Russia may release Ukrainian sailors detained in Kerch Strait by end of August

The exchange of detainees between Russia and Ukraine will take place before the end of August, including sailors detained in the Kerch Strait in November, reports the newspaper Kommersant .

According to the publication, the lists of detainees are still under review. In addition to sailors, other detainees could be transferred to Ukraine. It is unknown whether Russia considers the possibility of transfer to Ukraine the imprisoned director Oleg Sentsov, who was sentenced in Russia to 20 years of …


Before his visit to Ukraine Finland’s President discuss Donbas with Putin

President of Finland Sauli Niinistö, before his visit to Ukraine, discussed the conflict settlement in the Donbas with Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports EuroIntegration news outlet.

"We had a little talk about Ukraine. I am going to visit Ukraine in a few weeks, and as far as I understand, certain practical initiatives are implemented, and practical work is being carried out. For my part, I will support this process," he said.

Niinistö added that Helsinki had made efforts to return …


Kremlin offers to facilitate dialog between Iran and Israel

Russia is ready to help Iran and Israel establish a dialogue, RIA Novosti reports, citing "a source in Russian diplomatic circles."

"Our vision regarding how to address security issues in the region is completely different. Instead of demonizing one state, one force, we believe that the interests of all should be taken into account. And when the interests of all countries in the region are taken into account, a collective dialogue is the way that will lead to strengthening security," the …


Russia and Turkey nearly start a war in Syrian airspace

Russian Su-35S fighters may have intercepted Turkish F-16s and forced the Turkish pilots to leave Syrian airspace. Al-Masdar News reports that the F-16s were 30-40 kilometers into Syrian airspace in the Idlib region, after which they returned to Turkish airspace.

The fact that Turkish fighters entered Syrian airspace and yet returned so quickly could indicate that the F-16 pilots received a warning from the Russian Aerospace Forces, or detected the incoming Russian aircraft on their radars, Al- …


Guaido speaks out against the presence of Russian warships in Venezuela

Leader of Venezuela's National Assembly Juan Guaido spoke out against the possible presence of Russian warships in the Venezuelan territorial waters.

"We did not approve the presence of Russian warships in the country, as it would be a serious violation of the country's sovereignty," said the leader of the opposition on the Union Radio.

Guaido also believes that the current Venezuelan government is trying to demonstrate that it has international support by inviting foreign warships to the …