• Israel developed weapons capable of defeating Russian S-300 missile systems in Syria

    New Israeli supersonic air-to-surface missiles Rampage cannot be intercepted by Russian S-300 missile systems, claims Florian Rötzer, a journalist from the German publication Telepolis .

    The Israeli military used new missiles last week during a strike in the Syrian province of Hama.

    During the attack on April 13, Israeli aircraft struck the Iranian facilities in the Syrian town of Masyaf from Lebanese airspace.

    Rötzer notes that Israel considers these missiles to be a response to the Russian …

  • Belarus accuses Russian ambassador of destroying relations during last several months

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus commented on the Russian Ambassador Mikhail Babich’s statements, who objected to the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko with regards to the cost of building the Belarusian nuclear power plant.

    External forces have previously tried to “destroy the close and friendly relations between two brotherly nations,” told reporters Anatoly Glaz, the head of the department of information and digital diplomacy of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry. The …

  • Foreign ministers of Turkey, Poland and Romania advocate in favor of Ukraine joining NATO

    Ukraine and Georgia should become members of NATO to help strengthen security in the Black Sea region which is being fundamentally undermined by Russian actions.

    The topic was broached at the trilateral meeting held in Ankara between the Foreign Ministers of Turkey, Poland and Romania, reports Ukrinform.

    “From a security point of view, our countries (located in the Black Sea region) are going through similar problems... Countries such as Georgia and Ukraine should join NATO. We also note that …

  • Russian oil giant Rosneft wants to ban Reuters in Russia

    The Russian oil company Rosneft has accused the Reuters news agency of “lying and disseminating rumors in the interests of its clients".

    Rosneft has published a statement on its website in response to Reuter’s article alleging that the company is helping the Venezuelan government to sell oil bypassing United States sanctions. According to Reuters, Rosneft is making money by buying discounted oil from the Venezuelan state-owned company PDVSA and then reselling it at full price.

    Rosneft called …

  • Zelensky to Poroshenko: I am the result of your mistakes

    In 2014, Presidential candidate Vladimir Zelensky voted for Petro Poroshenko. However, this was a mistake, said Zelensky, who is leading the polls in the presidential race, during the debate at the National Sports Complex Olimpiyskiy in Kyiv

    “Could I ever have imagined that I, a simple guy from Kryvyi Rih, would compete for the presidency against a man whom we confidently and unconditionally elected president of Ukraine in 2014? What is most interesting is that I voted for Mr. Poroshenko, but …

  • Ukrainian court orders Ukroboronprom to pay 5 million rubles to Russian MiG corporation

    The Economic Court of the Khmelnytskyi region supported the Russia in a dispute between the Krasilovsky Aggregate Plant (part of the Ukrainian state concern Ukroboronprom) and the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG, reports Ukroboronprom’s press service.

    The court fully satisfied the Russian company’s claims and ordered payment of more than 5 million rubles from the Ukrainian state concern to the MiG corporation, which is one of the main companies of the Russian military industry.

    “On April 18, …

  • Zelensky's comments on ‘LPR and DPR insurgents’ outrage Poroshenko

    After the debate with the presidential candidate Zelensky that was held before the second round of the elections, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko condemned his opponent for the “terribly” chosen descriptor for the opponents of the Ukrainian armed forces conducting operations in the Donbass.

    According to Poroshenko, his opponent “called the Russian mercenaries and the regular forces of the Russian Federation “LPR insurgents” and “DPR insurgents” during the debate,” writes Interfax-Ukraine. …

  • Russia to scrap four more strategic submarines

    Russia continues to dismantle its nuclear submarines fleet, which was build half a century ago allowing the Soviet Union to achieve nuclear parity with the United States.

    According to the Izvestia newspaper's source in the Main Command of the Russian Navy, four more submarines were declared unsuitable for modernization and will be cut for scrap in the next three years.

    These are the three strategic submarines of the 667BDR Kalmar (Squid) project, each carrying 16 R-29R intercontinental liquid- …

  • Russia prepares 500 thousand forms to issue passports in LPR and the DPR

    Five thousand forms have already been prepared for the distribution of Russian passports to residents of the occupied areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, reports LB.ua in the article “Operation passportization”: the motivation behind Kremlin distribution of Russian citizenships to residents of the LPR and the DPR”.

    “According to LB.ua sources in law enforcement agencies, the estimated number of forms appears to be 500 thousand. Local security officials (“siloviki”) were told …

  • Russian TV channels to broadcast election debate between Zelensky and Poroshenko

    Several Russian TV channels will broadcast the pre-election debate between the presidential candidates Volodymyr Zelensky and Petro Poroshenko in the evening of April 19.

    RBC Ukraine reports, citing the editor-in-chief of the Russian television news network RT (formerly Russia Today), Margarita Simonyan, that the debate will be broadcasted on the RT Russia website with translation to the Russian language.

    The press service of the NTV channel informed RBC that they will broadcast election …