• Putin warns Turkey of significant consequences

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called the loss of the jet over Turkish and Syrian border “a stab in the back, carried out by the accomplices of terrorists”.

    Speaking in Jordan today, the Russian leader said: "This event is beyond the normal framework of fighting against terrorism. Of course our military is doing heroic work against terrorism... But the loss today is a stab in the back, carried out by the accomplices of terrorists. I can’t describe it in any other way. Our aircraft was downed …

  • Turkey downs Russian military plane

    A Russian Sukhoi SU-24 military airplane violated Turkish airspace and was shot down near Syrian border. As reported, one pilot has been killed and the other captured by Turkish forces in Syria. Turkey released a purported image of the flight path of the plane showing that it had violated Turkish airspace. Turkey said it issued 10 warnings to the aircraft before responding "within engagement rules" near the Turkey-Syria border.NATO has called an extraordinary meeting later Tuesday to discuss …

  • Kasparov: Alliance of the West with Russia is immoral

    Following the attacks in Paris last week, the US entered into an alliance with Russia, Iran, Syria, France and other countries against the Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the attacks. Former world champion chess player, Garry Kasparov, has called this alliance immoral and disgusting. Kasparov, who heads the Human Rights Foundation in New York, stated in his interview to the Wall Street Journal, that NATO doesn't need Putin’s and Iran’s help to destroy ISIS; it simply needs the …

  • No power supply for over 2 million people in Crimea

    Last night, 1, 9 million residents of Crimea have remained without electricity as a result of PTL (Power Transmission Line) power pylons bombing in Kherson region. Now, Crimea, isolated from Ukraine’s power system, makes the transition to the autonomous power sources. Though, these power sources can provide at most a half of the desired capacity. Residents were asked don’t switch on heating devices and comply with rolling blackouts. The Crimean peninsula will be able to gain its energy …

  • Crimea in dark

    Almost 2 million people have been hit power cuts in Crimea, a Ukrainian peninsula annexed by Russia in March 2014.All four of the main power lines running through the mainland Kherson region of Ukraine have been knocked down. The first two were heavily damaged on Friday, and the second two were blown up on Sunday shortly after midnight plunging the disputed peninsula into darkness overnight and prompting a state of emergency there. Crimean Tatar activists, denying repair workers access to the …

  • Putin – From Aggressor to Peacemaker

    “Participation in the Syrian campaign will help Putin return to a more favorable position in world politics. But, it will hardly change world leaders’ opinions regarding the Kremlin’s actions in Ukraine.” wrote Sergey Rudenko in a special comment for German broadcaster Deutsche Welle. Crimea’s annexation and the war in Donbas forced the West to implement harsh measures against Russia. However, the Syrian war and the union of Russia and France in fighting against the Islamic State may improve …

  • Pegida movement: With Russian flags against Islam and Merkel

    Anti-Islamic movement Pegida in Dresden appears to be acting in Russia’s interests. On November 16th, three days after the recent terrorist acts in Paris, more than 10 thousand people showed up in Dresden to participate in a protest demonstration against German authorities’ migration policies. The turnout was a few thousand more than the previous week but still less than during the rise of the protest movement. Pegida (short for Patriotic Europeans Against Islamization of the West) followers …

  • Will Ukraine be able to recover Yanukovich's assets?

    To this day, Ukraine has been unable to recover funds withdrawn from the country by former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich and his assistants. More money can be lost if this process continues to be delayed. It has been a year and a half since the overthrow of Victor Yanukovich and his regime. Unfortunately, the process of refunding illegally withdrawn money by the former President and his assistants is slow.

    According to the European Union Delegation in Kiev, Ukrainian law enforcement …

  • Winter in Ukraine. Thousands of children need immediate help.

    According to the United Nations Organisation, more than two million Ukrainians are residing within territories beyond the control of Kiev authorities; and they need help. A report by The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) recently warned that hundreds of children might freeze to death this winter. There is growing concern whether the international organisations that provide humanitarian assistance will have access to the eastern regions of the country. The UN stated that the lives of more …

  • Pentagon Expresses Scepticism towards Russian Aviation Tactics in Syria

    U.S President Barack Obama called Russia a constructive partner in searching for a political solution to the conflict in Syria. He promised to continue cooperation with Moscow despite all existing disagreements. However, according to Colonel Steve Warren, a representative of the International Coalition that conducts operations against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, there is no reason yet to talk about the full cooperation of Russian and U.S. forces. Warren stated that Russians use ordinary unguided …