• US and Ukraine sign agreement on military cooperation

    The Pentagon and Ukrainian Ministry of Defense signed an agreement on military cooperation, aimed at increasing the defense capability of Ukraine and the expansion of assistance provided by the United States to Kiev, the US Department of Defense reported on Thursday, September 8.

    US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and his Ukrainian counterpart, Stepan Poltorak, signed a partnership agreement at a meeting in London, during which they also discussed the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, the …

  • More than half of Ukrainians think there will be a third Maidan

    The majority of citizens believe that the Euromaidan Revolution or the ‘Revolution of Dignity’ has failed to achieve its goals.

    According to sociological survey conducted by Research & Branding Group, 56% of Ukrainians believe that a third Maidan is likely to occur. 29% of respondents believe that a new Revolution isn’t likely to happen while 15% found difficulty in replying to the question. Also, Ukrainians were asked whether Euromaidan achieved its goals. 68% of respondents said no, 24% said …

  • Media: US sanctions could stop construction of Nord Stream 2

    U.S. restrictions disrupt the important Russian-Austrian deal that should be completed before the construction of a new gas transportation system (GTS).

    The Chairman of the Managing Committee of Russian energy company Gazprom, Alexey Miller, assured that the extension of the U.S. sanctions against Russia that were imposed due to the war against Ukraine will not affect the activity of the Russian energy giant. However, there are many of Gazprom’s specialized structural units among the more than …

  • Media: Russia is developing an aircraft armed with laser weapons

    Russia is working on an airplane with a new generation laser weapon, according to TASS, citing a source in the Russian defense-industrial complex. “We are working on a new generation of air-based lasers,” the source added, stating that they will be installed on the aircraft. The project is listed in public sources and can be found in the index under A-60.

    Previously, the newspaper Izvestia (a long-running high-circulation daily newspaper in Russia) wrote that A-60 planned to convert the …

  • Stoltenberg: Despite Russia's criticism, NATO will continue to support Ukraine

    Russia’s criticism against NATO for supporting Ukraine is groundless because each independent country has a right to ask the Alliance for help, stated Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference in Tbilisi.

    “Russia criticizes our support of Ukraine. But Ukraine is an independent state and it asked for support. This is absolutely the legitimate right of every country, to ask for support and receive it. So there is no reason for criticism of the fact that we support a …

  • Polish Minister of National Defense: Russia and the loss of Christian identity are the main threat to Poland

    The countries of eastern Europe, particularly Poland, are faced with the threat of Russian aggression, a major perpetrator of which is Russian business. This was stated by the Minister of National Defense for Poland, Anthoni Macierewicz, during the Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland, a correspondent from Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    “The example of Ukraine, Moldova and other countries showed us how the former elite – the post-communist elite – became the conductors of the interests of …

  • Russian Su-27s train to intercept aircraft over Crimea

    According to the Russian Defense Ministry's press service, Russian fighter jets in the Crimean air space are training to intercept enemy aircraft.

    "A pair of Su-27 combat aircraft on duty from the South Military District scrambled within three minutes from an airfield based in the Crimea and hit all of their air targets as a part of the Strategic Command and Staff Exercise Caucasus-2016," the message says.

    The Ministry added that their enemy aircraft were simulated by three Tu-95MS missile …

  • Ukrainian MFA: Russia's Caucasus 2016 exercises increase military threat to Ukraine

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine issued a comment in connection with the Caucasus 2016 Russian military exercise.

    "Ukraine is deeply concerned about the Caucasus 2016 drills which are to be held on the occupied territories and on the Ukrainian border. The large-scale build-up of interspecific troops grouping in the occupied territories and on the border of Ukraine, bringing them to their highest combat readiness indicates the growth of a direct threat of war to Ukraine", the …

  • Ukrainian border guard service reports dangerous encounter between their ship and Russia's Black Sea Fleet

    The press service of the State Border Guard of Ukraine reported on the incident that happened on Wednesday involving the Ukrainian Sea Guard ship Podilia,Ukrainian patrol aircraft and the military ships and aircraft of Russia's Black Sea Fleet. 

    According to the Ukrainian Border Guard press service, the incident happened in the northwestern part of the maritime economic zone of Ukraine. The representatives of NJSC  Naftohaz of Ukraine, OJSC Chornomornaftogaz, SE Naukanaftogaz, State Ecologic …

  • International organizations do not recognize Russian elections in Crimea

    The political director of Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry, Oleksii Makeiev, stated that international organizations do not recognize, and will not send their observers to, State Duma elections, which Russian authorities intend to hold in the Crimea.

    “No international organization will ever recognize the State Duma deputies elected in the Crimea as members of parliamentary delegations of the Russian Federation,” he said on channel 5 on Wednesday evening.

    The Ukrainian diplomat added that the …