Fake video of "Russians fighting ISIS" in Syria prepared for Putin by his General Staff
The video that Russian President Vladimir Putin showed to American film director Oliver Stone in his latest documentary, The Putin Interviews, with a scene where allegedly Russian forces are attacking ISIS in Syria was prepared by one of the departments of the Main Operations Directorate of Russia's General Staff, according to the Russian news agency RBC referring to sources close to the Russian Defense Ministry and the Kremlin.
Germany welcomes harvesting period ceasefire in Donbas
The German Foreign Ministry praised the harvesting period ceasefire in Donbas, recently announced by OSCE, Ukraine and Russia. Sigmar Gabriel, the chief German diplomat said that as quoted by Ukrinform news agency.
President: Ukraine praises unity and solidarity of the EU in prolonging sanctions against Russia
In the course of the working visit to Brussels, President Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with President of the European Council Donald Tusk to discussed the restoration of peace in Ukraine and the resolution of the situation in Donbas. The Head of State was content with the coordination of actions with the President of the European Council as regards the peace issue in Ukraine.
Terror attack in Brussels: No victims except for bomber
The Belgian government looks into the attack that took place last night in Brussels. Charles Michel, the Belgian Prime Minister, conveyed the urgent session of the national Security Council, as he tweeted.
Trilateral Contact Group supported ceasefire regime in Donbas during harvesting from June 24, — Olifer
Trilateral Contact Group on resolving situation in Donbas has supported the adherence to ceasefire regime during harvesting operations from June 24. This was reported on Facebook by Daria Olifer, press secretary for Leonid Kuchma, Ukraine’s representative in Trilateral Contact Group.
U.S. Treasury designates individuals, entities involved in ongoing conflict in Ukraine
The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Tuesday reinforced existing sanctions on Russia by designating or identifying a range of individuals and entities involved in the ongoing conflict under four Executive orders (E.O.s) related to Russia and Ukraine.
Stoltenberg: NATO battalions deployed in Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe’s NATO member countries hosted four multi-national battalions of the Alliance. Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General said that during the meeting of allied forces in Latvia. About 4,000 servicemen are stationed in Poland and the Baltic States.
House Dem drafting articles of impeachment for Trump – The Hill
A House Democrat will soon launch an official attempt to impeach President Trump, according to The Hill.
Putin believes U.S.-Russia war would leave no survivors
Russian President Vladimir Putin in his interview with Oliver Stone said that there would have been no survivors in case of an armed conflict between the U.S. and Russia.
Melbourne attack: Police report terrorist attack
Terrorist group "Islamic State" claimed responsibility for the attack in Australian Melbourne, according to the announcement, distributed by the Amiq agency, controlled by militants, as it was informed on Twitter by SITE Intel Group, which is monitoring extremist activity on the internet.
How Trump administration's secret efforts to ease Russia sanctions fell short – media
In the early weeks of the Trump administration, former Obama administration officials and State Department staffers fought an intense, behind-the-scenes battle to head off efforts by incoming officials to normalize relations with Russia, according to multiple sources familiar with the events, Yahoo News reported.
French Ministry of Foreign Affairs demands security assurance for OSCE observers
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France stated for the demand of security assurance for OSCE observers in Donbas to let them perform their mission. The Reuters reports this.