• Russia submits a dispute claim against Ukraine to the WTO

    Russia has submitted a dispute case to the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement body in connection with the sanctions imposed by Ukraine. This was reported by the head of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, Maxim Oreshkin, on Saturday, May 20. "The Russian mission to the WTO in Geneva sent a request to the WTO dispute settlement body and the Government of Ukraine for consultations in connection with the constant restrictions being imposed since 2014, including prohibitions, …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister called Donbas and Crimea the most dangerous ‘gray areas’ in Europe

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, during a meeting with the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe drew attention to the inadmissibility of the existence of "gray zones" on the European continent, whose inhabitants are de facto outside the protection of the European Convention on Human Rights, as reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs."The Ukrainian Foreign Minister noted that the Donbas and the Crimea are now 'the hottest …

  • Russia: it is clear that the US can strike at will in Syria

    The statement by the American officials that the US will not repeat the attacks on Syria if there is no threat to the American forces shows that the Pentagon has reserved the right to do so at any time, as stated by the First Deputy of the Federation Council on Defense and Security Committee, Franz Klintsevich, to journalists.

    "Any military person will tell you that the term ' threat ' has a broad interpretation. This means that the Americans reserve the right to hit Syria at any time. The …

  • Macron spoke with Putin on the phone

    French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation on Thursday. According to the Kremlin's website, the fight against terrorism and work within the framework of the "Normandy format" were discussed.

    "The possibility of an upcoming in person meeting was also discussed," the message says. Macron took office as a French President on May 14th.

    On May 16th, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the first contact between Ukraine and the …

  • President of Estonia emphasized the importance of maintaining sanctions on Russia

    Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid accentuated the importance of maintaining sanctions against Russia, in an exclusive interview with the DW program ‘Nemtsova Interview.’

    "We can say that the whole security situation in Europe is unpredictable and changeable. There is Russia, which has already shown that it is ready to use force. I am speaking of the occupation of the Crimean peninsula. Besides, we know that Russia does not fulfill its international obligations which it had assumed. Let's …