On the 23rd of February, at the talks in Kiev, the Foreign Ministers of Germany and France called on the Ukrainian authorities to uproot corruption and to adopt electoral law in the regions of the Donbas controlled by separatists as soon as possible.
“It is necessary to push ahead with the implementation of economic reforms. However, it is extremely important that this policy is based on a zero tolerance for corruption,” the Foreign Minister of France, Frank-Walter Steinmeier stated during the …
According to a Gallup poll, North Korea has topped the list of countries that US citizens have called their main enemy, accounting for 16% of the votes cast by American participants. Russia took second place on this list.
The reason for North Korea taking the top spot is the Pyongyang's statements about the testing of a hydrogen bomb, and the launch of a ballistic rocket with a satellite.
According to the results, 15% of the respondents thought that Russia was the country’s main enemy. …
On Tuesday, February 23rd, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg began to consider a claim by Rosneft against the British authorities. The Russian state company claims that London has interpreted the EU sanctions too broadly, as reported by Deutsche Welle.
The Court of Justice will consider the legality of the sanctions imposed against Russia in 2014. The Court will clarify the meaning of certain concepts contained in the EU sanctions regulations. According to Rosneft, the United …
Russia intends to request US permission to conduct observation flights over the United States. They hope to do this with the use of aircraft which will be equipped with powerful digital cameras. American intelligence and military sources have warned that such flights will help Moscow gather intelligence about the United States.
Russia and the US have both signed the Treaty on Open Skies, which allows making observation flights with aircraft with no weapons over the territories of all 34 …
The Tartu District Court in Estonia has convicted three people for crimes against the state. The Public Prosecutor’s office reported that all three convicts “illegally cooperated with Russian intelligence services”.
According to Interfax, two sentences were passed in October 2015 and the third one was passed last week.
In February, Maxim Gruzdev, a 32-year-old Estonian citizen, was sentenced to four years in prison. He was recruited in the second half of 2013 in the Pskov region. Before he …