• Russian police did not allow march in support of peace with Ukraine to walk through St. Petersburg

    The police did not allow an unauthorized peace march in St. Petersburg to pass along Nevsky Prospekt. A total of about 200 people participated in the march.

    The march, scheduled for September 24, the International Day of Peace, was to start at 2 p.m.

    According to the publication Fontanka, by that time the participants of the march had gathered near the Kazan Cathedral, and 40 minutes later were to head towards the Senate Square along the main thoroughfare of the city. The police blocked part …

  • Russian general who commanded separatists in eastern Ukraine killed in Syria

    Russian general Valery Asapov was killed in Syria, as initially reported by the radio station Govorit Moskva (Moscow Speaks) with a reference to a source in the headquarters of the Fifth Army of the Russian Federation. According to their information, Asapov did not respond to attempts to contact him after 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. It is assumed that he was killed in a mortar strike at the command post in Syria.

    Later, information appeared on social networks stating that the incident occurred near …

  • Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine: Assets of the son of Ukrainian fugitive Prime Minister Azarov seized in three counties

    As part of the criminal investigation against Oleksiy Azarov, the son of the former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mykola Azarov, his property and bank accounts in Ukraine, Italy, and Switzerland were seized, as stated in the Prosecutor General's Office response to the request of UNN (Ukrainian National News).

    "During the pre-trial investigation, the property belonging to O.M. Azarov was seized, namely land plots and houses in Ukraine and the Italian Republic. Vehicles, as well as cash in the …

  • Media: 'Representative office' for the 'Russian community of the Crimea' opened in Luhansk

    In the separatist-held Luhansk, representative offices for the "Russian Community of the Crimea" and the “Russia – Donbas Committee” were opened. They are expected to be able to provide information on the registration of documents required by Russia, as well as Crimean information, in particular, about tourist routes to the annexed peninsula, as reported by RIA Novosti news agency.

    According to the agency, the main goal of the representative offices will be the development of economic ties …

  • Crimean officials organize a reception for Chinese tourists visiting the peninsula

    A group of Chinese tourists, representatives of think tanks and businesses came to the annexed Crimea for a vacation. On September 22, they met with the head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov and the Speaker of the Russian Parliament of Crimea, Vladimir Konstantinov.

    This was reported by the press service of the Crimean parliament. The Chinese tourists came to "study the prospects of educational tourism, including a gastronomic program."

    "I am ready to show our achievements in the field of …

  • As Assad’s Army converges on Der ez-Zor Russia sends pontoon equipment to help cross Euphrates

    Russia has started deployment of equipment to help Assad’s army battling for Deir ez-Zor cross Euphrates River, writes Russian newspaper Vestnik Mordovii (Messenger of Mordovia).

    A batch of PMM-2M self-propelled ferries has been delivered to Khmeimim airbase in Syria.

    The ferries are intended for transportation of tanks, self-propelled artillery and other non-amphibious vehicles. The ferries are highly mobile and can reach speed of up to 55 km/h over terrain and 11 km/h on water. It can …

  • Russia opposes UN proposal to limit the veto power of permanent members of the Security Council

    According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein, Aurelia Frick, 114 countries have already supported the initiative of ​​limiting the veto power of the permanent members of the Security Council, reports RIA Novosti.

    According to Frick, "the response to this initiative was exceptional."

     "This initiative is based on voluntary self-restraint of the permanent members of the Council in situations when it comes to mass atrocities. It is based on our deep conviction that a Veto is not …

  • Russia accuses the US of providing safe passage to Syrian Democratic Forces into Deir ez-Zor through ISIS positions in Syria

    The United States Special Forces ensure the unimpeded movement of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) through the positions of the Islamic State, as stated by the Russian Defense Ministry on Facebook.

    "Without meeting any resistance from ISIS, the SDF forces are moving along the left bank of the Euphrates River towards the city of Deir ez-Zor. Aerial images, which were taken from September 8 to 12, 2017 over the positions of ISIS, recorded a large number of American armored Hummer vehicles …

  • Iran tests ballistic missile capable of hitting Israel

    The Islamic Republic of Iran issued a statement on the successful test of a ballistic missile with a range of 2000 km, as reported by Iran’s state-run media sources.

    According to the Iranian government, the test was successful. It took place a few hours after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC, a branch of Iran's Armed Forces) demonstrated this missile at a military parade in the capital, Tehran.

    According to the Iranian media, the actions of the Iranian authorities in the sphere of the …

  • France and Germany are preparing their proposals on the introduction of UN peacekeepers in the Donbas

    The French and German sides are discussing their proposals regarding the mandate of a UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas, reports Andreas Peschke, Director for Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia at the German Federal Foreign Office.

    "As for our participation [...] we are currently discussing this issue with our partners. First and foremost, with our French partners as we closely cooperate in the Normandy format. I believe, following it we will discuss the final option with …