• Russian Foreign Ministry: Moscow will respond to U.S. sanctions

    The possibility of U.S. sanctions against Russia due to the situation in Syria will not go without a response. The response may be symmetrical, the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergei Ryabkov, told reporters. "Any hostile actions against Russia will not be left without a response," Ryabkov said, as quoted by Interfax.

    Ryabkov also said that "at different stages of the current sanctions policy (against Russia) Moscow has repeatedly warned that they will be answered though …

  • Russian warships approached Latvia’s borders again

    The Armed Forces of Latvia have again discovered Russian warships near the country’s borders.

    The National Armed Forces of Latvia reported this on Twitter.

    Ships were recorded twice during the day on Sunday.

    “In the Latvian exclusive economic zone, at a distance of 11 nautical miles from the border, on October 16, Parchim-class corvette Kazanets from the Armed Forces of Russia has been identified,” the statement says.

    In addition, at a distance of eight nautical miles from the territorial …

  • The UK has frozen all of Russia Today accounts

    The Editor-in-Chief of Russia Today, Margarita Simonyan, tweeted on her Twitter page that all accounts of the multilingual Russia Today TV Company have been blocked in the UK.

    “All of our accounts have been blocked in the UK. The decision should be subject to review. Long live freedom of speech,” she tweeted.

    As previously reported, an investigation into the case against the Kremlin’s English language Russia Today TV Channel, which published inaccurate information about a gas production …

  • Shoygu: Russia and Syria are halting airstrikes on Aleppo for now

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu announced that the Russian and Syrian air forces have halted all strikes on Aleppo two days ahead of a planned humanitarian pause to allow civilians and rebels to evacuate the war-torn city, RIA Novosti reported.

    According to Shoygu, special humanitarian corridors have been set up to facilitate the evacuation.

    "We call on the leadership of countries that have influence over armed groups in eastern Aleppo to convince their leaders to stop military action …

  • Poroshenko extended sanctions against Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has approved the resolution of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) to extend the sanctions against Russian individuals and legal entities for one year. The corresponding document was published on Monday, October 17, on the website of the Ukrainian president state.

    On September 16, 2016, the NSDC had decided to extend special personal, economic and other sanctions imposed by the National Security Council on September 2, 2015 (with …