• Syrian opposition calls for new sanctions against Russia

    Representatives from the Syrian opposition have called on the European Union to impose sanctions against Russia for the use of high-tech weapons, including the bunker-buster bombs that it uses against the civilian population in eastern Aleppo, a senior member of the opposition Syrian High Negotiations Committee (HNC), Bassma Kodmani, said.

    “The EU should immediately introduce targeted sanctions against Russian officials and companies that are directly involved in the uncontrolled attacks …

  • German Bundestag confirmed intention to impose sanctions against Russia because of Syria

    The Chairman of the Bundestag's Committee on Foreign Affairs, Norbert Röttgen, stated that Russia must be held accountable for military crimes in Syria and confirmed the possibility of sanctions against Moscow, as reported by Suddeutsche Zeitung.

    "The absence of sanctions for horrible military crimes would be scandalous,” he said. Röttgen also stressed that the new sanctions will have an impact on Russian policy, although it might not happen immediately. He also criticized other European …

  • Ukrainian PACE delegation will pursue demarche if Russia is allowed back in

    According to the Chairman of the Ukrainian delegation to the PACE, Volodymyr Ariev, if Russia is allowed back into the Parliamentary Assembly without restrictions, the majority of the Ukrainian delegation will pursue a demarche, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    "And we can be not the only one who will make a démarche. There are some quite well-known politicians, who told us they do not want to remain in the Assembly under such conditions," Ariev said.

    He noted that the PACE leadership in general …

  • Russian MFA: US accusations about Russian war crimes in Syria are propaganda

    During an interview with TV Dozhd, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova responded to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s statement about Russian war crimes in Syria, calling it propaganda.

    According to her, “there are very serious legal consequences” behind the terminology in his words.

    “And I think Kerry is using all these terms to escalate the situation. If it comes to war crimes, US officials must begin with Iraq. And then continue with Libya. Be sure to mention Yemen, to …

  • Russia deployed Iskander missile system to Kaliningrad

    Under the guise of logistics training, the Russian Baltic Fleet is redeploying the Iskander operational-tactical missile system to the Kaliningrad region.

    This was reported by Estonian portal ERR.ee with reference to an informed source.

    According to the news agency, for transportation they used the Ambal road-rail ferry, which is now advancing in the Baltic Sea and is supposed to arrive in Kaliningrad on Friday.

    Yesterday’s violations of the Estonian and Finnish airspaces by Russian fighters …