• Canadian Prime Minister: Canada will support strengthening NATO's eastern border

    The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, confirmed his participation in the NATO summit in Warsaw, stating that at the meeting he will support strengthening the eastern border of the Alliance.

    This was reported by Christopher Szczerski, an envoy from the Polish president’s office, after a meeting between Trudeau and Polish President Andrzej Duda.

    During their meeting, Trudeau stressed that only cooperative work between all members of the Alliance will help deter the threat lying to the …

  • Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summons Russian Ambassador over controversial remarks

    The Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned Russian Ambassador Alexander Veshnyakov over his remarks in the media, as announced by the Press Secretary of the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Raimonds Jansons.

    According to Jansons, the Ministry is concerned by the remarks made by Veshnyakov which appeared in several media sources.

    In his interview to the newspaper Vesti Segondya, Veshnyakov stated that "in Latvia, and several other countries, one can observe a deliberate …

  • NATO warships escorted Russian frigate in British territorial waters

    British warships, while on a NATO mission, escorted a Russian frigate which was en route from the Black Sea to the Baltic and was crossing British territorial waters.

    This was reported by the British newspaper "The Telegraph"

    Over the weekend the frigate Admiral Grigorovich was tracked by British HMS Iron Duke and was further followed by HMS Sutherland as far as the Channel.

    The Dutch ship HNLMS Rotterdam and the Belgian BNS Castor also joined the British vessel.

    “The Admiral Grigorovich …

  • Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine: Kiev and Ottawa will sign free trade agreement this summer

    Ukraine and Canada expect to complete all negotiations this summer for their free trade zone agreement. According to a UNIAN correspondent, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine Roman Waschuk said this during a briefing.

    "We are hoping that we will be able to do everything [to complete the negotiation process] by this summer,” the Ambassador said. He stressed that the two governments are doing everything to ensure that all procedures have been completed. …

  • Steinmeier: the Minsk Agreements are being implemented at a snail’s pace

    The head of the German Foreign Ministry believes that the diplomatic efforts of France and Germany were instrumental in prevention of a war in Europe.

    At the same time the progress in the implementation of the Minsk Agreements is comparable to a snail's pace. According to the press service of the Foreign Ministry of Germany, this was stated by the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the eve of the twelfth meeting of the Normandy Four.

    Steinmeier fears that the work on the …