Ukrainian Intelligence: Russia could expand its aggressive operations in September

The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported on its Facebook page that Russia can expand the scale of its armed aggression against Ukraine from the 5th to the 10th of September during the active phase of the Caucasus-2016 military drills.

Within that time period the drills will involve movements of a newly created assault-capable formation of troops of varying brigades that is positioned on the southwest. By Putin’s personal order, these …


Russian FSB detains manager of company building power bridge to Crimea

The Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB) has detained the First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of the Federal Grid Company of the Unified Energy System (FGC UES), Valery Goncharov, as reported by the Russian newspaper, Novaya Gazeta.

According to the edition, the top manager is suspected of serious fraud in the construction of the power bridge to the Crimea. He was detained at a Moscow airport while trying to fly abroad. His place of work and a number of home addresses have …


EU calls on Russia to immediately release Crimean Tatar detained in a mental hospital

The forced detention of Ilmi Umerov, the Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Tatar’s Mejlis, in a mental hospital in the annexed Crimea violates international human rights standards, according to Brussels representatives. The same applies to the psychiatric examination of Umerov as set out in the statement of the European External Action Service, published on the 27th of August, Deutsche Welle reported.

“Taking into consideration serious concerns about his health condition, emergency …


Ukrainian businessman's claims against Russia over lost assets in the Crimea reach Hague Arbitration Court

The lawsuits brought by businessman Ihor Kolomoyskyi and PrivatBank, LLC, Belbek Airport, Ukrnafta and Stabil, LLC, against the Russian Federation to the International Court of Arbitration at The Hague, have reached the initial stage of hearings on issues of jurisdiction, the press service of the Court reports.

According to the press service, hearings on jurisdictional issues for Ukrnafta and Stabil, LLC took place on 11 July, and on the 12-14th of July for Ihor Kolomoyskyi, PrivatBank …


Russian citizen detained in Armenia at request of US

Sergey Mironov, suspected of the illegal transfer of technology and money laundering, was detained in Yerevan and is now in custody. The question of his extradition to the United States may be decided on August 29. This was reported to Russian news agencies by Mironov’s lawyer, Karen Nersisyan, on Saturday, August 27.

“My client, Sergey Mironov, was detained on August 26 together with his wife by the Armenian security service on his arrival from Moscow to Yerevan. The request for …

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