Russian warships interfere with U.S.-Ukraine joint naval drills in Black Sea

On May 8, Russian warships interfered with joint naval exercises of the United States and Ukraine which were held about 100 nautical miles from Odesa, reported Ukrainian State Border Guard Service on its website.

On Saturday morning, the flagship of the Ukrainian Maritime Guard Grigory Kuropatnikov was joined in the Ukrainian waters by the U.S. Coast Guard ship Hamilton.

It is noted that the American partners arrived in Ukraine on a friendly visit, which will include joint maneuvers at sea, …


Czech Prime Minister calls on EU countries to expel at least one Russian diplomat in solidarity with Prague

Before the informal EU summit in Porto, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis appealed to the leaders of the European Union to expel at least one Russian diplomat from their countries in solidarity with Prague amid worsening of its relations with Moscow, Interfax reports, citing Czech radio.

On April 17, the Czech Republic announced the expulsion of 18 Russian diplomats, accusing Moscow of involvement in the 2014 explosion at an ammunition depot in Vrbetice. Two people were killed in the explosion. …


Kyiv: U.S. expresses support for Ukraine joining NATO Membership Action Plan

During the meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the U.S. side fully supported Ukraine's admission to the NATO Membership Action Plan (MAP), said Head of the Presidential Administration Andriy Yermak.

"We received today another confirmation of the full support from the United States for Ukraine's admission to the MAP. But there are a lot of members in the Alliance, so the work continues. The U.S. once again confirmed that it is our …


Sudan demands Russian military leave

A new scandal erupted in Sudan after the country’s authorities banned any further construction of the Russian military base in the Red Sea. The Sudanese authorities demanded that the Russian military stop all construction work, immediately remove equipment, including radars and communications devices, and leave the country, reports Sudan Tribune, citing government sources.

A week ago, the Sudanese authorities suspended the Russian project. The newspaper believes that the agreement was …


Kyiv asks U.S. to expand military training mission in Ukraine

Ukraine has asked the United States to expand the training mission for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on air of the TV channel 1+1, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

"We have it on the agenda. We have already announced this to the American side, and they have already started working on it. It is an expansion of the training mission of the U.S. Army for the Armed Forces of Ukraine," Kuleba said.

According to him, during the visit to Kyiv, U.S. Secretary of …