diplomats due to protests in Moscow

    The State Duma Council has decided to create an inter-party commission on foreign interference in Russia’s internal affairs, the lower house of parliament announced. Vasily Piskarev, an MP from the United Russia party and head of the Committee for Security and Opposing Corruption, will head the new commission.

    “We are seeing how on government channels a number of countries are voicing statements like ‘Rise up, Moscow!’, calls to action – all of this constitutes interference in Russia’s …

  • Russia accuses US and Germany of organizing protests in Moscow

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused the US and Germany of interfering in the country’s internal affairs, the department’s spokesperson Maria Zakharova said in a broadcast of the TV channel Russia 1. According to Zakharova, the US’s diplomatic staff and government media have “broken the rules” by providing coverage of unsanctioned protests in Moscow. The Russian Foreign Ministry intends to send official complaints to the US and to Germany. The spokesperson remarked that the US embassy in …

  • EU condemns detention of protesters in Moscow

    A spokesperson for EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Maja Kocijančič commented on the arrest of more than a thousand participants of the uncoordinated protest in Moscow.

    According to her, the actions of the Russian Security Forces are a violation of the rights to freedom of assembly, expression, and association that are established in the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

    Kocijančič noted that well-known opposition representatives and journalists were among the detainees and called …

  • Russian police detains more than 500 people during mass rally in the center of Moscow

    Russian police has detained more than 500 people in the center of Moscow, during unapproved rally to demand that independent candidates be allowed to take part in the elections to Moscow city council, reports the Current Time news outlet.

    About a dozen opposition and independent politicians, whom the Moscow City Electoral Commission did not allow to take part in the city council elections, were going to hold a mass rally together with voters.

    They failed to do this. The police first detained …

  • Putin lifts Russia’s sanctions against Eritrea

    The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed the decree which lifts the sanctions from Eritrea that were introduced by Moscow in 2010. The document was published on the website of legal information and has already entered into force.

    Russia joined the sanctions against Eritrea following the UN Security Council resolution of December 23, 2009. The resolution banned the supply of weapons, froze the personal and business accounts. The restrictive measures were a result of the sale of weapons …

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister: Kyiv cannot stop rail traffic with Russia

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said that Ukraine can not severe the railway communication with Russia. Speaking on the program “Opposition” on Nash TV channel, Groysman explained that Ukraine has obligations to the European Union on the transit of goods. "We simply cannot stop the railway traffic, because we have obligations under the European Union Association Agreement," said Ukrainian Prime Minister.

    At the same time, Groysman noted that Ukraine does not intend to restore air …