• Strelkov: Ukrainian Army will wipe out pro-Russian militants during offensive on Donbas

    "Ex-Defense Minister" of the unrecognized Donetsk People’s Republic Colonel Igor Strelkov (Girkin) believes that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are now fully capable to retake control of the Donbas by force.

    "If Ukraine launches an offensive, the entire existence of DPR and DPR will depend only on one thing: whether the Russian Armed Forces will come to their rescue," Strelkov said in an interview with the Russian TV channel Roy TV. According to him, not only Russia’s help but also the time of …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces conduct military exercises with Bayraktar drones and Javelin missile systems

    Ukrainian Armed Forces conducted tactical exercises using Bayraktar TB2 drones and Javelin anti-tank systems in the Mykolaiv region, ArmyInform reports.

    Serviceman of one of the mechanized brigades practiced assault operation in urban areas, while operating in small tactical groups, and also carried out targeted missile and air strikes.

    The exercises involved integrated use of precision weapons, electronic jamming equipment, automated control systems and other modern weapons.

    According to …

  • Ukrainian Security Service blocks transit channel of Russian military equipment through Ukraine

    Counterintelligence of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) blocked the international channel for transit through Ukraine of Russian military goods destined to the countries on the UN Security Council sanctions list, reported the SBU press service.

    "Law enforcement officers have documented and stopped the illegal activities of the management of one of the Kyiv based companies, which planned to illegally supply helicopter equipment components to one of the African countries," the statement …

  • Moldovan President confirms intention to achieve withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

    Moldovan President-elect Maia Sandu intends to seek the withdrawal of the Russian Task Force from Transnistria, reports RBC Ukraine. Sandu stressed that Moldovan government had the same opinion, and its position is nothing new.

    "This is the official position of the Republic of Moldova, which has not changed, and I will continue to promote it. This armed force must be withdrawn, and the munitions must be removed. It is very important to restore the territorial integrity and independence of the …

  • Media: Facebook paid millions in fines for refusing to move servers to Russia

    Facebook paid several million rubles fine for refusing to move servers with Russians' personal data to Russia, RIA Novosti reports. It is noted that the decision to issue a fine of 4 million rubles ($53 million USD) was handed down by the Tagansky Court of Moscow.

    Facebook was fined under Russian law on personal data. The trial proceedings have already finished.

    The Personal Data Act, according to which all information about Russian citizens should be stored in the country, has been in force …

  • Belarusian opposition leader promises to relook at all relations with Russia

    Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, a former presidential candidate and opposition leader, said that if the new government came to power, all the agreements of Belarus with Russia would be reconsidered.

    "Whatever Alexander Lukashenko agrees on, he has lost the support of the Belarusian people. This means that all its deals and contracts will be relooked and annulled by the new government," Tikhanovskaya wrote on her Telegram channel.

    She spoke in favor of friendly relations with Moscow, noting that the …

  • Minsk to impose sanctions against Ukrainian officials

    Minsk has prepared sanctions against a number of Ukrainian officials, said Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, BelTA reports.

    Makei called Ukraine's joining the EU sanctions against Belarus an "unfriendly step."

    "We cannot loot at this step as anything other than an absolutely unfriendly step and an attempt to interfere in the internal affairs of Belarus," Makei said.

    According to him, Kyiv's decision demonstrates the inconsistency of Ukraine’s policy. "We see this as a mockery of …

  • U.S. Navy challenges Russian territorial claims in the Sea of Japan

    The Russian Defense Ministry stated that the American destroyer USS John S. McCain violated the Russian border in the Sea of Japan, Interfax reports.

    According to the Russian military, the destroyer crossed two kilometers into the Russian territorial waters.

    The Russian Defense Ministry claims that USS John S. McCain was forced out by the Russian large anti-submarine ship Admiral Vinogradov.

    In turn, the command of the U.S. Seventh Fleet reported that USS John S. McCain conducted an …

  • U.S. prepares sanctions against Russian Defense Ministry, Aviation Industry, Space and Nuclear Agencies

    The United States has prepared new sanctions against Russia, which will include more than 30 state-owned companies, agencies and entities.

    Russian organizations will be subject to restrictive measures as part of the sanctions package against China, RIA Novosti reports citing a draft document that has not yet been published.

    The Russian Defense Ministry, as well as the subsidiaries of the Russian Nuclear Agency, Rosatom, and Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, may fall under these sanctions.

    The …

  • Belarusian Orthodox Church excommunicates Lukashenko

    The head of the Belarusian Orthodox Autocephalous Church, Archbishop Sviatoslav Login, excommunicated Alexander Lukashenko from the church and declared anathema against him, reports Radio Liberty.

    On Sunday, November 22, during a service at St. Cyril of Turov Cathedral in Toronto, Canada, in the presence of believers, the archbishop read "Archpastoral message to proclaim anathema on former President Alexander Lukashenko - dictator, murderer and tormentor of the pious Belarusian people."

    The  …