• UK Ambassador to Ukraine: Russia has violated the Budapest Memorandum

    Russia refused to participate in the consultations of the Budapest Memorandum in March 2014 and has violated its obligations under this agreement, the British Ambassador to Ukraine, Judith Gough, said.

    "Was the Budapest Memorandum fulfilled? No, but it was not fulfilled by Russia, that's the key point. I've heard that it is described as an international treaty ... I know that many people are disappointed in Ukraine ... The British opinion is that this is a memorandum of understanding, and from …

  • Russian Defense Ministry blamed the US for death of Russian nurse in Aleppo

    As it was stated by the Russian Defense Ministry, Russia saw a conspiracy in the death of the Russian nurse in Aleppo blaming the United States, Britain, and other countries.

    According to the Russian Defense Ministry, fighters of Al-Nusra Front, trapped in eastern Aleppo, cannot make targeted strikes and that's why the Ministry believes that the Syrian opposition forces were involved in the shelling. Opposition fighters received accurate information and coordinates of the Russian hospital, the …

  • Rocket powered by Ukrainian engine successfully puts Turkish satellites into orbit

    The press service of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers reported that the European Vega rocket with a Ukrainian engine was successfully launched.

    “On December 5, 2016, at 3:51 p.m. Kyiv time, the Vega launcher for light loads, saddled with the Göktürk-1 surveillance satellite of the Turkish Ministry of Defense was successfully launched from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana. The Vega was jointly developed by the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency,” the report stated.

    The …

  • Russia and China blocked UN Security Council resolution on the ceasefire in Aleppo

    The UN Security Council, on Monday, December 5th, failed to adopt the resolution calling for a ceasefire in Aleppo, a city that is besieged by Syrian Army forces. The document was vetoed by China and Russia. According to Moscow, the West is using humanitarian issues as a pretext for promoting a political plan that will lead to a change of government in Damascus, Deutsche Welle reported.

    The text of the resolution was proposed by Egypt, Spain, and New Zealand. They put forward the requirements …

  • NATO Secretary General reiterates need to maintain dialogue with Russia

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called for toning down aggressive rhetoric towards Russia, while at the same time emphasizing the need to maintain dialogue with Moscow, TASS reported.

    "I welcome any toning down of the rhetoric because I think words matter and the less aggressive rhetoric can be a first step towards also a better dialogue,” Stoltenberg stated. “At the same time, words matter, but of course deeds matter even more. So, therefore the important thing is what we see, what …

  • Finland made a joint proposal with Estonia to procure howitzers from South Korea

    The Minister of Defense of Finland, Jussi Niinistö reported that his agency proposed the joint procurement of K-9 Thunder 155-mm howitzers. As he said in his interview with Helsingin Sanomat, currently, the Finnish Defense Forces are replacing weapons previously purchased from the Soviet Union and they intend to purchase the new howitzers from South Korean company Samsung Techwin.

    Weapon test firings were held two weeks ago at the Rovajärvi artillery practice range. “Now, when we discuss …

  • Putin calls Trump smart and says what he expects from him

    Newly elected President of the USA Donald Trump is reportedly "a smart person" and should "quickly realize a level of responsibility" after being elected to the position. Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed these sentiments on NTV.ru during an interview.

    According to him, Trump was a businessman and an entrepreneur by nature and yet he has already accomplished being a statesman.

    "Today, he is the head of the United States of America, one of the leading countries of the world, a leading …

  • Ukrainian MP has recordings of alleged corruption by Poroshenko

    People’s Deputy Oleksandr Onyshchenko has an extensive package of damaging information on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. This was reported by the chief editor of Zerkalo Nedeli, Yulia Mostova in her article "Dive all together!"

    Earlier it was reported that Onyshchenko handed over to the USA “dirt” on Poroshenko. According to the People’s Deputy, he has been recording all his conversations with the President on his wrist watch voice recorder. Before then, the Security Service of Ukraine …

  • Germany is preparing for possible Russian cyber-attacks during Bundestag elections

    The German federal government assumes that the next election campaign for the country's parliament can be influenced by possible Russian cyber attacks as well as media disinformation campaigns, as reported by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, citing information from the German Ministry of Internal Affairs.

    According to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the German Ministry of Internal Affairs also fears that hacker attacks could cause the leakage of important information.

    "Germany will have to …

  • The Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations said Russia likes to oppose everyone

    The Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, Volodymyr Yelchenko, stated in an interview with Radio Svoboda that Russia is satisfied with the role of being “against all” in international relations. According to him, he didn't succeed in establishing working relations with Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin.

    Commenting on his attempts to establish working relations with Churkin, Yelchenko noted that these attempts failed due to the …