• State Border Guard Service of Ukraine: Russia sent 600 Donbas fighters to Syria

    Over 600 soldiers have returned to Russia from the occupied territories of the Donbas and will be deployed to Syria. According to 112 Ukraine news channel, this was stated by the assistant to the Chairman of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Oleh Slobodian.

    “The process for selecting volunteers from occupied territories to participate in the Syrian conflict continues. A few days ago, several organized groups of these so-called volunteers, consisting of more than 600 people, arrived in …

  • Russia officially granted asylum to former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych

    Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych now lives in Russia under a grant of temporary asylum. This was announced by the ex-president’s lawyer Vitaliy Serdyuk on Thursday, October 13th. Serdyuk received information from the General Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation on September 29th in response to his request. Interfax-Ukraine released a fragment of the official response that stated "Certificate of temporary asylum granting in the Russian …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Russian troops in the Donbas have been brought to full combat readiness

    Russian military units have been brought to full combat readiness in the Donbas, as reported by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on its Facebook page.

    According to intelligence reports, over the past days the enemy brought numerous units into high readiness, including three separate motorized rifle brigades, nine separate assault infantry marine regiments, a rocket artillery battalion of 100 separate motorized rifle brigades, 11 separate motorized rifle …

  • Vietnam refused to allow Russia to reestablish military base on its territory

    Vietnam refused to provide its territory for deployment of a Russian military base. A statement from the Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued on Thursday, October 13th reads that Hanoi’s policy "is not to make military alliances and not to unite with any country against a third country.”

    "We will also not allow any State to deploy a military base on our territory,” stressed Lê Hải Bình, an official representative of the Ministry.

    In early October, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Defense confirmed the deteriorating situation near Mariupol

    In his interview to journalists, the Ukrainian Minister of Defense, Stepan Poltorak, confirmed that hostilities in Shyrokyne in the direction of Mariupol are the most active on the demarcation line in eastern Ukraine. 

    “The situation in Shyrokyne has deteriorated considerably. There was an attack by the enemy's reconnaissance and sabotage group that took place in this village a few days ago. Two attackers were killed and two others blew themselves up on the minefield when they left Shyrokyne; …

  • PACE has not recognized elections in Crimea, called for extension of sanctions

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has condemned Russia’s State Duma elections, which were held in the annexed Crimea on the 18th of September.

    A resolution titled ‘The political consequences of the Russian aggression in Ukraine’ was adopted on the 12th of October. It states that the act of holding these elections grossly violates international law and also calls into question the legitimacy of those elected to office.

    The resolution also includes an amendment proposed …

  • U.S. officials find growing evidence of connection between Russia and WikiLeaks

    There is mounting evidence that the Russian government is supplying WikiLeaks with hacked emails belonging to Democratic Party officials, namely those of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, CNN reported, citing officials familiar with the investigation.

    The way in which the emails are leaked "suggest Moscow is at least providing the information or is possibly directly responsible for the leaks," one U.S. official said.

    U.S. intelligence agencies are continuing their investigation into the …

  • US experts: Russia exerts covert pressure on eastern European countries

    A report from US private research groups shows that the governments of five eastern and central European countries are under pressure from the Russian Federation, threatening their pro-Western orientation. The US experts have been conducting a 16-month long joint investigation with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), which is based in Washington, and the Centre for Democracy Studies (CDS), based in Bulgaria.

    The researchers concluded that Russia has organized a campaign …

  • Ukraine and Turkey sign agreement on production of radar stations

    Ukrinmash, which is part of the Ukrainian State Company of Ukroboronprom, and the Turkish company of Havelsan Hava Elektronik Sanayi have signed a cooperation agreement on the production of passive radar stations.

    This information was posted on Ukroboronprom’s website.

    The agreement was signed within the framework of the Arms and Security-2016 international exhibition, which is being held in Kyiv. It is reported that the radars will be produced in Ukraine.

    “Ukraine and Turkey have today …

  • Ukraine reported the increased presence of Russian military in the Crimea

    At an event dedicated to issues regarding the militarization of the Crimean peninsula, the permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, Volodymyr Yelchenko, stated that Ukraine is concerned about the increased presence of Russian military in the territory of the Crimea. The event took place at the United Nations headquarters in New York and was organized by Ukraine’s Mission to the United Nations.

    “It is about an enormous number of weapons and military personnel that are …