• NATO plans to strengthen its military presence in the Black Sea region

    After a meeting of NATO Defense Ministers, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the Alliance will continue to build up its military presence in the Black Sea region, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    "There will be more pre-disposed equipment. Today, we have also confirmed Romania's proposal to establish a multinational brigade on its territory, and we will continue to take other measures to strengthen the balance of power in the southeastern direction,” Stoltenberg stated.

    "We have …

  • Le Figaro: France has adopted the so-called 'Putin's Amendment'

    Members of the National Assembly have voted for the second “Sapin Law”, which is aimed at modernizing the economic life of France. In addition, members catered to Russia by adopting an amendment which protects the property of foreign states and companies against confiscation.

    According to Fabrice Nodé-Langlois of Le Figaro, this amendment is known as “Putin’s amendment” in France as it is adopted at a time when the property of the Russian Federation and Russian state-owned companies is …

  • EU to decide on extension of sanctions against Russia on June 21st

    On the 21st of June, the European Union shall make a decision on extending sanctions against Russia, according to Agence France-Presse’s diplomatic sources. The decision will be approved on the 24th of June during the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the EU countries. Another discussion of the sanctions will take place during the second half of 2016.

    “I have a feeling that something should be done in the second half of this year,” the source said. As previously reported, the EU intends to …

  • Russian State Duma Deputy praised Russian fans for brawls at Eurocup 2016

    The Vice-Speaker of the State Duma from the Liberal Democratic Party and a member of the Executive Committee of the Russian Football Union (RFU), Igor Lebedev, praised the Russian fans for fighting with the English fans.

    "I don't see anything bad with the fans’ fight. On the contrary, our guys did well. Keep it up!" Lebedev wrote on Twitter. According to the Deputy, the incident in Marseille and other French cities "is not the fault of the fans, but the inability of the police to organize such …

  • NATO to approve deployment of four new battalions along its eastern borders

    This week NATO will approve the deployment of four battalions to the Baltic States and Poland, according to Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

    “We are going to approve the deployment of four reinforced international battalions to the Baltics and Poland,” Stoltenberg said at a press conference before a meeting of the Defense Ministers of NATO countries.

    Each battalion will have between 500 and 1000 soldiers. NATO officials state that new military reinforcements are deployed in Eastern Europe …