• Turkish MFA: Putin and Erdogan could meet before G-20 Summit in China

    The Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, spoke about the possibility of a meeting that will soon take place between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to him the negotiations between the two Presidents could take place before the G20 Summit in China.

    Çavuşoğlu said in his interview with NTV Channel on July 3rd that such a meeting could take place in late July or in early August 2016. According to him, the Foreign Ministries …

  • Former Polish President: Ukraine should abandon its hopes of joining NATO and the EU

    Former President of Poland Aleksander Kwaśniewski is convinced that Ukraine should not even dream about joining the North Atlantic Alliance. This was reported by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

    “Ukraine should abandon its dream of becoming a NATO member. Also, now it's not worth talking about reaching the goal of becoming a full member of the EU,” the ex-president of Poland said.

    At the same time, Kwaśniewski himself, according to his words, “has nothing against Kiev's goals to become a full …

  • Russian MPs refuse to discuss draft resolution on Crimea in the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE

    Russian MPs have refused to discuss a draft resolution on Crimea in the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE. 

    The document on human rights violations in Crimea was prepared by Ukraine and appeared as an extra item on the agenda. Authors of the document specifically drew attention to the situation with the Crimean Tatar people and the use of torture in interrogation.

    The delegation from the Russian Federation, according to some sources, refused to discuss the document. According to others, they …

  • Russian warship spotted off the coast of Latvia

    On Monday, a Russian warship was spotted near Latvian territorial waters, Delfi reported, citing the Latvian Armed Forces.

    "At a distance of 6 nautical miles from the state border of the exclusive economic zone, the Russian Federation warship ‘Zhigulevsk’ was recorded,” the statement read

    The newspaper also reports that on Thursday, June 30, two Russian warships were spotted in the Baltic.

  • Russian Deputy Foreign Minister: The US indirectly supports the so-called Islamic State

    The Russian Foreign Ministry believes that the U.S. indirectly supports the so-called Islamic State by imposing sanctions against defense enterprises cooperating with Syria.

    The Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergei Ryabkov, stated that Russia considers the new sanctions of the United States against five Russian defense enterprises as indirect support of terrorists.

    “The desire of the White House to punish Russian enterprises that help Syrian people to fight against ISIS …