Contents tagged with Russia

  • Russia says it has answered all US’s inquiries regarding interference in elections

    Oleg Khramov, deputy secretary of the Russian Security Council, said in an interview that Russia has answered all the questions coming from the US in connection with the accusations of Moscow interfering with American presidential elections and hacking the Democratic Party’s servers, Kommersant newspaper reports.

    “The Russian state departments responded in a timely manner to all inquiries coming from foreign partners. Thus a response was given immediately, in November (2016). Additional …

  • Poroshenko plans to sign law banning St. George's ribbon in Ukraine

    President Petro Poroshenko will sign a law banning St. George's ribbon as soon as it arrives from the Verkhovna Rada. He stated this on Sunday in his speech on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression in the Historical-Memorial Reserve 'Bykivnia Graves'.

    Poroshenko noted that eight years ago the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly adopted a resolution on the identity of the Nazi and Stalin regimes and proposed a joint day for the memory of the victims of Stalinism …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Russia's presence in the Crimea destroys economic ties in the Black Sea region

    Russian aggression and the annexation of the Crimea are destroying economic ties in the Black Sea region, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said at a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) member states on May 21.

    According to the press service of the Ukrainian Embassy in Turkey, a special meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the BSEC member-states was held in Istanbul in preparation for the Jubilee Summit …

  • Ukraine banned the entry of about 40 artists from Russia

    Ukraine banned about 40 Russian actors and singers from entering the country for three years due to their illegal visits to the Crimea, said the head of the State Border Guard Service, Viktor Nazarenko in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.

    "To date, we have identified about 40 people: artists and other public figures from Russia who visited the Crimea," Nazarenko said and added that the State Border Guard Service is grateful for the help provided by citizens of Ukraine and law enforcement …

  • Russian opposition leader accuses Putin’s friend of corruption

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny published the results of a new anti-corruption investigation against restaurateur Yevgeny Prigozhin, also known as 'Putin’s chef.'

    In its recent report, the Anti-corruption Foundation, founded by Navalny, exposes the cartel of Prigozhin, who, while imitating a competition, received 23 billion rubles ($ 375.3 million USD) from Russia’s state defense order budget, at least a third of which was stolen. This was reported on May 19 by Russian office of Radio …

  • Russia accuses western media of interfering in its internal politics

    Several American press agencies working in Russian territory have openly interfered with the country’s internal politics, announced Andrey Isayev, deputy head of the Yedinaya Rossiya (United Russia) party, as reported by Interfax.

    Interfax reported that the Russian State Duma Committee on information policy presented the report regarding the compliance of the US press agencies working in Russia with national legislation. The document states that several of these agencies have openly interfered …

  • Security Service of Ukraine: Russia prepared massive protests to demand Hungarian autonomy in Zakarpattia

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) claims that it has disrupted Russian provocation on behalf of the Hungarian community in Zakarpattia.

    Plans were made to utilize a conference of national minorities which was supposed to be held in Ukraine between May 17 and 19, the SBU website reports.

    Against the backdrop of statements about autonomy, confrontations were supposed to take place with local nationalists. Russia had also planned to bring in provocateurs to incite clashes and confrontation …

  • Poroshenko and Merkel discuss possible pressure on Russia to fulfill Minsk agreements

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had discussed a possible scenario of putting pressure on Russia to fulfill its part of the Minsk agreements, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    “A significant portion of time was devoted to the coordination of actions to implement the Minsk agreements. It was established that Russia is not fulfilling the Minsk agreements, and we have to develop a scenario which would motivate Russia to sit at the negotiation …

  • Kremlin: Russian Army will be equipped with new ‘intelligent weapons’ by 2025

    By 2025, Russia will complete the work on building intelligent weapons, developing new robots and drones. By that time, the space group should be also upgraded, as stated by the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin on “Saturday News" program of “Russia 1" television channel.

    According to him, these plans are part of the state armament program. Rogozin called it “innovative” and explained that the program includes new approaches.

    "First of all, it is the creation of intelligent weapons, …

  • Russia submits a dispute claim against Ukraine to the WTO

    Russia has submitted a dispute case to the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement body in connection with the sanctions imposed by Ukraine. This was reported by the head of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, Maxim Oreshkin, on Saturday, May 20. "The Russian mission to the WTO in Geneva sent a request to the WTO dispute settlement body and the Government of Ukraine for consultations in connection with the constant restrictions being imposed since 2014, including prohibitions, …