• Lukashenko: Belarus successfully tested new missile

    The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has called the 16th of June a “happy day in terms of security and defense” due to the successful launch of a Belarusian-developed missile.

    “During the first launch, the rockets just missed the target by one and a half meters. It hit just 10 meters away from the target on the second launch. It’s perfect,” Lukashenko said.

    He added that the missile system was developed in the country over a period of two years. He asked that the Prime Minister of …

  • The Security Service of Ukraine is investigating 13 suspected Russian agents

    According to the Press Service of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) about 13 Russian Special Service agents are under investigation in Ukraine.

    "13 agents of the Russian Special Services are under investigation, in particular the Deputy Chief of the ATO headquarters, a Colonel of the National Guard and an employee of the Military Personnel Department of the Armed Forces," the Press Service noted. In addition, among these agents there are several people from different regions that had …

  • Putin says the US is the world's only superpower

    The Russian president called the US the only superpower nowadays. He made the statement on Friday, June 17 at the St. Petersburg international economic forum.

    “The US is a great country, probably the only superpower in the world at this moment. We accept this. We are ready and willing to work wih the USA,” Putin said.

    According to Putin, the world needs “such a powerful country... And we need it too. But we don’t need them to constantly interfere with our affairs, teach us how to live, …

  • Dragon Capital: Investments in Ukraine are growing faster than expected

    Foreign direct investments in Ukraine are growing faster than expected. According to Dragon Capital investment company, nearly $2 billion was “poured” into the Ukrainian economy between January and April. Data from last year suggested that $4 billion was expected for the whole year. Ukrinform reported that this was said by the CEO of Dragon Capital, Tomas Fiala.

    “If you look at the statistics on foreign investment over the last two years, there are some improvements. In 2014, the amount …

  • IMF board of directors to consider further cooperation with Ukraine next month

    The issue on the International Monetary Fund’s continued cooperation with Ukraine on the EFF program will be taken under consideration by the IMF Board of Directors in July, reported Jerry Rice, the official representative of the IMF. “When can we expect the meeting of the Board of Directors? We expect that it will take place in July after the implementation of preliminary conditions by Ukraine, which are necessary for fiscal and financial stability,” Rice stated during a press briefing in …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador angered by Ban Ki-moon's praise of Russia's role in Ukraine's peace process

    Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Volodymyr Yelchenko, has voiced his anger at statements made by the UN’s Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.

    Ki-moon has said that Russia should play a crucial role in ending the conflict in Donbas.

    According to Yelchenko, he does not understand how the head of the UN can “make statements, which are actually praising Russia’s role in resolving the conflict, when Russia is actually a major player in aggression towards Ukraine and in …

  • US to provide Ukraine with $220 million to carry out reforms

    The total amount of US assistance for Ukraine is estimated at $1.3 billion since 2014

    After a meeting between Ukrainian Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, the White House press service reported that the U.S. intends to allocate $220 million of new aid for Ukraine to carry out economic, political and energy reforms.

    "This aid package will continue to support Ukraine's efforts to strengthen democratic institutions and the rule of law, the foundations for …

  • US General: We are ready to create a no-fly zone in Syria

    The U.S. Air Force is ready to create a no-fly zone in Syria, as stated by General David Goldfin, Rosbalt reported.

    According to him, there are three conditions necessary to introduce a no-fly zone. First, is the permission to shoot down all planes that enter the no-fly zone, including Russian ones.

    Also, the Air Force should have a clear understanding of the challenges “on the ground” in a no-fly zone. In order to return refugees and provide them with humanitarian assistance there must be …

  • Media: Germany and Russia continue Nord Stream 2 project despite protests by Ukraine

    The gas pipeline project, Nord Stream-2, is gradually being implemented, despite protests by Ukraine, the Baltic countries and Poland, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported.

    “The pipes that were ordered have been delivered and the tender request for the pipe laying has been made. This has all been done with the approval of the German government and despite the sanctions against Russia,” Radio Poland quoted the German newspaper as saying.

    According to the newspaper, intensive preparations for the …

  • Media: Russian Defense Minister arrived in Crimea

    The Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Sergey Shoygu, arrived in Crimea on Thursday, TASS reported. An official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry stated that Shoygu will hear reports on construction of military infrastructure and check the military sanatorium in the city of Saky.

    The Head of the Russian Ministry of Defense will hear the reports of the Command of the Southern Military District and Black Sea Fleet on constructing military infrastructure. The Minister is …