• 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. …

  • Kyiv: U.S. expresses support for Ukraine joining NATO Membership Action Plan

    During the meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the U.S. side fully supported Ukraine's admission to the NATO Membership Action Plan (MAP), said Head of the Presidential Administration Andriy Yermak.

    "We received today another confirmation of the full support from the United States for Ukraine's admission to the MAP. But there are a lot of members in the Alliance, so the work continues. The U.S. once again confirmed that it is our …

  • Sudan demands Russian military leave

    A new scandal erupted in Sudan after the country’s authorities banned any further construction of the Russian military base in the Red Sea. The Sudanese authorities demanded that the Russian military stop all construction work, immediately remove equipment, including radars and communications devices, and leave the country, reports Sudan Tribune, citing government sources.

    A week ago, the Sudanese authorities suspended the Russian project. The newspaper believes that the agreement was …

  • Kyiv asks U.S. to expand military training mission in Ukraine

    Ukraine has asked the United States to expand the training mission for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on air of the TV channel 1+1, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "We have it on the agenda. We have already announced this to the American side, and they have already started working on it. It is an expansion of the training mission of the U.S. Army for the Armed Forces of Ukraine," Kuleba said.

    According to him, during the visit to Kyiv, U.S. Secretary of …

  • Russian mercenaries in Central African Republic accused of rape, torture and executions

    Radio France Internationale (RFI) published an investigation into the crimes of Russian "instructors" in the Central African Republic (CAR), which is based on the stories of dozens of witnesses and reports of human rights organizations.

    The main source of information in the article under the headline "In the Central African Republic, victims of Russian atrocities broke the law of silence" is the report of a special working group of the UN. It reports that between January and mid-April this …