• EU demands Syrian war crimes be brought before ICC

    At the EU Council meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the EU member countries the EU representatives have reached the conclusion that Syrian troops and the Russian Aerospace Forces are responsible for targeted airstrikes on schools, hospitals and other social facilities in Aleppo.

    The EU condemned these actions in the Syrian city in a joint statement issued at the meeting.

    The statement said that hospitals and schools have become the targets of airstrikes. The EU went on to say …

  • 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 …