Jan 28 2015 - 21:34
A PACE monitoring mission will visit Crimea to study the humanitarian situation and protection of human rights, said Stefan Schennah, the head of a subdivision. The topic of the mission’s budget will be raised on Thursday, RIA Novosti reports.
Jan 28 2015 - 20:23
The EU's anti-Russian sanctions may be extended from March to September 2015, according to a draft resolution on Ukraine that the EU Foreign Affairs Council will discuss tomorrow, TASS reports.Moreover, new names will be added to the sanctions list along with new restrictions. The chief diplomats will order the European Commission and the External Action Service to come up with proposals for the blacklist within a week. Any concessions for Russia will only be given depending on its fulfillment of the Minsk Agreements.
Jan 27 2015 - 19:53
Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a session of the commission for military and technical cooperation with foreign states that Russia was expanding its presence on the weapons markets of the Asia-Pacific Region, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, RIA Novosti reports. In his words, new challenges and threats are forcing many countries to reconsider military doctrines and modernize their national forces.
Jan 27 2015 - 19:07
The world is marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. The Red Army liberated prisoners of the Nazi “death factory” on January 27, 1945. Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center that crimes like Auschwitz must never be repeated.
Jan 27 2015 - 18:44
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said today that he was skeptical about new anti-Russian sanctions. Instead, the chancellor prefers to impose sanctions on individuals financing the conflict in Ukraine. Faymann wants to take part in discussions of the topic, RIA Novosti reports.
Jan 27 2015 - 17:36
Stefan Shennah, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) rapporteur for Russia’s credentials, has proposed the return of Russia’s right to vote at the PACE and limiting of its participation in monitoring missions. The organization will consider his initiative on January 28.
Jan 26 2015 - 19:06
Technical consultations have started between representatives of the aeronautical authorities of Georgia and Russia. The main issue for consideration is the frequency of direct regular flights during the week.