Ukraine is not considering amending the Constitution to consolidate the legal status of certain regions of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, stated Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in an interview with Syohodni news outlet.
"When Russia is not satisfied with the provision of some Ukrainian law or a bill, it is a problem of Russia. We are an independent state and we will pass the laws that we see fit. We respect our international obligations and always correlate our legislation with …
Militants in Syria have tried to attack Khmeimim airbase used by the Russian armed forces with drones, stated the head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria Rear Admiral Alexander Scherbitsky, RIA Novosti reports.
According to him, Russian air defense systems detected the drones on July 11 at 22:30 local time. They were approaching the airbase from the northeast direction.
"Russian air defense systems destroyed two militants’ unmanned aerial vehicles at a …
Ukraine is interested in including the United States and Great Britain in the Minsk and Normandy formats negotiations on the settlement of the conflict in the Donbas, said Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and deputy head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group on the Donbas Oleksii Reznikov.
"We are definitely interested in the fact that the dialogue, which is being conducted today with the Russian Federation with the help of the OSCE in the Minsk format and in the Normandy …
The air defense system, which shot down the plane of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) in Iran, had wrong settings, because previously it was relocated, said Iranian Civil Aviation Organization, as quoted by TASS.
"One of Tehran's air defense systems was relocated. This led to a change in its geographical location and direction," the statement reads.
It is noted that due to the misconfiguration, the airliner was mistakenly identified by the system as an object moving towards Tehran. …
The German government in early June proposed to the EU member states to jointly impose sanctions against Russia for a large-scale cyberattack on the German Bundestag five years ago, but a decision on this issue has not been taken yet, reported DPA news agency, citing a copy of the government's official response to the so-called minor request of the Left Party faction in the German parliament.
The German government believes that the Russian military intelligence service (GRU) was behind the …
The Netherlands plans to involve other countries in the lawsuit against Russia in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in the case of the downed MH17 downed airliner, said Ukrainian Ambassador to the Netherlands Vsevolod Chentsov, as cited by Ukrinform.
In particular, the judicial process can involve states whose citizens died in the plane crash.
"The Dutch side is considering the possibility of other countries joining this process. In particular, the CIS member states and the states …
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) did not notify the Russian authorities of the lawsuit against it in connection with the downing of Malaysia Airlines airliner plane over the Donbas in 2014, said the Russian Ministry of Justice in a statement.
"In the event of notification about the complaint, the Russian Ministry of Justice will start the necessary work in cooperation with the competent authorities. Before considering a substantive complaint, the European Court of Human Rights should …
Russian Su-35S and MiG-31BM fighter jets of the Eastern Military District escorted a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft over the Sea of Japan, reported TASS news agency, citing the Russian Defense Ministry.
According to the Russian Defense Industry, Russian airspace control agents detected a target heading towards the Russian border over the neutral waters of the Sea of Japan.
"To identify and intercept the target, Su-35S and MiG-31BM fighter jets were scrambled, which, after approaching the object …
Estonia is preparing to carry out the largest purchase of military equipment in its history. According to Delfi, Estonia intends to purchase Patria 6x6 armored personnel carriers.
According to the Estonian Center for Defense Investment, more than 100 new vehicles will be purchased in the next 10 years, and perhaps more than 300 in two decades.
Over the past 15 years, 100 Patria Pasi XA-180 and the XA-188 armored personnel vehicles have been in use with the Estonian Army. They will reach the …
A train with so-called “uranium tailings”, byproducts of the enrichment process used to make fuel for nuclear power plants, was sent to Russia from a uranium enrichment plant in the German city of Gronau, reports MBH Media news outlet. The 12-car train will deliver about 600 tons of nuclear waste from Germany to the port of Amsterdam, after which the cargo will be shipped to St. Petersburg.
According to Russian organization Ecodefense, the cargo will be further transported by train to the city …