• Ukrainian president points out threats from Nord Stream 2 in discussion with French prime minister

    In Paris, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe discussed the development of trade and economic cooperation and renewable energy projects, the press service of the President of Ukraine reported.

    The Ukrainian president’s press service noted that the two politicians agreed to activate the Ukraine-France Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Matters.

    “Petro Poroshenko and Édouard Philippe discussed the prospects of French companies entering the …

  • Media: Ukrainian intelligence unmasks Russian agent who planned to recruit SBU officers

    In the Odessa province, Ukrainian counter intelligence has exposed and arrested a Russian FSB agent who intended to recruit officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), TSN correspondent Andriy Tsaplienko wrote on his Facebook page.

    According to the journalist, the arrested person by the name of Igor Tkachenko was previously the head of communications for the “Dniester” battalion of the so-called Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR), and is currently an agent of the FSB and the …

  • Mercenary who fought for separatists in Donbas on trial in Czech Republic

    The Czech police have brought the first charges against a Czech citizen for participating in the fight for the Donbas on the side of the pro-Russian separatists.

    As reported by the local media, the former Czech soldier “participated in the preparation of terrorist attacks on the Donbas”. The court is currently considering the case which has been placed under an “information embargo”.

    This is the first time that Czech prosecution authorities have begun considered a case with charges against a …

  • Media reports indicate that there are more than 1,200 people in the DPR’s Marine Corps

    More than 1,200 people serve in the 9th Separate Motorized Rifle Regiment of the Marine Corps of the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), as reported by Kommersant newspaper, quoting a source close to the military command of the DPR.

    It was noted that the regiment is armed with T-72 tanks, BMP-2 armored vehicles and BTR-80 armored personnel carriers. According to Ukrainian forces, at the beginning of 2016, this regiment of the DPR Armed Forces was reinforced with Russian servicemen from the 810th …

  • Over 1,700 residents of the Crimea were conscripted into the Russian military this year

    As of June 23, more nearly two thousand Crimean residents have arrived at the units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for military service, Krym.Realii reported with the reference to the data of the Southern Military District of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

    “The Military Registration and Enlistment Offices of the annexed Crimea have met more than 80% of the goal of springtime conscription into the Russian Army. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation …