• Lukashenko: deeper integration between Belarus and Russia is possible only on equal terms

    Belarus is ready to negotiate deeper integration with Russia only on equal terms, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in an interview with the Belarusian TV and radio company Mir.

    Lukashenko was asked how he sees the development of the Union State with Russia. In response, he said that “Minsk has never refused and does not refuse now any paragraph of the Treaty on the creation of the Union State and is ready to follow its provisions with the "iron concrete" observance of the …

  • Ukraine prepares $17 billion worth of new claims against Gazprom

    Naftogaz is ready to put forward another $17.3 billion in claims against Gazprom after transitioning to the European standard of regulation of the gas industry, announced the company's executive director Yuriy Vitrenko on his Facebook page.

    "My team has clearly formulated and submitted for approval to the supervisory board of Naftogaz additional "issues" to Gazprom for the amount of $17.3 billion. There will be a lot of work ahead of us if this is approved," he wrote.

    Vitrenko also commented …

  • Abkhazia closes border with Russia

    Acting President of Abkhazia Valeri Bganba has signed an order to close the entire state border with Russia along the Psou River. According to the document, which was published by the press service of the Abkhazian President, the border will be closed from midnight on April 8 to April 20.

    Only diplomatic workers, Russian military and border guards, as well as drivers of vehicles carrying international cargo will be allowed to enter Abkhazia.

    The Foreign Ministry of Abkhazia has been asked to …

  • U.S. designates Russian Imperial Movement as a terrorist organization

    The "Russian Imperial Movement" has been included in the U.S. list of terrorist organizations, said the US State Department's counter-terrorism coordinator Nathan Sayles, as quoted by TASS news agency.

    The three leaders of the organization - Stanislav Vorobyov, Denis Gariev and Nikolai Trushchalov have been also included in the list.

    Sayles explained that "this is the first time that the United States has recognized white supremacists as terrorists, which confirms how seriously the current …

  • Kremlin: Putin shakes hands only with people 'screened for coronavirus'

    Those with whom Russian President Vladimir Putin holds face-to-face meetings amid the coronavirus pandemic, undergo screening for this infection, said Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov, explaining the handshake, which was exchanged the day before by Putin, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev and the Minister of the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic, Alexander Kozlov.

    According to RIA Novosti, Peskov specified that Putin, even in the current conditions of isolation, continues …