• NATO adopts new package of support for Ukraine and Georgia

    NATO foreign ministers have agreed on a new support package for Ukraine and Georgia.

    The approval by NATO foreign ministers of further measures to support Ukraine and Georgia in addition to existing aid packages was one of the main topics of the meeting of the foreign ministers of the 30 NATO member states, DW reports.

    "We talk about exercises, access to more NATO educational programs and the exchange of radar data, which will improve understanding of the air activity situation in the region," …

  • Polish President cancels visit to Ukraine planned for April 13

    Polish President Andrzej Duda canceled a visit to Ukraine scheduled for April 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic, reported the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reports that the visit of the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda to Ukraine to commemorate the Polish victims of the Katyn massacre will not take place due to the situation with the spread of coronavirus in the world," – said the Ukrainian Ministry f …

  • Iran blames Russia for not providing help with coronavirus pandemic

    Teheran reminded Russia that it did not help Iran in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

    The spokesman for the Iranian parliament’s presiding board, Behrouz Nemati, gave an interview to the local news agency ISNA. He noted that Russia did not help Iran in the fight against the spread of coronavirus.

    "Indeed, the crisis showed the Kremlin's Western orientation. It was in a hurry to send a plane with the necessary cargo to the United States, but not to its tactical partner Iran,” said …

  • Passersby with whom Putin talked in St. Petersburg turned out to be extras

    Accidental passersby, with whom Russian President Vladimir Putin talked during his visit to St. Petersburg on February 19, turned out to be extras, picked from among government officials, employees of the "troll factory" and graduates of the "School of young politician", reported Radio Liberty.

    The Russian service of the BBC investigated the footage of the meeting, during which a resident of St. Petersburg asked Putin how to live on a pension of 10,800 rubles ($137 USD) and found more than ten …

  • Kremlin: Putin started working remotely

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to carry out his duties remotely, the Kremlin's press service said on Wednesday after the head of the country's main hospital announced that he was tested positive for coronavirus after meeting with Putin

    Denis Protsenko, who met with Putin last week when the Russian President visited the Kommunarka hospital in Moscow, said on Tuesday that he was infected with coronavirus but was doing well.

    "The president now prefers to work remotely," Kremlin …

  • Ukraine tests Vilkha-M missile with 120 km range

    On March 30-31, the Ukrainian State Design Bureau Luch conducted another successful test of the Vilkha-M missile, reported the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on its website.

    "Even in the conditions of quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing implementation of the Ukrainian missile program with the active participation of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the General Staff of the Armed Forces continues in the sphere of security and defense," the statement …

  • U.S. military blocks Russian convoy on Syrian road

    The U.S. military again blocked a Russian convoy that was traveling in the countryside of the Syrian province of Al Hasakah this week. According to Al-Masdar News, Russian military police were traveling through the Rmelan area when they came across U.S. forces, who decided to prevent their further advance and forced them to turn back to the city's airport Qamishli in the northeast of Syria.

    According to Al Masdar interlocutors, during the incident one of the Russian armored vehicles got stuck …

  • Ukrainian Security Service: Russian special services tried to recruit high-ranking Ukrainian Navy officer

    The Russian Federal Security Service tried to recruit a Ukrainian serviceman with access to classified defense information, reported the press service of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).

    Law enforcement officers recorded the fact that the Officer of the Ukrainian Navy has been maintaining constant contacts with the personnel of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).

    "Among them, in particular, traitors, former SBU servicemen Andrei Gaponenko, Pyotr Zima, Dmitry Pilipchenko, who in 2 …

  • Germany and France: OSCE observers in Donbas are not allowed to move freely under the pretext of combating coronavirus

    According to Berlin and Paris, pro-Russian separatists in the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics obstruct the work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in eastern Ukraine, under the pretext of protection against the spread of coronavirus, reports Deutsche Welle.

    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian said they were "very concerned" about the restrictions faced by OSCE SMM staff in Ukraine from March 21, 2020.

    "Observers should be able …

  • Syria blames Israel for airstrike on Homs province

    On Tuesday evening, a missile strike hit military installations in the eastern part of Syrian Homs province, as reported by the Arab media, including the Syrian government’s news agency Sana.

    According to Sana, the Syrian air defenses, deflecting "the Israeli aggression in eastern Homs, shot down some of the missiles before they reached their targets."

    Translated from the veiled language of Syrian propaganda, this means that most, if not all, missiles hit the targets.

    According to the …