Contents tagged with Russia

  • Putin says informational attacks against him are a reaction to the strengthening of Russia

    The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, responded again to questions about the disinformation campaign against him and his associates. The question was again posed to him on Monday in Yoshkar-Ola at the All Russia People’s Front forum. Putin said that he considers the journalists’ investigations a reaction of his opponents to the strengthening of Russia.

    “As for media confrontation, I’m used to it. Probably, you have forgotten, but I remember everything. I have heard and seen enough about …

  • Herashchenko: 115 Ukrainian servicemen are still being held in the Donbas

    The First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Iryna Herashchenko, said that sanctions against Russia should stay in force until the Minsk Agreements are fully implemented.

    Separatists in the Donbas are holding 115 Ukrainian servicemen prisoner. 12 political prisoners are now in the Russian Federation prisons while 684 people are missing. Herashchenko, who is also the Presidential Envoy on the Peaceful Settlement of the Situation in Donetsk and Luhansk Regions, published the information on …

  • NATO jets intercepted Russian aircraft on three occasions last week

    NATO jets had to intercept Russian aircraft in the international zone over the Baltic Sea three times last week. This was stated in the weekly report of the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Lithuania.

    "During the week of April 18 to 24, 2016, NATO fighter jets in the Baltic States had to intercept Russian aircraft that were flying in the international zone over the Baltic Sea three times," the message stated.

    The first interception occurred on April 18, 2016, when a Russian …

  • Savchenko's lawyer: The number of Russian servicemen held in Ukraine is more than reported

    Nadiya Savchenko’s lawyer Ilya Novikov stated in an interview with the 5th Channel that there are other Russian servicemen, in addition to Evgeny Yerofeev and Alexander Alexandrov, who were detained by the Ukrainian side during hostilities in the Donbas. However, this information wasn't disclosed by the Ukrainian authorities.

    According to Novikov, it would be better for Ukraine to reveal this information to the public because it would increase pressure on the President of Russia, Vladimir …

  • Russia to spend 850 million euro on the restoration of Syrian infrastructure

    On Monday, April 25th, RIA Novosti reported that Russia and Syria signed an agreement on the restoration of Syrian infrastructure worth 850 million euros. RIA Novosti credited the information to the Prime Minister of Syria, Wael Nader Al-Halqi.

    "The Russian side responded to the idea of restoration of infrastructure, because of which a lot of deals were signed with the Russian Federation, including agreements worth 600 million euros and 250 million euros," Al-Halqi was quoted as saying.

    The …

  • Dozens of Russian aircraft arrive in Crimea for military exercises

    Carrier-based aircraft from Russia’s Northern Fleet will hold exercises at the aviation training complex NITKA in the Crimea, Krym.Realii reported, with reference to the press service of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

    “About ten decked Su-33s and Su-25UTGs arrived in Crimea. Also, the An-12, An-26, and An-72 naval aviation of the Northern Fleet delivered engineering and technical personnel and equipment for aircraft maintenance to the Peninsula,” the press service stated.

    Many experts have …

  • Russia officially bans Crimean Tatar Mejlis

    The Russian Supreme Court has approved a petition submitted by Russian-Crimean Prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya to label the Crimean Tatar Mejlis an "extremist organization", and has officially banned it. The decision was announced by the Chairperson of the Board of Judges, Natalia Terentyev, TASS reported.

    Previously, the activities of the Mejlis were suspended in order to “prevent violations of the law” in Russia.

    As explained by Poklonskaya, the Mejlis are prohibited from using any type of …

  • Scaparotti: The US has to be ready for war with Russia

    The next Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, four-star General, Curtis Scaparrotti, speaking at the special hearing of the Senate Committee on the Armed Forces, stated that the U.S.A. has to be ready for all scenarios, including military action, in dealing with Russia. Senators were especially interested in the possible confrontation with Moscow in connection with the flight of the Russian Su-24 fighter over the Destroyer Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea.

    The Chairman of the Senate Armed Services …

  • Chubarov: A military solution to the occupation of Crimea is unrealistic

    The liberation of Crimea from Russian annexation is possible provided that several factors come together, not the least of which is the role of the military. This opinion was expressed by the head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Refat Chubarov, Krym.Realii reported.

    "I am one of those people who reject the liberation of the Crimea through military action. This should be a combination of a few, but very important factors: political, economic, diplomatic and military too. But only the …

  • Ukraine to prohibit performances by pro-Russian artists

    The Minister of Culture of Ukraine, Yevhen Nyshchuk, stated in an interview with that the Ministry intends to create an agency to prohibit performances by pro-Russian artists.“There is an idea to create an agency that would implement concert, theatrical and tour activities. Its function would be to draw up laws that will make tours, arrivals and professional activities impossible for pro-Russian-oriented people,” Nyshchuk said.At the same time, the Minister stated that he has …