Russian Kalibr missile-armed frigate enters Cuba

The Russian naval frigate “Admiral Gorshkov” has entered the port in the Cuban capital of Havana, the Russian Defense Ministry announced on its website.

The frigate arrived with a detachment of other ships and auxiliary vessels from Russia’s North Fleet, and will remain there until 26 June. The detachment commander will meet with the leaders of the Cuban Armed Forces, visit museums and take tours. There are also plans for Russian Ambassador to Cuba Andrei Guskov to visit the Admiral Gorshkov. …


PACE supports Russia's return to Council of Europe

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution that returns the right of the Russian Federation to vote at the meetings of the Assembly.

One hundred eighteen euro-deputies supported the decision, sixty-two deputies voted against, and ten abstained, said First Deputy Chairwoman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Herashchenko.

The resolution changes the PACE rules and complicates the procedure for applying sanctions, in particular against Russia.

Earlier, members …


Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Trump and Putin to discuss Ukraine

US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the issue of Ukraine, and the release of detained Ukrainian sailors during their meeting, said the Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin in an interview with Ukrainian Channel 5.

"We spoke with the White House and the State Department about how the "Ukrainian track" should be covered (at the meeting) ... Of course, Trump himself will make decisions. However, I am sure that his materials will be composed correctly," …


Putin: US is not ready for dialogue with Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with NTV TV channel said that Russia is ready to develop relations with the United States as soon as they are ready for the dialogue.

According to the Russian President, the US understands that it wouldn't be possible to "push" Russia on any international issues like the situation in Iran or Venezuela, so the dialogue is necessary.

"I don't think that someone is trying to push us in resolving any issues. It seems that everyone understands that …


Crimean Bridge builders left unpaid

15 companies involved in the construction of the Crimean Bridge are complaining that they have not been paid their contractual dues. Cumulatively they are owed nearly half a billion rubles (around $16 million), Radio Liberty reports.

Small enterprises from Russia’s Krasnodar Krai have been affected. They have not been paid by the subcontractor, Deco, which signed the primary contract with SGM-Most, a company owned by Vladimir Putin’s friend Arkady Rotenberg.

According to public court records, …