• Ukraine agrees with NATO on the establishment of a new command system for the Ukrainian military

    Ukraine agrees with the NATO military alliance on the establishment of a new command and control system, the C4ISR, as part of their Armed forces, as the head of the Ukrainian parliamentary delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Iryna Friz, told journalists, Xinhua reports."We are working on an agreement regarding the need to establish the C4ISR command and control system as part of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. It will be a real revolution for our army," Friz said.The C4ISR system …

  • The OSCE reported another increase in ceasefire violations in the Donbas

    On Sunday, November 6th, the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of the OSCE reported an increase in ceasefire violations in the Donetsk region, BBC reports.According to the released report, in the Luhansk region, the number of violations has decreased. However, for the period from November 3 to 4, the OSCE observers recorded 585 explosions in the Donetsk region, while in the previous reporting period there were 430 of them."On the night of November 4th, in the DPR-controlled city of Horlivka (39 …

  • Sputnik's Twitter account was hacked

    After having gained access to the account at about 9 a.m. Moscow time, hackers changed the design of Sputnik's Twitter account, and changed the user name to Matt Curtis. However, hackers haven’t done anything else yet — there have not been any new tweets by Sputnik.

    Sputnik’s press service promptly sent a request to Twitter’s technical support, but have not received a reply yet. They have not yet been able to restore the account to its usual status. Sputnik’s press service confirmed the attack …

  • Ukraine bans entry of Russian singer

    On November 6, the press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported that Russian R&B singer Kristina Sarkisyan, who performs under the pseudonym Kristina Si, was banned from entering Ukraine for three years. These measures were taken because the singer had crossed the Ukrainian border through inactive checkpoints and stayed in the temporarily occupied territories.

    The agency noted that the Russian had violated Ukrainian legislation regarding crossing the state border through …

  • Ukraine is willing to provide a corridor for the withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

    The ministers of defense of Ukraine and Moldova, Stepan Poltorak and Anatol Şalaru, have agreed at a meeting in Odessa that Ukraine will provide a corridor for the withdrawal of Russian troops and equipment deployed in Cobasna village in the unrecognized Republic of Transnistria, Deschide reported.

    Şalaru stated that the weapons that are located in military ammunition depots in Cobasna village pose a significant threat to both Moldovan and Ukrainian citizens, not to mention the population of …

  • Ukrainian-Americans could have an impact on the election in battleground states

    While Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump has narrowed over the last week and a half, many observers have pointed out the fact that, due to the abnormal nature of this particular election, polling organizations may not be gathering accurate data on the voting populace. An example of this oversight which has been covered in the media is the early signs of a surge in Latino early voting- a population that, generally speaking, supports the Democratic Party. The rise in early Latino voters …

  • Russian and Syrian war planes hit areas of Damascus using incendiary bombs

    As a result of the airstrikes of  Russian and Syrian air forces on the areas of Damascus controlled by the Syrian opposition there are multiple deaths of civilians, reports Turkish Andalu news agency citing sources in the Syrian Civil Defense.

    The district of Harasta  in the north east of Damascus came under heavy bombardment by the Assad forces. Three people were reportedly killed and 20 wounded as a result of these airstrikes. The wounded have been transported to field hospitals.

    The …

  • Montenegro stated that Russian nationalists planned to assassinate Prime Minister Dukanovic

    Montenegrin authorities have said that “Russian nationalists” had planned to kill the country’s Prime Minister, Milo Đukanović, in order to give power to an opposition party. Reuters reported that this was stated by the country’s prosecutor, Milivoje Katnić.

    “The organizers of this criminal group were Russian nationalists who were convinced that the current Government of Montenegro, led by Milo Đukanović, would not be changed in the elections and should therefore be overthrown by force,” Katnić …

  • Bulgarian President accused Russia of cyber-attacks

    Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev believes that Russia is trying to divide and destabilize Europe with the help of cyber-attacks.

    According to him, the Kremlin is trying to influence the policy of his country and other European countries by financing political parties and spreading propaganda.

    Plevneliev said that the hackers who attacked the Bulgarian Central Election Commission website and a number of government sites last year may belong to the same group as the organizers of the …

  • Poroshenko’s advisor declared the need to update Minsk II

    The Director of the Ukrainian National Institute for Strategic Studies (NISI) and advisor to the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Horbulin, announced the need to update the Minsk Agreements. Horbulin’s article for ZN.UA says that the current version is not completely acceptable for Ukraine.

    "First of all, the agreements clearly (particularly in paragraphs 4, 9 and 11) lead to the violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. This is contrary not only to the national …