• Putin's Comments on Donbas to Be Considered At Next UN Security Council Meeting

    The Ukrainian delegation initiated a discussion in the UN Security Council about the recent statements of Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding the Donbas that purport to cast doubt on Ukraine's border.  This was stated on the website of the delegation of Ukraine to the UN.

    During the discussions, the representative of Ukraine, Vladimir Yelchenko, stated the inadmissibility of attempts of the top leadership of Russia to rewrite history and to question the territorial integrity, …

  • Freedom House report suggests human rights and civil liberties are deteriorating in Russia

    A report issued by Freedom House stated that Russia is considered to be a “non-free” country”, and was given a rating of 6. States that have the lowest rating of 7 include North Korea, Uzbekistan, Syria, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, and Turkmenistan.

    The US-based international human rights group found that freedom worldwide declined in 2015 for the 10th consecutive year.

    The discussions relating to Russia began with the observation that the country’s worsening economic situation compelled the …

  • Poroshenko: Russia is the Main Military Threat to Ukraine

    At a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC), the President of Ukraine said that there is a need to establish a system of cybersecurity in Ukraine, and also reported on an agreement with foreign partners on the joint production of weapons.

    Poroshenko said that Russia is the main military threat to his country. "In a long-term historical perspective the main military threat to Ukraine is Russia and, unfortunately, they will be the aggressor country," the Ukrainian …

  • NATO looks to actively combat Russian propaganda

    The North Atlantic Alliance intends to confront the use of information for military purposes.  This was reported by Reuters in reference to a draft of a document containing the basis of the NATO information policy.  It is also reported that the Alliance believes that Russia will possibly use TV and the Internet as weapons for propaganda.

    Furthermore, NATO intends to reveal important information about the possible military activities of enemies more efficiently in order to confront this tactic.  …

  • Steinmeier: There Is No Justification for Using Children for Propaganda

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, stated that using children for political propaganda is unacceptable. “There should be no justification for using an innocent, 13-year-old girl for political propaganda,” Steinmeier said.

    On January 16th, the Russian First Channel aired a program about temporary suspension of the Schengen Agreement because of cases of violence in Germany. During the segment a story was told about an underage girl named Lisa from a Russian- …