• Turkey will not withdraw troops from Iraq

    Turkey is not going to withdraw its military from Northern Iraq despite the demands of Baghdad, which regards Turkish presence on its territory  as a "military invasion.”  According to Reuters’ sources, the Turkish authorities began negotiations with the Iraqi Ministry of Defence, but their result was "already predetermined.”

    According to sources, the probability that Turkey will withdraw troops is extremely small. "The negotiations are underway and everything will depend on those results, but …

  • Stoltenberg: we will not exchange Ukraine for Syria

    The West does not plan to exchange Ukraine in its efforts to resolve the situation in Syria, as stated by the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, in an interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais.

    "We will not exchange Ukraine for Syria and vice versa. Russia is the country with which we cooperate, particularly in the effort of finding political solutions to these conflicts," he said.

    "We never intended to isolate Russia", the Secretary General of NATO said.

    As reported last week, the …

  • New U.S. funding won't be a part of Ukrainian budget

    Additional US financial assistance to Ukraine in the amount of $190 million will not be directed to the state budget.  These funds are intended for implementation of the reforms in the judicial and law enforcement spheres, the U.S. officials accompanying the Vice President, Joseph Biden, said on Monday during his visit to Kiev.

    According to them, the $190 million in new funding is to be used to carry out programs aimed at improving law enforcement support and making judicial and democratic …

  • Russia looking to use Cyprus airfields for emergency landings

    Moscow seeks to obtain permission from Cyprus to utilize their airfields. Both Germany and France have been granted the use of Cyprus’ airfields for emergency landings. The Cyprus Mail reported on December 7th that Russia has also requested use of these airfields for Russian aircraft engaged in the fight against terrorism in Syria.

    The Russian Ambassador in Cyprus, Stanislav Osadchiy, stated that Moscow is discussing this topic with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cyprus. “I think we will …

  • US can provide Ukraine with $300 million

    Biden stressed that Ukrainian leaders implement the recommendations of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and work with the international community "to continue economic progress in Ukraine.”

    The United States can give Ukraine $300 million for the security development. This was stated by US Vice-President, Joseph Biden, in Kiev.

    According to Biden, the U.S. Congress is working to pass such law. "It hasn`t been passed, but I hope that soon, it will be adopted,” he said during the joint …