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Baltic states

Chance to bridge European divide missed at Eastern Partnership summit – Moscow
Some European countries have once again failed to mend the deepening split on the continent, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said, commenting on the Riga summit results. Instead, a furthering of east-west divisions prevailed, Moscow believes.

22.05.2015 20:15

‘No promises’ on EU membership for Eastern states at Riga summit
The EU is not ready to welcome its eastern non-member partners, including Ukraine, according to a leaked draft resolution ahead of the Eastern Partnership Summit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned EU leaders not to make false promises.

22.05.2015 04:10

Re-engagement between Russia and NATO in everyone’s interest
The end of the Cold War provided unprecedented opportunities to overcome divisions in Europe. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia extensively contributed to building a peaceful, secure and stable Euro-Atlantic area.

21.05.2015 04:59

Russia unimpressed with NATO’s ‘We are the War’ performance
Let’s consider for a moment what the response would be from Washington if Russia announced the start of international war games near American borders. Impossible you say? Yet that is almost exactly what the Pentagon has announced near Russia.

20.05.2015 13:43

'Crucified Putin': Latvian artist nails Russian president’s effigy to cross
The statue of a crucified Russian President Vladimir Putin has appeared at an art exhibition in the center of Latvia's capital, Riga, local media report. Visitors are allowed to put nails into the installation, but not everyone is keen to do so.

15.05.2015 12:48

Baltic Fortress 2015: NATO warships start drills off Lithuanian coast
Around 20 vessels representing nine NATO member states have begun the Baltic Fortress 2015 exercises, taking place off the Lithuanian Baltic Sea coast.

11.05.2015 16:10

​10 most impressive videos from V-Day celebrations
At least 8 million people poured out onto the streets of Russian cities to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, and hundreds of thousands marked the date in former Soviet republics and further abroad.

09.05.2015 19:22

2 Russian warships & submarine detected near Latvian border - armed forces
The Latvian National Armed Forces say they have spotted two Russian military vessels and a submarine near to the Latvian border.

04.05.2015 13:20

​The Russians aren’t coming! How & why hawks hype ‘threat’ to Baltic States
When it comes to trying to scare people in the West about non-existent threats, neocons and right-wing hawks in the US and Britain have no peers. In 2003, they told us that Saddam Hussein had WMDs. War ensued and thousands died.

04.05.2015 09:57

NATO trace 'found' behind witch-hunt website in Ukraine
A controversial Ukrainian website publishing personal information about ‘enemies of the state’ could have been run by a NATO cyber center in one of the Baltic states.

26.04.2015 10:31

The EU-Gazprom war
The European Commission (EC) is slapping anti-trust charges against Russia’s Gazprom under the pretext the energy giant is blocking competition in Central and Eastern Europe.

22.04.2015 11:43

US recon aircraft intercepted by Russian fighter jet over Baltic - Pentagon
An American RC-135U reconnaissance aircraft was buzzed by a Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet over the Baltic Sea near Russia’s Kaliningrad Region, according to the Pentagon, which accused the Russian pilot of coming dangerously close to the US aircraft.

11.04.2015 05:42