• Russia has not provided NATO with evidence to support its accusations against Ukraine

    Russia has not provided any evidence of its allegations of Ukrainian sabotage in the Crimea. This was reported to Deutsche Welle on the 11th of August by an official NATO representative in response to comments made by the Federal Security Service.

    “We are closely, and with concern, following the increasing tension between Russia and Ukraine,” the report says. “We are satisfied with the strong condemnation of terrorism by Ukraine in all its manifestations and forms. We note that Ukraine has …

  • Despite establishing humanitarian corridors, Russian strikes on Aleppo continue

    There are reports that fighting continues in Aleppo.

    On Thursday, the Russian Armed Forces had to temporarily suspend military operations in Aleppo at 10:00 a.m. local time to allow humanitarian aid workers to bring in much-needed supplies. However, according to media reports, clashes are continuing.

    The Russian Ministry of Defense stated on Wednesday that they will stop firing in the area of Aleppo every day for three hours to bring in humanitarian aid to the city. These humanitarian windows …

  • Russia condemns Tbilisi and Kiev over their statements made on the anniversary of Russian-Georgian War

    The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has criticized Tbilisi and Kiev over their statements made on the anniversary of the Russian invasion of Georgia in 2008, Ukrainskaya Pravda reported.

    “For official Tbilisi, eight years is not enough to comprehend the real cause of the country’s [Georgia’s] territorial disintegration, which at the time was headed by the current Governor of Odessa [Mikheil Saakashvili],” a statement published on the Ministry’s website read.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry …

  • OSCE notes use of artillery in Svitlodarsk-Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine

    At a press briefing on Friday, Alexander Hug, the Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, said that monitors had recorded the use of artillery in the Svitlodarsk-Debaltseve area in the Donetsk region, RBC-Ukraine reported.

    “We have registered that artillery was used in the last week. 48% of violations were in this region [Svitlodarsk],” Hug stated.

    The Principal Deputy Chief Monitor said that the OSCE is concerned about the situation that has …

  • Russian MFA: The US does not want to exchange prisoners Bout and Yaroshenko

    The Russian Foreign Ministry Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, Konstantin Dolgov, stated that the USA has no desire to exchange Russian convicts Viktor Bout and Konstantin Yaroshenko.

    According to Dolgov, whatever the outcome, Russia will continue to work towards protecting protect Bout’s and Yaroshenko’s legal rights. “We have not yet seen any clear, genuine indications of American authorities’ wiliness to probe deeply into the matter,” Ria Novosti quotes him as …

  • Sky News: 600 Russian military contractors have been killed in Syria

    Two mercenaries have reported to Sky News that they were hired by private military company, Wagner, to participate in an operation in Syria. They also claim that between 500 and 600 Russian mercenaries were killed during the military campaign.

    The mercenaries, under the pseudonyms of Alexander and Dmitry, reported that they were paid £3,000 per month to fight against terrorists in Syria.

    According to them, mercenaries were sent to Syria by military aircraft. Alexander said that officially, he …

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General accused former Party of Regions MP Yefremov of 'opening the doors to the war in the Donbas'

    The Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko, accused the former head of the Party of Regions faction in the Verkhovna Rada, Oleksandr Yefremov, of initiating the war in the Donbas. Evidence gathered by the investigation has indicated that Yefremov is directly responsible, Lutsenko said at a press conference.

    "According to the evidence, not emotions, not the past, but the evidence, this man opened the door to war in our country. I am convinced of this, and it's not my emotions. This is …

  • Crimean provider: Internet was shut down on the peninsula by order of the FSB

    Access to the internet in the northern part of Crimea was blocked at the demand of Russian security forces. As reported by SkyLine, the internet connection was shut down because of an emergency state imposed during an operation to intercept criminals. The state of emergency was imposed at the demand of State officials in order to conduct an operation to intercept the criminals who attacked employees of the Border Guard Service.

    “In the night between Sunday and Monday, access to the internet …

  • Ukrainian Military: Russia does not have enough troops on the border to launch offensive

    Ukrainian Military intelligence has not observed any powerful offensive groups in the Russian Federation that would be able to operate effectively in the hinterland of Ukraine, the head of the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Vladislav Seleznev, told Radio Liberty.

    According to him, the enemy only has a tactical force whose task is to intimidate the Ukrainian military. "In fact, today we do not expect an eastern offensive from the Russian federation. However, …

  • Germany says lifting sanctions on Russia will not be possible anytime soon

    Germany has no plans of lifting sanctions against Russia in the near future, as stated by the German Commissioner for Cooperation with Russia, Gernot Erler, reports Deutsche Welle.

    The situation in eastern Ukraine is being taken into consideration in Germany. According to Erler, violations of the truce and ceasefire agreement are recorded almost every day during the last few weeks. All this led to numerous casualties on both sides, said Erler.

    It is also reported that all 28 EU member …