• Lukashenko: Russia may deploy warplanes to Belarus

    Self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has not ruled out the possibility of deployment of Russian warplanes to Belarus, reports Lukashenko’s press service.

    Lukashenko recalled that in 2014, during the Ice Hockey World Championships, Russian planes were in the country and were on duty together with the Belarusian Air Force. According to Lukashenko, the countries could continue to use this experience.

    "Give us these planes. Both Russians and Belarusians should fly these …

  • U.S. and EU slam sanctions on Russia over Navalny’s prosecution

    The U.S. and the European Union, after almost a month and a half of deliberations, decided on retaliatory measures in connection with the poising of the Russian opposition politician, Alexei Navalny. Navalny was poisoned in the summer with the Novichok nerve agent and was sentenced to 3 year in penal colony after returning to Russia from Germany.

    Almost every top official of the Russian security agencies came under personal sanctions with freezing of assets and visa bans.

    The head of the …

  • Media: Moscow urged Armenia to launch Iskander missiles on Azerbaijan during Nagorno-Karabakh war

    Armenia launched at least one Iskander ballistic missile on Azerbaijani capital during the last armed clash in Nagorno-Karabakh, reported the publication Middle East Eye with a reference to a high-ranking official. The newspaper’s source said that the missile was fired in November last year, after a month and a half of heavy fighting. The source claims that the initiative to launch a missile at Baku came from Moscow. The Russians allegedly helped to carry out the launch, in an attempt to force …

  • Lukashenko gives his son rank of general

    Self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko dismissed his eldest son Viktor from the post of Presidential Assistant for National Security and gave him the rank of reserve Major General, reported Lukashenko’s press service.

    Viktor Lukashenko is 45 years old. He has served as an assistant to the President of Belarus since 2005. Since 2007, Lukashenko’s son has been a member of the Belarusian Security Council. On February 26, Viktor Lukashenko replaced his father as head of the …

  • U.S. allocates $125 million in military aid for Ukraine

    The U.S. plans to provide additional $125 million in military aid to Ukraine, said Pentagon spokesman John Kirby at a briefing.

    "Today, the U.S. Department of Defense announces a new $125 million package for Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative," a Pentagon spokesman said.

    The new package is intended to help Ukraine "preserve territorial integrity, as well as ensure the protection of its borders." The funds will also be used to improve Ukraine’s "operational compatibility with NATO." …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: 50 Russian snipers currently operate in Donbas

    Russian military snipers use the Donbas as a testing ground for Russia’s latest sniper weapons, reported Radio Liberty with reference to the Ukrainian General Military Intelligence Directorate.

    According to Ukrainian intelligence, Russian military snipers have been fighting in the Donbas since 2016. These sniper units are usually accompanied by instructors from Russia.

    According to the representative of the Ukraine’s Military Intelligence Directorate, Vadim Skibitsky, about 50 snipers of …

  • Turkey: Russian electronic warfare systems unable to counter Bayraktar drones

    Turkey believes that Russian electronic warfare systems can not counter combat drones Bayraktar TB2.

    Baykar CEO Haluk Bayraktar told the journalist during an interview that Russian electronic warfare systems will not be able to interfere with the work of Bayraktar TB2 even for one hour. Turkish drones "will always be able to stay in the air."

    Earlier, Russia claimed that Russian Orion-E combat drone surpasses Turkish drones in some of its characteristics.

    In March 2020, Ukraine tested first …

  • Kyiv considers imposing sanctions on Lukashenko’s entourage

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal instructed the government agencies to study the feasibility of imposing sanctions against the entourage of the self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, said Ukrainian MP Alexei Goncharenko.

    Goncharenko published the Prime Minister's response to the parliamentary inquiry.

    According to the document the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy and the State Border Service has been instructed to consider proposals for …

  • Azerbaijani President: Russian peacekeeping mission in Nagorno-Karabakh will end in 5 years

    At a press conference on February 26, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said that Russian military who is on a peacekeeping mission in Nagorno-Karabakh, will leave in 5 years.

    Aliyev noted that Russiam troops are in the territory that is wholly owned by Azerbaijan. He assured that the Russian mission in Nagorno-Karabakh will not last for decades.

    "The term is 5 years, then, if everything is good, they will leave," Aliyev said.

    He said that he would not allow the construction of foreign …

  • Washington puts Putin’s friend Prigozhin on wanted list

    The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has put one of Putin’s closest associates, businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, on a wanted list.

    Prigozhin is informally known as "Putin's chef" because his companies provide food services for the Kremlin.

    The FBI said that the reason for putting Prigozhin on a wanted list is "a conspiracy to defraud the United States." The FBI’s announcement was published in English, Russian and Ukrainian.

    The FBI has offered a reward of up to 250,000 U.S. dollars for …