• Swedish Ministry of Defense: Russia’s actions in the Baltic are aggressive and provocative

    At a conference in Estonia, the Swedish Minister of Defense, Peter Hultqvist, said that Russia's actions in the Baltic are aggressive and provocative.

    “Recently we witnessed the unprofessional and dangerous behavior of Russian war planes over the Baltic Sea. They flew in a direct proximity over USS Donald Cook vessel,” he said.

    “There have also been other such incidents, and from our side we understand how it feels to be a victim of such provocative behavior” he added.

    “Irrespective of the …

  • Putin says new US missile defense installation in Romania violates Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    Russian President Vladimir Putin stated from his residence, Bocharov Ruchei, that the deployment of United States National Missile Defense systems in Romania violates the INF treaty.

    "It is a clear violation of arms treaties because launchers which will be deployed in Poland once the radar station is completed in Romania, can be used for the deployment of short and intermediate-range missiles," Putin said on Friday in Sochi at the end of a meeting on military issues.

    He noted that the re- …

  • Polish Minister of Defense: Russia has no understanding of the current world

    Russia does not understand the current world and the reasons behind Polish actions, as stated by Polish Minister of Defense Antoni Macierewicz in his speech at the ground breaking ceremony of a new US missile defense base in the North of Poland.

    "Russians don't understand the current world. They don't understand our actions" stated the Minister, Radio Poland reported.

    "And this is the  biggest problem with our neighbor . They don't understand that each country has the right to live in peace …

  • U.S. Congressman proposes creating federal agency to counter Russian and Chinese propaganda

    U.S. Congressman Adam Kinzinger proposed to create a new federal agency to fight "Chinese and Russian propaganda," the Washington Examiner reported. His proposed bill would create a holistic government approach to combat the numerous instruments of propaganda used by Russia and China.

    "Russia continues to spew its disinformation and false narratives undermining the United States and its interests in places like Ukraine, and causes instability,” Kinzinger believes.

    He is confident that the …

  • US to provide Ukraine with $1 billion in loan guarantees

    Poroshenko and Biden have agreed on the provision of the third loan installment in the amount of $1 billion to Ukraine. The agreement will be signed in the near future.

    On the 13th of May, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, and the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, agreed to the provision of the third tranche of a loan in the amount of $1 billion to Kiev, the press service of the Ukrainian President reported. Poroshenko informed Biden on the progress made towards …

  • Ukraine wins Eurovision

    Ukrainian Singer Jamala has won the Eurovision contest. Her performance of song “1944” received 534 points bringing her to the top of the competition. The second place was taken by Australian Singer Dami Im, 511 points.Russian contestant, Sergey Lazarev, took the third spot scoring 491 points.Jamala’s song was dedicated to the deportation of Crimean Tatars by Soviet authorities in 1944.

  • NATO to hold military exercises in Poland

    As reported by Radio Poland, NATO rapid response exercises Brilliant Jump will take place in the Żagań and Świętoszów training ranges from May 17th to May 27th.This is one in a series of NATO exercises “designed to prove the concept of NATO’s Readiness Action Plan (RAP) and at the same time to put to the test all its core elements, including the NATO Command Structure (NCS) and a number of Headquarters throughout Europe.”

    The exercises require a high level of cooperative actions among all …

  • Group of Italian MPs arrive in occupied Crimea

    RIA Novosti reported that a group of Italian MPs arrived in the occupied Crimea for a three-day visit. During the visit, the members of the delegation will visit Sevastopol, Yalta and Simferopol. The delegation includes senators Bartolomeo Pepe, Paola De Pin and Ivan Simeoni, a member of the Chamber of Deputies, Nicola Ciriacci and also the Regional Council of Tuscany member, Gabrielle Sani.

    An MP of the Italian Parliament, Nicola Ciriacci, expressed the view that the rights of the Crimean …

  • Turkey supports creating OSCE police mission in the Donbas

    During a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev, Turkish Minister of National Defense İsmet Yılmaz supported the idea of placing an armed OSCE police mission in the Donbas, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    "The president briefed [Yılmaz] on the situation in the Donbas. Ukraine remains committed to the implementation of the Minsk agreements, but draws attention to the need for a system for the de-escalation of the situation and the deployment of armed police mission under the …

  • Germany suspects Russian involvement in a series of cyber-attacks

    The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution of Germany, which deals with counter-intelligence activities, suspects that Russian special services are responsible for a series of cyber-attacks against German government agencies, DW reported.

    “These operations of the Russian special services have apparently continued for 7-11 years,” the Office said in a statement.

    The German Office also has evidence that Russian intelligence agencies organized a powerful cyber-attack on the …