• Ukrainian Defense Minister: 20 Ukrainian generals punished after explosions in military warehouses

    Following explosions in military warehouses, 75 personnel have been prosecuted, including more than 20 generals, Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak told 5 Channel in an interview.

    According to the Defense Minister, most of the military arsenals in the country had to be closed by 2014 due to financial problems. More funding will be required in order to reopen them.

    He added that there is inadequate financing to secure the arsenals, and no one is willing to take on responsibility for …

  • Finnish Prime Minister: Russia might be responsible for GPS failures during NATO exercises

    During an interview with Yle news agency, the Prime Minister of Finland Juha Sipilä stated that he believes that the failures of the GPS navigation system that occurred during the NATO Trident Juncture military exercises can be attributed to Russia.

    “In technical terms, it is relatively easy to disrupt radio signals, and it is possible that Russia is behind this,” said Sipilä, adding that Russia has the means to do it. “This is a message to all countries participating in the military exercises, …

  • Putin supports Macron's idea of forming a European army

    In an interview with RT France during his visit to Paris, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that French President Emmanuel Macron's idea of forming unified European armed forces reflects a “generally positive process”.

     “As for the alternative all-European armed forces, this is not a new idea. President Macron has reanimated it but one of the ex-presidents of France, Jacques Chirac, also told me about it. These ideas existed even before him,” Putin said.

     “Europe is a powerful economic …

  • Putin wants to discuss the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with the United States

    Russian information agencies reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow wants to restore a full-scale dialogue with the United States on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

    Kremlin also stated that Putin he might be able to meet with Trump at the G20 summit in Argentina. According to Kremlin, the meeting in Argentina is being prepared, and that the time, date, and content are under negotiation.

    On Sunday, October 21, during his speech in front of his supporters …

  • Kremlin: Trump and Putin did not discuss the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in Paris

    US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin did not discuss the fate of the  Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) treaty while they were in Paris, the press secretary of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov stated on Sunday, Interfax reported.

    Earlier, Russian information agencies reported that Putin stated that Moscow wants to resume the large-scale dialogue with the USA on the fate of the historical missile treaty concluded during the Cold War.

    Information agencies …

  • US reconnaissance drone flies over Donbas

    On Saturday, November 10, a US RQ-4A Global Hawk surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flew for several hours along the demarcation line in the Donbas, Interfax-Ukraine reported, citing aircraft tracking data.

    The long-range American reconnaissance plane reportedly took off at the Sigonella air base in Sicily and spent roughly eight hours moving along the demarcation line in the Donbas. It made its observations ahead of the illegitimate “elections” to be held in the self-declared Donetsk …

  • Kremlin: Putin and Trump agreed to meet at the G20 summit

    According to the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, presidents of the United States and Russia, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, confirmed their intention to talk during the G-20 summit in Argentina, writes Interfax.

    Peskov, answering the question whether the leaders of the two countries confirmed their intention to talk separately in the capital of Argentina, said: "Yes. We agreed to meet there."

    Earlier, Putin said that he was able to talk with Trump …

  • NATO: elections in the DPR and LPR contradict the Minsk Agreements

    NATO refuses to legitimize the elections that took place in the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, stated the NATO Press Office on their website on November 11. "They run contrary to the letter and spirit of the Minsk Agreements and undermine efforts towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict,” the statement reads.

    "NATO fully supports Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. We continue to call on Russia to withdraw …

  • Poland urges the European Union to punish Russia for elections in LPR and DPR

    In a statement published on the Polish Foreign Ministry’s website, Warsaw stated that Russia must be punished for conducting  elections in the Donbas.

    “These “elections” in the so-called DPR and LPR are part of the policy of a forced change of the status quo carried out by Russia, that is also manifested in promoting the militarization of the Crimea as well as aggressive activities in the Azov Sea,” stated the Polish Foreign Ministry.

    The Foreign Ministry notes that these “elections” go …

  • Austrian intelligence unmasks second Russian spy in one week

    For more than a year, the Austrian Prosecution Office has been investigating a employee of the Office for Protection of the Constitution and Counterterrorism (BVT) who is suspected of spying for Russia, reported the Austrian news outlet Kronen Zeitung with reference to sources in the economic and corruption prosecution office.

    “An Austrian counterintelligence agent is suspected of disclosing state secrets. According to Austrian legislation, the punishment for this may be up to ten years in …