• Belarusian KGB chief speaks about Russia's plot against Lukashenko

    The head of the State Security Committee of Belarus Ivan Tertel said that during the trial of former presidential candidate Viktar Babaryka, the scheme of Russian interference in the presidential elections will be shown, Nasha Niva reports.

    According to the head of the special services of the self-proclaimed President Alexander Lukashenko, one of the reasons for the current political crisis in the country are economic problems.

    "We have questions with Russia about the price of oil. You …

  • Kyiv: Russia blocks Ukraine’s prisoner exchange with LPR and DPR

    Russia continues to block the exchange of detained persons, demanding that Ukraine adopt the "peace plan" proposed by representatives of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, announced the representative of the Ukrainian delegation in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) Serhiy Garmash on air of the channel "Ukraine 24".

    "We have submitted four lists. there are more than 200 people, 11 of them are in serious physical condition. Russia has never filed any lists in the six months …

  • Belarus to continue oil transit through Ukraine

    Ukrainian national company Ukrtransnafta extended for another year the contract for oil transit with BNK UK Ltd, which is a subsidiary of the Belarusian national oil company, said the CEO of Ukrtransnafta Nikolay Gavrilenko in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.

    "Already extended. In early December. In working order," he said, adding that the tariff and contractual conditions are the same as for the existing contract.

    "The conditions are the same. From the Belarusian side there was a request …

  • Russia begins testing new naval surveillance system in the Black Sea

    Russia is testing a new surface surveillance system in the Black Sea, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the Scientific and Research Institute for Long-Distance Radio Communications (NIIDAR), which was involved in the development of this tracking system.

    The institute noted that the system was given the working name "Strategy" and is currently monitoring the surface situation in the Black Sea. The system uses "satellite and ground-based automatic information systems, data from various radar …

  • Putin vows to strengthen ‘support for Donbas’

    Russia is going to increase its "support for Donbass”, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference.

    According to him, the Kremlin understands "the complexity of the situation that has developed in the Donbass." Therefore, as the Donbas will continued to receive the same support it used to receive before.

    "We will even increase our support for the Donbas. This applies to support for production, social issues, infrastructure issues, and so on. So, we will move in this direction," …

  • Israel to modernize Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter jets

    Israel will assist Ukraine in modernizing MiG-29 fighter jets, said Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Ukraine Oleksandr Myroniuk, reports the news website Military Review. According to Myroniuk, the modernization is scheduled for 2021. It is expected that after modernization the Ukrainian Air Force will be able to use these aircraft until 2035.

    According to Myroniuk, after modernization, the aircraft "will have additional capabilities to defeat ground targets." Accorfing to him, the fighters …

  • Navalny confident that Putin was behind his poisoning

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is confident that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally gave permission for his assassination. 

    According to him, there is no doubt that this situation is managed by the Kremlin's master. The operation to remove the oppositionist from the political field lasted for almost four years and involved dozens of people, including several generals of the Federal Security Service. Poisoning was perceived in the FSB as a state task.

    "It's not like they met …

  • Ukraine and Turkey agree to jointly produce combat drones and corvettes

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Taran has signed agreements with Turkish companies on the production of corvettes and combat drones for the Ukrainian army, reported the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    "The signing of the contracts took place as part of the visit of the Turkish delegation headed by the Undersecretary for Defence Industries of the Republic of Turkey, Ismail Demir," the statement reads.

    Taran also stressed that the agreements concern projects that are aimed to …

  • Putin congratulates Biden on election victory

    Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Joe Biden on his victory in the US presidential election, according to the Kremlin's website.

    "Ready to interact and contact with you," Putin wrote in his message.

    The Russian president wished Biden "every success," expressing his belief that together Moscow and Washington can "really contribute to solving many of the challenges that the world is facing now." According to Putin, cooperation between Russia and the United States is in the interests …

  • Gazprom to create Russian YouTube alternative

    In 2021-2022, Gazprom-Media Holding will introduce two online content management platforms to the Russian market - similar to the American YouTube platform, said the head of the holding, Aleksandr Jarov, at the roundtable of the National Advertising Forum.

    "We now have a Rutube platform in our portfolio. We have been working on it for a long time, about a year, to modernize it, to make it, in terms of the available tools, not worse than YouTube, and in terms of various monetization mechanisms …