• Russian Deputy Defense Minister inspects Russian military units in Crimea

    Russian Deputy Defense Minister Dmitry Bulgakov visited annexed Crimea to inspect the military units, Russia’s Interfax reported.

    “The Deputy Minister inspected the condition of the car park, barracks, canteen and other military administration facilities of the 810th Naval Infantry Brigade and the 126th Coastal Defense Brigade of the Black Sea Fleet,” Interfax cites a defense ministry official as saying. According to him, Bulgakov also inspected the results of the diagnostics and the …

  • NATO Secretary General: We are ready to respond to blow from the East

    RIA Novosti reports that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has commented on media reports expressing doubts about the Alliance's readiness to respond to a strike from the East.

    "[The] NATO [Alliance] is ready to defend and protect all allies against any threat; but since the fact [is] that the security environment is changing, NATO is changing…so we are stepping up; we are…increasing the combat readiness of our forces, we are deploying, for the first time in our history, forces in the …

  • US State Department approved the supply of weapons to Georgia

    The Pentagon stated that the US State Department approved the possible sale to Georgia of Javelin anti-tank missiles and command launcher systems worth $75 million, RIA Novosti reported. The final decision on supplies will be made by the US Congress.

    According to the State Department, Georgia requested the supplies of 410 Javelin anti-tank missiles and 72 launch pads. The contract also provides for delivery, training and other services.

    The US military emphasizes that the Javelin system will …

  • Belarusian KGB: Arrested Ukrainian journalist admits to being intelligence officer

    The Belarusian State Security Committee (KGB) said that the arrested Ukrainian journalist Pavlo Sharoyko has confessed to being a Ukrainian intelligence officer and working in the country under cover. This was announced by the KGB’s official spokesperson Dmitry Pobyarzhin.

    The Belarusian KGB claims that Sharoyko created an agent network with a number of Belarusian citizens, whom he paid to collect military and political intelligence information.

    “In light of his work experience as the head of …

  • U.S. blocks Russian resolution in UN Security Council

    The United States blocked a proposal by Russia in the UN Security Council that was connected with the attack on the Russian embassy in Damascus, Interfax reports.

    The press secretary of Russia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Fyodor Strzhalkhovsky, said that the draft of the UN Security Council press statement proposed by Russia, condemning the attack by terrorists on the Russian embassy in Damascus on November 20, was again blocked by the American delegation.

    “This is yet another …

  • Russian embassy in Syria comes under mortar fire

    On Monday, November 20, the Russian embassy in Damascus (Syria) came under mortar fire. 

    Diplomats report that 122mm shells hit the territory of the embassy and caused some damage. Specifically, the fence, the building’s wall, power lines and the water supply system were damaged. No one was hurt.

    “We hope that our Western colleagues who are active in the Syrian issue on the UN Security Council will not keep silent, but have the courage to make an appropriate public assessment of the incident …

  • Media: 10-15 years needed to clear Donbas of mines

    Ukraine will need 10-15 years to clean the territory of the Luhansk and Donetsk provinces of mines, as reported by Zerkalo Nedeli with reference to estimates made by experts from international organizations, as well as domestic ministries and departments, who discussed this matter on November 9 at the round table in Sievierodonetsk.

    “According to the Defense Ministry’s information, today roughly seven thousand square kilometers of the Ukrainian-controlled territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador: We will seek for US to officially recognize the Holodomor as genocide

    The Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, Valeriy Chaly, promised to request that Congress adopt the resolution recognizing the Holodomor as the genocide of the Ukrainian people, as he wrote on Facebook.

    "Now we know that it was Ukrainians who rose up against this crime in defense of their families - and were deliberately destroyed. Today, in my speech before the witnesses of those tragic events, I stressed: it's time to officially recognize the Holodomor against the Ukrainian people as …

  • President of European Council: Poland’s policy is similar to Kremlin’s plan

    European Council President Donald Tusk criticized Poland for a number of disagreements with the EU. He believes that some controversial decisions by the country’s leadership may be related to the “Kremlin’s plan”, he wrote on his Twitter.

    “Strident dispute with Ukraine, isolation in the European Union, walking away from rule of law and judicial independence, attack on non-governmental sector and free media. Law & Justice strategy or Kremlin plan? Too similar to sleep well.,” Tusk wrote. …

  • Russia: if the US supplies weapons to Ukraine it would ‘blow up’ situation in the Donbas

    Russia believes that if the United States decides to supply arms to Ukraine, it will seriously destabilize the situation in the Donbas as stated by Head of the State Duma Defense Committee Vladimir Shamanov , reports RIA Novosti.

    Shamanov, commenting on a statement by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin that Ukraine would receive lethal weapons in the future, said that such an event would "blow up" the situation in the Donbas.

    According to Klimkin, in addition to Javelin anti-tank …