• Leaflets advocating joining Russian military in Syria spotted in Donetsk.

    In some areas of Donetsk, which is currently controlled by Pro-Russian separatist, leaflets have begun to appear promoting the advantages of joining the Russian military in Syria.

    The leaflets compare the benefits of serving in Syria as opposed to Eastern Ukraine

    The anonymous leaflets emphasize that the soldiers fighting in Syria get a higher pay and can also receive an official status having participated in Military operations.  This status in Russia provides extra social assistance and …

  • Russian 'humanitarian convoys' bring toy bombs to Ukraine.

    While Moscow claims its "humanitarian aid" trucks are carrying aid for people in Ukraine's Donbas, the true purpose of the convoys remained delivery of ammunition and supplies for the Kremlin's unmarked troops and mercenaries.These days the truce continues to hold, but the explosives units of Ukraine's armed forces are busy taking care of those "gifts" delivered by the russians.

    Over 42,000 mines and other explosives have been detected and defused by Ukrainian military in the war torn areas in …

  • Ex-Syrian astronaut becomes general in Free Syrian Army.

    A former Syrian air force general who was also the country's first astronaut is now a general in Free Syrian Army.Maj. Gen. Mohammed Fares trained as an astronaut in the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1987, and spent eight days on Russia's Mir space station. He was the first Syrian and the second Arab in space.Muhammed Faris was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union and also the Order of Lenin.Upon returning to Syria he continued his service in the Syrian Air Force, preparing pilots.In 2012 he …

  • Kremlin replaces puppets in east Ukraine.

    There is nothing surprising in the fact that Kremlin finds the work of its curators in the self proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic ubsolutely unsatisfactory.Hence the puppet staff is being currently replaced, as reported by The Information Resistance group.Among the indicators of failure: over a hundred of militants have left the 11th Regiment of DPR, including 19 officers who have declared an unwillingness to continue to serve in the russian-backed military units.The fact that russian …

  • U.S. to keep tough line on Russia until peace plan fully implemented.

    Despite Ukraine truce, US keeps tough line on Russia.

    The U.S. assistant secretary of state Victoria Nuland warned on Thursday that the United States would maintain economic sanctions imposed on Russia over its intervention in Ukraine until the terms of the peace plan are fully implemented.“We will judge Russia and the separatists by their actions, not their words,” she said. “We will work with the EU to keep sanctions in place until the Minsk agreements are fully implemented. “And of course, …

  • Origin of Russian missile that downed MH17 uncovered.

    According to the report by Bellingcat.com, the origin of the russian Buk missile launcher that downed MH17 over east Ukraine last summer has been uncovered.Having analysed a great number of photographs and videos shared online after the downing of Malaysian MH17 it was possible to confirm the location where each image was recorded and discover additional information that further evidenced when and where the Buk missile launcher was on July 17, 2014.It was discovered that one particular Buk …

  • 90% of Russian strikes target Syrian opposition.

    According to U.S. State Department, over 90% of Russia's strikes in Syria don't target ISIS.State Department accused Moscow of attacking "groups that want a better future for Syria" in attempt to save Assad regime.“Greater than 90 percent of the strikes that we’ve seen them take to date have not been against ISIL or al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists,” said State Department spokesman John Kirby. “They’ve been largely against opposition groups that want a better future for Syria and don’t want to …

  • U.S. says won't cooperate militarily with Russia in Syria.

    As reported byReuters, The United States will not cooperate militarily with Russia in Syria because Moscow's strategy is "tragically flawed", U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday in his strongest comments yet on the issue.

    However, the United States is willing to hold basic, technical discussions with the Russians to try to secure pilot safety.

    "We are not prepared to cooperate in a strategy which as we explained is flawed, tragically flawed on Russia's part," Carter said …

  • Turkey says Russian strikes weaken fight against ISIS.

    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu criticised Russian airstrikes in Syria, insisting they weaken the fight against ISIS. He said only two of Russia's 57 air strikes in Syria had hit Islamic State militants, while the rest had been against the "moderate" opposition forces. While targeting Syrian opposition these strikes help strengthen the Islamic State group, Mr. Davutoglu said on Wednesday and warned that Turkey would not compromise on border security after Russian warplanes violated its …

  • Russian warships attack targets in Syria.

    As reported, at his meeting with President Putin Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that Russian warships of Caspian Flotilia have launched a total of 26 cruise missiles at IS facilities in Syria, destroying all targets. The strikes came from Russia’s fleet based the Caspian Sea, which borders Russia, Iran and three other littoral countries."Four of our destroyers launched 26 cruise missiles at 11 targets from the Kalibr Marine Base". Mr Shoigu insisted the operation destroyed all …