• Media: Russia will help Iran to evade US sanctions

    Russia will help Iran to create a mechanism that would help Iran to evade United States sanctions, stated an article published on the portal Mako.co.il. The author, Dana Weiss claimed her source was a secret document from the Foreign Ministry of Israel.

    The material states that Iran will supply crude oil to refineries in Russia and then the black gold will be sent to the international market as Russian oil. Weiss wrote that the mechanism of evading American sanctions was approved by the …

  • Lavrov: Russia establishing an industrial zone in Egypt

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov wrote in his article for the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram that Russia started working on establishing of an industrial zone In Egypt, near the Suez Canal. According to Lavrov, Russia has also begun construction of a nuclear power plant in the city of El Dabaa. Lavrov's article was also published on the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Lavrov states in the article that 2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic …

  • Russian MP claims Russia has S-700 air defense systems

    The Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, Deputy of the State Duma Vladimir Zhirinovsky stated on the “Evening with Vladimir Solovyov” talk show on October 11 that Russia has S-600 and S-700 air defense systems.

    During the show, Zhirinovsky talked about political consequences of supplying S-300 Russian anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria. According to the leader of Russian liberal democrats, the newer S-700 systems can hit targets anywhere in the world.

    Zhirinovsky admitted …

  • Dutch Defense Minister admits there is a cyber war with Russia

    Interfax reports that, while speaking on Dutch national television, the head of the Netherland’s Ministry of Defense, Ank Bijleveld agreed with the statement that her country is conducting a cyber war with Russia.

    When asked if the current situation between the Netherlands and Russia could be described as a cyber war, she replied, "Yes, that is the case."

    Bijleveld added that after the detention of Russian intelligence officers, the Dutch Ministry of Defense decided to increase its cyber …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine preparing to respond to Russian aggression in Sea of Azov

    The Ukrainian military is preparing to fight back against Russian aggression in the Sea of Azov. Ukraine’s Navy shows a high level of combat readiness, drills are being held in the north coast of the Sea of Azov, and Ukrainian soldiers are being trained to repel enemy attacks, said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at the swearing-in ceremony of students at the Ivan Bohun Military High School in Kyiv.

    “We are preparing to repel Russian aggression in the sea of Azov. The gunpowder must be …

  • Crimean authorities to discuss creation of joint shipping company with Syria

    A delegation from the Crimean government will visit Syria between October 15-16 to meet with Syrian officials in Damascus, Crimean Deputy Prime Minister Georgy Muradov told the Russian news outlet TASS.

    The delegation will include Crimean Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov, State Council Chairman Vladimir Konstantinov, Deputy Prime Minister Muradov, Federation Council member Olga Kovitidi, Minister of Industrial Policy Andrey Vasyuta, Minister of Resorts and Tourism Vadim Volchenko, and Minister …

  • Israel resumes flights for F-35I after inspection

    Israeli Air Force fully resumed flights for its F-35I fighters after completing technical inspections following the crash of an American F-35B aircraft at the end of September in South Carolina, reported the press service for the Israel Defence Force.

    “Israeli Air Force Commander Amikam Norkin ordered the return of the F- 35I to full activity in the Air Force after a professional inspection of all aircraft,” states a military communique. “Checks were done after the incident in the US, we …

  • Ukrainian President appoints first female army general

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed six orders to confer the rank of general. Among them, receiving the title of major general, is Lyudmyla Shuhaley, head of the Military Medical Office of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). The orders were published on the president’s official website.

    The order states that the title of major general is to be awarded to colonel Shuhaley Lyudmyla Mykolayivna, head of the SBU’s medicine service.

    In addition, Poroshenko has conferred another 12 …

  • Russian opposition leader Navalny released after 50 days of arrest

    Alexei Navalny, a leader of the Russian opposition, was released on Sunday after 50 days of arrest.

    In September, he was released after 30 days of arrest aftre organizing an unauthorized protest.

    However, he was arrested again on the very day of his release due to a demonstration against the pension reform supported by the government. The reform implies raising the retirement age to 60 for women and 65 for men. Over a thousand people were detained during the protests against the pension …

  • EU preparing new sanctions against Russia

    On Monday, October 15, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union will approve a plan for new sanctions against Russia. This time sanctions will be imposed due to the use of chemical weapons, reported Interfax citing the British Foreign Ministry. According to the document, sanctions were proposed by the UK and France and concern not only Russia but are intended to prevent the criminal use of chemical weapons around the world. Those responsible for the sanctions saw the need for action …