US and EU countries request UN Security Council meeting over Ukraine

The US and EU countries requested a meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in Ukraine They asked to hold it on August 24th. Among other issues, members of the Security Council can discuss the results of António Guterres' visit to Ukraine The United States and several European countries sent a request for

Analysts from Germany said that the EU for the first time did not give military promises to Kyiv

Politico: in July, six European countries for the first time since the beginning of the NWO did not make military promises to Ukraine Experts from the Kiel Institute for World Economics from Germany note that a downward trend in the number of promises from Europe has been observed since April The leader in terms of

FT learns of EU requests to Turkey to explain trade with Russia

EU countries, which are concerned about the growing cooperation between Ankara and Moscow, began to contact the Turkish authorities on this issue. They are worried that Turkey can help Russia circumvent the imposed sanctions max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” > < img class="aligncenter" src="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/media/img/4/37/756606716813374.jpg" alt="The FT learned about EU requests

The Prime Minister of Belarus promised the EU to “mirror” the confiscation of the country’s property

According to Roman Golovchenko, so far there have been no cases of confiscation or nationalization in the EU, but if they arise, Belarus will take similar retaliatory measures Roman Golovchenko In European countries, there are threats of nationalization, confiscation or seizure of Belarusian property— if they are implemented, Minsk will take retaliatory measures, said Belarusian

Lithuania called for a ban on the entry of Russians on Schengen visas throughout the EU

The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry believes that restrictions on entry into the EU for Russians will be more effective if they are introduced at the community level. In Germany, they doubted this possibility, the European Commission noted that such a ban is not provided for by the rules type=”image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px)

Finnish president sees energy crisis as a risk to EU unity

Niinistö expressed growing concern about a possible escalation in Ukraine and noted that it was “impossible to imagine” what a new beginning of relations between the West and Russia would be Sauli Niinistö Energy The crisis and the consequences of the economic downturn against the backdrop of the situation in Ukraine may affect the unity

The Czech Republic will propose to EU foreign ministers to ban the issuance of visas to Russians

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EU allowed Lithuania to transit coal to Kaliningrad with restrictions

Lithuanian railways may continue to transit coal to Kaliningrad, despite the sanctions, however, subject to restrictions, the EC decided. The Lithuanian railway operator estimated the share of refusal in the transit of goods from Russia at 5%< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/673xH/media/img/4/45/756601232121454.png 673w" media="(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min- device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/800xH/media/img/4/45/756601232121454.webp 800w"

EU approves decision to cut gas consumption by 15% this winter

The Council of the European Union approved the decision to cut gas consumption by 15% this winter By reducing consumption by 15%, the EU wants to “save in anticipation of winter in order to prepare for possible interruptions in gas supplies from Russia.” The measure will be voluntary, but in case of a serious threat

Zelensky blamed the EU for “artificial delay” with €8 billion in aid

Volodymyr Zelensky said that the EU is “artificially delaying” €8 billion assistance to Ukraine The President urged not to make ordinary Ukrainians hostages of the “indecisiveness or bureaucracy” of some EU leaders. According to him, he believes that “this is still a mistake that will be corrected” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused the EU of

Khudaverdyan filed a lawsuit to lift EU sanctions against him

Tigran Khudaverdyan, former director of Yandex in Russia, files suit to lift EU sanctions .rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/673xH/media/img/8/66/756593750618668.webp 673w” type=”image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/800xH/media/img/8/66/756593750618668.webp 800w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 400px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/590xH/media/img/8/66/756593750618668.webp 590w" type="image/webp" > Tigran Khudaverdyan Former director “Yandex” In Russia, Tigran Khudaverdyan filed a lawsuit with the European Court in

Ankara called TANAP an alternative to Russian gas supplies to the EU

TANAP was opened in 2018 and is part of the Southern Gas Corridor project from Azerbaijan to Italy. The Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline (TANAP) is an alternative to Russian gas supplies to Europe, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said, Axar reports. “One of the two main alternatives [to Russian gas for the EU] is TANAP, a

On August 1, a ban on the import of Russian coal to the EU came into force

Photo: pixabay.com On August 1, a ban on the import of Russian coal into the European Union came into force. This decision was made by the EU countries on April 8 as part of the fifth package of sanctions against Russia in connection with its military special operation in Ukraine. The message said that from

The Foreign Ministry announced the frozen US and EU dialogue with Moscow on anti-terror

Russian Foreign Ministry: The US and the EU have frozen the dialogue with Moscow on combating terrorism According to the director of the Foreign Ministry department Vladimir Tarabrin, cooperation between Russia, the EU and the US in the field of counterterrorism is actually frozen. He pointed out that today “we need such a dialogue no

Latvian Foreign Minister urges EU to stop issuing tourist visas to Russians

Rinkevics called for limiting the issuance of only tourist visas. Earlier, he said that this idea had already been discussed in the European Union, but it was not possible to agree on this matter. The EU has previously ruled out a total visa ban for Russians< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/800xH/media/img/0/75/756592073415750.webp 800w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 400px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)"

Von der Leyen says Russia has cut gas supplies to 12 EU countries

The head of the European Commission did not specify what kind of countries. She admitted that supplies would stop completely, and accused Russia of unleashing an “energy war” against the EU webp 673w” type=”image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/1200xH/media/img/7/55/756591909561557.jpg 1200w" media="(min-resolution: 192dpi)" > Ursula von der Leyen Russia “deliberately cut off supplies”

Estonia proposes to ban Russians from entering the EU

Foreign Minister Reinsalu: Estonia will offer to ban Russians from entering the EU In August, the Estonian Foreign Ministry will raise this issue at a ministerial meeting with representatives of other countries. The head of the Foreign Ministry also proposed, following the example of Latvia, to demand from the Russians in some cases a document

Diplomats say they are not discussing stopping the issuance of EU visas to Russians

Earlier, Finland called for a ban on issuing visas to Russians. The European Commission ruled out the ban, as it is impossible under EU law. The EU Delegation also assured RBC that there was no discussion of this issue image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/1200xH/media/img/7/89/756590308552897.webp 1200w" type="image/webp" media="(min-resolution: 192dpi) " > The

Austria finds EU embargo on Russian gas impossible

According to Nehammer, the EU embargo on Russian gas will cause more harm to Europe, including Austrian and German industry 756590131070740.jpg 673w” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” > A European Union (EU) embargo on gas from Russia is not possible, Austria has always advocated that sanctions harm those against whom they are imposed more than

Poland rejects European Commission proposal to share gas with EU countries

Poland will not agree to this measure without ensuring its own energy security. The Polish minister also did not approve of the EU's idea of ​​limiting gas consumption. The European Commission previously proposed to redistribute fuel between countries Poland refuses to share gas with European countries under the scheme proposed by the European Commission, Polish

AP learned of unsuccessful attempts in the EU to agree on gas savings

On the eve of an emergency meeting on the issue of limiting fuel consumption by 15%, EU ambassadors tried to reach a compromise, but those states that are less dependent on Russian gas object to the EC proposal EU countries still cannot agree about reducing gas consumption by 15%, AP reported, citing an unnamed diplomatic

EU countries demanded exemptions from the EC plan to reduce gas consumption

EU countries demand exceptions to EC plans to reduce gas consumption by 15% Previously, the EC proposed to reduce gas consumption in Europe by 15% until next spring. According to the FT, EU member states demanded to take into account the degree of dependence of each country on Russian gas and provide exceptions for some

Orban called on the EU for a new strategy on Ukraine due to non-working sanctions

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced non-working sanctions against Russia Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban expressed doubts that Russian-Ukrainian peace talks are possible, and considered that the conflict can be resolved only through a dialogue between Moscow and Washington Victor Orban The European Union needs a new strategy to resolve the conflict in Ukraine, as

Europol allowed cases of arms smuggling from Ukraine to the EU

According to the European police, criminals can be engaged in smuggling, they organize hiding places near the border. The EU also suspects that Ukrainian refugees may be involved in the transport of weapons ” alt=”Europol allowed cases of smuggling of weapons from Ukraine to the EU” /> The EU police service, Europol, has data indicating

Named the Russians and organizations included in the seventh package of EU sanctions

Photo: pixabay.com As part of the seventh package of sanctions against Russia, approved by the European Union on Thursday, the list of Russian citizens was expanded, including against whom restrictive measures are being introduced. As follows from the document, the list, in particular, included actors Sergei Bezrukov and Vladimir Mashkov, as well as Moscow Mayor

WSJ learned about the EU’s refusal to support sanctions against VSMPO-Avisma

European Union “last minute” rejected a proposal to impose sanctions against the Russian steel company VSMPO-Avisma, the world's largest producer of titanium, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing European diplomats. Brussels blocked the initiative after it was not supported by France and other countries because of fears that Russia would retaliate by banning the export

Putin linked the EU’s mistakes with the neglect of traditional energy sources

Europe neglected traditional energy, relying on renewable sources, the President of Russia said, calling European countries “great specialists in the field of non-traditional relations” Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the West of trying to shift responsibility for its energy mistakes onto Gazprom, calling the move unfounded. He stated this following a working visit to

Bloomberg learned about the EU proposal to cut gas consumption by 15%

The EU is set to invite member states to voluntarily cut gas consumption by 15% from next month over fears that Russia could cut off supplies, Bloomberg reported, citing three knowledgeable diplomatic sources. The European Commission on Wednesday , July 20, plans to unveil a plan to save gas before the winter. El País wrote

EU begins talks on accession of Albania and North Macedonia

Albania and North Macedonia, already in candidate status, have moved on to the next stage of the EU accession process. According to von der Leyen, both countries “showed an unwavering commitment to the values” of the EU The European Union has begun negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia on the entry of these countries into