• Media: Russia to recall its U.S. Ambassador

    Russia recalls its ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, who played a key role in Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections, BuzzFeedNews reports citing three anonymous sources.

    According to BuzzFeedNews, Kislyak and his family will leave Washington next month after a farewell reception in his honor. The reception will be held July 11th at the St. Regis Hotel, two blocks from the White House.

    Earlier it was reported that the 66-year-old Kislyak will go to New York and lead the Russian …

  • Ukrainian president points out threats from Nord Stream 2 in discussion with French prime minister

    In Paris, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe discussed the development of trade and economic cooperation and renewable energy projects, the press service of the President of Ukraine reported.

    The Ukrainian president’s press service noted that the two politicians agreed to activate the Ukraine-France Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Matters.

    “Petro Poroshenko and Édouard Philippe discussed the prospects of French companies entering the …

  • Mercenary who fought for separatists in Donbas on trial in Czech Republic

    The Czech police have brought the first charges against a Czech citizen for participating in the fight for the Donbas on the side of the pro-Russian separatists.

    As reported by the local media, the former Czech soldier “participated in the preparation of terrorist attacks on the Donbas”. The court is currently considering the case which has been placed under an “information embargo”.

    This is the first time that Czech prosecution authorities have begun considered a case with charges against a …

  • Norwegian Prime Minister: Oslo did not violate its non-deployment principle by hosting US Marines

    The Norwegian government continues to follow the policy of non-deployment of foreign military bases on its territory while hosting US Marines on Norway’s west coast. This was stated by the Scandinavian kingdom’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg during an interview with the Norwegian Telegraph Bureau on Sunday.

    In January, 285 servicemen of the US Marine Corps arrived in Vaernes Garrison, near the Norwegian city of Trondheim, Nord-Trøndelag County, Central Norway. A bilateral agreement with the …

  • Italy considers questioning Putin over Cosa Nostra case

    The defense team of Italian General Mario Mori proposed to question Russian President Vladimir Putin during the high profile “Italian state and Mafia negotiations” trial, La Stampa reported.

    General Mori has been linked to secret negotiations between high-ranking representatives of Italy and the leaders of the Cosa Nostra. According to the Palermo prosecutor's office, these events took place in the early 1990s.

    The former head of Special Forces of the carabineers, General Mori was accused of …