Russia’s North Caucasus Military Court has found Ukrainian citizen Alexei Sizonovich guilty of illegally crossing the border and plotting a terrorist attack in the Russian town of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky (Rostov region), sentencing him to 12 years behind bars.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry expressed support to Ukrainian pilot Alexander Akopov who made a miraculous blind landing of a damaged plane in Turkey last week.
The experienced pilot was praised in his home country but later he faced over his sympathy for Russia.
Prime Minister of the Great Britain Theresa May is ready to use nuclear weapons as "deterrent force". She stated this at a press conference in Bratislava.
May visited Slovakia on a one-day visit as the country presiding from July 1 in the European Union. The press conference was broadcast by TV Tablet.
Ukraine has made a greater contribution to US security than any other country in the world. This was stated by the former Prime Minister of Ukraine, the representative of Ukraine in the subgroup on security of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk Evgeny Marchuk.
Russia has demanded the United States reduce its diplomatic personnel in Russia nearly three-fold, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday, adding that he doesn’t think further countermeasures in response to Washington’s unfriendly policy would be expedient right now as they might harm Moscow’s international ties.
Events to mark the Russian Navy Day, traditionally celebrated on the last Sunday of July, was held all over the country with the main parade which took place in Russia’s second largest city of St. Petersburg. Russia's President Vladimir Putin participated in the Navy Day celebration in Petersburg.
China’s grand military parade marks PLA 90th birthday on Sunday.
China held a massive military parade at Zhurihe training base in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, to celebrate the 90th birthday of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).
Former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that Europe should stop complaining and support sanctions against Russia.
As Rasmussen wrote in an article for the Financial Times, this is the only way to stop the "cold war till there's nothing left" which Russia is allegedly waging against the West.
The European Union considers retaliation to the US bill expanding Russia sanctions by declaring them invalid within the union and by banning European banks’ loans to US companies, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said in a televised interview with the Rossiya’24 channel on Wednesday.
The passenger of Delta Airlines Andrey Eryomin told on Facebook that he has been escorted off a Seattle-Atlanta flight, since another passenger, having learned that he was Russian, accused him of "occupation of the Crimea".
The total number of personnel in US diplomatic and consular missions will be downsized to 455 people, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.
President of the United States Donald Trump called to investigate the actions of Ukraine to support the candidate Hillary Clinton during the election campaign.
"Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump campaign - "quietly working to boost Klinton." So where is the investigation A.G?" he wrote on Twitter.
More than 150 criminal cases of war crimes in Donbass are in the production of the Investigative Committee of Russia, the official representative of the agency Svetlana Petrenko said.
The House of Representatives of the US Congress on Tuesday passed a bill to toughen unilateral US sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea.
A total of 419 lawmakers supported the bill, with only three votes against.
Any actions inciting tension on the contact line in Donbass will alienate the settlement of the situation, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday concerning the possible supply of weapons to the Ukrainian military by the US.
The UN is not preparing for the deployment of a peacekeeping mission to Donbass, all the decisions must be accepted by all the parties, Deputy Permanent Representative of the UN Secretary-General Farhan Haq said on Monday.