• Estonia to conduct largest arms purchase in its history

    Estonia is preparing to carry out the largest purchase of military equipment in its history. According to Delfi, Estonia intends to purchase Patria 6x6 armored personnel carriers.

    According to the Estonian Center for Defense Investment, more than 100 new vehicles will be purchased in the next 10 years, and perhaps more than 300 in two decades.

    Over the past 15 years, 100 Patria Pasi XA-180 and the XA-188 armored personnel vehicles have been in use with the Estonian Army. They will reach the …

  • Germany sends 600 tons of nuclear waste to Russia

    A train with so-called “uranium tailings”, byproducts of the enrichment process used to make fuel for nuclear power plants, was sent to Russia from a uranium enrichment plant in the German city of Gronau, reports MBH Media news outlet. The 12-car train will deliver about 600 tons of nuclear waste from Germany to the port of Amsterdam, after which the cargo will be shipped to St. Petersburg.

    According to Russian organization Ecodefense, the cargo will be further transported by train to the city …

  • NATO to increase its presence in the Black Sea

    NATO member forces will increase air patrols and the presence of naval ships in the Black Sea, said the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, as quoted by Interfax Ukraine.

    According to Kyiv, the relevant agreement was reached during the meeting of Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Taran with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels.

    Taran also called on NATO member states to join the national strategic exercises planned in the fall in southern Ukraine.

    Stoltenberg and Taran …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine preparing for several scenarios of potential Russian attacks

    Ukraine is currently considering several likely scenarios for a new Russian attack on different parts of the border, said the commander of the Joint Forces Operation of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Serhiy Nayev on air of the TV channel “1+1”.

    He noted that scenarios of attack on any part of the border with Russia, from the annexed Crimea to the demarcation line in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, are being worked out.

    "We are looking at actions where such a threat will come …

  • Governor of Russia’s Khabarovsk region detained on suspicion of organizing murders

    The governor of Khabarovsk region, Sergey Furgal, one of four heads of regions elected in 2018 against the will of the Kremlin, was detained on Thursday morning.

    According to Svetlana Petrenko, a spokeswoman for the Russian Investigative Committee  Furgal, who is a member of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia(LDPR) party and a  former State Duma deputy with 10 years of experience, is suspected of organizing murders of entrepreneurs in the Khabarovsk and the Amur regions in 2004-2005.

    "In …

  • Russia explains mass destruction of Pantsir air defense systems by Turkish drones in Syria and Libya

    The mass destruction of the Russian-made Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile and artillery systems in Syria and Libya can be explained by the existence of a so-called "dead crater" or "dead zone", writes the newspaper of the Russian Defense Minister Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star).

    The newspaper states, referring to the official tactical and technical characteristics of the air defense system, that Pantsir has limitations with regards to its ability to detect targets "at low, medium and high altitudes, …

  • Kremlin: hopes for a settlement on Donbas conflict are rapidly dissipating

    The parties to the conflict in the Donbass are not able to start a constructive open dialogue on the settlement of the situation., said Dmitry Kozak, deputy head of the Russian presidential administration, in an interview with TASS news agency.

    According to him, even before mid-March, Russia had "cautious hopes for a constructive open dialogue on all existing issues." "But in recent months, those hopes have been rapidly dissipating," he said.

    On May 13, Kozak urgently arrived in Berlin to …

  • Lithuania bans broadcast of Russian TV channel RT

    The Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania has banned the broadcast of the Russian TV channel RT in the country.

    The reason was the connection of the TV channel with the Russian TV presenter and director general of the news agency "Russia Today" Dmitry Kiselyov, who is on the EU sanctions list, explained the chairman of the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission, Mantas Martisius.

    "Based on the information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Lithuanian Radio and Television …

  • U.S. Treasury Department fines Amazon for deliveries to Crimea

    The U.S. Treasury Department has fined Amazon for violating sanctions related to Russia's annexation of Crimea, and sanctions imposed on Iran and Syria.

    In a statement on its website, the U.S. Treasury Department stated the company was fined $134,500 for violating various sanctions under the Decision of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Amazon is accused of the delivering goods and services to persons subject to sanctions, as well as persons who were in Crimea, Syria and Iran at …

  • Russia continues to supply mercenaries to Libyan Commander Haftar

    The east of Libya, the fiefdom of the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, continues to attract a large number of "soldiers of fortune" . New groups of mercenaries are coming there despite Haftar’s failed attempts to retake the capital, Tripoli, from the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA),  reports Anadolu.

    Russia is allegedly actively involved in the transfer of manpower, including from Syria, the article says. Russia sends to Libya  …