Jul 28 2014 - 11:08
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed Moscow's concerns over the reluctance of Kiev to start negotiations with the south-east of the country. The minister stressed that the conflict in Ukraine should be resolved using only political, diplomatic and peaceful means, ITAR-TASS reports.According to Lavrov, “Russia has been taking pertinaciously responsible steps with many partners in this direction." The Russian diplomat reminded about the agreements of February 21.
Jul 27 2014 - 19:17
British Prime Minister David Cameron does not support the idea of boycotting the 2018 World Cup scheduled to be held in Russia,
Jul 27 2014 - 16:12
British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has joined calls for Russia to face the axe as hosts of the 2018 World Cup as part of tougher sanctions over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine,
Jul 26 2014 - 16:28
The United States is now preparing for the next round of sanctions against Russia. According to a high-ranking source in the White House, the new sanctions are expected to be announced next week.
Jul 26 2014 - 14:48
The European Union has imposed additional sanctions on Russia. 15 people and 18 organizations have been included on the sanctions list,
Jul 25 2014 - 18:12
Europe does not dare to show "red card" to Russia The proposal to introduce new sanctions against Russia was reviewed today at the meeting of the Council of Permanent Representatives to the EU. As a result of the meeting, the Council asked the European Commission to draft the final document on the introduction of sectoral anti-Russian sanctions. However, the decision on sanctions have not been taken today. The spokeswoman of the EU Commission, Maya Kosyanchich said that one should not expect ta decision on the introduction of sanctions before Tuesday.According to "Kommersant", the EU intends to surpass the United States in sanctions and essentially restrict the access of Russian banks to the European capital market by introducing arms embargo and a ban on the supply of technologies for the energy sector to Russia among other measures.The president of an expert company "Neocon," Mikhail Khazin said that Europe does not want to introduce sanctions against Russia and is talking about doing it only under the pressure from the U.S.The director general of the Center for Political Information, Alexei Mukhin said that although the sanctions are aimed at bringing peace to Ukraine, they will not be able to stop the escalation of violence in the country. He added that the introduction of sanction will be beneficial to the U.S. and Kiev authorities.
Jul 24 2014 - 18:07
Russia believes the OSCE Permanent Council's decision to send a monitoring group to the Russian-Ukrainian border is a crucial step, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin says.