• Deputy Secretary of State: The US will not lift sanctions on Russia

    The US Deputy Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has said that the US will not lift the sanctions against Russia until Moscow has fulfilled all of their commitments under the Minsk Agreements. Ukrinform reported that Blinken made these statements during a meeting with the Romanian media in Bucharest.

    “We stand by our previous decision that sanctions imposed against Russia by the US and the European Union will only be lifted once Moscow fulfills all of their commitments under the Minsk …

  • State Department has not confirmed appointment of Yovanovitch as new Ambassador to Ukraine

    The US State Department has declined to comment on the possible appointment of Marie Yovanovitch as the new Ambassador to Ukraine. The media had previously reported that Washington intends to transfer the current ambassador, Geoffrey Pyatt, to Greece.

    Ukrinform reported that the Director of the Press Office for the Department of State, Elizabeth Trudeau, refrained from commenting during a briefing in Washington on the 9th of May.

    “I have no announcements on any appointments,” Trudeau said. …

  • Pro-Kremlin journalist Graham Phillips confirmed that he was detained in Kerch

    Pro-Kremlin journalist Graham Phillips confirmed on his Twitter feed that he was detained by the Kerch police. "Quick comment - yes, I was briefly detained in Kerch, because my drone was flying," he wrote.

    Phillips clarified that he was arrested only for 15 minutes and was treated well.

    On May 8th, the Kerch website ''Argumenty Nedeli” reported that Phillips was arrested during a torchlight procession dedicated to Victory Day. According to the newspaper, the reason for the detention was that …

  • Lithuania denied entry to Russian bikers

    On Saturday, border guard officers in Druskininkai (Lithuania) denied entry to three Russian bikers, Delfi.lt reported. According to the edition, they didn’t have documents justifying their purpose or the conditions of their intended stay in the Schengen country. As it turned out later, these Russian citizens attempted to make their way from Belarus to Poland. However, Polish border guard officers have denied entry to them as well.

    This was the third time in a week that Lithuanian border …

  • Georgian President is confident that his country will join the EU

    Speaking before the opening of the concert dedicated to the Europe Day at the State Theater of Opera and Ballet in Tbilisi, President Giorgi Margvelashvili stated that Georgia is taking steps in the direction of European integration, and that the forthcoming elections will be held in accordance with European standards, RBC reported.

    “Georgia became independent 25 years ago but we are still taking steps in order to become free. We need to build our values to belong to European society. We need …