Contents tagged with Russia

  • Moldovan President calls on Russia to withdraw its troops from Transnistria

    Moldovan President Maia Sandu called on Russia to withdraw its military from the territory of the so-called "Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic". 

    "The Transnistrian conflict is another problem we face. We remain committed to a peaceful resolution that fully preserves Moldova's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders," Sandu said at the European Parliament.

    She noted that Moldova does not want war or destabilization and added: "We believe that now …

  • Russia expelling French, Spanish and Italian diplomats

    The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday, May 18, that Russia decided to expel the employees of the diplomatic missions of France, Spain and Italy in response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from these countries. "As a response, 34 employees of French diplomatic institutions in Russia have been declared persona non grata. They must to leave the territory of Russia within two weeks from the moment of serving the ambassadors with the relevant notices," the Russian Foreign …

  • Kyiv: negotiations with Russia have been suspended

    Adviser to the head of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration Mykhailo Podolyak confirmed the information that the negotiation process between Ukraine and the Russian Federation has been suspended.

    Podolyak noted that the mandate to continue negotiations for the Ukrainian negotiating team is given only by President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    "However, it will be restored, and, as it seems to me, Zelensky will be the moderator," Podolyak said.

    He also said that Ukraine is not going to make any …

  • Russia wants to impose a ban on exchanging Azov fighters for Russian POWs

    Speaker of the Russian State Duma of Russia Vyacheslav Volodin asked the parliament committee to prepare a bill to ban an exchange of "war criminals" for prisoners. According to Volodin the fighters of the Ukrainian regiment "Azov" are “such criminals”.

    The proposal not to exchange Azov fighters for prisoners of war was initially made by the Russian MP, Anatoly Wasserman. He pointed out that Ukraine considers the withdrawal of the Azov fighters the first step towards their liberation through …

  • Lukashenko accuses the West of trying ‘to dismember Ukraine’

    During a summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) summit, Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko called on the participating countries to form a united front, arguing that Russia should not fight against the expansion of NATO alone.

    Lukashenko believes that this unity would serve to ensure that sanctions would not be imposed against the Russian Federation and Belarus.

    Lukashenko also said that the United States and Western countries are sabotaging negotiations with …

  • Putin: Russia has no problems with Finland and Sweden joining NATO

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia has no problems with Finland and Sweden, and the accession of these countries to NATO does not pose a threat to Moscow.

    "But the expansion of military infrastructure into this territory (Finland and Sweden) will certainly cause our response. What it will be, we will look at the threats that will be created for us, " said Putin at the summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).

    He believes that the expansion of NATO is a …

  • Pentagon: Ukrainian servicemen have completed training on Phoenix Ghost kamikaze drones

    The Ukrainian military has completed training on the use of American attack drones Phoenix Ghost, which were developed specifically for the Ukrainain Armed Forces, said Senior U.S. Defense Official at a briefing.

    "We hadn't talked about that in a while. The training that was done on the Phoenix Ghost has been completed," he said.

    According to him, the training was completed a few days ago. In total, about 20 Ukrainian servicemen were trained.

    The Pentagon representative noted that trained …

  • Kyiv: Putin wants to negotiate with the West a deal on Ukraine

    Adviser to the head of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration Oleksiy Arestovych said that Russian president Vladimir Putin sent his representatives to several Western countries to discuss ending the war against Ukraine and the possibility of agreeing on the already captured territories.

    According to him, the Kremlin's "emissaries" went to several Western countries, Germany, France, Hungary and others, with a narrative "that sounds something like this: we all lost a little bit of temper, we …

  • Putin warns Europe of irreversible consequences due to anti-Russian sanctions

    Citizens of the European Union and the poorest countries will face the most difficult consequences due to the sanctions imposed by the West on Russia, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a government meeting on economic issues. According to Putin, the restrictive measures introduced by the West against Russia contribute to the global crisis.

    "These sanctions largely provoke a global crisis," Vladimir Putin said. "Their masterminds, guided by short-sighted, inflated political ambitions and …

  • Austria threatens to take away Gazprom's underground gas storage facility

    Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said Russia's Gazprom, which owns one of the largest gas storage facilities in Central Europe located in the town of Haidach near Salzburg, must fill it with gas or the facility will be transferred to other companies.

    According to Nehammer , Austria has developed a step-by-step plan to eliminate dependence on Russian natural gas and measures are being taken to find alternative fuel suppliers. In addition, the national strategic gas reserve has been created in …