• Media: EU countries could be fined for lifting sanctions against Russia

    Despite the attitude of European businesses toward the anti-Russian sanctions, EU leaders will not dare to remove them because they fear punitive measures by the United States, Wirtschaftswoche reported.

    It is becoming increasingly difficult for the German government to persuade other EU countries to extend the anti-Russian sanctions. For example, Hungary and Greece were initially skeptical about this, but now Austria and Italy are demanding the sanctions to be eased, the German newspaper …

  • Lavrov accuses Turkey of escalating the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

    Russia criticized Turkish authorities for their “absolutely unacceptable” comments during the violence in Nagorno-Karabakh between the separatists supported by Armenia and the Azerbaijani forces.“These were calls not for peace but for war,” the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov stated on April 2nd after negotiations with his Armenian colleague, Edward Nalbandian, in Yerevan.The four-day outbreak of violence resulted in ceasefire agreements but sporadic firing is still on-going. …

  • Report on Russian crimes in the Donbas was submitted to The Hague

    The report on the Russian crimes committed in the Donbas region in 2014 was handed over to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

    This was reported by Małgorzata Gosiewska, a Deputy of the Polish Sejm and the Deputy Chairman of the Commission of the Lower House of the Polish Parliament on Foreign Affairs on her Facebook page

    "Evidence of Russian war crimes committed in Ukraine was presented. Details will follow," Gosiewska wrote.

    Earlier Gosiewska stated that this report has an open …

  • Media: Russian jets intercepted Israeli aircraft over Syrian airspace

    Over the past several weeks, Russian fighter jets intercepted Israeli military aircraft over Syrian airspace on at least two occasions, the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

    According to the newspaper, the issue of airspace violations was discussed during Israeli President Reuven Rivlin’s visit to Moscow in March.

    Meanwhile, at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that he intended to discuss the strengthening of …

  • Lukashenko: Russia should not consider Belarus its 'errand boy'

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko called on Russia to respect the sovereignty of his country. In his annual address to the Parliament and the people of Belarus, Lukashenko urged Moscow to not consider Belarus its ‘errand boy.’

    "I want Russians and especially the leadership of Russia to understand that we will not be their errand boy. We are an independent, sovereign state, which lives in the same house with them but has its own apartment. Maybe a tiny and small apartment, but still its …