• Amnesty International: Russia is persecuting dissidents in Crimea

    Crimean Tatars and their leaders are being prosecuted in the Crimea as well as all dissident citizens, reported human rights researcher from Amnesty International in Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus, Krasimir Yankov, to Krym.Realii.

    “The main trends remain unchanged: widespread restriction of the freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and association. Moreover, we are talking about criminal prosecution of nonconformists. And we emphasize this in particular because for us it’s quite …

  • Medvedev: The delivery of S-300 missile systems to Iran isn’t contrary to good relations between Russia and Israel

    The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, stated that the delivery of S-300 missile systems to Iran by Russia aren’t contrary to good relations between Russia and Israel. Russia isn’t interested in aggravating tensions and thus acts within current realities.

    ”No, they aren’t contrary. We have warm relations with Israel and intend to further develop them. For this, I’m going to Israel,” Medvedev stated in his interview with Israeli Channel 2, in response to the question of …

  • Ukraine's Security Service bans entry of 140 Russian cultural figures

    The Security Service of Ukraine has denied entry to 140 Russian cultural figures, as stated in an official reply from the Security Service, which the Verkhovna Rada Deputy from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, Olga Chervakova, cited in a social network.

    The punitive measure is a result of activities and statements by the Russian artists that are contrary to the interests of its neighboring country.

    "The Security Service of Ukraine has banned about 140 Russian cultural figures from entering the …

  • Netanyahu: Medvedev's visit shows relations between Russia and Israel are getting stronger

    According to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the visit of his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, to Israel next week shows that bilateral relations between the two countries are growing stronger, TASS reported.

    "Next week will see Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev paying a visit to Israel. The talks demonstrate the continuing strengthening of bilateral relations with Russia," Netanyahu said on Sunday.

    During Medvedev’s visit on November 10, he plans to also meet with …

  • NATO troops will be deployed 70 km from Russia's Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad

    In January 2017, divisions and equipment of NATO’s Armored Brigade Combat Team will be deployed to Poland, Radio Poland reported. Initially, they will be deployed in the territory of western Poland between cities of Drawsko Pomorskie and Żagań. Afterwards, its other divisions will be deployed in other regions of the country.

    In April 2017, the U.S. NATO battalion will be deployed to the testing ground in Orzysz, which is located a distance of 70 kilometers from the border with Kaliningrad.

    In …