Contents tagged with Europe

  • Moldovan ‘Democrats’ flee the country

    Oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc, the éminence grise of Moldovan politics and the primary patron of the Democratic Party that has been in power in recent years, left the country on 14 June in a black aircraft heading for Istanbul (the unusually colored private jetliner had been seen on standby at the Chisinau Airport for several days). According to other reports, he left Moldova by car through Transnistria and boarded an airplane in Odessa.

    Plahotniuc is currently believed to be in the USA. The …

  • Russian tycoon Abramovich donates $5 million to combating anti-Semitism

    Billionaire Roman Abramovich has donated $5 million to the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), an organization that assists with repatriation to Israel and the fight against anti-Semitism, The Jerusalem Post reports. A representative of Abramovich has confirmed this information.

    The oligarch made the donation in light of the growing anti-Semitic attitudes in Europe, the US and other parts of the world, the Post notes. “I applaud Roman Abramovich for taking strong initiative to combat antisemitism …

  • Russia plans to return to PACE meetings with MPs from Crimea

    The Russian delegation plans to resume participation in sessions of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) as early as the session in June. The chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin stated this to journalists, as reported Dozhd.

    According to him, if on the first day of the June 24 PACE session a resolution is adopted to restore the participation rights of the delegation from the Russian Federation, Moscow will immediately send in its notice …

  • US extends sanctions against Lukashenko and a number of Belarusian officials

    US President Donald Trump has extended sanctions against a number of Belarusian officials for one more year, the press service of the White House said.

    The corresponding document addressed to the US Congress is posted on the White House website.

    The document states that, “The actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Belarus and other persons continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”

    “For this …

  • US to send drone squadron and 1,000 troops to Poland

    The US intends to transfer additional military forces to Poland, where it already has 4,500 of its troops stationed, announced US President Donald Trump after a meeting with his Polish colleague President Andrzej Duda.

    As part of the declaration to expand military cooperation signed by Trump and Duda on Thursday in Warsaw, a contingent of an additional 1,000 US troops will be sent to Poland, as well as a squadron of reconnaissance drones.

    A new military airfield will also be built “for …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky to visit France and Germany next week

    President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky will visit France and Germany next week, reports Interfax-Ukraine News Agency.

    Zelensky will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris On June 17. The visit of the President of Ukraine to Germany will take place on June 18.

    The official representative of the German government Steffen Seibert said that during his visit Zelensky will meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. It will be Merkel's first meeting with …

  • Estonia to help Ukraine set up E-Government

    Between 10 and 11 June, a Ukrainian delegation headed by Mikhail Fedorov, advisor to President Volodymyr Zelensky, visited Estonia, the Presidential Administration announced on its website.

    The primary purpose of the work visit was to obtain a professional appraisal of the “E-Government” concept and to solicit Estonia’s expertise.

    “Estonia was the first in the world to introduce the electronic interaction of registers and ID cards, hold electronic elections, reach an online services figure of …

  • Lithuania gives Ukraine almost a million munitions

    Lithuania sent Ukraine about 256 thousand euros worth of unused ammunition for Soviet small arms, reported by Lithuania’s Ministry of Defense on Tuesday, June 11.

    “About 1 million rounds of Soviet-made rifles and machine guns, which are no longer used by the Lithuanian army, were transported to Ukraine by Ukrainian Air Force military transport aircraft,” according to the statement.

    The ammunition was sent in accordance with the bilateral agreement on cooperation in the field of defense to …

  • NATO Secretary General: Russian aggressive policy the main threat to the Allience

    In an interview with the Serbian newspaper Politika, the Secretary-General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg said that "aggressive policy" of Russia is the main threat to NATO.

    He also noted that among other threats, there are the activities of hackers, terrorism, and instability in the Middle East and North Africa.

    The Secretary-General called the overall security situation "the most unforeseen" in many years, stressing the importance of NATO in these conditions.

    "The strong ties between Europe and …

  • Warsaw and Washington agree to increase number of US troops in Poland

    The Chief of the Cabinet of the Polish President, Krzysztof Szczerski, said that the country has concluded talks on increasing the number of US troops, as reported by Polskie Radio. According to him, Polish President Andrzej Duda and US President Donald Trump would have to approve the  agreement.

    “As the political leaders of the countries, the presidents will decide whether or not they are satisfied with the deal. If so, we envision this political agreement will happen when the President of …