Contents tagged with Russia

  • Ukraine's Deputy Culture Minister: UNESCO mission is not going to visit Crimea without Kiev's invitation

    Without providing access to Crimea for Ukrainian experts, the visit of the monitoring mission of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee will not be possible.  Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Culture of Ukraine Tamara Mazur said, while on Radio Krym.Realii, that Ukrainian authorities will not invite international experts to the annexed peninsula.

    “This monitoring mission can only come at the exclusive invitation of Ukraine.  UNESCO has said that Ukraine should invite them when an opportunity arises.  …

  • Poll: More than half of Ukrainians believe there is a real threat of war with Russia

    Fifty-two percent of polled Ukrainians think about the threat of a full-scale war with Russia today, while 34% do not see this as a threat, according to a survey by the Social Research Center, Sofia.

    Should the military conflict with Russia intensify, 27% of respondents said they are willing to assist in territorial defence units, while 39% intend to support those who advocate for ending the war and 25% do not intend to interfere.

    However, 44% of respondents believe that the West will not …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Russia is preparing the residents of the Donbas to resist peacekeepers

    The Russian Command of troops in the Donbas is preparing local citizens for organized resistance against the possible presence of an international peacekeeping mission.  This was reported by the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine (HUR MOU) via Facebook.

    “Training for ‘unarmed resistance to the invasion of the foreign armed mission’ has been planned in Luhansk on the 19th of July.  According to the training schedule, a demonstration will be held on the …

  • Peskov: Russia will conduct its own doping investigation

    Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russia is expecting to receive WADA documents related to doping by Russian athletes in order to conduct its own investigation."Yesterday, President Vladimir Putin appealed to the Commission to represent reasonable, substantial evidence and facts, which became the basis for the accusations announced by McLaren. This information is required and, if provided, will be used in the course of investigation that, I again want to repeat — have yet to have been …

  • Putin and Erdogan to meet in early August

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will meet in the first week of August in Russia, according to Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov, RIA Novosti reported.

    "Indeed, today, through diplomatic channels, a meeting between Putin and Erdoğan was prepared and worked out. We agreed that this meeting will take place in early August, will be in the Russian Federation, but the city and the date weren’t specified,” Peskov stated.

    Putin and Erdoğan held a …

  • Turchynov: The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine could consider implementing martial law

    The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC), Oleksandr Turchynov, stated that NSDC can consider the implementation of martial law in Ukraine due to the situation in the Donbas. According to him, active aggressive actions by Russian troops have led to a systematic deterioration of the situation in the east of the country.

    “Continuous shelling with the use of powerful weapons by Russian aggressors, modern means of guidance and correction of fire, prohibited by …

  • Latvia detects Russian Navy corvette near its borders

    Latvia has detected a Russian navy corvette near its borders, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    The National Armed Forces of Latvia wrote on Twitter that “On 20 July, at a distance of 4.5 nautical miles from the border of Latvia, the Russian corvette ‘Boyikiy’ of the ‘Steregushchiy’ class was discovered.”

    The presence of Russian ships near the territorial waters of the Baltic States has become increasingly common since the deterioration of relations between Moscow and the West following Russia’s …

  • Roshen factory in Lipetsk repaid $2.8 million in unpaid taxes

    Roshen Corporation, which is owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and which has a factory in Lipetsk, Russia, has repaid $2.8 in taxes and penalties as demanded by the Russian court. Russian Prime news portal reported that this was stated in the case documents which were submitted by the Moscow City Court.

    “The factory voluntarily paid 181 million rubles [$2.8 million] and penalties, thus repaying the claimed damage caused to the state,” the judge announced while reading the case …

  • Turkish authorities detained the airmen who shot down Russian Su-24

    Turkish authorities detained the airmen who shot down a Russian Su-24 near the Syrian border in November 2015, Bloomberg reported, citing a high-level Turkish official as their source. Earlier, the Mayor of Ankara, Melih Gökçek, stated that one of the pilots who downed the Russian attack aircraft took part in the coup in Turkey. According to Gökçek, the pilot is a member of the opposition organization of the Islamic preacher, Fethullah Gulen, accused of anti-government activities, Kommersant …

  • Theresa May defends Trident nuclear program due to threats from North Korea and Russia

    Before the vote on updating the Trident nuclear program, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, stated before parliament that the United Kingdom can’t turn away from the nuclear deterrence program because of real threats from Russia and North Korea. According to the Prime Minister, the nuclear program is a guarantee of national security and that is why it can’t be abandoned.

    “Some people suggest to us that we should actually be removing our nuclear deterrent. This has been a …