Contents tagged with Russia

  • Russia to deploy aircraft carrier to Mediterranean Sea

    The only functioning Russian aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, will be deployed to the Mediterranean Sea in the summer of 2016 as reported by TASS citing a high-ranking source in the main command of the Russian Navy.

    As the agency’s representative noted, while in the Mediterranean Sea, the cruiser will head a permanent grouping of the Russian Navy in the region.

    He added that after a trip to the Mediterranean Sea, the Admiral Kuznetsov will be out of service for 2 – 2 ½ years for repairs …

  • Ukraine sends group of doctors to examine Nadiya Savchenko

    According to the Consul of Ukraine in Rostov-on-Don, Vitaliy Moskalenko, a group of three Ukrainian doctors have been sent to Russia in order to examine the condition of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, as reported by Glavnoe.

    “Urgent measures have been carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the President, a group of doctors who examined her before has been identified. I think they will arrive tomorrow in Rostov,” censor.net quoted him as saying.

    Moskalenko said that the doctors …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Defense: The threat of an amphibious invasion of the Azov coast in growing

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense has reported that there is an increasing threat of the Russian military invading the country from the Azov Sea coast.

    This was reported by the representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Vadim Skibitskiy, during a briefing held on the 4th of March.

    “The level of danger in the direction of Donetsk and Mariupol is increasing,” he said.

    “The military is continuing with the creation of the so-called Azov fleet.  It …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: 94 Russian tanks have arrived in the Donbas region since the beginning of the year

    Since the beginning of this year, 94 tanks have been delivered to the Lugansk and Donetsk regions.  This means that the amount of arms and military equipment available to separatists in these areas is increasing.  This information was reported by the Deputy Director of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Vadim Skibitskiy.

    “According to our data, 94 tanks have been delivered to the Lugansk and Donetsk regions since the beginning of the year.  Please note that …

  • US Ambassador to Ukraine: Trial of Savchenko is 'farcical and outrageous'

    The U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt recently voiced his indignation at the trial of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko. “I was glad to see [her] yesterday. Nadezhda’s trial is farcical and outrageous. She has to be released,” Pyatt tweeted.

    In Russia, Savchenko was accused of murdering two employees of Russian state television who had stayed illegally in Ukraine while providing intelligence support to armed, pro-Russian separatists. She was also accused of the attempted murder of a …

  • Ukraine intends to refute Russia's claims over 'Yanukovych's debt'

    On the 3rd of March, the Ukrainian Ministry of Finance filed an intention with the High Court of England to deny Russia’s claim for a 3-billion-dollar loan.

    This was reported by the Ukrainian News in reference to statements made by the Ministry of Finance.

    “Today, Ukraine has filed an acknowledgment of procedural documents with the High Court of England.  We have declared our intention to oppose all claims brought against us by the Law Debenture Trust Corporation Plc with regard to the so- …

  • Russian Army song and dance ensemble denied entry into Estonia

    The Estonian Defense Minister, Hannes Hanso, refused to grant permission to enter the country to the Academic Song and Dance Ensemble of the Russian Army, named after Alexandrov, on Friday March 4th. The group plans to perform in Estonia in May.

    The Ministry of Defense explained its position stating that due to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, military cooperation between Estonia and Russia has been discontinued. Under Estonian law, employees of foreign military forces, during the performance …

  • German police detain Russian citizen suspected of having ties to the so-called Islamic State

    In North Rhine-Westphalia, police have detained a Russian who was collecting money and military equipment for the so-called Islamic State, as reported on Friday, March 4th, by the Neue Westfälische newspaper, citing a source from the prosecutor's office of the city of Hamm.

    According to the report, a 27-year-old Russian citizen was detained the day before in Kirchlengern near the district center of Herford. He supposedly raised funds for the so-called Islamic State and tried to get military …

  • President of Estonia: Russia violates the underlying principles of European security

    In an interview with CNN, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves stated that Russia has violated the principles of peace that have prevailed in Europe since the end of World War II.

    “Well, my main concern is that the underlying principles of European security after World War II, which is you don't invade other European countries, has been undermined,” Ilves told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.

    “And its one reason why we remain strong proponents of keeping sanctions… If this is not rolled back [ …

  • Russian newspaper: More than 2000 Russians have been killed in eastern Ukraine since 2014

    According to SuperOmsk, a Russian newspaper in the city of Omsk in the Ural Mountains, 2,081 Russians have been killed in eastern Ukraine since February of 2014. A list of names of those killed and missing persons was published on the "Cargo-200 from Ukraine to Russia" Facebook page.

    Among the 2,000 dead were seven from Omsk.

    According to "Cargo-200 from Ukraine to Russia", the bodies of 649 of the 2,081 have been returned to Russia and buried, and the group continues to determine the …