• President of Moldova called on the EU and US to continue sanctions against Russia

    The President of Moldova, Nicolae Timofti, called on the European Union and the United States of America to extend sanctions against Russia.

    During a meeting on Saturday with the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Bohuslav Sobotka, who arrived to Chisinau on a visit, the President of Moldova recalled that the separatist region of his country, Transnistria, was the Kremlin’s "first experiment" in instigating a Pro-Russian separatist conflict.

    Moscow supported the separatists in Transnistria …

  • Ukraine wants UN response to calls for peacekeepers in the Donbas

    The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Kislitsa, stated during his speech on the 10th of June at the UN Security Council that Ukraine holds the United Nations accountable for ignoring the direct request for the deployment of a peacekeeping mission in the Donbas, Ukrinform reported.

    “It is difficult to explain the lack of response by the Council to the direct request concerning a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Donbas, whose presence in the field would ensure the additional …

  • Lithuanian Ambassador in Kiev: Cooperation between Ukraine and NATO continues to increase

    Marius Janukonis, Lithuania's Ambassador to Ukraine, stated in an interview with Apostrof that recently, the level of cooperation between NATO and Ukraine has increased significantly. The country appears certain of counting on the Alliance’s support in modernizing its defense system.

    "There are more events, more Ukrainian servicemen engaged in military exercises at NATO standards, more servicemen involved in joint exercises,” a diplomat described.

    “A serious reform of the Ukrainian Defense …

  • German director may be denied entry into Russia over film about doping

    German journalist Hajo Seppelt, director of a film about doping in Russian track and field athletics, may lose the right to enter Russia if he does not execute the decision of the Basmanny Court of Moscow, according to which he has to compensate the All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF) for a lost lawsuit. This was reported to TASS by lawyer Artem Patsev, who represented ARAF at the trial.

    Last year, on December 16th, Moscow's Basmanny District Court found that the German television …

  • Polish President: NATO Summit will provide an opportunity to strengthen the Alliance's eastern flank

    The President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, expects that the NATO summit in Warsaw will create an opportunity to strengthen the eastern flank of the Alliance. The head of the Polish State said stressed on the 10th of June during his speech at the University of Copenhagen that NATO can’t hesitate in making this decision.

    “The deployment of NATO forces in Poland and the Baltic countries is a guarantee of safety for this part of Europe and if we look at historical maps then we can freely say that …