We Americans have to take responsibility, we can’t just blame Russian trolls for planting fake news

We should be teaching everyone not only the empirical facts of history, but also how to read and write and think critically, says historian Marci Shore.Michaela Terenzani, 7. Mar 2019, at 15:13

Marci Shore

An opinion piece launched a diplomatic shoot-out

The Russian Embassy did not like the opinion piece written by State Secretary of the Defence Ministry Róbert Ondrejcsák.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Mar 2019, at 0:35

State Secretary of the Defence Ministry Róbert Ondrejcsák

Pellegrini: Slovakia will not oppose sanctions against Russia

The country supports the extension of sanctions due to the conflict in the Sea of Azov.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Dec 2018, at 23:19

PM Peter Pellegrini

PM: Slovakia is ready to respond to situation in Ukraine

PM Peter Pellegrini said security forces are prepared for deployment anytime.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Nov 2018, at 14:01

l-r: Interior Minister Denisa Saková, PM Peter Pellegrini and Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš

Slovakia will not introduce special measures on Ukrainian border for now

Interior Minister Denisa Saková met with PM Peter Pellegrini to discuss Slovakia’s security due to the current situation in Ukraine.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Nov 2018, at 22:13

Vyšné Nemecké-Uzhhorod border crossing between Slovakia and Ukraine.

Slovak officials: We need to stand by Ukraine

Steps leading to the escalation of tension in the annexed Crimea undermine the security and stability in the wider region, Foreign Ministry stated.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Nov 2018, at 22:35

Russia tried to block the Kerch Strait on November 25 by positioning a ship under the bridge.

Police charge Slovak for fighting in the Ukraine

This is the first time such charges have been brought.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Nov 2018, at 13:38

Ukrainian separatists, illustrative stock photo.

Man from Russian sanction list trained president’s and PM’s bodyguards

Denis Riauzov is on the sanctions list and the secret services believe he is a Russian agent.Roman Cuprik, 19. Sep 2018, at 1:16

Slovak personalities demand freedom for Oleh Sentsov

Slovak celebrities and outstanding personages in art, culture, science and public life have called on politicians to act in the case of the Ukrainian director imprisoned by Russian authorities.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Aug 2018, at 14:16

People hold posters to support Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who is currently on hunger strike in a Russian jail to demand the release of the other Ukrainian hostages taken by the Kremlin, in front of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Kiev on August 21, 2018.

Wizz Air to launch new route from Bratislava

The low-cost airliner will connect the Slovak capital with Ukraine’s city of Lviv.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Aug 2018, at 12:29

Wizz Air, illustrative stock photo

Foreign Ministry: Crimea is still Ukrainian territory

Meanwhile, a Slovak MP leaves on a previously announced trip to the annexed peninsula.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Aug 2018, at 13:31

Slovak Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák.

Bratislava public transport lacks 50 drivers; it will employ Ukrainians

The company wants to reduce the minimum age for bus and trolleybus drivers to 21 years.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Jul 2018, at 22:36

Planned visit of MPs to Crimea sparks controversy

The Foreign Ministry advises against visiting the peninsula while the Ukrainian ambassador warns they could be prevented from entering Ukraine in the future.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Jul 2018, at 10:49

Independent MP Peter Marček

If Slovak celebrities raised their voices, we could help the dying director

Slovak director Kirchhoff commented on Slovakia’s stance towards a political prisoner in Russia, whose story will be shown on film in Bratislava.Kristína Kúdelová13. Jul 2018, at 17:34

Oleg Sencov, Ukrainian film director

Slovakia supports EU stance on latest findings on MH17 flight

FAM: Slovakia supports the EU’s stance on the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over the Ukraine in 2014, asking Russia for cooperation and to accept responsibility.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. May 2018, at 13:31

Reconstructed fornt part of the downed Malaysia Airline plane

Reverse Slovak-Ukrainian gas pipeline is at half capacity despite the season

The Slovak-Hungarian gas interconnection remains not widely used.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Feb 2018, at 22:30

Slovak Nafta eyes Ukrainian gas

The company has showed interest in joining the Yuzgas firmCompiled by Spectator staff, 25. Aug 2017, at 0:53

The central area of Nafta’s Gajary-Báden facility.

Russian propaganda spreads hoax about European sanctions against US

“Alternative media” produced a variety of hoaxes last week.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Aug 2017, at 8:17

Jean-Claude Juncker

Kiska voices support for Ukraine as visa-free travel launched

Slovak President Andrej Kiska offered encouragement to Ukraine on the June 11 introduction of visa-free travel between the EU and Ukraine.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Jun 2017, at 13:47

L-R: Slovak president Andrej Kiska with his Ukrainian counterpart on Vyšné Nemecké-Uzhhorod crossing, June 10.
UPDATED: 9. Feb 2017, at 5:55

UPDATED: Slovak OSCE mission member is an extremist

The organisation has distanced itself from his statements, while the Slovak Foreign Affairs Ministry has cancelled its permission for him to serve in the mission.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Feb 2017, at 13:39

Illustrative stock photo