• Turkey: Any aircraft violating our air space will be shot down.

    "Turkey will shoot down any aircrafts violating the country's airspace."

    The statement was made on Saturday, October 17 by Ahmet Davutoğlu the Turkish Prime Minister.

    "Yesterday we shot down a drone. Had it been an aircraft we would have done the same. Our rules of engagement are well known. We will repel anyone violating our borders"

    On October 16 Turkish F-16 aircrafts shot down a drone of an unknown manufacturer.

     A military statement said the aircraft was shot down after it ignored …

  • Standard and Poors confirms Russia's junk credit rating.

    Standard & Poor’s kept Russia’s credit Rating at BB+ level, below investment grade.

    The rating was initially cut down to junk level at the end of January 2015.

    S&P stripped Russia of its investment grade in January for the first time in a decade as plunging oil prices and sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine push the world’s largest energy exporter into its first recession since 2009. The penalties have locked Russian corporate borrowers out of international debt markets, spurred capital …

  • OSCE asks Russia why TOS-1 rocket launchers are in Ukraine

    British delegation to OSCE has requested from Russia an explanation on how TOS-1 thermobaric rocket launcher ended up in Kruglik village of  Luhansk which is under control of  pro-Russian separatists.

    Sian MacLeod, the Head of UK Delegation to the OSCE , says that there has  not been any official reply yet.

    The TOS1 Rocket launcher, known as Buratino, is manufactured in Russia and they have never been exported to Ukraine.

    On September 26th OSCE observers have found at least 36 tanks of an …

  • Syrian conflict - latest updates, October 15

    Iran enters Syrian conflict

    Iran has openly entered the Syrian conflict sending 3000 of its elite troops of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps in support of the President Bashar Assad.

    Iranian troops have been deployed to central and northern parts of Syria where they have been joined by Hezbollah fighters.

    On October 10, General Hossein Hamadani ,  one of the commanders of the  Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps was killed in the area of  the Khanasser Highway in Southern Aleppo.

    General …

  • Norway will not take refugees entering from Russia.

    Norway said it will send refugees entering from Russia back.

    Syrian refugees which arrive in Norway through Russian border will be sent back if they previously have stayed in Russia for a lengthy period of time.

    “Some persons who apply for a refugee status have lived in Russia for a long time. This would imply that they are not escaping war or poverty and do not require Norway to  provide their safety since Russia has already done so " said the justice and national safety minister of Norway …

  • Commander of Azov: There cannot be any celebrations while we are surrendering our territory.

    The Defender of Ukraine Day was celebrated on October 14th.

    A "March of Heroes” took place in Kharkiv.

    The event was organized by a civic branch of the Azov battalion and joined by the activists of Pravy Sektor, Shidniy Corps special unit and the residents of Kharkiv.

    Almost 1500 people took part in the event.  The national anthem was sung and patriotic songs were chanted.  The soldiers of 92th brigade displayed their battle flag.

    Andriy Biletskiy,the founder of Azov battalion, now a …

  • The latest from the Middle East

    ISIS Leader killed

    ISIS has confirmed the death of one of its prominent leaders. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in Iraq when his convoy was hit by an air strike.

    United States disclosed this information as early as August 21 but the official confirmation from ISIS appeared only now. 

    Russian air strikes

    During the last day Russian planes conducted as many as 90 air mission over Syria.  Russia says that the main targets of these missions were the fortified positions of ISIS over Latakia, …

  • A new anti-corruption revolution is coming to Odessa Customs.

    25 year old Activist of Ukrainian revolution will become the head of Odessa Customs Department.

    Yulia Marushivska can become the head of the Customs of southern Ukrainian region as early as next week.

    The statement was made by Mikheil Saakashvil, the Governor of Odessa region, in an interview to Odessa local Channel 7.

    He is confident that this woman will become the winner of the contest for this position.

    He also added that the customs department will be having all new personnel which will …

  • Ukraine terminates all air traffic with Russia.

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure has announced a complete cessation of air communication with Russia.

    This comes after a continued lack of response from the Russian air communication department regarding the restrictions imposed on the Ukrainian airlines.

    Ukrainian infrastructure department has decided to suspend all air traffic starting October 25th.

    The Ukrainian ministry confirmed that the ban will be imposed on all the Russian airlines.

    On September 25th Russian Prime Minister, …

  • Czech Minister of Defense: It is possible that Russia is financing the influx of refugees to Europe.

    Russia can be involved in financing of refugees and their transportation to Europe - said the Minister of Defense of Czech republic.

    As reported by Radio Praha, Martin Stropnický, The head of the Czech Defense Ministry expressed his opinion in his interview to Czech MF DNES .

    The minister shared the information received from the Hungarian Minister of defense concerning the transportation routes of the migrants to the EU border. The minister said that he was informed that the transportation of …