• Russia is developing a autonomous missile system to deploy in the Arctic

    Russia is developing a fully autonomous missile system for deployment in the Arctic, according to the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces, Colonel-General Oleg Salyukov, RIA Novosti reported.

    “In order to ensure defense in the Arctic region and the Far North... the fully autonomous short-range air defense system Thor M2DT is being developed, which will be adapted to the particularly harsh climatic conditions and capable of performing combat missions in extremely low temperatures …

  • NATO acknowledged that it is losing the information war with Russia

    The NATO Command called on its allies in Western countries to actively combat the spread of misinformation that accompanies Russian military adventures, the Voice of America reported. The Director of NATO’s Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, Jānis Sārts, stated that the West is trying to catch up to the Russian Federation in this area.

    “The technology is ours. The powerhouses of the market are located in our countries. However, we are holding this discussion, feeling that players …

  • US urges Ukraine to speed up reforms

    According to a joint statement made by the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Groysman, and US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, the pace of reforms in Ukraine needs to be sped up to ensure a smooth handover of affairs to the future US presidential administration.

    This statement was made after the talks between Ukrainian and US authorities on trade cooperation. The American presidential delegation was headed by Pritzker.

    “Both sides agreed on the importance of accelerating the momentum …

  • Indonesia receives armored personnel carriers that were purchased from Ukraine

    On 28 September in the Indonesian port of Tanjung Priok (Jakarta), a test batch of four BTR-4M armored personnel carriers, specially designed for the Marine Corps of Indonesia and manufactured by the stated-owned company Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau (KMDB), were unloaded from the cargo ship, Texel, which arrived from Ukraine, as reported on the ‘Made in Ukraine’ Facebook page.

    It is noted that two of the four BTR-4 armored personnel carriers delivered to Indonesia are …

  • Dutch Ambassador to be summoned by Russian Foreign Ministry over MH17 investigation

    The Ambassador from the Netherlands to the Russian Federation will be summoned on October 3 to the Russian Foreign Ministry for “further explanation of the reasons for Russia’s rejection of the methods of work of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT).” On Friday, September 30, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, said that according to her, the Dutch will not accept any criticism against the intermediate results of the investigation into the cause of the crash of the …

  • Kyiv begins trying Plotnitskiy in absentia

    The trial of the head of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic, Igor Plotnitskiy, have begun in Kyiv. Plotnitskiy has refused to appear before the Podilsky district court, and is therefore being tried in absentia.

    According to prosecutor Yevhen Dudka, the trial will last about six months.

    "The questioning of 17 witnesses and victims, as well as an examination of evidence, are scheduled already. Only after their completion will the court make a decision. Witnesses have already been …

  • Russian MFA spokeswoman: US actions against Syrian government would lead to 'tectonic shifts'

    Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that if the US were to directly engage Syrian government forces, it would lead to “tectonic shifts” in the Middle East, RIA Novosti reported.

    "My goal is to explain why it is so important to stay in line with the agreements [between the US, Russia, and Damascus]. If the US carries out direct aggression against Damascus and the Syrian army, it will lead to terrible, tectonic shifts, not only in this country [Syria], but also in the …

  • Russia and Azerbaijan agree on joint production of tactical missiles

    Russia and Azerbaijan have signed a memorandum on joint production of air missiles. This was reported by the Azerbaijani military magazine, AzeriDefense.

    According to AzeriDefense, the document was signed by the representatives of the Sharg enterprise belonging to the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan and the Russian state-owned corporation Tactical Missile Weapons.

    The document was signed on the sidelines of the international military expo “Adex 2016” taking place in Baku, the capital of …

  • Russia initiates legal proceedings against Right Sector leaders

    The Russian Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case against the leaders of Ukraine’s Right Sector.

    According to the committee’s website, a criminal case has been filed against Dmitry Yarosh and several other members and former members of the Ukrainian nationalist organization.

    The case has been initiated under part 1 of article 282.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, which addresses extremist activities.

    "In the period... from 2014 to the present, leaders and …

  • US gives three mobile laboratories to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense

    The United States gave the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense three mobile laboratories worth 13 million hryvnia ($500,000). These labs will make it possible to promptly and efficiently complete tests, from the simplest to the most complex ones, to identify disease agents and bacteriological studies.

    As has been reported, there are no such laboratories in Ukraine yet, although they are urgently needed in the war zone.

    It is reported that the cars and medical equipment were purchased by the …