• Ukrainian Foreign Minister calls on US senators and congressmen to increase pressure on Russia

    The press service of the Foreign Ministry reported that the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, during his visit to Washington, discussed increasing pressure on Russia with the members of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Robert Corker and Robert Menendez.

    Specifically, Klimkin informed his interlocutors about the current situation in the Donbas and in the annexed Crimea.

    "While discussing further support to our country, Pavlo Klimkin stressed the importance of …

  • Japanese Prime Minister Abe promises Putin not to deploy US base on the Kuril Islands

    During his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Shinzo Abe, the head of the Japanese government, promised Putin not to deploy US military bases in the south of the Kuril Islands if Moscow agrees to hand over these territories to Tokyo, reported Asahi Shimbun with reference to high-level government sources.

    As reported in the newspaper, Abe's statement confirmed his determination to continue negotiations on the disputed territories.

    According to the newspaper, the actions of the …

  • Ukraine promises a harsh response if Russia closes the Azov Sea

    Iryna Lutsenko, the Ukrainian president’s representative in the Verkhovna Rada stated that there will be a severe response if Russia closes the Sea of Azov.

    According to her, in this case, Kyiv will appeal to international courts, reports Ukrinform. Also, “there will be a reaction from the Security Services of Ukraine and the Border Patrol.”

    Lutsenko noted that the countries would have to use an international convention since agreements on the use of the Azov Sea were not signed. She also …

  • Poroshenko calls on EU and the United States to increase pressure on Russia because of interference in Ukrainian elections

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with the delegation of the US National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the European Parliament. During the meeting, he called on the EU and the US to increase pressure on Russia because to interventions in the electoral processes in Ukraine, stated the press service of the president.

     “The head of the state discussed with the representatives of NDI and the European Parliament the pre-election situation in the country and the latest development …

  • Finland summons Russian ambassador after GPS disrupted during NATO exercises

    The Finish media reported that Russia’s Ambassador to Finland Pavel Kuznetsov was summoned to the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs due to the incident with GPS disruption during the NATO exercises.

    According to the Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs Timo Soini, the meeting in the Finnish Foreign Ministry will be Monday, November 19th.

    Earlier, the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that talks with Russia are taking place through diplomatic channels regarding the issue of GPS …