• Medvedev: Russian sanctions on Turkey should be lifted gradually

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the lifting of sanctions against Turkey should be done gradually so as not to detrimentally affect Russian manufacturers and business partners, RIA Novosti reported.

    "According to the order [to lift sanctions on Turkey], we have to prepare proposals to amend the relevant decisions, that is, an adjustment of the decree and the government resolution. We will act in stages,” Medvedev said.

    “Here it is necessary, on the one hand, to lift these …

  • Polish media: French-German superpower will replace the European Union

    Polish State Channel TVP has claimed that Germany and France have grandiose aspirations. Both nations are allegedly attempting to create a new European superpower to rival the European Union. Polish journalists based their allegations on a document prepared by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Germany and France, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Jean-Marc Ayrault, respectively.

    The project should be presented at the meeting of the heads of diplomacy of the Visegrad Four countries, the Czech …

  • Russia and the US blame each other for incident in the Mediterranean Sea

    The American and Russia navies have accused each other of performing unsafe maneuvers in the Mediterranean Sea. The incident involved the USS Gravely and a Russian Neustrashimyy-class frigate, the Yaroslav Mudry, Reuters reported.

    The Russian Ministry of Defense said that the commander and crew of the USS Gravely were in “gross violation” of international maritime agreements. The MoD stated that the USS Gravely approached the Yaroslav Mudry at a distance of 60-70 meters on the port side and …

  • Japan intercepts Russian planes near its borders

    Japanese military jest were scrambled to intercept two Russian Navy anti-submarine IL-38 planes off the Japanese Pacific coast. The incident was reported by the Command of the Self-Defense Force of Japan.

    The Russian planes approached the Japanese coast from the direction of Sakhalin Island, flew over the southern coast of the Kuril islands, then they made a detour to the east of the Japanese island of Honshu and followed the same route back. The incident took place on June 27.

    The Ilyushin …

  • Ex-president of Latvia: There are forces in the EU that want to lift sanctions on Russia

    There are forces in Europe that wish to lift the sanctions against Russia and continue trading with the country, according to the former President of Latvia, Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga.

    Replying to the question of whether the UK exit from the European Union could affect the sanctions against Russia, Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga noted that the sanctions in themselves have always been “a weapon of despair,” delfi.lv wrote.

    “The European Union acknowledged the need for sanctions and extended the term for …