A Dutch journalist based in Syria has managed to get a forged Syrian passport and ID card with a photograph of prime minister Mark Rutte on it.
It cost Harald Doornbos only some €750 for the passport, which he was able to pick up from the forgers within 40 hours. The forger told Doornbos that he would be able to enter Cyprus with the passport. The aim of the exercise, according to Doornbos, had not been to buy a forged passport featuring Rutte, but he had been asked to supply a name and …
As reported by Reuters on Thursday, the Syrian military has started using new types of air and ground weapons supplied by Russia.
The weapons are described by a source in the Syrian army as "highly accurate and effective, and hit targets precisely."
The source declined to give further details about the weapons.
Earlier U.S. officials said the United States had identified a small number of Russian helicopters at a Syrian airfield, although it was not clear when the Russian helicopters had …
A 56-year-old Rafis Kashalov has been sentenced by a Russian court to three years imprisonment over social network posts criticizing Russia's annexation of Crimea and aggression in eastern Ukraine. The prosecution claimed - and judge Dan Shakurov in the Naberezhnye Chelny court accepted – that these were 'public calls to violate Russian territorial integrity' and 'hate speech.' This is the first prosecution and verdict on charges under the new Article 280.1 § 2, and has, as feared, been used …
Greek police discovered containers of weapons for refugees.As reported by IPVNews.net, the cargo was sent to a refugee camp in the form of humanitarian aid. Currently, authorities are trying to find out who shipped the containers.The Greeks seized the ship, which, according to the documents, was carrying 14 containers with plastic furniture to Europe. But inspecting only two (out of 14) of containers, instead of furniture the border control officers found 491'950 5,000 rounds of ammunition and …
67 countries have already supported the initiative to restrain the veto right in the UN Security Council in cases where conflicts become especially rigid, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Yuriy Sergeyev wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.
"67 states supported restrain the veto initiative to save the UNSC authority and stop abuse of veto right by Russia," he tweeted.As reported earlier, on July 29, Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on setting up an MH17 …
All the foreign citizens serving in Ukrainian armed forces have been granted Ukrainian citizenship - said Stephan Poltorak, the Ukrainian Defense Minister.
The minister made this statement while talking to journalists on Wednesday.
"All the servicemen have officially joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine. We have expedited the submission of the documents and they have already received the citizenship .“- the Minister said.
The minister stated that he is not aware of the situation in the …
In his throne speech on Tuesday, Willem-Alexander, the King of the Netherlands drew attention to trouble spots on the European borders – the Russian annexation of the Crimea, conflict in eastern Ukraine, conflicts in Mali, Yemen and Afghanistan. “All these developments directly and indirectly affect our security and freedom.” He announced on behalf of the government that more money is structurally being made available to the security services to arm the Netherlands against “the threat of …
Ukraine's military intelligence revealed a specially equipped cache filled with weapons and explosives near the strategic port city of Mariupol from a warehouse where the contents of Putin’s "humanitarian convoys” are being stored.
Four kilograms of TNT, grenades to antitank grenade launchers, ammunition and thermobaric ammo, and a number of various fuses were discovered in the cache.
"Given the peculiarity of the cache, we can say that it was created recently. Given the set of explosives, we …
Russia puts 1990’s markings on its ammunition sent to Donbas
Ukrainian engineers demining mine fields near Mariupol came across brand new mines and shells. The ammunition had the 1990’s markings on it to hide their origin, ZIK reports Sept. 15.
Ukrainian engineers found ‘black widows’ mines banned by international conventions for being especially dangerous.
In a hidden cache of explosives near one of the highways, the engineers also came across anti-tank mines Ukraine never had.
92-year-old Shimon Peres, the ninth President of Israel, made one of the most motivating speeches, according to participants, at the Yalta European Strategy (YES), which ended in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. He talked about the laziness, courage and audacity of hope. The text of his speech was published by the Ukrainian newspaper New Era.
We have dreamed about our own land, but the land that we got was not a dream. It was a small piece, one-thousandth of the Middle East. This land was not very …