“Putin's plan to put the puppet government in Kiev has fallen. Crimea will have to return”, the leader of the Crimean Tatar People, Mustafa Dzhemilev, said during an open lecture at the Kyiv Institute of International Relations.
Dzhemilev recalled that during the annexation of the peninsula, Putin asked for support from the Crimean Tatars, promising them a bright future.
"In conversation with Putin on the 12th of March, 2014, he told us how happy we will be living in the Russian Federation …
According to Rosstat, the average monthly salary of civil servants in federal government agencies in Russia had increased by 2% in 2015. The average is now almost 111,300 rubles.
The salaries of civil servants within the legislature division rose by 35.2%, which equates to approximately 150,000 rubles. This amount does not take into account any social payments. The salaries of employees of the Federation Council increased by 42%, and the salaries of the State Duma employees increased by 30%. …
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Ukrainian Helsinki Union for Human Rights condemn the persecution of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People in Crimea. This was stated in an official statement on the International Federation for Human Rights website on Wednesday, March 2, as reported by Krym.Realii. The report also reviewed the actions of the Russian authorities in Crimea and the case scheduled for the 3rd of March in court, which aims to prohibit the Mejlis on the …
The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, met with a delegation from the occupied Crimea and signed a letter of intent with the Administration of Yalta, as stated on Christian Estrosi’s website.
The delegation of the mayor of Yalta was on an official visit in Nice from February 26 – March 1st. The Ambassador of the Russian Federation to France, Alexander Orlov, was also present at the meeting.
The delegation’s visit was referred to as symbolic, as it was the "first time since the referendum on …
According to Evelyn Farkas, the former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, if Ukraine had received Javelin anti-tank missiles two years ago, the country would not be experiencing the current conflict.
As the former Pentagon adviser explained to Golos Ameriki, the US could still provide Ukraine with these ani-tank missiles, which would help to change the balance of power in the region, as well as send a clear message to Moscow that if the current conflict …
Russia is working on the creation of a seventh-generation fighter as stated by Commander-in-Chief of the Aerospace Forces, Colonel General Viktor Bondarev.
"If we stop now, then we will stop forever. We are working on a sixth and perhaps a seventh generation. I have no right to say more," Bondarev said, as quoted by RIA Novosti.
Bondarev, according to RBC, specified that the sixth-generation aircraft is being developed both in manned and unmanned variants. How much time may be needed for …
The Trilateral Contact Group has reached an agreement on the development of additional documents aimed at the stabilization of the situation in the Donbas.
According to the OSCE Special Representative, Martin Sajdik, the Trilateral Contact Group on the settlement of the conflict in the Donbas signed two documents during the meeting in Minsk. The first one provides for the identification and designation of mine fields and the creation of mine clearance maps for the Donbas. The deadline for …
Nadiya Savchenko vowed to go on a hunger strike starting March 3rd after the Donetsk City Court in the Rostov region announced that she would not be given a chance to make her final closing statement during a hearing on Thursday, Dozhd reported.
"If I am not allowed to have the last word, I will start a dry hunger strike tomorrow," Savchenko claimed, Interfax reported.
The court postponed her final closing statement until March 9th.
The day before, the prosecutor’s office asked that the …
On the 1st of March, Russian vehicles carrying ammunition and reinforcements arrived in the Donetsk region. These vehicles consisted of three cars carrying ammunition, six trucks with mortars on board as well as special purpose units. According to the Ukrainian News, this was reported by the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
“We have confirmed the presence of these Russian military vehicles. They are transporting arms, military equipment, ammunition …
The Pentagon has found a replacement for Russian RD-180 rocket engines, having signed contracts with two American companies, American Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Services. This was stated in a message by the Ministry of Defense of the United States.
Aerojet Rocketdyne will focus on the development of the rocket engine AR1. An agreement was reached for $115 million. United Launch Services will develop a prototype booster Vulcan with a rocket engine BE-4 and rocket propulsion. This …