Moscow is not interested in destabilizing the political situation in Ukraine, says Russian FM Sergey Lavrov. If Kiev, along with EU and US claims about arresting some Russian agents, they have to bring the evidence, he adds.
Russia has called on the UNSC and OSCE to urgently consider the crisis in Ukraine, saying that the announcement made by the Kiev authorities on Sunday to mobilize military forces to put down protests in the south-east of the country is a ‘criminal order.’
Israel has set new conditions to save collapsing peace talks with Palestine. Tel Aviv wants Washington to release an Israeli spy, while Palestine should eat crow and withdraw an already-filed application to sign up 15 UN conventions.
The Parliamentary Assembly for the Council of Europe (PACE) has suspended Russia’s right to vote and excluded them leadership positions, until the end of the year, in retaliation for Crimea voting to join Russia.
Russia says it will not reconsider its principles and foreign policy after the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) passed a resolution that puts all the blame for the Ukrainian crisis on Moscow.
The “active phase” of the military conflict in Syria will be over this year. However, the Syrian government will continue to “fight terrorists,” President Bashar Assad told Sergey Stepashin, the former head of Russia’s Accounts Chamber.
The US Defense Secretary is in China building bridges following the recent scandal of the NSA staging cyber-attacks against the Chinese government and business. Beijing expects Washington to set an example of ‘intelligence restraint’ in cyber space.
As Israeli and Palestinian negotiators meet with US officials to prevent the latest round of peace talks from collapsing, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned negotiations would not continue “at any price.”