Jan 8, 2019

Kazakh President reshuffles government

New ministers of foreign affairs, defence and aerospace industries, and industry and infrastructure development

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Dec 21, 2018

Putin’s End-of-Year Presser in Quotes

The press conference lasted almost four hours.

Dec 18, 2018

Lavrov: “Russia Won’t Go to War With ‘Nazi’ Ukraine”

“Russian intelligence indicates that Ukrainian troops are planning “an armed provocation” on the Crimean border around the time when Ukraine’s martial law expires on Dec. 25”

Dec 17, 2018

Joint press statement following the 5th Association Council meeting between the EU and Ukraine

The EU envisaged sending an assessment mission to Ukraine in the beginning of 2019

Dec 14, 2018

Russia Ready to Discuss Inspections With U.S. on Arms Treaty

Moscow categorically rules out inspections being carried out on Russia on a unilateral basis

Dec 14, 2018

No Trump-Putin Meeting While Russia

Two Ukrainian navy captains being held in a Russian jail have refused to provide testimony because they consider themselves prisoners of war

Dec 14, 2018

EU Offers Ukraine Help but Holds Off on New Russia Sanctions

Stoltenberg:  the Western military alliance would supply Ukraine with secure communication equipment this month – part of a 40-million-euros pledge to bolster Kiev’s armed forces.”

Dec 14, 2018

Butina Admits To Being Russian Agent

Pleads Guilty in U.S. To Conspiracy

Dec 14, 2018

NATO to Send Kiev Signals Equipment After Latest Ukraine-Russia Spat

The NATO chief reiterated support for the former Soviet nations’ aspirations to join the alliance – a plan which Moscow vehemently opposes.

Dec 13, 2018

Russia Expels Slovak Diplomat

The  foreign ministry called Slovakia’s expulsion of a Russian diplomat on Nov. 22 an unfriendly act

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Dec 5, 2018

Slovakia Expels Russian Diplomat Engaged in Espionage

Pellegrini: “he left Slovakia within 48 hours”

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Dec 5, 2018

60-Day Ultimatum for Russia to Comply With Nuclear Treaty

Pompeo said the U.S. government had raised the issue at least 30 times since 2013 with Moscow

Dec 4, 2018

Russia Outlaws Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Russian Supreme Court formally banned Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Dec 4, 2018

Russians Split in Attitudes to Ruling United Russia Party

Levada conducted the poll among 1,600 participants in 52 Russian regions.

Dec 3, 2018

Czech Security Service Says Russia Behind Cyber Attacks on Foreign Ministry

In its report, BIS said two separate attacks on the Czech foreign ministry were partly the work of the APT28 hacking group, which is linked to the Russian government

Dec 1, 2018

Merkel and Putin Agreed to Four-Way Talks on Kerch Strait

Russia is resisting international calls to release three Ukrainian naval ships.

Nov 30, 2018

EU Will Extend Russia Sanctions in December, Council President

The European Union will extend its existing economic sanctions on Russia next month, a top official with the bloc said on Friday after Moscow’s action against Ukraine’s navy in the Sea of Azov.

Nov 30, 2018

Meeting canceled, Russia reacts

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov: “If that’s so, then President [Putin] will have a couple of extra hours on his agenda for useful meetings”

Nov 29, 2018

Donald Trump Cancels G20 Meeting With Putin Over Kerch Crisis

“I look forward to a meaningful summit again as soon as this situation is resolved!”

Nov 29, 2018

Kazakhstan presents proposals for new EU Strategy on Central Asia

A  new draft of the EU Strategy on Central Asia.

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