• Russia may supply Turkey with anti-aircraft systems

    The Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Alexander Fomin, stated that discussion on supplying anti-aircraft systems to Turkey remains on the agenda of the Russian-Turkish military technical cooperation. According to him, when it comes to large air defense systems, they can be utilized as anti-missile systems, Interfax reported.“These large air defense systems, are simultaneously anti-missile systems. Today, even mid-range Buk systems can shoot down missiles, as …

  • Stoltenberg: NATO is preparing to strengthen its collective security

    NATO is preparing for a "major strengthening" of collective security in response to the growing aggressiveness of Russia. On Monday, November 7th, the head of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, made this announcement to the British newspaper The Times.

    According to him, NATO is forced to respond to the challenge because Russia has significantly increased its military capacity for several years. Since 2000, they increased defense spending thrice. They use military force against its neighbors and they …

  • Kremlin disclosed plans for Aleppo after completion of humanitarian pause

    The Kremlin stated that the ceasefire introduced by Russian military in Aleppo will continue as long as members of the Syrian opposition who are stationed in the city do not undertake aggressive actions, the Press Secretary for the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov said, as reported by Interfax.“The humanitarian pause has a clearly defined time frame, but the policy of temporarily halting the operation of the Russian Aerospace Forces continues. This decision was made with …

  • Russia to build nuclear power plants in China

    Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation announced that they will build new nuclear power plants in China, TASS reported.

    In a statement released following a meeting between Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his Chinese counterpart, Li Keqiang, Rosatom announced that, "Several power units are planned to be built on new sites in China.”

    Russia and China have already been cooperating in the sphere of nuclear energy for several years, and Russian specialists were active in the …

  • Russian Foreign Ministry: FBI is exerting pressure on Russian diplomats to prohibit them from monitoring polling stations

    The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, posted on Facebook that the FBI is exerting direct pressure on Russian diplomats to prohibit them from coming to the polling stations of the US presidential elections on the 8th of November.

    According to Zakharova, FBI agents “with undisguised threats” made it clear that it is better for Moscow not to show interest in the US elections.

    Zakharova asked “what would a foreign diplomat see at the polling stations and …

  • China proposes establishing free trade zone with Ukraine

    At a forum in Kyiv devoted to developing the “Silk Road” infrastructure project in Ukraine, the Chinese ambassador, Du Wei, stated that China is initiating the establishment of a free trade zone with Ukraine and hopes that Ukraine will look into this issue as well, UNIAN reports.

    “The Chinese side has made an ambitious proposal, which is the creation of a Ukrainian-Chinese free trade area, in the hopes that the Ukrainian side will look into this issue,” he said.

    According to Du Wei, the Silk …

  • Analyst: Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is almost useless in the Mediterranean Sea

    Russia’s aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, which is sailing to the coasts of Syria, will be almost useless in the Mediterranean Sea and definitely will not be able to influence the situation with a blockade or a possible attack of Aleppo. This was the opinion expressed by an analyst from Novaya Gazeta, Pavel Felgenhauer. 

    “It took almost a month for the crossing, and the average speed was less than nine knots. More than a thousand years ago, the Vikings could pass the same route on ltheir …

  • Director of the Institute of Water Problems and Land Reclamation: Crimean water resources will be enough for only half the population

    If the Crimea relies on its own water resources—without Dnipro water from mainland Ukraine—it will only be able to satisfy the needs of less than half the population of the peninsula. Mykhailo Romashchenko, Director of the Institute of Water Problems and Land Reclamation reported this assessment as a national security issue on Ukrainian TV.

    "There are 15 reservoirs with a capacity of 450 million cubic meters, which are now filled to about 100 million cubic meters. If we calculate …

  • Ukrainian MP: CoE's Human Rights Commission is obstructed by Russia

    Huge obstacles for the work of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Nils Muižnieks, have been created in the Russian Federation. This was stated by the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights of Ukraine, Valeriya Lutkovska, while on the air with the ZIK TV channel.

    The Ukrainian Ombudsman emphasized that the interference in Muižnieks’ work in Russia began after his last report on the annexed Crimea. “He even had to cancel his last visit because of the conditions he …

  • Expert: Agriculture in the Northern Crimea is almost impossible due to soil salinity

    The lack of water in the Crimea’s northern regions, where rice was previously grown, has actually destroyed the possibility of developing the area’s agriculture. This was said by the director of Ukraine’s Institute of Water Problems and Land Reclamation of NAAS, Mikhailo Romashchenko, while on The Issue of National Security TV program, Krym.Realii reported.

    “Today, we have seen a problem of secondary salinization arising in all areas where rice cultivation was developed and where the soil was …