Swiss Adopt New EU Sanctions On Russia, Allow Oil Payments

ZURICH, Switzerland – The Swiss government impose further sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine on Wednesday, in line with the European Union’s latest measures on gold and gold products, the cabinet said. The government said that it had made two new exceptions with respect to transactions related to agricultural products and oil supplies … More Swiss Adopt New EU Sanctions On Russia, Allow Oil Payments

France Holds Back Two Paintings From Russia’s Morozov Collection After Hit Paris Show

PARIS, France – Russia said on Thursday that a sprawling collection of artworks by the likes of Van Gogh, Cezanne, Matisse and Monet – that so – called Morozov Collection – has been safely returned after the show proved a runway success in Paris. Nevertheless, the French government said that two key paintings had been … More France Holds Back Two Paintings From Russia’s Morozov Collection After Hit Paris Show

Russia Says Israel Supports Neo – Nazis In Row Over Ukraine

PARIS, France – Russia’s foreign ministry accused Israel on Tuesday of supporting neo – Nazis in Ukraine, escalating a raw that began when Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claimed Adolf Hitler had Jewish origins. Israel said on Monday Lavrov’s comment was an ‘unforgivable’ falsehood that tried to minimise the horrors of the Holocaust – the … More Russia Says Israel Supports Neo – Nazis In Row Over Ukraine

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy Warns Russia Could Use Chemical Weapons, Calls For More Sanctions

PARIS, France – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday that Russia could use chemical weapons in Ukraine and called on the West to impose strong sanctions on Moscow that could deter even talk of the use of such weapons. There were confirmed reports on Monday suggesting that chemical weapons were used in the besieged … More Ukraine’s Zelenskiy Warns Russia Could Use Chemical Weapons, Calls For More Sanctions

Turkey Detonates Stray Naval Mine In Black Sea Amid Ukraine War

ANKARA – Turkish military diving teams safely denotated a floating naval mine in the Black Sea, the defence ministry said on Wednesday, the third such mine found in its waters since the Ukraine war. Ukraine and Russia have accused each other of a laying mine in the Black Sea, and in late March, Turkish and … More Turkey Detonates Stray Naval Mine In Black Sea Amid Ukraine War

Biden Administration Imposes New Sanctions On Russia Banking Institutions And Putin’s Daughters

MILAN, Italy – The U.S. taking additional sanction to increase economic pressure on Russian and President Vladimir Putin following horrific images from the Ukrainian city of Bucha, announcing new sanctions Wednesday on Russian financial institutions, as well as some people, including Putin’s adult daughters and the wife and daughter of his foreign minister. ‘Today we’re … More Biden Administration Imposes New Sanctions On Russia Banking Institutions And Putin’s Daughters

Russia Imposes Visa Restrictions On Citizens Of ‘Unfriendly Countries’

PARIS, France – Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Monday introducing visa restrictions for citizens of countries that Moscow deems ‘unfriendly’ in response to sanctions over Ukraine. The decree, which comes into force on Monday, suspends Russia’s simplified visa issuance regime with some European Union countries as well as Norway, Switzerland, Denmark and … More Russia Imposes Visa Restrictions On Citizens Of ‘Unfriendly Countries’

Russia Promises To Scale Down Operations Near Kyiv And North Ukraine

ISTANBUL – Russia promised on Tuesday to scale down military operations around Kyiv and northern Ukraine as a confidence – building step, in the most tangible sign yet of progress towards negotiating an end to the war. During talks at a palace in Istanbul, Ukraine for its part proposed adopting neutral status in the most … More Russia Promises To Scale Down Operations Near Kyiv And North Ukraine