• Council of Europe Secretary General to officially request Sentsov’s release

    On June 25, Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe (CE), will send Russian President Vladimir Putin an official request to pardon Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, a senior CE official told Deutsche Welle.

    “On Monday, Jagland will file a petition for the pardoning of Sentsov,” Deputy Secretary General Daniel Holtgen announced. He also pointed out that the Secretary General has a right to do so according to the European Convention on Human Rights.

    On June 20, Jagland …

  • Iran threatens Europe with 'terrible future' if the nuclear deal is broken

    The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, warned the European countries of the "terrible future" if the nuclear agreement with Iran is abolished, Interfax news agency reports with reference to the Iranian TV channel Press-TV.

    "If the EU and other countries supporting a joint comprehensive action plan do not demonstrate a principled position and respond to U.S. policy in a timely fashion, they will face a terrible future and unprecedented security gaps in the region …

  • UN General Assembly adopts resolution demanding withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

    The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution on the “Complete and unconditional withdrawal of foreign military forces from the territory of the Republic of Moldova". The draft resolution was proposed by Moldova and co-authored by ten countries, including Canada, Georgia, Romania, Ukraine and Estonia. 64 states voted for the document, while 14 countries voted against. 83 states abstained.

    The United States, Romania, Ukraine, Canada, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Honduras, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, …

  • Gazprom’s European partners under threat of US sanctions because of Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    European partners of Gazprom are frightened of coming under US sanctions for helping to construct the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, said a member of the board of the German energy company Uniper, RBC new agency reported.

    Reiner Hartmann heads the Russian branch of Uniper, a company that belongs to the Nord Stream 2 consortium of investors. He said the likelihood that the United States will indeed impose sanctions ,that it is threatening with, is "extremely threatening" for all of Gazprom's …

  • Russian Minister of Internal Affairs says he received US visa 'without problems' despite sanctions

    Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, who was among those added to the US sanctions list in April, has claimed that he received an American visa without any issues. Kolokoltsev came to the UN's New York headquarters for a meeting of heads of the police departments of UN member countries. On the sidelines of the summit, Kolokoltsev met with Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, and discussed with him the participation of Russian policemen in …