Former Ukrainian POW: The prisoner situation in the Donbas is beneficial for Russia

A Ukrainian militia volunteer, Volodymyr Zhemchugov, who was seriously wounded and spent almost a year in the captivity of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic, shared his opinion about the problem of prisoner exchanges between the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the armed groups of the LPR and DPR. In an interview with Ukrayinska Pravda he said that the separatists often managed to “cheat” Ukrainian negotiators.

“I was resentful when they managed to play Ukraine for a fool,” the former …


Ukrainian Embassy in London asks people to report on British citizens who visited Crimea

In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of cases where Russia takes every opportunity to legalize the annexation of the Crimea at the international level, as reported on the Facebook page of the Ukrainian embassy in London. According to the embassy, it was discovered that a British citizen, Julan Burdock, participated in the international Koktebel Jazz Party festival that took place in the occupied Crimea from August 26 to August 28.

In addition, diplomats noted that the …


Pentagon announces delivery of night vision devices to Ukraine

The US will continue to supply Ukraine with night vision devices. This was stated by the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Elissa Slotkin, in an interview with Censor.NET.

According to her, in early 2017 Ukraine will receive 3,000 devices.

“I have spoken to the Ukrainian Minister of Defense, Stepan Poltorak. He was very pleased with the fact that they will be receiving these devices as they will allow the troops to hold exercises, and conduct operations, …


Russian Bulava ballistic missile detonated prematurely during testing

One of the two Bulava ballistic missiles, which were launched from the Yury Dolgoruky submarine in the White Sea, has self-destructed. It was aimed at the Kura test site in Kamchatka.

This was reported on the 27th of September by the press-service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

Experimental volley firing with two rockets, from a submerged position, was made on the 27th of September. Both missiles, as reported by the Defense Ministry, “were launched from the submarine …


Russian MoD calls reports of bombers near Iceland 'Russophobia'

The Russian Defense Ministry has refuted information about the dangerous proximity of Russian bombers to an Icelandic passenger plane. This was stated by the official representative of the Ministry, Igor Konashenkov.

“Statements made by the Icelandic pilots and diplomats, with regard to the alleged dangerous approach of Russian long-range aircraft to a civilian aircraft over the Norwegian Sea, are no more than their personal fantasy,” he said.

According to Konashenkov, on the 22nd of …