Russia is violating the Montreux Convention, which regulates the usage of the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits and the Sea of Marmara, said Ukrainian General Staff spokesperson Leonid Zalyubovskiy, as reported by Ukrinform. The Ukrainian military has documented heightened activity of Russian submarines in the Bosporus strait, he noted.
“By pretending to do technical maintenance, Russia is effectively carrying out a full-fledged deployment of submarines in the Mediterranean region,” the …
The Political Affairs and Security Committee of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has voted in favor of a draft resolution on regional energy security directed against Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, Deutsche Welle reports.
Thanks to the US delegation’s efforts in the OSCE’s Parliamentary Assembly, the resolution mentions Russia’s Nord Stream 2 and Turkish Stream gas pipelines. US congressman Lee Zeldin said that Nord Stream 2 will increase Europe’s …
Reporters have found an archived video of Vladimir Tsemakh, former commander of anti-air defense in Sloviansk, in which he was interviewed about the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 over eastern Ukraine in 2014. On 29 June this year, Tsemakh was placed under arrest by a court in Kyiv.
The news outlet Current Time has found several videos of Tsemakh on a YouTube channel belonging to Russia’s Motherland party, which was founded by Roscosmos CEO Dmitry Rogozin, who is under personal …
On July 7 the President of PACE Lillian-Marie Pasquier during her speech at the session in the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE said that the return of the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe would allegedly allow the Assembly to work closely with Russia on a number of problematic issues, reports Interfax-Ukraine.
"Now we can work on problematic issues with Russian colleagues again. Restoration of the powers of the Russian delegation does not mean that …
The General Committee on Political Affairs and Security of Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE PA) adopted the Georgian resolution calling on Russia to cancel the decision to recognize the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Fifty representatives of national delegations supported the document, five opposed and nine representatives abstained, reports TASS news agency.
The author of the resolution is Sofio Katsarava, a member of the …
For the first time, Ukraine has asked to purchase weapons from the US, the US Embassy to Ukraine reported.
“I am pleased to announce that, for the first time, Ukraine has asked to purchase military equipment through the US Defense Department’s sale program. We are starting the process of considering this request. The US adamantly takes the stance of supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and the reformation of its defense sector,” said US Chargé d’Affaires for Ukraine William …
The first batch of oil from the USA arrived at the port of the Ukrainian city of Odesa. According to the press service of the port, 75 thousand tons of Bakken grade oil was purchased by PJSC Ukrtatnafta and will be processed at the Kremenchuk oil refinery.
The tanker Wisdom Venture, which sails under the flag of Hong Kong, delivered the oil. The next tanker with Bakken oil is expected to arrive in Odessa in August this year.
Russian Senator Franz Klintsevich made a skeptical comment in social …
Russian State Corporation for Space Activities Roscosmos is considering the possibility of using decommissioned missile systems to launch civilian satellites into orbit, said the head of the Corporation Dmitry Rogozin.
According to him, Intercontinental ballistic missile Voevoda could be used for this purpose. This ballistic missile could be adjusted for launches of civilian spacecraft. Now this project is being discussed with the Ministry of Defense.
Rogozin believes that this method should …
Relations between the Russian and Iranian military in Eastern Syria began to deteriorate due to certain disagreements regarding further actions in the region, reports Al-Masdar News.
According to the publication, the disagreements between the military commanders of the two countries are connected to Moscow's desire to avoid any conflicts in the Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zor, as this can create severe problems for the region in the future.
Also, according to an Al-Masdar News source in the …
During his visit to Lviv, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed hope that the issue of the construction of the Nord stream 2 gas pipeline will be resolved in favor of Ukraine after his meeting with US President Donald Trump, reports Ukrinform.
"The question about the construction of Nord stream 2 was answered a long time ago. So, there is no need to speculate on this topic, same as people are speculating about Russia's return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. …