• Poroshenko: A ‘huge’ number of Russian troops are in Ukraine

    The president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, stated in an interview with CNN that a "huge" number of Russian troops are in the territory of Ukraine. According to him, this shows that Russia has crossed the line.

    “If you had asked me about the theoretical possibility of Russia’s invasion and occupation of the Crimea in 2013, I would have said that it was impossible because there is a line that Putin would not cross. If you had asked me in January 2014 about the possibility that thousands of …

  • Mejlis urges Crimean Tatars to publicize human rights abuses

    The First Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Nariman Dzhelal, called on the Crimean Tatar community activists and all those who suffered from political repression in the Crimea to maximize the publicity of all human rights violations, in a statement to Krym.Realii.

    "On the very first day, when Ilmi Umerov (deputy head of Mejlis) was taken to a psychiatric institution, we immediately began to photograph everything and to report on the conditions here. That is why now, a …

  • Russia's Finance Ministry and Central Bank to be tested for readiness to work during wartime

    Structural units of the Ministry of Communications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Federal State Reserve Agency and the Central Bank of Russia will take part in a snap check of federal government bodies and Defense Industry Complex enterprises for readiness to work in wartime, according to the Ministry of Defense.

    The military is planning mobilization activities that include “recalling reservists, supplying …

  • US gives armored ambulances to Ukrainian military

    U.S. military representatives have given the first five of the 40 planned Burtek B4731 medical evacuation vehicles for use by the Ukrainian military; the vehicles were delivered to the parade ground of the central area of the International peacekeeping and security camp.

    As reported on the website of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, acting Ukrainian Minister of Health, Uliana Suprun, and the Commander of the National Land Forces Academy, Lt. Gen. Pavlo Tkachuk, represented Ukraine at the …

  • Russia lifts ban on charter flights to Turkey

    A ban, which was in force for almost a year, on charter flights from Russia to Turkey has been lifted by Moscow.

    The corresponding draft resolution was submitted to the government on the 28th of August by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation. It was signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The document can be seen on the website of the Russian government.

    The ban was imposed after Turkey shot down a Russian Su-24 fighter plane in November 2015.

    The press secretary of …

  • Russian lawyer of detained Crimean Tatar arrives in the peninsula to secure his release

    Mark Feygin, who is the lawyer of the deputy head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Ilmi Umerov, has arrived in the Crimea. The Russian lawyer posted this on his Facebook page.

    Feygin said that he is preparing for negotiations with the FSB concerning the release of Umerov from a mental hospital. He is currently undergoing a compulsory court-ordered psychiatric examination.

    “I have arrived in the Crimea and together with my colleagues in Umerov’s defense team, we will try from as soon …

  • Russia deploys paratroopers and marines to Crimea and Kuban

    Russia has deployed units of the Assault Brigade of Airborne Troops (VDV) and brigades of the Caspian Flotilla marines to Kuban and to the Crimea as part of their sudden inspection of combat readiness. This was reported by the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation.

    “Units of the VDV from the Volgograd region used different means of transportation to march 1,200 kilometers to the Opuk training ground in the Crimea. Here, they started to execute engineering tasks, organize the protection …

  • French Foreign Minister: Syria is a 'military trap' for Russia

    Russian leadership has a good chance to get out of the military trap it has gotten itself into, expressed the Foreign Minister of France, Jean-Marc Ayrault, commenting on the further development of the situation in Syria after the publication of the report on the use of chemical weapons by the Russian-supported Assad regime, RFI reported.

    According to the French Minister, the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in 2014 and 2015 is "not only illegal but morally unacceptable for those …

  • NATO's involvement in the fight against ISIS will weaken airspace control over Eastern Europe

    NATO’s participation in the fight against the so-called Islamic State will lead to a loosening of NATO airspace control in eastern and central Europe, the DPA news agency reported on Saturday, August 27, citing sources in military circles.

    According to the agency, the alliance does not have enough AWACS radio detection aircraft systems to comply with US demands to continue the fight against the so-called Islamic State, without reducing activity in the other areas. Therefore, military experts …

  • Russia has concentrated more than 40,000 servicemen, 500 aircraft and 300 tanks along Ukrainian border

    The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense reported that groups of Russian troops involved in the surprise-combat readiness check are on high alert.

    “A group of Russian Armed Forces, including 14 battalion tactical groups, 8 companies of tactical groups and 2 motorized rifle brigades, totaling about 41,600 servicemen was deployed along the State border with Ukraine in the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, and the Crimea,” the …