Contents tagged with West

  • Russia considers penalizing companies for complying with western sanctions

    Vladislav Reznik, a member of the United Russia party, has proposed amendments to legislation that would effectively force out of the Russian market all of the companies and organizations that comply with western sanctions against the Russian banking system, Vedomosti reports, citing Reznik himself.

    The Russian MP proposed new rules which stipulate that, if a company is found to be in breach of a contract due to compliance with external sanctions, then the Bank of Russia will put it and its …

  • Russia and the West disagree about Syria chemical attack investigations

    A conflict has arisen between Russia and western countries concerning the plans to give the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) the authority to identify who is to blame for the chemical attacks. Russia’s representatives say that these plans contravene the Chemical Weapons Convention.

    At a conference of OPCW participant countries on Monday, November 19, Russian permanent representative to the OPCW Alexander Shulgin said that the organization’s mandate does not imply an …

  • Russia claims to be fighting off western cyber attacks

    The Russian military are taking all measures to ensure the information security of the Defense Ministry due to the increase in the risk of cyber-attacks by foreign countries, stated the head of the Eighth Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, Lieutenant-General Yuri Kuznetsov in an interview with the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.

    He said that Russian experts currently enhance security in the automated systems of the Defense Ministry, detect and eliminate cyber-attacks on …

  • Putin asks West to hurry up with sanctions

    It would be good for Russia for the process of sanction imposition to be done and dusted as quickly as possible, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a plenary session of the Russian Energy Week forum on Wednesday.

    “You know, I sometimes think that it would be good for us if you who want to impose sanctions would just impose all the sanctions that can possible be imposed, and as quickly as possible,” Putin remarked.

    According to the Russian President, such a scenario would free up Russia’ …

  • Ukraine calls on the West to increase sanctions against Russia because of ' forthcoming elections' in Donbas

    The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine called on international partners to increase pressure on Russia in connection with the intention of the Russian administration in the Donbas to hold "extraordinary elections" in the Donbas, stated the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

     “In connection with the reports in the Russian media about the intention of the Russian occupation administration to hold so-called ‘extraordinary elections’ of militant leaders and their illegitimate representatives in the …

  • Media: information on Russian hypersonic weapons leaked to foreign intelligence agencies

    The Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB) began executing search warrants as part of the investigation into the leak of the data related to the development of the hypersonic weapons, the newspaper Kommersant reports.

    According to the newspaper, the searches were executed at the Russian Central Research Institute of Machine Building (TsNIIMash) and the office of the director of the United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC), Dmitry Payson.

    Kommersant writes that the FSB is questioning …