The Military Exercises “Brave Band” Started in Poland

Soldiers from Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland are involved in military exercises currently taking place in Lublin, Poland.

These “Brave Band” military exercises involves the participation of the national team of military servicemen from Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland.  This is according to the Press Service of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine.

“The combat training will last two weeks.  During this period, approximately 100 officers from Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland will acquire military skills …

Merkel plans to extend sanctions against Russia due to non-compliance with Minsk Agreements

A joint press conference was held on Monday in Berlin with the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, and the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel in which Merkel stated that the sanctions against Russia will be extended due to the non-implementation of the Minsk Agreements.

“We have to extend sanctions against Russia as we take into consideration the fact that the Minsk Agreements have still not been put into effect.  The implementation of these agreements should be a precondition for …

Russia Writes Off $170 Million Mongolian Debt

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the ratification of an intergovernmental agreement on the 31st of January, allowing Russia to write off 97.8 % of Mongolia's debt ($170 million).

“To ratify the agreement between the Russian and Mongolian Governments regarding the settlement of the financial liabilities of Mongolia to the Russian Federation, signed in Moscow on the 14th of December 2010,” reads the text of the law, which was published on an official government website. The law was …

Leaders of so-called LPR say organizers of unsanctioned protest will be brought to justice

Members of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) stated that entrepreneurs who organized a rally a few days ago in Luhansk will be brought to justice for organizing an unsanctioned protest rally, as reported by Alexei Cherepovski, the Deputy Minister of the Interior of the LPR.

Cherepovskiy stated that entrepreneurs who went on strike over exorbitant taxes imposed by LPR members actually protected the interests of the Party of Regions’ parliamentary faction leader, Vladimir Landik.

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Strelkov: Putin may face same fate as Yanukovych

One of the former leaders of the Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, Igor Strelkov, has compared Russian President Vladimir Putin to former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

Strelkov stated this during an interview with Kolokol of Russia (the Bell of Russia). He said this based on the thesis of a journalist who compared the two leaders.  The thesis mentioned that the number of actions of the Russian authorities and the opposition demonstrate “an almost complete repetition of …