• US State Department: Russia and Syria try to conceal chemical attack in Douma

    State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert has stated that the United States believes Russia and Syria have been "sanitizing" the site of probable chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma.

    "We can confirm that the OPCW [Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons] team has still not been able to enter Douma in Syria… We believe it is an effort to conduct their own staged investigations. Russian officials have worked with the Syrian regime, we believe, to sanitize the locations of …

  • Germany allocates €9 million to Ukraine for migrant housing

    Ukraine is to receive €9 million from Germany in order to create social housing for internally displaced persons, and to develop infrastructure in the relevant cities, as announced on the website of the Ukrainian Ministry of Social Policy.

    The relevant financial and project-related agreements were signed on Thursday by Andriy Reva, Minister of Social Policy, Marion Knesch, head of the municipal and infrastructural division of the German KfW Development Bank, and Andriy Laktionov, executive …

  • Japan cuts off Russian aluminum supplies after US sanctions imposed

    As a result of the U.S. sanctions against Russia, Japan will no longer receive aluminum supplies from the Russian company Rusal, stated Kunihiko Higashi, Director of Rusal Japan.

    “All further supplies have been cancelled,” the Director said. “Our customers informed us that they would not be able to make payments to the Rusal company for supplies because of the new sanctions imposed by the U.S. We have received notifications from our customers one after another.”

    Higashi stated that the cargo …

  • NATO Supreme Allied Commander Scaparrotti meets with Russian Chief of General Staff Gerasimov in Baku

    The NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Curtis Scaparrotti, and the Russian Chief of General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, held a meeting in Baku on Thursday, April 19th.

    The Russian Defense Ministry’s website reported that the military leaders discussed a number of topics, including: the military activities of NATO and the Russian Federation in European regions, potential confidence-building measures, procedures for preventing incidents, and the situation in Syria.

    Supreme Headquarters Allied …

  • General Pavel: NATO ready to provide weapons to Ukraine

    During his visit to Lviv, Czech General and Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Petr Pavel, stated that the NATO Military Committee is ready to support Ukraine and supply it with weapons, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.

    During the event, Pavel stated: “The NATO Military Committee will continue to assist Ukraine and will provide the tools and actions necessary to achieve this, which may include providing weapons to Ukraine.”

    Approximately 40 NATO Military Committee officers …