• Media: Italy may delay the extension of sanctions against the Russian Federation

    Italy may delay the extension of sanctions against Russia, which had been previously approved by EU ambassadors, wrote Brussels Radio Liberty correspondent Rikard Jozwiak, on Twitter.

    According to him, the reason for the delay is Italy’s desire to include a clause allowing the relationship with Russia to be reconsidered later this year into the EU ruling on continued sanctions.

    It should be noted that earlier, Wall Street Journal reporter Laurence Norman also wrote about the possibility that …

  • The remains of Polish President Lech Kaczyński are to be exhumed

    Polish Prosecutors stated that they will carry out the exhumation of the remains of Polish President Lech Kaczyński and other victims of the 2010 plane crash near Smolensk. Poland is looking to find new evidence to help investigators determine the cause of the crash, Radio Svoboda reports.

    An inquiry by the previous government determined the tragedy was caused by a pilot error, but the current Law and Justice ruling party led by Kaczyński's twin brother, Jaroslaw, states that the crash may …

  • India launches several commercial satellites, undermining Russia's monopoly

    India’s Space Agency launched 20 satellites into the Earth’s sun-synchronous orbit using one carrier and thus undermined the Russian monopoly on such launches.

    The main satellite, the new Indian Cartosat-2, will take pictures of the Earth’s surface at intervals of less than a meter for use by the country's military. Among the smaller satellites there are 13 American, two Canadian, one German and one Indonesian.

    As the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has reported, the PSLV carrier …

  • US considers reinstating Committee for Surveillance of Russian Intelligence

    The FBI will monitor the movement of Russian diplomats in the U.S.A.

    The U.S. Congress is considering reviving the committee that worked during the ‘Cold War’ to monitor the actions of Russian spies, as reported by BuzzFeed.

    The main task of the group will be identifying Russian spies and possible crimes related to them as well as the investigation of financial institutions working for Russian interests. Moreover, it is assumed that the FBI will monitor the movement of Russian diplomats in …

  • Media: Three EU countries are hindering the extension of sanctions against Russia

    The European Union is ready to approve the extension of economic sanctions against Russia, but this process is hindered by France, Sweden, and the UK, which haven't yet agreed on this issue in their National Parliaments, Ukrinform reported with reference to a high-ranking EU diplomat.

    “This week, Ambassadors approved political decision to extend sanctions against Russia for subsequent years. The EU, presided by the Netherlands, seeks to complete this process on Friday at a meeting of the EU …