• Netherlands sues Russia in European Court of Human Rights over downed MH17 flight

    The Dutch Government has decided to file a lawsuit against Russia in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for its role in the downing of flight MH17, reports DW.

    The Netherlands has submitted all information about the downed flight MH17 to the ECHR.

    The Dutch government lawsuit is filed with the ECHR in parallel with the individual lawsuits filed by the next of kin of the victims.

    "In this government complaint, the Netherlands also acts on behalf of all 298 victims of MH17 of 17 …

  • Russia rejects possibility of paying Czech Republic compensation for Vrbetica explosions

    Russia will not pay any compensation to the Czech Republic for alleged involvement in the explosions at warehouses in Vrbetice, Leonid Slutsky, chairman of the State Duma Committee for International Affairs, told TASS .

    "Any demands by the Czech Republic for compensation for the far-fetched involvement of the Russian special services in the explosions at warehouses in Vrbetice are absurd," he said.

    According to Slutsky, Prague should forward such demands to its "Washington bosses who are …

  • Czech Republic to demand at least $48 million from Russia in compensation for explosions at ammunition depot

    The Czech Republic will demand at least $48 million in compensation from Russia for the explosions at warehouses in Vrbetica, the country's finance minister, Alena Schillerova, said on Czech television.

    She noted that Prague is going to recover the funds "in accordance with international law."

    "If we go through, for example, with criminal proceedings to be compensated for damages , it will take a very long time," Schillerova explained.

    Earlier, the Czech Foreign Ministry announced the …

  • Russian warships interfere with U.S.-Ukraine joint naval drills in Black Sea

    On May 8, Russian warships interfered with joint naval exercises of the United States and Ukraine which were held about 100 nautical miles from Odesa, reported Ukrainian State Border Guard Service on its website.

    On Saturday morning, the flagship of the Ukrainian Maritime Guard Grigory Kuropatnikov was joined in the Ukrainian waters by the U.S. Coast Guard ship Hamilton.

    It is noted that the American partners arrived in Ukraine on a friendly visit, which will include joint maneuvers at sea, …

  • Czech Prime Minister calls on EU countries to expel at least one Russian diplomat in solidarity with Prague

    Before the informal EU summit in Porto, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis appealed to the leaders of the European Union to expel at least one Russian diplomat from their countries in solidarity with Prague amid worsening of its relations with Moscow, Interfax reports, citing Czech radio.

    On April 17, the Czech Republic announced the expulsion of 18 Russian diplomats, accusing Moscow of involvement in the 2014 explosion at an ammunition depot in Vrbetice. Two people were killed in the explosion. …