• Tymoshenko claims that Donbas could be returned to Ukraine sooner than Crimea

    The Ukrainian presidential candidate and leader of the Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) party, Yulia Tymoshenko, believes that Ukraine can take back the uncontrolled areas of Donbas sooner than the annexed Crimea.

    “As for the Donbas, we need to start the right negotiation process in the right format,” she said in an interview with journalist Dmitry Gordon.

    The politician promised that in case of her victory in the presidential elections she would organize “Budapest format” negotiations, which would …

  • Ukraine's Military Intelligence: Russia plans to deploy nuclear weapons in annexed Crimea

    Russia plans to transfer nuclear weapons to the territory of the Crimea, announced the representative for the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Vadim Skibitsky, on the air of Donbas.Realiti FM.

    According to him, this year Ukrainian intelligence had already recorded the exercises in subdivisions that are involved in transporting nuclear weapons from Russia to the territory of the annexed Crimea.

    “These are the tasks of the 12th Main Directorate of the Defense …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko to aim for MP status if not reelected as president

    If Ukraine’s current president Petro Poroshenko does not win a second term in the upcoming presidential elections, he will rename his party and focus on being elected into Ukraine’s parliament, Ukrayinska Pravda reports, citing sources in Poroshenko’s close circle.

    If Poroshenko loses, the presidential electoral campaign will “automatically transition” into a parliamentary campaign, explained one of the sources who had participated in an election meeting with Poroshenko. According to the …

  • Ukraine offers third of its gas storage to European Union

    According to the statement published on the Ukrtransgaz website, Ukraine is ready to lease at least a third of its gas storages to EU countries.

     “This should ensure uninterrupted gas supply to the consumers of Russian gas from Hungary and other European countries next winter “even if Russia stops gas transit through the territory of Ukraine to the EU countries after January 1, 2020,” stated the operator of the gas transportation system of Ukraine.

    According to Ukrtransgaz, they can now offer …

  • Lavrov: NATO bombed Yugoslavia to get closer to Russian border

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999 was needed by NATO in order to move east, closer to the Russian border. Lavrov also said that, at the time, Washington was tempted to take control of the entire world situation and to stop being guided by the UN Charter when dealing with international problems. The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry is convinced that western countries will go to any lengths to prevent new investigations into possible crimes by …

  • Ukrainian President: Russia will be forced to consent to UN peacekeepers in Donbas

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is confident that Russia will be forced to support the deployment of an international UN peacekeeping contingent in the Donbas and to withdraw its own divisions from the occupied regions of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk provinces.

    “The UN peacekeepers, when they come into the Donbas, will force Russia’s occupation forces out of the Ukrainian territories, disarm the illegal armed formations, and ensure the withdrawal of the heavy weaponry and safety for the …

  • Russia and U.S. exchanged accusations over situation in Venezuela

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo had a telephone conversation to discuss the situation in Venezuela. Both the Russian Foreign Ministry and the United States Department of State stated that Pompeo and Lavrov exchanged accusations over the situation in Venezuela.

    Lavrov stressed that “Washington’s attempts to organize a coup d'état in Venezuela and threats against its legitimate government are a violation of the United Nations Charter and …

  • Russian Foreign Ministry confirms death of three officers in Syria

    The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that three officers from the Russian contingent in Syria, who were officially reported missing in February 2019, were killed in Syria.

    On February 22 in Syria, a car with three Russian servicemen, a major and two colonels, was ambushed by Islamic State militants. For a long time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not confirm the death of the servicemen, claiming that they were simply missing. However, it became known later that the military were …

  • Ukrainian Security Service officer defects to Russia

    A self-professed “renegade from the Security Service of Ukraine” (SBU) named Vasyl Prozorov has shown up in Moscow, speaking at a press conference organized by the government news agency Rossiya Segodnya on Monday 25 March, the date on which Ukraine honors its security service.

    “My name is Prozorov Vasyl Nikolayevich. Between 1999 and 2018 I was an employee of the SBU. As of May 2014, I worked in the Central Apparatus, specifically in the headquarters of the SBU’s Anti-Terrorist Center. As of …

  • Kremlin: Sovereign Internet Act was forced on Russian by the West

    Russia had to adopt the law on “autonomous Internet” because of  the cyber threats from the West, said Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev.

     “We are not speaking about restricting the work of the World Wide Web. Russia is not going to disconnect itself. Nevertheless, there is a threat that external forces may disconnect Russia from the Internet,” Patrushev said in an interview with Izvestia.

     “It is necessary to create an infrastructure that would …