Contents tagged with Russia

  • Media: NATO deploys forces in the east in preparation for war with Russia

    The reason for the numerous deployments of NATO forces in Eastern Europe has finally been revealed: the alliance wants to prepare for war with Russia, German web site NEOPresse writes.

    As the publication emphasizes, NATO has been augmenting its military presence in Eastern Europe since 2015. It all began with Poland, and in 2016, corresponding measures spread to Baltic states – Latvia and Lithuania. Together with the deployment of rapid response squads, new military bases were organized, and …

  • Russian Defense Ministry announces successful launch of Bulava intercontinental missile from Yuriy Dolgorukiy submarine

    The Yuriy Dolgorukiy submarine launched a Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from a submerged position in the Barents Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. According to the Ministry, the target was located at the Kura missile testing range in Kamchatka, and the launch was made according to the combat training plan.

    “According to objective control, the ICBM military components completed an entire flight program cycle and successfully hit the targets at the testing range,” …

  • The wall on the Kharkiv stretch of the Ukrainian border with Russia will be completed this year

    The engineering and technical development of the state border with Russia in the Kharkiv region as part of the European Wall project should be completed in 2017, as stated by the Minister of Internal Affairs, Arsen Avakov.

    "This year the task is set and the border guards are ready to completely cover the entire Kharkiv border stretch as part of the European Wall project. This year it’s the Kharkiv region, followed by Luhansk and Sumy. These are our plans and we will insist on full financing," …

  • Media: the US wants to withdraw from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia

    A number of American congressmen sent a proposal to the White House supporting the United States’ withdrawal from the Treaty on the Elimination of the Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, Politico writes.

    Mike Rogers, a member of the House of Representatives and the head of the House Select Committee on Nuclear Weapons, who drafted the relevant bill, said that on the part of the U.S., it would be irresponsible to abide by the treaty, which had been long ago abandoned by the only …

  • Ukrainian Armed forces disband a group of pro-Russian separatists capturing a Russian national

    In the area of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in the Luhansk region, the Ukrainian military disarmed and captured a subversive-intelligence group of separatist fighters, as reported at the press briefing by the Speaker of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Andrei Lysenko.

    The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces also confirmed this information. According to the Ukrainian command, among those detained and killed were Russian citizens.

    "As a result of the measures taken, four …

  • Poland to fine Russia for poor quality of the supplied gas

    Poland will impose a fine on Russia for supplying substandard gas, which Warsaw stopped taking from the Yamal gas pipeline for its own needs as of June 21st, as stated by the chairman of the Polish oil and gas company, PGNiG, Piotr Wozniak, Ukrinform reports.

    “As a result, PGNiG will be forced to impose a fine on Gazprom in accordance with the contract,” Wozniak said.

    According to him, if the gas supply to Poland is resumed by June 23rd, this will not affect the 2017 – 2018 heating season. …

  • Two-thirds of Russian millionaires send their children to study overseas

    About two-thirds of the children of large capital-holders in Russia have enrolled at overseas universities.

    RNS reports that this was discovered through a study named Wealth Report: Russia, which was prepared by the Julius Baer Group and SKOLKOVO Wealth Transformation Centre.

    As is evident from the report, the average age of owners of large capital-holders in Russia is 50-55 years. They are generally in their first marriage, and have three children.

    The report shows that the fortunes of such …

  • Ukraine submits an appeal against decision on 'Yanukovych loan'

    On Friday, the Ukrainian Ministry of Finance submitted the necessary documents on behalf of the State of Ukraine to the English Court of Appeals to initiate an appeal against the decision of the High Court of London on the claim of the Russian Federation against Ukraine regarding Eurobonds for $3 billion.

    "Ukraine is confident in the arguments of the appeal and in winning at the Court of Appeal at the appropriate time. The hearing of the appeal is tentatively scheduled for the second half of …

  • Russia negotiating deployment of Kyrgyz and Kazakh contingents in Syria

    According to the head of the State Duma Defense Committee Vladimir Shamanov , Moscow is negotiating with Astana and Bishkek on the deployment of troops from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in the de-escalation zones in Syria, as reported by RIA Novosti.

    Shamanov  sad that the Russian authorities are also in similar negotiations with Turkey.

    “Negotiations are under way now, and the question is being worked out to ensure that the Russian military police take part in keeping order in Syria, as well as …

  • Russian Foreign Minister announces a new meeting on Syria in Astana

    According to RIA News, Sergey Lavrov, the Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, announced that the next meeting on Syria would be held in Astana on July 10th.

    According to him, the special representative of the UN Special Envoy for Syria. Staffan de Mistura will participate in the event.

    “It was at this meeting that the parties agreed to finalize the agreement on the specific parameters of the modalities for ensuring the regime exists in the de-escalation zones …