• Poroshenko: Trump's words on the Crimea are 'pre-election rhetoric'

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko believes that the words of the US Republican Party’s presidential candidate, Donald Trump, regarding the Crimea are pre-election rhetoric. He was referring to Trump’s statements about possibly recognizing the Crimea as Russian territory. Poroshenko said this during an interview with CNN.

    “It is part of the pre-election rhetoric. The future president, no matter who it is, will be a very responsible person,” Poroshenko said.

    Trump has previously and …

  • Poll suggests only 10% of Americans are sympathetic towards Putin

    The majority of Americans, a total of 56%, are opposed to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Deutsche Welle reported that this was determined by the results of a survey published on the 25th of September, which was conducted by the Associated Press agency in cooperation with the GfK.

    In addition, only one in ten of the respondents think of Putin favorably. A total of 24% of Americans believe that Putin has leadership qualities that an American president should also have. A total of 71% of the …

  • NATO agrees to provide assistance to Finland in the event of a crisis in the Baltic

    NATO will be able to provide assistance to Finland in the event of a crisis in the Baltic region. This was said by the Alliance’s Deputy Secretary-General, Alexander Vershbow.

    “It is possible that a crisis in the Baltic Sea region could affect NATO members and Finland. NATO would then probably decide to respond to this by protecting member countries and by providing assistance to its close partners,” Lännen Media quoted Vershbow as saying.

    Vershbow also spoke about the “very close ties” …

  • Philippine President Duterte hopes to open alliances with Russia and China

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will visit Russia and China this year to create “open alliances” with the two countries in pursuit of an independent foreign policy, Reuters reported.

    "I am ready to not really break ties [with the US] but we will open alliances with China and... Medvedev, he is awaiting there for my visit," Duterte said.

    The President of the Philippines added that he would like to open up the "other side of the ideological barrier".

    Duterte also noted that the …

  • Lithuanian authorities recall Defense Attache in Russia

    On Friday, Lithuania formally recalled the Defense Attaché in Russia, Saulius Pikturnu, because of his marriage to a woman from the Crimea. ”From this day forward, Saulius Pikturnu has been recalled as Defense Attaché. Starting tomorrow, he will be transferred to the Lithuanian Armed Forces reserve,” the Minister of National Defense, Juozas Olekas, said.

    Pikturnu was asked to return to Lithuania for consultation after the revelation of the Colonel’s family status.

    “The 2nd Department of …