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  Nothing new atthe demarcation line in Kriakovka

Roman Nazarenko
2016 08 04

Before the war the villages of Kriakovka, Orechovo-Donecke and Kalaus were all part of Slavianoserbsk district's Triochizbenka county. Now a demarcation line has been drawn through these villages. Slavianoserbsk is occupied by the military of unrecognized republics, meanwhile the Ukrainian government assigned the closest villages to Novoaidar district, and the village council turned into a civil-military administration.

 

 
 
 
  America, welcome to the war

By Eerik-Niiles Kross, POLITICO
2016 08 02

Russia doesn’t want to just bring down Hillary Clinton but rather the United States itself.

TALLINN — The revelation that Russia’s intelligence services hacked the computer systems of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in what appears an attempt to weaken her in the U.S. election against Donald Trump may seem like the stuff of conspiracy.

 
 
 
  Japan Training Squadron Visit to Lithuania

Embassy of Japan in Lithuania
2016 07 27
Press Release

On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of New Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Lithuania, the Japan Training Squadron will visit Klaipeda Port at Pier 80 from 8 to 11 August 2016. It is for the first time that Lithuania receives the Japan Training Squadron. As a Commander of the Japan Training Squadron, Rear Admiral Hidetoshi IWASAKI leads the Training Squadron which organizes three ships “JS KASHIMA, TV 3508” (Captain Josuke Nakamura), “JS SETOYUKI, TV3518” (Commander Ken SAKAI), and “JS ASAGIRI, DD151” (Commander Hiroyuki TERAOKA), and about 750 personnel including 190 Junior Officers are on board.

 
 
 
  Russian Foreign Policy: "We Are Smarter, Stronger and More Determined"

Interview conducted by Christian Neef, SPIEGEL ONLINE
2016 07 14

Relations between Russia and NATO are deteriorating. Kremlin foreign policy advisor Sergey Karaganov speaks with SPIEGEL about the risk of war, NATO's aggressive posturing and the West's inability to understand Russian values.

 
 
 
  Merkel moves to rally Europe's leaders after Brexit vote

Katya Adler, BBC News
2016 07 08

Much is being made at the moment of the apparent unpreparedness of both the UK's Leave campaign and of David Cameron's Remain camp for the day after an eventual Brexit vote.

But the rest of Europe has been caught short too.

 
 
 
  Russia encouraging NATO expansion

Viktor Denisenko
2016 07 04

The title of this article might seem like a paradox, as Russia has an active stance against NATO expansion. Moscow is using the discourse of “NATO getting closer to its borders” for propaganda purposes and also to justify her own actions. However, Russia's actions encourage her neighbors to seek membership in the Alliance. Here we are talking not only about post-Soviet countries, but alsoabout states likeFinland and Sweden that oftentimes ponder whether neutrality is a suitable choice under new geopolitical circumstances.

 
 
 
  Overviewof Current Issues in Ukraine During April 26 to May 8, 2016

Algirdas Karijotas
2016 06 29

Foreign Policy

The US Assistant Secretary of State V. Nuland visited Kiev where she met with the highest government officials, deputies of the Rada, political party leaders, and public representatives. The main focus of the visit was Ukrainian reforms, especially those related to the socioeconomic system and energy policy, as well as efforts to reform courts and customs in order to fight back against corruption. Ms. Nuland claimed that elections in Donbass, which is no longer under Ukrainian rule, should take place in accordance with Ukrainian law, and meet all international standards, and that sanctions against Russia will remain in force until the Minsk agreements are implemented and Crimea is returned to Ukraine.

 
 
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The Head of Federal Security Service was appointed as the acting Governor of the Kaliningrad Region  President Vladimir Putin appointed the Head of the FSS Evgenyj Zinichev as the acting Governor of the Kaliningrad region, was stated in t

2016 07 29

President Vladimir Putin appointed the Head of the FSS Evgenyj Zinichev as the acting Governor of the Kaliningrad region, was stated in the text of the Decree on the Kremlin website.



Herman Berger. Estonia will chair the Council of the EU instead of the UK

2016 07 22

Preben Aamenn, the official representative of the Chairman of the European Council Donald Tusk, reported on 20 July that Estonia will take the chair of co-presiding over the EU Council instead of the UK, leaving the union, reports RT.



NATO assistance to Ukraine will cover 40 new areas

2016 07 07

The package of the NATO comprehensive assistance for Ukraine, which will be approved at the Warsaw Summit of the Alliance, will cover forty new areas of cooperation, - announced the Acting Head of the Ukraine Mission to NATO Yehor Bozhok, reports Ukrinform.



Anatoly Tarasov. Russian Ambassador to Lithuania: Russia will respond to NATO with serious weapon

2016 07 05

Possible deployment of "Iskanders" in the Kaliningrad region will be a serious response to the actions of NATO in Europe, stated the Russian Ambassador in Vilnius Alexander Udaltsov.



Polish President visits Estonia to discuss Brexit and NATO Summit

2016 06 28

Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves considers close relations with Poland as one of foreign policy goals of Estonia.



Speaker of the Polish Sejm considers the simplification of Ukraine's accession to the EU conceivable in connection with Brexit

2016 06 27

A referendum of Great Britain on leaving the EU opens new opportunities for Ukraine, considers the Speaker of the Polish Sejm.



Rocket with the Ukrainian stage was successfully tested in the US

2016 06 08

On 1 June rocket "Antares”, the first stage of which is designed by the Ukrainian CB “South”, passed ground tests at the Space Station on Wallops Island (USA). This is the first major success of the rocket in a year and a half - after the explosion on 28 October 2014 in a few seconds after the start. The rocket was designed by the US company Orbital Sciences Corporation to deliver cargo weighing up to 6800 kg to the space station. And the first stage for Antares was developed by Ukrainians.


 

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