• Kremlin claims American diplomat stole a railroad sign in Tver region

    The spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said that this spring, an employee of the U.S. Embassy allegedly stole a sign at the Ostashkov railway station in the Tver region of the Russian Federation.

    According to Zakharova, CCTV footage showed that the man who took the sign got into a car with red diplomatic plates.

    Police later stopped this car for a traffic violation. The Russian Foreign Ministry claims that an employee of the American embassy was behind the wheel.

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  • Zelensky: Merkel’s and Macron’s proposal for direct talks with Putin is unfair to Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that the proposal of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron for direct negotiations with Vladimir Putin is unfair towards Ukraine.

    In an interview with the Lithuanian publication LRT, Zelensky said that he believes that a personal meeting between the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and the President of the United States, Joe Biden, is "their right." According to Zelensky, these are large countries, which …

  • Kremlin publishes Putin’s article claiming that Russians and Ukrainians are ‘one people’

    Russia and Ukraine have been a single economic system for many centuries, wrote Russian President Vladimir Putin in his article "On the historical unity of Russians and Ukrainians", published on the Kremlin's website.

    "Recently, answering a question about Russian-Ukrainian relations during the Direct Line, I said that Russians and Ukrainians are one people, a single whole," Putin writes. “These words are not just a tribute to some conjuncture, current political circumstances. I've said it more …

  • Kremlin accuses the West of trying to ignite economic crisis in Russia

    Western countries are trying to provoke an economic crisis in Russia, which poses a threat to national security, Assistant to the Secretary of the Russian Security Council, Alexander Abelin, TASS reports.

    According to him, Russian authorities should focus on developing measures to bock these attempts.

    Ensuring economic security through strengthening economic sovereignty and countering threats that could harm Russia's national interests is the country's most important strategic national …

  • EU extends sanctions against Russia

    The European Union extended the economic sectoral sanctions against Russia for six months.

    " The Council decision follows the latest assessment of the state of implementation of the Minsk agreements - initially foreseen to happen by 31 December 2015 - at the European Council of 24-25 June 2021. On that occasion EU leaders called on Russia to fully assume its responsibility in ensuring the full implementation of the Minsk agreements as the key condition for any substantial change in the EU’s …

  • U.S. and EU completely block Russia from the latest technology buying channels

    Western countries are stepping up enforcement of sanctions against Russia, cutting Moscow off from the last, illegal channel for buying technology for its military industry.

    Following Germany, where alexander S., who is suspected of selling sanctioned equipment to Russian special services, was detained in May, a similar attempt to export restricted technology to Russia was revealed by the US authorities.

    The US Department of Commerce announced the inclusion in the "blacklist" of three Russian …

  • Belarusian opposition leader Tikhanovskaya says she had unofficial meetings with Zelensky

    The Belarusian opposition leader, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, said in an interview with the Ukrainian news outlet Segodnya that she had informally met with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    Tikhanovskaya noted that she is "in touch" with the Ukrainian government. She said that she talked online with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba once.

    In addition, Tikhanovskaya says that a few days ago she met with Zelensky face to face at one of the events  Lithuania.

    The leader of the …

  • Lithuania builds barbed wire fence on the border with Belarus

    On Friday, July 9, The Lithuanian army began to install a barbed wire fence on the southern border with Belarus near the city of Druskininkai, reported the Lithuanian news agency BNS.

    The total length of the border section  where barbed wire fence will appear is about 30 kilometers. The fence is being built in this location because since the beginning of the year the largest number of illegal migrants, more than half a thousand, have been detained here. In total, during 2021, at least one and …

  • Ukraine imposes sanctions against Lukashenko’s associates

    The Ukrainian government approved sanctions against 52 citizens of Belarus. The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers submitted its proposals to the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, which should make a final decision. The sanctions are expected to be imposed against those involved in the falsification of elections in Belarus, as well as the suppression of peaceful protests, detentions and torture.

    The list, in particular, includes the eldest son of Alexander Lukashenko, Viktor, the …

  • Russian military aircraft disrupts Spanish Prime Minister’s press conference in Lithuania

    Russian military aircraft disrupted the briefing of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Lithuanian President Gatanas Nauseda, which took place at the NATO air base in the Lithuanian city of Šiauliai, reported the Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

    During Nauseda's speech, a representative of the Spanish air force contingent stationed in Lithuania approached Sanchez notifying him of an unidentified Russian aircraft over the Baltic Sea.

    After the alarm signal in the room where the press …