• Ukraine is interested in replacing Russian satellite television with South Korean TV

    The Chairman of the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine, Yuriy Artemenko, reported that Ukraine is interested in replacing Russian TV Channels in the Ukrainian satellite network with South Korean TV.

    “We have blocked the work of 77 Russian satellite TV Channels because of Russia’s aggression over the last two years. Instead, 34 new Ukrainian satellite TV Channels have appeared. These aren’t enough for us, which is why we want to have Korean Channels,” Artemenko said …

  • Plotnitsky says separatist republics averted coups

    The head of the self-proclaimed LPR, Igor Plotnitsky, stated that the leadership of the DPR and the LPR could have averted the impending "revolution." According to him, as reported by DonPress, it is possible that such “revolutionary” preparations were managed not only in Ukraine but also in Russia.

    "It was another attempt at a coup. However, it's not so much the fact of the coup in the LPR. The main goal was to create a precedent for the alleged indignation of the Ukrainian people and the …

  • Lukashenko: Belarus will not tolerate pressure from Russia

    At a meeting with State Secretary of the Union State of Russia and Belarus Grigory Rapota on September 20, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko expressed his dissatisfaction with the decrease in Russian oil supplies because of the dispute between Minsk and Moscow on gas prices. The president of Belarus said that he instructed the government to optimize the country’s participation in the integration projects. “We are dragging our feet and already for several months cannot agree on the price …

  • Poroshenko and Putin could meet in the coming weeks

    France and Germany hope to gather together the Normandy Four, the President of the French Republic, François Hollande reported. Hollande stated at the General Assembly of the United Nations that France and Germany are working on holding Normandy format negotiations in the coming weeks.

    “We, together with the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel have taken the initiative to arrange a meeting with the Presidents of Russia and Ukraine in the coming weeks in order to bring the Minsk Agreements …

  • Media: FSB officer has been captured by the so-called Islamic State

    The so-called Islamic State stated that they captured a Russian FSB officer, as reported by the Dozhd TV. The source of the information was credited to Furat Media, a media outlet controlled by the extremist group.

    The terrorists published a video message from a man who calls himself a Russian citizen, Captain Yevgeny Petrenko. He stated that he worked as a non-staff officer of the second operational staff of the FSB in Moscow.

    In the video, the hostage addressed President Vladimir Putin and …

  • The Kremlin has little hope of salvaging the truce in Syria

    Moscow has almost no hope of restoring the truce in Syria. This was the view communicated in a statement made by Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary for the Russian president, on Tuesday, September 20. He said that the hope of restoring a ceasefire in the Middle Eastern country “is very weak for now,” Interfax news agency reported.

    Peskov said that he reached this opinion because of the offensive launched by Islamists in Syria the day before. “The offensive has started by the units of al-Nusra …

  • Criminal proceedings have been initiated in Ukraine over Russian elections

    The Ukrainian chief prosecutor's office for the Crimea has initiated criminal proceedings against the elections to the Russian State Duma, the statement on the prosecutor’s office website reads.

    The prosecutor’s office has initiated criminal proceedings under Article 110 p.2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, regarding infringement of the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine.

    The sanction of the specified article provides punishment in the form of imprisonment from five to ten …

  • British media reported on secret nuclear deal between Russia and South Africa

    South African President Jacob Zuma signed a secret nuclear agreement with Russia. As a result of a multi-billion dollar deal, Russians will build eight nuclear power plants in the African country, The Times reported.

    Experts warn the South African authorities that the project, lasting a century, will plunge the country into massive debt and “bring an important ally of the West closer with Moscow.”

    Zuma, who since 2014 has held several meetings with the leader of the Russian Federation, …

  • First Deputy Chairman of Verkhovna Rada accuses Members of the European Parliament of having 'double standards'

    The European Parliament has decided to limit the official MEP visit program to Kyiv, Ukraine due to the security situation in the Donbas, as was written by the First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's parliament), Iryna Herashchenko, on her Facebook page. According to her, the visits by MEPs — members of the Parliamentary Association Committee — have been scheduled since May. The MEPs themselves have expressed a desire to visit not only Kyiv but also the Donbas region.

    "The …

  • Ukrainian PM: Russia spends more than $1 billion on global propaganda

    Russia annually spends more than $1 billion to broadcast information to 500 million people with the "propaganda network", as stated by the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Groysman, at the annual communication forum WCF Davos Kyiv, UKRINFORM reports.

    "The Russian Federation spends over a billion dollars on communication annually and covers its propaganda network audience of more than 500 million people. It says that by using unscrupulous communication, one may change the world. And here …