• Silver Arrow 2017 NATO exercises began in Latvia

    NATO’s latest large military exercise “Silver Arrow 2017” was launched in Latvia, according to the website of Latvia’s Ministry of Defense.

    Silver Arrow will be attended by servicemen from 11 allied countries, including Albania, the United States, Estonia, Italy, Canada, Latvia, Britain, Poland, Slovenia, Spain and Germany. About 3,500 people will participate.

    The aim of the exercises is for the Latvian Armed Forces and the military of the allies to work out "tasks vital for the defense of …

  • Russian Defense Minister states that operation in Syria will soon be completed

    The operation in Syria is coming to an end, and there are several issues that need urgent attention, said Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said on Monday during a meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

    “I would like to discuss each issue connected with Syria separately. The operation there is approaching its completion. There are several points that require urgent solutions, and discussions about the prospects for the further development of the situation in Syria are needed,” …

  • Russia imposes sanctions against North Korea

    President Vladimir Putin signed a decree adopting UN Security Council Resolution 2321in Russia. The decree was published on the official portal of legal information.

    “In accordance with the adopted resolution, in order to suppress the development and supply of resources to the forbidden programs in North Korea, additional international sanctions are being imposed that limit cooperation with that country in the areas of military technology, economic trade, finance, transport and education,” the …

  • Representative of Russian oligarch Deripaska threatens Manafort with 'legal consequences'

    There will be “serious legal consequences” for former head of Donald Trump’s electoral campaign Paul Manafort for “manipulating the investments” of Rusal president Oleg Deripaska. A representative of the Russian oligarch made such a comment with respect to NBC’s story on Manafort’s financial ties to Deripaska, Interfax reports.

    Deripaska has business contacts “with anyone and anywhere… exclusively in the interests of his business” the businessman’s representative added.

    In his opinion, NBC’s …

  • President of the World Bank to visit Ukraine in November

    Ukrinform reports that World Bank President Jim Yong Kim will visit Ukraine in November, according to an announcement by the Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk at a briefing in Washington.

    "I met with the Vice President of the World Bank [Cyril] Muller. This was a continuation of my meeting with the President of the World Bank in the spring when I invited him to visit Ukraine. He accepted this invitation and we are already preparing for this visit next month,” the head of the Ministry of …

  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development proposes candidates for the supervisory board of Ukraine's Naftogaz

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has provided Ukraine with a list of new independent candidates for the Supervisory Board of Naftogaz of Ukraine, said the president of the bank, Suma Chakrabarti in an interview with Voice of America.

    "We have provided the government with a list of possible candidates, those who, in our opinion, are interested and will be able to form a new council as soon as possible. We are now waiting for the government's response," Chakrabarti …

  • Polish Ambassador to Ukraine: Warsaw shares Kyiv's position on the necessity of studying the Ukrainian language

    The Polish ambassador to Ukraine, Jan Pieklo, announced a meeting of the Education Ministers of Ukraine and Poland to discuss the provisions of the new Ukrainian law on education, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "Such a meeting is planned. We consider it necessary to hold such consultations at the Minister level, and include the Minister of Education of Ukraine, Hrynevych, and the Minister of Education of Poland," the ambassador said.

    In answering the journalists' question about the attitude of the …

  • Ukrainian Finance Minister says that progress has been made in negotiations with IMF on gas tariffs in Ukraine

    Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk announced progress in negotiations with the International Monetary Fund on the price of gas. Ukraine has been attempting to postpone the increase of tariffs by changing the price formula, whereas the IMF demands that this issue be depoliticized.

    "We have not reached a final agreement yet, but we have progress, established certain principles. Negotiations continue," Interfax-Ukraine quoted Danylyuk as saying at a briefing in Washington where he met with the …

  • Russian private military contractor who fought in eastern Ukraine killed in Syria

    Russian Roman Solnyshkov, known as Solntse (The Sun), who previously fought in the Donbas, was killed in Syria, where he went as a military contractor hired by the Wagner private military company.

    It is reported that previously Solnyshkov served in eastern Ukraine in separatist Sparta battalion under the command of Arsen Pavlov (aka Motorola).

    Twitter user, Necro Mancer, confirmed the death of Roman Solnyshkov.

    "Solnyshkov Roman Viktorovich, known as Solntse (The Sun), was killed in Syria in …

  • Crimean authorities claim that 50 foreigners that are taking part in Youth Festival in Sochi will visit Crimea

    It was reported in Sevastopol that 50 foreigners who are participating in the festival of youth and students, which is held in Sochi, will be visiting Sevastopol.

    As reported by TASS on October 15th, a city tour, followed by an excursion through the bays of Sevastopol on the ship Dobrokhod, is planned for the participants of the festival.

    "As for the festival of youth and students, this has been planned for two years and today we are happy to see young people from different countries in …