Contents tagged with Belgium

  • Belgian investors ready to enter Ukrainian energy market

    Despite ongoing military actions in the East of Ukraine and the Russia’s aggression, Belgian investors went through the hot phases of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (Ukrainian Military Operation in the Donbas) and continue to work in Ukraine, stated by Luc Jacobs, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Belgium to Ukraine.

    According to Jacobs, a difficult period with the security situation and lower economic activity in Ukraine did not prevent the Belgian companies from …

  • Belgium scrambles fighter jets to intercept Russian warplanes

    Two Belgian F-16 fighters scrambled on the morning of January 15th to escort two Russian bombers over the waters of the North Sea, as reported by Le Soir, citing a military source.

    According to the report, the Belgian fighters approached the Russian Tu-160s. No additional information was provided.

    As of last Thursday, January 11th, Belgium is responsible for the security of the airspace of the Benelux countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg). This mission is performed in turns by the …

  • A Russian citizen accused of preparing a terrorist act in Belgium was detained in Italy

    According to Huffington Post, representatives of Italian prosecutors said that yesterday, July 7, a Chechen immigrant named Eli Bombataliev was arrested in Italy.

    Bombataliev has been accused of preparing a terrorist attack in Belgium. He and his wife Marina Kachmazova may have intended to commit a whole series of terrorist attacks.

    After studying the detainee’s phone, Italian law enforcement officers discovered that he had urged his wife to “blast herself.” The police found that Bombataliev …

  • The Belgian Parliament rejected a draft resolution on lifting sanctions against Russia

    The Belgian Federal Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee rejected the draft resolution calling on the Belgian authorities to initiate the lifting of economic sanctions against Russia by the European Union, RIA Novosti reported. The member of the Assembly from opposition People’s Party, Aldo Carcaci submitted the document for consideration of the Commission of the Lower House of Belgian Parliament in July 2016.

    On Tuesday, the author of draft resolution reported that the matter had been …

  • Belgian MoD: Russia's evidence that Belgian fighters bombed Aleppo was 'fabricated'

    Belgian Defense Minister Steven Vandeput has said that evidence provided by Russia showing that a Belgian F-16 aircraft attacked a village near Aleppo was fabricated, Novaya Gazeta reported.

    According to a press release issued by the Belgian Ministry of Defense, the Defense Attaché of the Embassy of Belgium in Moscow was given a map with a flight trajectory of the F-16s, allegedly showing that Belgian F-16s were responsible for the air strike that caused a number of civilian casualties.

    “From …

  • Russian MoD: Belgian jets bombed Aleppo

    The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that the village of Hassajek in the Syrian province of Aleppo was attacked by fighter jets from the Belgian Air Force.

    "According to information obtained from the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties from the local Council of the city of Afrin, on the 18th of October, 2016 at about 3 a.m., an airstrike was conducted on the village of Hassajek in the Aleppo province. The bombing destroyed two houses, killing six people and wounding …

  • Belgian parliament to consider lifting sanctions on Russia

    The lower chamber of the Belgian Parliament has introduced a draft resolution on the abolition of sanctions against Russia, RBC-Ukraine reported, citing a statement posted on the website of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives.

     The sponsor of the resolution, MP Aldo Carcaci, told RIA Novosti that the vote will most likely be held in October.

    "We will open discussion on sanctions which primarily damage Belgian businesses, in particular crops producers," Carcaci explained.

    The EU and the US …