Putin remains in self-isolation despite being vaccinated

Russian President Vladimir Putin remains in self-isolation despite being vaccinated against coronavirus in April, reported Proekt Meria, citing sources close to the Kremlin.

According to the publication, Putin has not changed and does not plan to change the the procedure established since the beginning of the pandemic, requiring that people meeting with him quarantine and meetings take place over video.

Although Putin, in his own words, passed an antibody test that showed a "positivity ratio …


European water equipment installed in Crimea despite sanctions

Water supply equipment manufactured by German company Siemens and Danish company Grundfos was installed in annexed Crimea, despite the ban on the supply of such equipment, established by a resolution of the Council of Europe back in 2014, reports the Current Time.

The presence of European equipment in the peninsula was shown on Russian television.

"It is 100% incomprehensible how these pumps got to Crimea. We see the statement of Siemens and Grundfos that they followed all the rules, that …


Netherlands sues Russia in European Court of Human Rights over downed MH17 flight

The Dutch Government has decided to file a lawsuit against Russia in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for its role in the downing of flight MH17, reports DW.

The Netherlands has submitted all information about the downed flight MH17 to the ECHR.

The Dutch government lawsuit is filed with the ECHR in parallel with the individual lawsuits filed by the next of kin of the victims.

"In this government complaint, the Netherlands also acts on behalf of all 298 victims of MH17 of 17 …


Russia rejects possibility of paying Czech Republic compensation for Vrbetica explosions

Russia will not pay any compensation to the Czech Republic for alleged involvement in the explosions at warehouses in Vrbetice, Leonid Slutsky, chairman of the State Duma Committee for International Affairs, told TASS .

"Any demands by the Czech Republic for compensation for the far-fetched involvement of the Russian special services in the explosions at warehouses in Vrbetice are absurd," he said.

According to Slutsky, Prague should forward such demands to its "Washington bosses who are …


Czech Republic to demand at least $48 million from Russia in compensation for explosions at ammunition depot

The Czech Republic will demand at least $48 million in compensation from Russia for the explosions at warehouses in Vrbetica, the country's finance minister, Alena Schillerova, said on Czech television.

She noted that Prague is going to recover the funds "in accordance with international law."

"If we go through, for example, with criminal proceedings to be compensated for damages , it will take a very long time," Schillerova explained.

Earlier, the Czech Foreign Ministry announced the …