• Media: Russian propagandist works for opponents of the Ukraine Association Agreement in the Netherlands

    The Russian propagandist, Sergey Markhel, is now working for the opponents of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement in the Netherlands, as outlined in the article, "We Don’t Care about Ukraine: a Report on the Last Days of Campaigning in the Netherlands", published in Evropeyskaya Pravda. In the past, Markhel was often involved in organizing events for Russian Embassies in European Union countries.

    He is now involved in the campaign against the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement in the …

  • Kobyakov: Belarus is dissatisfied with the quality of Russian oil

    The quality of Russian oil supplied to Belarus has recently deteriorated, said Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov, in an interview with RIA Novosti. He noted that there is a constant discussion between Moscow and Minsk on issues related to the supply of raw materials. According to Kobyakov, both parties are generally on the same page, but disagreements do arise, Rosbalt reported.

    "For example, we would want for the oil that arrives in Belarus through the pipeline to be of higher quality, …

  • EU to provide Belarus with €29 million in assistance

    The Head of the EU Delegation in Minsk, Andrea Victorin, reported on March 31st that the European Union will provide 29 million euros of financial assistance to Belarus in 2016, twice as much as in 2015, as reported by Radio Polsha. “This money is being used for three main areas: the issue of migration, regional economic development and the issue of technical assistance,” the representative of the European Union said.Andrea Victorin also noted that the deicision signifies cooperation between …

  • Belarus hopes Russia will agree to simultaneously raise the retirement age in 2017

    As Belarusian Prime Minister Andriy Kobyakov stated in an interview with RIA Novosti, Russia and Belarus discussed the topic of raising the retirement age. “In Minsk, we hope that Moscow will make a decision on the simultaneous increase of the retirement age in Russia and Belarus in 2017,” he said. “However, there are no agreements on this joint action,” he added.

    "We expect that our partners will make the appropriate decisions. There was a discussion about this. However, there are no …

  • Obama confirms readiness to provide Kiev with $1 billion tranche

    Barack Obama has confirmed his readiness to provide Kiev with a tranche of one billion dollars after the formation of the new government in Ukraine. According to the press service of the Ukrainian President, Obama announced this at a meeting with Petro Poroshenko during the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.

    "Special attention was paid to the need to form a reform-oriented coalition and government in Ukraine as fast as possible. President Obama has confirmed his readiness to provide the …