• Kremlin dissociates itself from Kadyrov's words about ‘disorder’ in Jerusalem

    The statement of the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov that the Israeli authorities should apologize to the Arab population for the situation in East Jerusalem does not reflect the official position of Russia, said the press secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov.

    "You know that the foreign policy position of the Russian Federation is formulated by the President," Peskov said.

    According to him, Kadyrov's statement cannot be considered an official position of Moscow.

    "We …

  • Kyiv: 100,000 Russian troops deployed to Ukrainian borders

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) estimates the number of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine and in occupied Crimea at 100,000 people, said SBU’s head Ivan Bakanov at the forum "Ukraine 30. Security of the country".

    "The number of combat-ready and conventional troops of the Russian Federation, deployed along the border of Ukraine and in the occupied territory of Crimea is about 100,000 people. That's as of right now. Tanks, planes, warships, helicopters, battalion tactical groups, …

  • Russia expels US embassy spokesperson

    Russia expels Rebecca Ross, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. According to the Russian newspaper Kommersant, she was one of ten American diplomats whom the Kremlin declared persona non grata in response to a similar move by the US authorities.

    Ross was included in the list because the U.S. authorities have been preventing Moscow from filling the vacant position of Russian press secretary at the embassy in Washington for six months. Kommersant claims that the U.S. sent back the visa …

  • Putin remains in self-isolation despite being vaccinated

    Russian President Vladimir Putin remains in self-isolation despite being vaccinated against coronavirus in April, reported Proekt Meria, citing sources close to the Kremlin.

    According to the publication, Putin has not changed and does not plan to change the the procedure established since the beginning of the pandemic, requiring that people meeting with him quarantine and meetings take place over video.

    Although Putin, in his own words, passed an antibody test that showed a "positivity ratio …

  • European water equipment installed in Crimea despite sanctions

    Water supply equipment manufactured by German company Siemens and Danish company Grundfos was installed in annexed Crimea, despite the ban on the supply of such equipment, established by a resolution of the Council of Europe back in 2014, reports the Current Time.

    The presence of European equipment in the peninsula was shown on Russian television.

    "It is 100% incomprehensible how these pumps got to Crimea. We see the statement of Siemens and Grundfos that they followed all the rules, that …