Posts tagged as russia

Russians may be completely removed from the Olympics in Tokyo

Saturday, December 8, 2018

The International Olympic Committee can completely exclude Russian athletes from participating in the Olympics in Tokyo. The reason for such a decision could be the decision of the Moscow City Court, according to which bobsledder Alexandr Yuryevich Zubkov was restored to the status of Olympic champion in Russia. This was reported in the Olympic Committee of Russia. As noted, the Olympic Committee of Russia (ROC) appealed the ruling of the Moscow City Court, which in the…

Among the EU countries, Lithuania is a pioneer of personal “Azov” sanctions against Russia

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Lithuania is the first EU country to impose sanctions for Russia’s maritime aggression. To implement this plan, the Foreign Ministry of this Baltic country on Thursday, December 6, appealed to the Migration Department under the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs with a proposal to include in the list of unwanted guests of Lithuania people who directly participated in the act of aggression against Ukrainian warships and their crews on November 25…

Lithuania, Russia could launch demilitarization in Baltic — Lithuanian ex-president

Friday, December 7, 2018

Russia and Lithuania could initiate the process of demilitarization in the Baltic Region, Lithuanian ex-president Rolandas Paksas said after a meeting with the Russian president in Moscow. The Lithuanian official said he met Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday, and the Russian leader gave a positive response to his initiative. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed that the meeting had taken place, but gave no details. “Lithuania and [Russia’s Baltic exclave…

NATO ministers conclude Russia has put at risk Euro-Atlantic security

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

During approval of the Intermediate – Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, NATO foreign affairs ministers agreed with USA and concluded that Russia has developed and has tested missiles banned by the document, thereby breaching the treaty and putting at risk Euro-Atlantic security. On Tuesday, 4 December, USA presented a report on halting the treaty if Russia does not change its position in regards to the lasting violations of the treaty it…

Estonian parliament adopts statement in support of Ukraine

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Estonian parliament on Monday evening with 79 votes adopted a statement in support of Ukraine in connection with the Kerch Strait incident that took place on Nov. 25. In the statement, the Riigikogu condemns the attack by the Russian Federation on Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait and the wounding and capture of Ukrainian seamen. The Riigikogu emphasizes in the statement that Russia must immediately release the Ukrainian ships…

Ineffective decisions destroy European Union

By Viktors Domburs on Monday, December 3, 2018

European Council President Donald Tusk stated last week that the European Union will extend its existing economic sanctions on Russia this month. This decision is to be taken at a summit of EU leaders on Dec. 13-14. The EU measures against Russia’s defense, energy and banking sectors should become another “punishment” for Moscow’s role in the turmoil in Ukraine and the naval skirmish in the Sea of Azov. Though at…

Russian deputy defmin says NATO concentrating troops near borders under disguise of drills

Monday, December 3, 2018

 The North Atlantic Alliance is using military drills to concentrate troops and heavy weapons near Russian borders, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Col. Gen. Alexander Fomin said on Friday. “NATO countries are arming. They are concentrating troops, heavy weapons, and armor in the Baltic countries, in Poland and other countries under the disguise of drills,” Fomin told reporters in Moscow on Friday. The Russian deputy minister of defense also accused the…

Did Ukraine provoke the clash in the Sea of Azov?

By Ben Aris on Saturday, December 1, 2018

I’m going to get into trouble asking this question. The problem is that the whole situation in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has become so emotional and polarised that even suggesting Russia is not entirely to blame for the flaring military tensions in the Sea of Azov over the weekend brings down condemnation from Ukraine’s supporters – which include most of the western world. But there is a question…

Ukraine BANS Russian men from crossing border to block Moscow’s ‘secret armies’

Friday, November 30, 2018

Ukraine has banned Russian men aged 16-60 years from entering the country amid Kiev’s growing fears that Moscow is planning a full-scale invasion of the former Soviet republic. Tensions between the neighbouring countries have escalated after Russian forces opened fire on and captured Ukrainian navy vessels and sailors off the disputed peninsula of Crimea. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko explained the ban, claiming it was necessary to stop Russian President Vladimir…

Putin insists Russia was right to capture ships, Poroshenko turns to NATO

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted that that Russian forces were in the right to capture three Ukrainian ships and sailors last weekend, whereas his Ukrainian counterpart has urged NATO to send ships to conflict area. French news agency AFP reports that on Wednesday, November 29, Putin stated in Moscow that the confrontation at sea ohad been orchestrated by Kiev as a «provocation» and that the Ukrainian ships had entered Russian…