• Ukrainian Media: Residents of the LPR are no longer paid salaries and pensions

    In October and November, residents of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) stopped receiving salaries and pensions, as reported by Apostrophe news portal, citing sources in LPR.

    Both private and state-owned companies are affected by the delays with the salary payments. The delays range from several months to a few weeks. Even the security services of the self-proclaimed republic are experiencing these problems.

    There are also delays with pension payments.

    The rumors have started …

  • Ukraine's Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office: Investigation into Manafort has not made progress

    The Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office has no grounds for declaring suspicion on any of the persons named in the incident regarding illegal cash payments from the Party of Regions’ shadow fund to an American political consultant Paul Manafort, said the head prosecutor Nazar Holodnitsky in an interview with ZN.ua political weekly.

    According to him, the investigation on the episode of Manafort’s illegal receipt of funds from the Party of Regions has not made any headway in the last …

  • Russia confirms that Kyiv's questioning of Yanukovych via video conference will take place on November 25

    The Head of the Department of Special Investigations of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, Sergey Gorbatyuk, noted that former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych could be interrogated as a witness in the case of the murder of Maidan activists.

    “As far as I’m aware, Russia sent a confirmation that this interrogation should take place on the 25th of November,” Gorbatyuk stated on 112.Ukraine TV on Saturday.

    As previously reported, on November 16, Yanukovych’s lawyer, Vitaliy …

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office questioned President Petro Poroshenko

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko was questioned in the Prosecutor General’s Office about the crimes against Euromaidan activists, as stated by the press secretary of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Larisa Sargan.

    “Yes, I can confirm it,” she said in an interview with Ukrainski Novyny news agency, refusing to report any details.

    According to sources in the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, Poroshenko’s interrogation took place on November 18 and continued for six hours. Earlier, …

  • All Russian missile forces to be fully equipped with nuclear-capable Iskanders by 2020

    All Russian missile formations will be reequipped with Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile systems by 2020, according to the Chief of Missile and Artillery Troops, Mikhail Matveevsky.

    The Major General emphasized that the Islander-M, “is the best missile system in its class today and it is able to overwhelm any missile defense system.”

    According to him, defense industry enterprises in the Russian Federation are working on the modernization of the system in order to improve its combat and …

  • Putin and Duterte discuss promotion of bilateral cooperation and investment

    Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the promotion of bilateral cooperation and investment with his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, TASS reported.

    "The presidents agreed to promote activities of the intergovernmental commission today and give assignments to ministries to call its next meeting as soon as practicable," Peskov stated.

    "The Russian President noted that Russian companies are ready to intensify work on the Philippine market," he …

  • Russia puts new anti-aircraft systems on display in Crimea

    Russian military showed its S-400 Triumf and Pantsir-S anti-aircraft systems as a part of an open door event “Contract military service-Your choice” organized by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    “On Saturday, in Kerch, the guests of the event “Contract military service - Your choice” were presented with the equipment used by the Southern military district including S-400 and Pantsir-S anti-aircraft complexes as well as radar systems used by the military in the Crimea,” the press service of the …

  • France to send soldiers and tanks to Estonia

    Next year France will send 300 servicemen, 5 Leclerc tanks and 13 infantry combat vehicles to Estonia, as stated on Saturday by the Minister of Defense of France, Jean Yves Le Drianto, and the Minister of Defense of Estonia, Hannes Hanso, at a meeting of the security forum in Halifax, Canada, as reported by Estonian public broadcaster, ERR.

    "A trusted, allied relationship will be developed between the countries," the French Minister said.

    "Estonian and French soldiers have been united in …

  • US calls on Russia to halt violence in Syria

    The United States National Security Advisor for Barack Obama, Susan Rice, stated that airstrikes on hospitals in the eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo are reprehensible because there is no justification for them. Washington strongly condemns the bombardments of hospitals, Reuters quoted her as saying.

    “The United States strongly condemns these terrible attacks on medical infrastructures and humanitarian workers. There is no justification for these horrible actions,” Rice noted, calling …

  • Verkovna Rada Chairman: Every dollar invested in Ukraine saves thousands

    Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy noted that the Ukrainian soldiers who are restraining Russia’s aggression protect not only Ukraine but the entire free world.

    He stated this on Saturday during a visit to Turkey at a meeting of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the press service of the parliament reported.

    According Parubiy, “Every dollar invested in the development of Ukraine is saving thousands which are necessary to deter the Russian Federation on the eastern borders of the …