• Media: Israel did not send a single minister to the Zelensky’s inauguration to avoid annoying Putin

    Joel Lyon, Israeli Ambassador to Ukraine was the only representative of the Jewish state at the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky’s inauguration, reports Israeli Channel 9.

    Israeli authorities decided not to send ministers or deputy ministers to the ceremony. According to experts, the decision was made on the basis that the possible participation of the Israeli government minister at the Volodymyr Zelensky’s inauguration could complicate relations between Israel and Russia.

    Observers …

  • Similar to Donbas Kremlin could start issuing Russian passports in Transnistria

    The State Duma deputy, Alexander Yaroshuk, told the TSV television channel that a simplified procedure for obtaining Russian citizenship might be organized for Transnistria in the near future.

    The parliamentarian stressed that in the lower house of parliament "they clearly understand the problems of the unrecognized republics." At the same time, amendments were made to all laws for the successful implementation of the initiative, “which had to be amended.”

    “Now there is the political will …

  • Russian army receives its first Tornado-S MLRS brigade

    This year the Russian army has received its first brigade of the latest-generation Tornado-S multiple launch rocket system (MLRS), announced Alexander Kochkin, vice-CEO of the Rostec subsidiary Techmash, at the MILEX-2019 exhibition.

    “As for the further development of the Tornado, we now have a new system, the Tornado-S. The first rocket brigade was sent to the armed forces this year, and has begun pilot operation,” Kochkin told RIA Novosti.

    The modernization of the Tornado MLRS to the …

  • Russia decided to feed Maduro’s army

    After supplying the Maduro regime with military equipment and a contingent of one hundred soldiers, Russia has now begun to provide food for the Venezuelan army, which remains the only thing keeping Nicolas Maduro in power.

    A high-ranking source in the Russian Defense Ministry informed TASS that the Venezuelan Armed Forces would be receiving more than 16,000 field rations from Russia.

    On Thursday, Rosoboronexport, the Russian state defense export agency, posted information on the procurement …

  • Estonia expecting Russian attack

    Estonia suspects that Russia is preparing for an armed conflict in the west, said Estonian Defense Minister Jüri Luik at a memorial conference in Tallinn for former Estonian president Lennart Meri.

    His conclusion is based on the fact that Russia has reinforced its Western Military District, establishing seven new regiments and stationing them less than 50 km from the state border.

    “This demonstrates that the Russian Armed Forces are preparing for an armed conflict to the west,” RBC news …

  • US gives Ukraine counter-battery radars

    An official handover ceremony was been held in the Ukrainian village of Divychky in which the US government gave two modern AN/TPQ-30 counter-battery radars to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry announced on 20 May.

    Lieutenant Colonel Todd Gough of the US Army handed over the ownership certificates for the counter-battery systems. He remarked that, by giving modern weaponry to the Ukrainian military, the US government and nation is demonstrating its desire to help …

  • United States assures support for Ukraine under President Zelensky

    The U.S. Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, who led the American delegation to the inauguration of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said that Ukrainian people can rely on the United States.

     “President [Donald Trump] sent us in order to assure the people of Ukraine that they can rely on the United States, rely on our cooperation with the new president and, I hope, with the Verkhovna Rada,” said Perry while speaking to journalists in the Verkhovna Rada after the official Zelensky’s …

  • Zelensky calls on EU to strengthen sanctions against Russia

    During a meeting with the Vice-President of The European Commission Maroš Šefčovič on May 20, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky noted the importance of strengthening sanctions against Russia and called on the European Union to continue sanctions pressure, reports Press-service of the President, Radio Liberty reports.

    "The strengthening of sanctions against Russia as a reaction to their aggression is something we hope for. I hope that the pressure through the sanctions from the EU will …

  • Zelensky hopes to meet with Trump soon

    At a meeting with representatives of the Administration and the US Congress, who arrived in Kyiv to participate in the official inauguration ceremony, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky expressed his hope to meet US President Donald Trump soon, reports the Press-service of the President.

    "The United States is a powerful and significant partner for Ukraine, primarily in overcoming Russia's aggression. We will not be able to overcome Russian aggression in the Donbas and Crimea on our own. …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky meets with the presidents of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Hungary

    President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky met with President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, President Hungary Janos Ader and President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis, all in attendance at the newly elected head of state’s inauguration.

    Zelensky thanked the heads of state after they warmly congratulated him on assuming office, as reported by the president’s press service.

    During a meeting with President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, Vladimir Zelensky said that …