• Polish MEPs threaten Russia with new sanctions because of imprisoned Ukrainians

    As reported by The Open Dialogue Foundation on May 5th, MEPs Jacek Saryusz Wolski and Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski wrote letters to the heads of the Russian prison facilities where Ukrainian citizens Nikolai Karpyuk, Stakislav Klich, Gennady Afanasiev, Alexander Kostenko and Yurii Soloshenko are being detained.

    The MEPs warned that if the rights of Ukrainians are further violated, the number of Russians in the EU sanction list may increase.

    The MEPs are particularly concerned about the …

  • Polish, Czech, Slovak, and Lithuanian delegations will not attend Victory Day parade in Moscow

    Polish Minister of National Defense Antoni Macierewicz said that the Polish delegation will not take part in the celebration of Victory Day, which will be held on May 9 in Moscow. According to the newspaper Gazeta Polska Codziennie, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Lithuania have also decided not to attend.

    "All the celebrations associated with Victory Day will take place in Poland," the Polish Ministry of Defense announced.

    A spokesperson for the Ministry of Defense of Slovakia, in a …

  • Moscow says US-Georgian exercises are a 'provacative move'

    Moscow sees the Noble Partner 2016 joint military exercises involving US and Georgian troops as "a provocative move aimed at the deliberate destabilization of the military-political situation in the South Caucasus." This was stated in commentary by the Department of Information and Press of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Grani reported.

    The Foreign Ministry believes that Washington and its allies "indulge revanchist aspirations of Tbilisi".

    The commentary referred to remarks made by …

  • Polish Minister of National Defense: The EU should be prepared for all forms of Russian aggression

    The Polish Minister of National Defense, Antoni Macierewicz, believes that European countries must be prepared not only for hybrid aggression but also for other Russian tactics.

    “All European states agree that Russia’s attack against Ukraine is a precedent for breach of the peace in Europe. I don’t believe that formally everything is fine. It is about the aggression of one country against another; it is about occupation. Crimea is occupied, part of Donbas is occupied,” Macierewicz stated in …

  • The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the activities for the day in memory of the genocide of Crimean Tatars

    On the 5th of May, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved a plan to honor the memory of the genocide of the Crimean Tatars. The Ministry of Culture of Ukraine reported that all activities were discussed with the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people. The details of these activities were not revealed.

    “Please prepare these resolutions in accordance with the regulations,” Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman said at the Cabinet meeting on Thursday.

    At this time, the Ministry of Culture of …