Poll: BSP Voters are Bigger Russophiles than the Voters of “Vazrazhdane”
In June, eight parties received enough support from voters to enter parliament, and in three of them, those who sympathize with Bulgaria's alliance with Russia and Belarus outnumber those who support the European Union and NATO. In just one of them, more than half are about to turn to Moscow and Minsk, which together attacked Ukraine four months ago.
Putin: We will send "Iskander"; Kremlin: No, they won't
At a meeting with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko, Russian President Vladimir Putin did not discuss the handover of missiles with nuclear weapons to Minsk.
These are systems that are technically capable of carrying various types of weapons, said the spokesman of the Russian leader, Dmitry Peskov.
The West does not allow Ukraine to negotiate with Moscow? "The ball is on their side"
Lavrov added that he would gladly accept the invitation of the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, to gather for talks on the territory of Belarus.
"I do not see any possibility for Ukraine to make any proposals, but we will not propose anything either. We presented our proposals a long time ago. Now the ball is on their side," Lavrov said.
Merkel does Not Blame herself for the Current Situation in Ukraine
Angela Merkel said that while she was Chancellor of Germany she made serious efforts to prevent the situation in Ukraine from developing to its current state and said that she does not blame herself of not trying decisively enough to thwart what was happening, Reuters reported.
No apologies: Germany’s Merkel defends approach to Ukraine
Angela Merkel defended her approach to Ukraine and Russia during her 16 years as Germany's leader, saying Tuesday that a much criticized 2015 peace deal for eastern Ukraine bought Kiev precious time and she won't apologize for her diplomatic efforts.
Ukrainian MP Detained in Moldova on Belarus Warrant
The Moldovan Border Police detained lawmaker Yevhen Yakovenko, 57, from Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region on Sunday evening and placed him in pre-trial detention in Chisinau.
Interpol issued an international 'red notice' for Yakovenko's arrest at the request of the Belarusian authorities.
Defence expert says continued Ukraine war failure of diplomacy
Ljubljana – Defence expert Vladimir Prebilič has assessed for the STA that the continuation of the war in Ukraine constitutes a failure of diplomacy, while noting that the pressure from Kyiv on the EU and NATO to provide aid is not productive. He believes that the aid received by Ukraine in the current form is unsustainable in the long run.
Zelensky admitted serious losses; "Alarming"; Putin lost another UN Russian official
A rocket attack on the Training Center of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Chernihiv region killed 87 people, said the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, speaking in Davos.
The mobilized forces of the territorial defense of Ukraine were trained in that center.
Zelensky: We will not Enter into a Frozen Conflict
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has spoken out about a possible frozen conflict in Ukraine, saying his country would not enter "such a diplomatic quagmire", UNIAN reported.
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US diplomat: After Ukraine, Putin will attack NATO countries - Bulgaria is also on the List
"Russian dictator Vladimir Putin will not limit himself to a war against Ukraine. He might try to take over other countries, including NATO members."
This was stated by the American diplomat and former US Ambassador to Turkey W. Robert Pearson in an article in for the renowned The Hill.