Contents tagged with Europe

  • Putin: rapprochement between Russia and Ukraine is inevitable

    In an interview for a new film by American Director Oliver Stone "In the struggle for Ukraine" (Revealing Ukraine) Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the rapprochement of the Russian Federation with Ukraine is inevitable, reports RIA Novosti news agency.

    Putin noted that eventually Moscow and Kyiv will "develop more than friendly" relations.

    "I think it's inevitable. In any case, it is necessary to build normal, friendly, and I would even say, more than friendly, partner relations. …

  • Putin speaks against anti-Georgian sanctions 'out of respect for Georgian people'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke against the imposition of sanctions against Georgia, which were proposed by Russian parliamentarians, reports Interfax news agency.

    "To fully restore our relations, I wouldn't do anything to complicate them. Speaking about various kinds of sanctions against Georgia - I wouldn't impose them out of respect for the Georgian people," Putin said.

    He also spoke against the initiation of the criminal process against Georgian journalist George Gabunia, who …

  • Georgian TV presenter who insulted Putin temporarily suspended

    Georgi Gabunia, a Georgian presenter from the Rustavi-2 TV channel, has been suspended from work after he let off a tirade of insults against Russian President Vladimir Putin in an uncensored TV broadcast, Meduza reports, citing a statement by the TV company.

    Gabunia has been suspended for two months from participating in any programs for Rustavi-2, especially the Postscriptum program.

    On the night of 7 July, Rustavi-2 went off air after Gabunia made highly offensive remarks about Putin and …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky invites Putin to meet in Minsk

    In a video message, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky invited Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and French President Emmanuel Macron to hold a meeting in Belarus.

    "And now, I want to appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Do we need to talk? Yes, we do. I propose the following group for the conversation: me, you, the President of the USA, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, the Chancellor …

  • Kyiv: Russian submarines in Black Sea contravening Montreux Convention

    Russia is violating the Montreux Convention, which regulates the usage of the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits and the Sea of Marmara, said Ukrainian General Staff spokesperson Leonid Zalyubovskiy, as reported by Ukrinform. The Ukrainian military has documented heightened activity of Russian submarines in the Bosporus strait, he noted.

    “By pretending to do technical maintenance, Russia is effectively carrying out a full-fledged deployment of submarines in the Mediterranean region,” the …

  • OSCE passes resolution against Nord Stream 2

    The Political Affairs and Security Committee of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has voted in favor of a draft resolution on regional energy security directed against Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, Deutsche Welle reports.

    Thanks to the US delegation’s efforts in the OSCE’s Parliamentary Assembly, the resolution mentions Russia’s Nord Stream 2 and Turkish Stream gas pipelines. US congressman Lee Zeldin said that Nord Stream 2 will increase Europe’s …

  • Journalists discover interview with Former DPR anti-air commander on MH17 air disaster

    Reporters have found an archived video of Vladimir Tsemakh, former commander of anti-air defense in Sloviansk, in which he was interviewed about the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 over eastern Ukraine in 2014. On 29 June this year, Tsemakh was placed under arrest by a court in Kyiv.

    The news outlet Current Time has found several videos of Tsemakh on a YouTube channel belonging to Russia’s Motherland party, which was founded by Roscosmos CEO Dmitry Rogozin, who is under personal …

  • PACE President tries to justify Russia's return to Assembly

    On July 7 the President of PACE Lillian-Marie Pasquier during her speech at the session in the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE said that the return of the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe would allegedly allow the Assembly to work closely with Russia on a number of problematic issues, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    "Now we can work on problematic issues with Russian colleagues again. Restoration of the powers of the Russian delegation does not mean that …

  • OSCE calls on Russia to stop recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia

    The General Committee on Political Affairs and Security of Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE PA) adopted the Georgian resolution calling on Russia to cancel the decision to recognize the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

    Fifty representatives of national delegations supported the document, five opposed and nine representatives abstained, reports TASS news agency.

    The author of the resolution is Sofio Katsarava, a member of the …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky: only Trump can stop Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    During his visit to Lviv, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed hope that the issue of the construction of the Nord stream 2 gas pipeline will be resolved in favor of Ukraine after his meeting with US President Donald Trump, reports Ukrinform.

    "The question about the construction of Nord stream 2 was answered a long time ago. So, there is no need to speculate on this topic, same as people are speculating about Russia's return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. …