• European Parliament to adopt a resolution on human rights abuses against Crimean Tatars

    The European Parliament will adopt a resolution concerning the human rights violations of Crimean Tatars

    The European Parliament will hold a debate and adopt a resolution on violations by the Russian Federation of the rights of Crimean Tatars in the occupied Crimea, as was noted on the agenda of the next plenary meeting of the EU legislature which will be held on 9-12 May in Strasbourg.

    "Debates and vote on a resolution on human rights violations of Crimean Tatars, standards of democracy and …

  • Poland accuses lawyer of spying for Russia

    “Stanislav Sh.” may get a prison sentence of up to ten years in Poland for cooperating with the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian Federation, radio Zet reported. The indictment on this case was filed by the Prosecutor’s Office.

    The man known as “Stanislav Sh.” is likely Stanislav S. Shipov, former lawyer of one of the Warsaw law firms and son of Sergey Shipov, the former Soviet-era football goalkeeper, who moved to Poland with his family in 1991. Stanislav is officially accused of …

  • Switzerland suspects Russian involvement in cyber attacks

    The Ministry of Defense of Switzerland was attacked in January and Russia is likely behind it.

    According to Tagesanzeiger, the Federal Intelligence Service of Switzerland (NDB) found that at the beginning of 2016, the defense company Ruag “was constantly hacked.” As a result, “a significant amount of information was leaked” including “strictly confidential information.”

    On January 25th, the Public Prosecutor’s Office filed a case of suspected economic espionage. According to Swiss …

  • Aksyonov: Crimea morally supports separatists in eastern Ukraine

    The head of Russian-Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, said the inhabitants of the occupied peninsula "morally support" the separatists in eastern Ukraine.

    Aksyonov stated the Crimea is ready to cooperate with the separatists in the Donbas, Glavnoe reported.

    "All of the unrecognized state formations of the former Soviet Union clearly gravitate towards Russia. Holding a referendum, collecting signatures, dreaming of joining the group. Transnistria, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, the Republic of Novy Rossiya, …

  • Former Latvian President: We cannot let Russia tell our country what to do

    The former President of Latvia, Valdis Zatlers, discussed his recent visit to Moscow where he presented his book of memoirs, This is who I am! Zatlers shared his impressions with journalists from Latvijas Avīze, BaltNews reported.

    “The Russian media shows everything bad about Latvia and it ignores questions asked in the Diplomatic Academy concerning the improvement of relations with Latvia,” said the former President, urging the exploration of Russian diplomacy deeper than it is currently …