• Volker: Russian aggression in Ukraine is a risk for all Europe

    Russian aggression in Ukraine is a risk for all of Europe, said US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker during a press conference in Vilnius.

    "We are gathered here while the fighting continues on the European continent, from here [to Donbas], which is less than two hours away by plane. This should not have happened at all, and now we must do everything to stop human suffering, as about 10,000 people have already died in the conflict, and millions have been forced to …

  • US introduces sanctions against four Russians over North Korean ties

    The US has added four Russians and one Russian company to the North Korea sanction list, the Ministry of Finance website announced on Tuesday, August 22.

    Russian citizens Irina Huish, Ruben Kirakosyan, Mikhail Pisklin and Andrey Serbin were placed under sanctions. The list also includes Russian company Gefest-M, which the US treasury claims is connected to the Korean Tangun Trading Corporation. As mentioned on the US treasury website, Ruben Kirakosyan is connected to Gefest-M.

    In addition, …

  • Media: Russia will not be able to complete Saint Petersburg - Veliky Novgorod highway before World Cup 2018

    A section of the M-11 highway between Novgorod and St. Petersburg that had to be completed before the 2018 World Cup will not be finished until 2019, stated Maxim Sokolov, the head of the Ministry of Transport, as reported by a local news website, Driver of St. Petersburg.

    The Minister added that this year, only a 200-kilometer section of the highway on the approach to Veliky Novgorod would be open.

    "Another 140 kilometers of the road from Veliky Novgorod to St. Petersburg are in the active …

  • Bulgaria wants to abandon Russian MiG military aircraft

    In response to a statement made by the Bulgarian Minister of Defense, Krasimir Karakachanov, that Bulgaria could abandon purchasing new fighters and repair old Russian MiGs that are used in the Bulgarian army, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev spoke against the repair of Russian MiG-29 fighters insisting on the acquisition of new aircraft that meet NATO standards.  

    "No, absolutely not, we cannot give up buying new fighters for the Bulgarian military. Our aviation should be compatible with the …

  • Ukrainian Security Service uncovers an illegal ring exporting military aircraft parts to Russia

    In the Kharkiv region, the Security Service officers exposed the supply channel of repaired units and equipment for military transport aviation to Russia, as reported by the press service of the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) on Facebook.

    "Law enforcement officers established that a group of businessmen were using account details of economic entities under their control in Ukraine and the Russian Federation. They registered orders under legitimate Russian business entities, including those …

  • American company sends the first shipment of coal to Ukraine

    The US mining company, XCoal Energy and Resources sent Ukraine the first shipment of anthracite coal with a total volume of 85,000 tons, as reported by the Ukrainian ambassador to the US, Valeriy Chaly, during a live broadcast on the Embassy’s Facebook page.

    Today is a very important day, because today, we have the first batch of anthracite coal from the US, which came from Pennsylvania and ships here in Baltimore, Maryland ... This is an important start of the agreements which have been …

  • Head of Ukraine’s Anti-corruption bureau: Ukrainian courts sabotage cases against corrupt officials

    Ukrainian courts are completely sabotaging the work of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP), as indicated by the NABU director, Artem Sytnyk, Radio Liberty reports.

    "We are seeing a total sabotage by the judiciary. It is really a huge problem. The cases simply do not get heard by courts for months," he said.

    Sytnyk explained that out of eight dozen cases which NABU and SAP have submitted to the courts, about a fourth have not …

  • First shipment of liquefied gas from the US arrives in Latvia

    On Monday, the first gas carrier arrived in Lithuanian Klaipėda from the US export terminal Sabine Pass. Delphi writes that a ship with liquefied natural gas arrived at 5:30 in the morning.

    Paulus Jakutavičius, the representative of the enterprise Lietuvos Duju Tiekimas stated that the liquefied gas to Klaipeda was delivered by Clean Ocean tanker. This is the first batch of liquefied natural gas from America to the Baltic countries and one of the first to arrive in Eastern Europe.

    The …

  • Former Advisor to the Chief of the General Staff of Ukraine: The purpose of Mattis' visit to Ukraine is not only participation in the Parade on the Independence Day

    Head of the US Department of Defense James Mattis' visit to Ukraine will certainly not be limited to participation in the Independence Day parade, stated Nathan Hazin, a former adviser to the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in an interview with InfoResist.

    "Now the structures that were under previous President Barack Obama are completely changing. This is felt in all actions - in joint exercises scheduled for September, in the possibility of providing weapons, etc. …

  • Latvia purchases American Stinger anti-aircraft systems

    The Latvian military has purchased American Stinger man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS), as announced by Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis in an LTV broadcast, as reported by LETA.

    The head of the defense ministry did not specify the numbers that the deal would involve, saying only that “the amount paid was not too large, but for it we are receiving a solid number of weapons”.

    The MANPADS were bought from the Danish Defense and will be transferred by the end of this year or …