• Ukrainian President: those who surrendered Crimea to Russia must be held accountable

    Ukrainian statesmen, who surrendered Crimea to Russia without a fight in 2014, must be held accountable, stated Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during the annual address to the Parliament, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    According to the President, Ukraine is building a strong army, which will not allow the enemy to encroach on territorial integrity or take away part of the territories without a single shot, as it was in 2014 in Crimea.

    The President stressed that those politicians who …

  • Russian general killed in Africa

    A Russian major general was killed in Angola, reported the volunteer community "Gruz 200 from Ukraine to Russia."

    It is reported that General Vasily Aleksandrovich Kravtsov was killed in Angola on October 17. The alleged cause of death is a traffic accident.

    Since 2012, Kravtsov has been the commander of Russia's 336th separate Marine Brigade of the Baltic Fleet. In 2014, the brigade took part in the annexation of Crimea.

    The general had Russian state awards  - the Order for Merit to the …

  • Ukraine to build two naval bases on Black Sea

    During the annual address to the Parliament, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that Ukraine begins construction of two new naval bases to protect the Black Sea region.

    "We are starting to build two state-owned Ukrainian naval bases to protect the Black Sea region," said Zelensky, without specifying the location of these bases.

    The Ukrainian President also said that modernization of the frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy, the preparation of Centaur amphibious assault boats and the …

  • Russia agrees to U.S. proposal to freeze nuclear arsenals

    Russia accepts the U.S. proposal to freeze nuclear arsenals mutually for the sake of extending the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) for another year, said the Russian Foreign Ministry in a statement.

    "Russia proposes to extend the New START for one year and at the same time is ready to make a political commitment together with the United States to "freeze" for this period the number of nuclear warheads available to the parties. This position can be implemented strictly and …

  • Russia warns Turkey against joining ‘anti-Crimea coalition’ with Ukraine

    Turkey will make a mistake if it joins the "Crimean Platform" at the suggestion of Ukraine, the head of the Crimean Parliament's Committee on People's Diplomacy and International Relations Yuri Gempel told RIA Novosti.

    "If Turkey actually joins the so-called Kyiv project "Crimean Platform", which is essentially an anti-Kremlin alliance hostile to the Crimeans, it will make a serious strategic mistake," Gempel said.

    According to Gempel, Turkey could lose a reliable ally in the face of Russia, …

  • Three Belarusian opposition leaders nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    Three leaders of the Belarusian opposition - Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Maria Kolesnikova and Veranika Tsepkalo – have been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, said Geir Toskedal, a MP of the Norwegian Christian Democratic Party, in an interview with the newspaper Vårt Land.

    According to him, he nominated Tikhanovskaya, Kolesnikova and Tsepkalo "for their struggle for fair elections and for inspiring the peaceful opposition against the illegitimate regime in Belarus."

    "Opposition …

  • 280 people detained in Belarus during Sunday protests

    The Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs confirmed the detention of 280 people during the protests on Sunday, October 18.

    Among those, 215 were detained in Minsk, Belta reports.

    Of those detained, 237 remain in custody pending court reviews of administrative offence cases opened against them.

    "Partisan March" - another protest with a demand to review the results of the presidential elections in Belarus and release political prisoners - was held in Minsk on October 18. Tens of thousands of …

  • Erdogan accuses U.S. and Russia of supplying weapons to Armenia

    The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, the United States and France - are supporting Armenia with weapons, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his party's congress in Sirnak province, Haberler reports.

    "Minsk trio, USA, Russia and France... They sided with Armenia. They provide all kinds of support to Armenia including weapons," the Turkish president said.

    Erdogan also said that Armenia for the second time violated the ceasefire in the conflict zone in Nagorno-Karabakh. …

  • Kyiv promises Moscow a ‘flow of coffins’ if Russia attacks Ukraine

    In the event of a full-scale aggression against Ukraine, Russia will receive a "flow of coffins", stated Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Serhiy Kryvonos in an interview with Obozrevatel news outlet.

    "Mentally, it is not a problem for Russians to start a full-scale aggression against our country. But they understand that the enormous number of losses that their armed forces will suffer and the flow of coffins that will go to Russia," Kryvonos said.

    Kryvonos …

  • Lavrov: Turkey is not Russia’s strategic ally

    Russia does not and has never considered Turkey a strategic ally, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with Russian radio stations.

    According to him, Russia does not share Turkey's view on the possibility of a military solution to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh and considers the presence of Turkey’s troops in Syria illegitimate.

    "We have never looked at Turkey as our strategic ally, it is a partner, very close partner. On many fronts, this partnership is strategic, …