• Kremlin: war in Ukraine can resume any time

    Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov believes that a "civil war" could soon start in Ukraine.

    Peskov said that next to Russia is a country in which the authorities can allegedly "start to solve the problems by force". According to him, this poses a threat to Russia and therefore the Kremlin has to take certain measures to ensure its security.

    According to Peskov, the movements of troops is Russia’s "internal business" that should not cause any concern.

    In addition, Putin's spokesman …

  • Erdogan refuses to recognize Crimea as Russian and supports Ukraine joining NATO

    Turkey is committed to a strategic partnership with Ukraine, intends to expand cooperation with Kyiv in defense and does not recognize Russia's annexation of Crimea, said Turkish President Recep Erdogan after talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Istanbul.

    "We stand for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. We reaffirmed our principled decision not to recognize the annexation of Crimea," Erdogan said, adding that he also supports the Crimean Platform, Kyiv's …

  • Russian troops on the move in Transnistria

    A convoy of armoured personnel carriers was spotted near Tiraspol airfield, located 13 kilometers from the western border with Ukraine, reported Nexta.

    Officially, there are about 1,700 Russian troops in Transnistria. However, the actual size of the contingent is unknown. These are parts of the 14th Army, which was stationed in the region after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

    Despite the extremely small area, population and general economic insolvency, Transnistria holds an important …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine is not planning an offensive in Donbas

    The Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Colonel-General Ruslan Khomchak, said that Russia tries to intimidate Ukraine with use of its military force, thereby artificially exacerbating the situation in order to achieve its own geostrategic goals.

    According to him, Russia is conducting a disinformation campaign, claiming that Ukraine is preparing an offensive on the Donbas. The purpose of this campaign, Khomchak says, is to discredit Ukraine in the international arena, to stir …

  • Putin calls Erdogan ahead of Zelensky’s visit to Turkey

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine by phone, reported Putin’s press service.

    During the telephone conversation, Putin outlined to Erdogan "Russian approaches to resolving the internal Ukrainian crisis." The Russian side stressed that it considers the Minsk "Complex of Measures", which was adopted in 2015, as an alternative basis for resolving the conflict.

    Putin in his usual manner accused Ukraine  of evading …