Two Russian officers killed in Syria

Two military advisers from Russia have been killed in Syria: Captain Evgeny Konstantinov and Major Aleksander Skladan, commander of the reconnaissance battalion, as reported by RBC news outlet, citing Sergei Minko, the Chairman of the regional branch of “Boevoe Bratstvo” (“Military Brotherhood”) in the Jewish Autonomous Region of Russia.

In Minko’s words, the retreating Syrian army left the Russian military alone with the enemy.

“The Syrian army stopped providing covering fire, and retreated. …


Warsaw: NATO to discuss expansion of alliance at the next summit

Pawel Soloch, Head of the National Security Bureau of Poland, told Rzeczpospolita news outlet in an interview that the expansion of NATO will be one of the issues for discussion at the meeting of the NATO member-state heads in Brussels on May 25.

According to him, this agenda was inspired by threats “from the east” and Russia’s “aggressive politics”.

“We must be united in the matters which concern us – regarding Russia’s aggressive politics, also regarding the threat from the east, and we …


Ukrainians can now use state-issued ID cards to enter Turkey

Turkey has officially introduced a visa-free policy with Ukraine which allows holders of state issued ID-cards to enter the country instead of general civil passports. The official policy text was published in Resmi Gazete (Official Government Gazette of the Republic of Turkey).

According to the new rules, citizens of Ukraine and Turkey who use the ID-cards instead of passports will be able to cross the Ukrainian-Turkish border without visas and stay in the country for up to 90 days during a 18 …


Mogherini: Russia hardly can be called a superpower

The Russian Federation can hardly be called a superpower today due to its economic situation, as stated by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in Jordan, CNBC reports.

"If we look at the state of the Russian economy today, it can hardly be called a superpower," Mogherini said. She also added that today the GDP per capita in Russia is lower than in most of the …


For now, Russia does not plan to supply Belarus with Iskander-M missile systems

Dmitriy Shugaev, Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, told Interfax that for the time being, Russia does not plan to supply the Iskander-M operational and tactical missile system to Belarus. "At the moment, there have been no official requests for the acquisition of these systems from Belarus," he said during MILEX – 2017, the 8th International Exhibition of Arms and Military Machinery.

In October 2016, Belarusian Foreign Minister, Vladimir Makei, gave an …