Contents tagged with Russia

  • Member of European Parliament: Maintaining the current sanctions against Russia will be effective

    Rebecca Harms, a member of the European Parliament for Alliance 90/The Greens, stated in her interview with LIGA.net that the European Union will not impose new sanctions against Russia. “Frankly speaking, if we are able to save the acting sanctions in the European Union, we will have a tool to exert pressure on Russia and it would be good,” the politician noted.According to Harms, there is opposition to the extension of sanctions against Russia in many EU countries. In particular, German …

  • Night Wolves denied entry at Belarusian-Polish border

    The Polish authorities did not allow a group of motorcyclists of the "Night Wolves" Russian motorcycle club to cross the Belarus-Poland border. The bikers were considered to a potential threat to public order and safety.

    The motorcyclists intended to arrange a motor rally to Berlin on Sunday, May 1st, but couldn't cross the Belarusian-Polish border. "We refused entry to seven bikers from the Night Wolves motor club,” declared Dariusz Senitskii, the press secretary of the Department of Border …

  • Stoltenberg: NATO should respond to Russia with force

    According to NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, NATO should respond to Russia’s actions from the position of strength and deterrence. Deutsche Welle reported that he made these statements in his interview with a German newspaper, Die Welt, as well as the Leading European Newspaper Alliance (LENA).

    “Moscow illegally annexed Crimea, they support separatists in eastern Ukraine and they have violated international law. This is why we have expanded our presence along the eastern borders of …

  • Russia gains the support of Zimbabwe in the fight against Western sanctions

    Russia and Zimbabwe have agreed to fight together against the sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union. This was announced after a meeting of the newly-created Russian-Zimbabwean intergovernmental commission.

    Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said that both countries consider the sanctions imposed against them unjust. They condemn the sanctions and advocate for their complete abolition. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Zimbabwe Simbarashe Mumbengegwi fully …

  • Delegates in Minsk acknowledge that breakthroughs can only be made by the states' Presidents

    Despite the seeming ineffectiveness of the Minsk negotiation format, as is obvious to all the participants, no one feels the need to put an end to it. Several participants of the Minsk process have admitted that the negotiations held in the capital of Belarus are a screen and believe that any possible breakthroughs can only be made by the Presidents of the involved States, as noted in an article written by the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of ZN.UA, Sergey Rakhmanin.

    “Recently, the Ukrainian position …

  • Intelligence: Putin's aide Surkov traveled to the Donbas and met with separatists

    Ukrainian intelligence has evidence that Russian presidential aide, Vladislav Surkov, has visited occupied Donbas to meet with separatists. This was reported by the press service of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

    “On the 29th of April, a closed meeting of the leaders of the so-called DPR and Russian representatives was held in Snizhne. It was attended by: presidential aide, Vladislav Surkov; the Deputy Chief of the Russian Armed Forces, Colonel- …

  • Estonia to spend 70 million euros on construction of wall along border with Russia

    The Estonian Minister of Internal Affairs, Hanno Pevkur, stated that Estonia will spend over 70 million euro on the construction of a high-tech wall on the border with Russia, Postimees reports.

    "The total cost of the construction of the technological border will tentatively exceed 70 million euro. Our goal is to complete the construction of the border infrastructure by the centennial of the Estonian Republic which will be celebrated in 2018," Pevkur said during a speech on Friday at the …

  • Polish citizen known for spreading Russian propaganda was denied entry into Ukraine

    The Security Service of Ukraine prohibited the entry of Tomasz Maciejczuk, who is well-known for his participation in spreading Russian propaganda in Europe, into Ukraine for five years, as Maciejczuk wrote on his Facebook page.

    “This morning, I came to the Polish-Ukrainian border in Dorohusk. The border guard took my passport and checked the information in the computer. I was invited into the office and told that I’m banned from entering Ukraine for five years. The ban was issue by the …

  • Estonia warns NATO of possible surveillance by Russian drones

    The Estonian Security Police are concerned about the possible operations of the Russian Special Forces. The agency has already informed NATO that their neighbor is watching the country using unmanned aircraft.

    The Security Police sent the Alliance a report on the week-long command-staff exercise, Trident Jaguar, completed on April 27th. “Over the past two days, starting April 22nd, drones were seen near the Ämari Air Base and at a military base in the south east of the country,” the report …

  • Emergency services of Sevastopol work on heightened alert because of power outages

    The press service of the Sevastopol Government, controlled by Russia, reported after a meeting of the Operational Headquarters on Emergency Situations that power outages continue in annexed Sevastopol. The local authorities, controlled by Moscow, explained that these outages are the result of the ongoing work installing the energy bridge from neighboring Russia.

    “In this regard, the emergency services of Sevastopol work on heightened alert. The limit (162 MW.) was set for the city at 10 p.m. …