• Belgian parliament to consider lifting sanctions on Russia

    The lower chamber of the Belgian Parliament has introduced a draft resolution on the abolition of sanctions against Russia, RBC-Ukraine reported, citing a statement posted on the website of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives.

     The sponsor of the resolution, MP Aldo Carcaci, told RIA Novosti that the vote will most likely be held in October.

    "We will open discussion on sanctions which primarily damage Belgian businesses, in particular crops producers," Carcaci explained.

    The EU and the US …

  • Lavrov: The US again demanded the resignation of Bashar al-Assad

    The US demands Assad’s resignation before unification in the fight against terrorism; Russia would hold free elections after unification.

    As Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reported, providing new details about the talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry, the US is again demanding the resignation of President of Syria Bashar al-Assad, Interfax reports.

    “John Kerry recently came. They [the USA] say that we can unite in the struggle against terrorism, but first we have to agree that …

  • Russian Navy frigate spotted off the coast of Latvia

    The Latvian Armed Forces once again observed a Russian naval frigate off the coast of Latvia, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    The ship was the Admiral Essen of the Admiral Grigorovich class- the latest class of frigates ordered by the Russian Navy.

    “In the exclusive economic zone at a distance of 7 nautical miles from the border of Latvia on July 23, the Russian frigate ‘Admiral Essen’ of the ‘Admiral Grigorovich’ class was spotted,” the Latvian Armed Forces wrote on Twitter.

    Relations between …

  • US missile destroyer entered the Black Sea

    As officially reported by the staff of the United States 6th Fleet, the US guided missile destroyer USS Ross has entered the Black Sea to join the international naval exercises known as “Sea Breeze – 2016,” Ukrinform reports.

    “Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) transited the Bosphorus Strait July 22, en route to the Black Sea to take part in Sea Breeze 2016,” an official statement said.

    The USS Ross will be participating in the 15th iteration of Sea Breeze, an …

  • Clinton's VP pick Tim Kaine supports Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression

    Hillary Clinton announced on Friday that her running mate would be Senator Tim Kaine from Virginia, an experienced political insider who sits on the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees.

    The move comes two days after Clinton’s rival Donald Trump made headlines by exclaiming at the Republic National Convention that, if elected President, the US wouldn’t necessarily come to the defense of NATO allies in the event of a Russian invasion.

    Tim Kaine, on the other hand, applauded …