• Polish Minister of National Defense: Russia and the loss of Christian identity are the main threat to Poland

    The countries of eastern Europe, particularly Poland, are faced with the threat of Russian aggression, a major perpetrator of which is Russian business. This was stated by the Minister of National Defense for Poland, Anthoni Macierewicz, during the Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland, a correspondent from Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    “The example of Ukraine, Moldova and other countries showed us how the former elite – the post-communist elite – became the conductors of the interests of …

  • Russian Su-27s train to intercept aircraft over Crimea

    According to the Russian Defense Ministry's press service, Russian fighter jets in the Crimean air space are training to intercept enemy aircraft.

    "A pair of Su-27 combat aircraft on duty from the South Military District scrambled within three minutes from an airfield based in the Crimea and hit all of their air targets as a part of the Strategic Command and Staff Exercise Caucasus-2016," the message says.

    The Ministry added that their enemy aircraft were simulated by three Tu-95MS missile …

  • Ukrainian MFA: Russia's Caucasus 2016 exercises increase military threat to Ukraine

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine issued a comment in connection with the Caucasus 2016 Russian military exercise.

    "Ukraine is deeply concerned about the Caucasus 2016 drills which are to be held on the occupied territories and on the Ukrainian border. The large-scale build-up of interspecific troops grouping in the occupied territories and on the border of Ukraine, bringing them to their highest combat readiness indicates the growth of a direct threat of war to Ukraine", the …

  • Ukrainian border guard service reports dangerous encounter between their ship and Russia's Black Sea Fleet

    The press service of the State Border Guard of Ukraine reported on the incident that happened on Wednesday involving the Ukrainian Sea Guard ship Podilia,Ukrainian patrol aircraft and the military ships and aircraft of Russia's Black Sea Fleet. 

    According to the Ukrainian Border Guard press service, the incident happened in the northwestern part of the maritime economic zone of Ukraine. The representatives of NJSC  Naftohaz of Ukraine, OJSC Chornomornaftogaz, SE Naukanaftogaz, State Ecologic …

  • International organizations do not recognize Russian elections in Crimea

    The political director of Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry, Oleksii Makeiev, stated that international organizations do not recognize, and will not send their observers to, State Duma elections, which Russian authorities intend to hold in the Crimea.

    “No international organization will ever recognize the State Duma deputies elected in the Crimea as members of parliamentary delegations of the Russian Federation,” he said on channel 5 on Wednesday evening.

    The Ukrainian diplomat added that the …

  • US expands sanctions against Russian companies

    The United States government has expanded the list of Russian companies that are subject to economic sanctions in connection with Moscow’s aggressive policy towards Ukraine. The new list of companies was published by the U.S. Department of Commerce, which posted it on the website of the government's Federal Register bulletin.

    This list featured 81 enterprises that were connected with the energy sector in one way or another or were involved in various projects in the annexed Crimea. The …

  • Pentagon: Russian Su-27s intercepted US aircraft over the Black Sea

    The U.S. reconnaissance aircraft that carried out regular patrol flights over the Black Sea was intercepted by a Russian fighter jet in a dangerous and unprofessional way, two representatives of the U.S. Department of Defense reported to Reuters. The incident took place between a Russian Su-27 fighter jet and a U.S. R-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft.

    The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, reported that there have been two so-called interactions between the aircraft. One of these …

  • EU extends sanctions against Russia

    The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia because of the annexation of the Crimea in 2014 for another 6 months. This was reported by Radio Liberty correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak on Twitter on Wednesday, September 7th. This decision affects 146 people and 37 legal entities from Russia, Ukraine, and the occupied Crimea.

    According to the correspondent of 112 Ukraine TV channel in Brussels, this decision should be published before September 15th, when the term of the …

  • Stoltenberg: Russia is the reason for stationing NATO troops in the Baltics and Poland

    The presence of NATO battalions in the Baltic States and Poland is associated with the military ambitions of Russia, the secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Jens Stoltenberg, said.

    “The reason for placing the four battalions of NATO in the Baltic States and Poland is that we saw the military ambitions of Russia and its desire to use force against its neighbors,” Stoltenberg said on Wednesday, August 7, 2016, speaking during the International Conference “Europe’s …

  • Russian budget estimated to sink to 20-year low by 2019

    The revenues of the Federal Budget of the Russian Federation will drop to a 20-year low in 2019. On Monday, September 5, 2016 the Russian daily Vedomosti made the announcement, quoting the forecast of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, which projected that revenues will be reduced to 13.3% of the Gross Domestic Product for three years. The last time the actual figure was below forecast was in 1999.

    The Ministry predicted these results on the basis of oil priced at 4 …