• Polish officer sentenced to six years in prison for spying for Russia

    On the 26th of April, Zbigniew Yu., a lieutenant-colonel in the Polish Army, was sentenced to six years in prison by the Warsaw Military Court. He was charged with spying for Russia.

    The Polish media reported that $4,300 and a telephone were confiscated. This was alleged to be his payment for the illegal activities. Yu. then made a deal with the prosecution and plead guilty to the charges.

    According to unofficial information, Yu. also gave the investigators the names of Polish servicemen who …

  • Ukraine to begin producing combat aircraft

    According to the Deputy Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ General Staff, Colonel Vladislav Shostak, it is expected that Ukrainian companies will begin to produce their own combat aircraft, Ukrinform reported.

    “We have an order for the production of combat aircraft, the executor of the project will be ASTC Antonov. We expect that the engines will be produced by Motor Sich,” Shostak stated.

    The Colonel noted that Ukraine is considering purchasing foreign-made equipment, but gives priority to …

  • Ukrainian naval ship held sea trials after renovations

    The missile boat Pryluky of the Ukrainian Navy conducted its first sea trials in Nikolaev after undergoing repairs and renovations. According to the press service of the Ministry of Defense, the boat left the Nikolaev Shipyard with the help of the tug boat Zuid.

    According to the Deputy Chief of the South Naval Base, the vessel was properly tested and has demonstrated readiness for action. The Nikolaev Shipyard claims that the main cycle of repair has been completed and further sea trials lie …

  • US Army in Europe Commander: Russia wants to destroy the unity of NATO and the EU

    Russia is trying to destroy the unity of the European Union (EU) and NATO. This was said by the Commander of the US Army Europe, Ben Hodges.

    “Russia wants to destroy the unity of the EU, to destroy NATO’s unity and to create weakness and division. I think they will continue to do so,” Hodges said. Georgia Online reports that he also believes that Russia wants to be treated “as a superpower”.

    “There are still 7,000 Russian military personnel in Georgia without any legal justification. Russia …

  • Poroshenko makes preliminary agreement on transfer of two citizens from Russian prisons

    On the 29th of May, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko stated in his interview with Inter TV Channel that there are provisional agreements between Kiev and Moscow on the return of two Ukrainians, Yuri Soloshenko and Gennady Afanasiev, who were convicted and sentenced to imprisonment in Russia.

    “According to the provisional agreement, we can expect the return of Afanasiev and Soloshenko to their native land,” Poroshenko said. At the same time, he noted that he was far from making …

  • Latvia will improve conditions for NATO aircraft patrolling Baltic airspace

    On the 31st of May, the Latvian government will sign an international treaty which aims to improve the NATO mission that patrols the Baltic airspace. This was reported by the Delfi news portal.

    The current patrol procedure is based on a 2012 agreement between the US Air Force and the civil aviation agencies of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

    In order to strengthen NATO’s presence in the Baltic states, and to ensure its effectiveness, the 2012 agreement will be changed to a draft treaty between …

  • Polish President to visit Germany to discuss sanctions against Russia

    The Minister of the Polish President’s Office for Foreign Affairs, Krzysztof Szczerski, stated that the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, will fly to Germany on the 16-17th of June, where he will discuss the issue of extending sanctions against Russia.

    “Andrzej Duda will pay a visit to Germany from the 16 to 17th of June. On the 17th of June, the President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, will arrive in Warsaw. Polish-German international consultations will take place on the 22nd of June,” …

  • G7 may strengthen sanctions against Russia

    During a summit in Japan this week, leaders of the G7 decided not only to extend the sanctions against Russia but also to strengthen them in case of aggravation or necessity. The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, made this statement in an interview with Inter TV channel.

    The head of the state noted that he is grateful to Ukraine’s partners for such a steadfast attitude. Poroshenko also emphasized the important role that the world's leaders played in securing Ukrainian pilot Nadiya …

  • Ukraine tells Russia it's ready to take all Crimean political prisoners

    After two years of negotiations with Russia, Ukraine is ready to take custody of all Crimean political prisoners serving sentences in Russian prisons. First Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine Natalia Sevostianova made this statement in her interview with the Ukrainian news channel Inter.

    "A statement was made by the new ombudsman of the Russian Federation that they are ready to transfer all prisoners. Today I can publicly state that we will do everything to take custody of each and every …

  • Separatist Leader: Elections in the Donbas will be held on our terms

    The leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, has stated that he will not adhere to the Minsk Agreements with regard to the local elections. He said this on Saturday while at a press conference in Donetsk.

    “We will hold the primaries in order to gauge people’s reactions and to show the world that we are ready to hold elections without the consent of Kiev,” Zakharchenko said.

    “I am not going to dance to the tune of Ukraine, France and Germany who want us …