• Israeli drug lord and SBU officers who helped him escape have been detained in Ukraine

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained Amos Dov Silver, who escaped from the Boryspil International Airport during deportation to Israel. The Ukrainian National Bureau of Investigation also detained three SBU officers who assisted him, reports the press service of the SBU.

    "As a result of the emergency operation, the Security Service of Ukraine detained Israeli citizen Amos Dov Silver in one of the regions of our country. In the near future he will be extradited in accordance with the …

  • Russia is ready to give Japan two disputed Kuril Islands with conditions

    The Russian authorities are ready to hand over two disputed Islands of Shikotan and Habomai of the Kuril archipelago to Japan. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the handover of the two Islands is possible only after Japan's recognition of the results of the Second World War and the conclusion of a peace treaty, report Russian state TV channels.

    Lavrov also added that Russia is a legal successor of the USSR and therefore, recognizes the Declaration of 1956, according to which the …

  • 'Internet drug lord' escapes during extradition from Ukraine

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) is conducting an internal investigation into how a citizen of Israel and the United States, founder of the international online marijuana  store, Amos Dov Silver could escape from the international Boryspil Airport during his extradition, reads the message of SBU on Facebook.

    The staff members of the SBU, who were responsible for the extradition, are suspended from their duty during the investigation. Those staff members, who were directly involved in …

  • Israel and United Arab Emirates form secret friendship against Iran

    Israeli and United Arab Emirates officials held secret talks to discuss "common threats" from Iran.

    There have been at least two such meetings this year, and they have been held under the auspices of Washington, reported the Israeli news outlet Walla with reference to an "unnamed informed source" in the White House.

    The main topic of both rounds of talks was to discuss the ways to counter the "increasing aggressive actions" of the Ayatollah regime in the region. The newspaper's interlocutor …

  • Russian media claims that more than 60,000 Donbas residents have applied for Russian passports

    More than 60 thousand residents of Donetsk and Luhansk regions that are temporally not controlled by Ukraine, applied for the Russian citizenship on a simplified procedure, reports RBC-Ukraine with reference to Russian media.

    It is reported that every day Russian migration authorities receive more than a thousand such applications. Since this number is growing every day, the Russian Interior Ministry is forced to expand the staff of the migration service.

    It is unclear from the statistics of …

  • Russia demands compensation from China for deforestation in Siberia

    Russia is expecting China to invest in a joint project to restore the forest in Siberia in the wake of illegal logging and subsequent exportation to china, Dmitry Kobylkin, Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology, told Vedomosti in an interview.

    He said that “serious work” is being done with the Chinese.

    “I asked their law enforcement agencies to get involved,” Kobylkin explained, “Because I really don’t like the fact that we are dealing with their ‘comrades’ on our own here in …

  • US interested in Zelensky’s proposal to expand Normandy Format

    The US is interested in and open to the possibility of expanding the Normandy Format by including the US itself or the UK, US chargé d’affaires in Kyiv William Taylor told Eurointegration in an interview.

    “President Zelensky has already raised this issue, and so yes, this possibility is being considered. Zelensky explained: since the Normandy Format has not had success, has not led to any results, he proposes to invite the Americans or, for example, the British to join Normandy. We consider it …

  • Russia to establish naval base in Venezuela

    The Russian and Venezuelan defense ministries have agreed to expand the cooperation between their navies.

    At a meeting in Moscow on Thursday, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and his Venezuelan counterpart Vladimir Podrino Lopez signed an agreement to allow visits by military vessels.

    As part of the agreement, the Venezuelan ports will be opened to the Russian Navy, effectively enabling Russia to acquire a naval base in Latin America.

    Since December 2017, Russia has had a similar …

  • US Embassy announces approximate date of Zelensky and Trump meeting

    The US chargé d’affaires in Ukraine, William Taylor told Eurointegration in an interview that the presidents of Ukraine and the United States Volodymyr Zelensky and Donald Trump will meet in the fall.

    According to him, a short meeting of the leaders may be held in Warsaw or New York, and a long meeting of the two presidents may be organized in a month or two.

    "There will be a short meeting in Warsaw or New York. It will be an opportunity for presidents to say hello to each other. Maybe, to …

  • Media: Syrian air defense repelled a missile attack on military facilities in Hama province

    On the night from Thursday to Friday, Syrian air defenses repelled a missile attack on military facilities in the city of Masyaf in the Hama province, reports SANA news agency citing its military source. According to SANA, the Syrian anti-aircraft operators managed to destry one of the missiles which was flying from the direction of neighboring Lebanon. Earlier, it was reported that loud explosions were heard in the city.

    On July 22, Al Ekhbariya TV channel also reported that the air defense …