• EU decides not to recall its ambassador from Belarus

    The European Union does not intend to recall its ambassador from Belarus, even though it refuses to recognize the current government of the country as legitimate, said the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell at a press conference in Brussels, reports RBC.

    "This does not mean that we will recall ambassadors. But we will reduce our cooperation with Minsk to a lower level," he said.

    According to Borrell, the European Union has to put up with Alexander …

  • Putin approves Lukashenko's plans to amend constitution

    At a meeting in Sochi between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, Putin supported the proposed amendments to the Belarusian Constitution, said the Kremlin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, as quoted by TASS.

    "Of course, the events of recent weeks in Belarus could not but have an impact. In addition, we know the initiative of President Lukashenko to carry out constitutional reform, to start the relevant process, and this topic was also touched upon and this initiative was also …

  • Merkel's possible successor accuses Putin of refugee crisis

    One of the leading politicians from the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Friedrich Merz harshly criticized the policy of Russian President Vladimir Putin. "This man and his army are bombing hospitals, kindergartens, schools and nursing homes," Merz said in a video interview with Bild, referring to the war in Syria. According to the politician, the influx of refugees to Europe is largely caused by "barbaric military actions by the Russian army, for which Putin is responsible."

    Syria has been …

  • Creator of Novichok nerve agent apologizes to Navalny

    One of the creators of the nerve agent Novichok, Vil Mirzayanov, apologized to the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was poisoned a few weeks ago.

    "I apologise deeply to Navalny for being involved in this criminal business to develop this substance that poisoned him," Mirzayanov said on air of the Russian TV channel Dozhd.

    Vil Mirzayanov, who has lived in the United States since 1995, added that after relocating to the U.S. he devoted his life to the fight against the use of …

  • Kavkaz-2020 multinational exercises begin in Russia

    Strategic military exercises Kavkaz 2020 began in Russia. About 80,000 military personnel take part in them.

    "The strategic command-staff training "Kavkaz-2020" has been launched in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation," reads the statement on Russian Defense Ministry’s website.

    The exercises will be held from September 21 to 26 in the Southern Military District under the leadership of the Chief of the General Staff, First Deputy Defense Minister Valery Gerasimov.

    The main drills will …