• Former Russian MP: 334 Russians were killed in the US airstrike in Syria

    334 Russians were killed in the airstrike of the US-led coalition on February 7.  217 people were from the fifth assault squad, 10 people from the second assault squad, 94 from Vesna (Spring) assault squad and 13 people from the artillery battalion, said former State Duma Deputy Viktor Alksnis during a broadcast of the Russian TV Channel Dozhd (Rain), stressing that it was an unofficial statistics.

    "This data is collected from a survey of family members of those who fought in Syria and who …

  • Ukrainian President: Russia has unleashed 'World Hybrid War'

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that the hybrid war in Ukraine, which Russia unleashed, is gradually affecting other countries, the Presidential press service reported.

    "Today, there is nothing for us but to acknowledge that the hybrid war being waged by Russia is gradually turning into a full-fledged World Hybrid War... I am the one to warn you that there are no limits in the Kremlin as regards its hidden agenda. There is no country, which is so familiar with Moscow’s hybrid …

  • Merkel: Nord Stream 2 pipeline does not threaten EU energy security

    Germany regards the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as an economic project that does not threaten the European Union, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    "We are also for energy diversification. We also want Ukraine to continue to have transit gas traffic, but we believe Nord Stream poses no danger to diversification," Merkel said at a joint news conference after meeting with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

    The Polish Prime Minister objected to Merkel, stating " I do not agree…that …

  • Nine political parties demand return of Saakashvili to Ukraine

    Nine political parties in Ukraine have signed a joint statement demanding authorities to ensure the return of the former President of Georgia and ex-governor of the Odessa region, Mikheil Saakashvili, to Ukraine and provide him with an opportunity to defend his interests in court.

    The statement was backed by the following political parties: Fatherland, Democratic Alliance, Civic Position, People’s Control, the European Party of Ukraine, Samopomich (Self-Reliance), Svoboda, Hvylya (The Wave), …

  • Hungary accuses Ukraine of launching an ‘international campaign of lies’

    Hungarian Foreign Minister, Péter Szijjártó accused the Ukrainian authorities of launching an "international campaign of lies" regarding the new law on education.

    "Ukraine has launched an international campaign of lies against Hungary and against the Hungarians living in Transcarpathia," the website of the Hungarian government quotes Szijjártó as saying.

    Szijjártó rejected the accusations by Ukraine that representatives of the Hungarian minority refused to come to the meeting and agree on a …

  • NATO accuses Russia of violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    At the Munich Security Conference, Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO, said that Russia has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty [INF Treaty] and that is a nuclear threat.

    "Unfortunately, the nuclear threat is again on the agenda. And it would be irresponsible to ignore it. Key agreements in the field of nuclear safety are under threat, including the INF Treaty," the Secretary General said

    He said that the violation takes place in the development and testing of …

  • Russian deputy Zhirinovsky confirms death of hundreds of Russian mercenaries in Syria

    Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the scandalous Russian State Duma MP and head of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), let slip out information about the death of Wagner mercenaries in Syria.

    A corresponding video from the press conference appeared on Twitter.

    Zhirinovsky complained that able-bodied men in the Russian Federation do not have work, which justifies why they are fighting.

    "Now, in Syria, a large group has died. It's that the widows remain. It does not matter that they were not …

  • Saakashvili's lawyers file appeal with European Court of Human Rights over his expulsion from Ukraine

    The defense of Mikheil Saakashvili, former Georgian president and leader of the political party Rukh Novykh Syl (Movement of New Forces), filed an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) regarding his expulsion from Ukraine, his lawyer, Ruslan Chernolutsky.

    "The documents have already been sent to the ECHR ... We will try to restore justice through European authoritative bodies," he said.

    According to Chernolutsky, Ukraine had no right to expel a person under investigation from …

  • US strategic drone conducts reconnaissance flight over Donbas

    On Friday, February 16, a RQ-4 Global Hawk strategic drone from the US Air Force conducted a reconnaissance flight along the line of demarcation in the Donbas, Interfax-Ukraine reported with reference to web sites tracking the air traffic of military aircraft.

     The US long-distance drone with tail number 10-2043, which took off from Sigonella airbase in Sicily, flew from north to south along the line of demarcation separating Ukraine from self-proclaimed LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) and the …

  • Russian Navy commander: Russia will increase its presence in international waters

    The Russian Navy is increasing its presence in the World’s Oceans, according to Vladimir Ivanovich Korolev, the commander-in-chief of the Navy, as stated in an interview with Krasnaya Zvezda, the official newspaper of the Russian military department.

    According to the commander-in-chief, Sergey Shoygu, the Russian Defense Minister, has assigned this task to the fleet. Korolev also claimed, “We will accomplish this task.” He also emphasized that, “of course, there is no need to look for any …