• Russian expert predicts airstrikes on Ukraine

    If Ukraine breaks the ceasefire, Russia will launch air strikes on infrastructure targets in Kyiv. Mikhail Alexandrov, a leading expert of the Center for Military and Political Studies of MGIMO University, made this forecast on a video uploaded to YouTube.

    "As soon as the Ukrainian side breaks the truce, a large-scale offensive by the Donbas troops will begin, supported by our air force and long-range systems. These include missile systems, cruise missiles and Iskander rockets. The basic …

  • U.S. concerned by surge of violence in the Donbas

    On the 20th of December, the Spokesperson for the United States Department of State, John Kirby, stated at a briefing that the U.S. Administration expresses its concern over the escalation of tensions in eastern Ukraine. “The United States is deeply concerned by the recent upsurge of violence in eastern Ukraine,” Kirby said.

    “Over the past two days, six Ukrainian servicemen were killed and 33 were injured during attempts by pro-Russian separatists to seize more territory from Ukraine. This the …

  • Ukrainian authorities have opened a case against Booking.com for 'aiding and abetting the occupiers in the Crimea'

    Ukrainian law enforcement authorities have opened a case against Booking.com for booking hotels in the Crimea, the Deputy of the faction of People's Front in the Verkhovna Rada, Georgiy Logvinsky, wrote on his Facebook page.

    According to him, Booking.com is violating article 332-1, 191 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code (illegal transportation of people across the state border and appropriation, embezzlement of property). The website, the deputy says, should be blocked on the Ukrainian territory …

  • US Treasury Department expanded sanctions on Russia

    The US expanded sanctions against Russia imposed in relation to the Crimean Peninsula and to Moscow's policy in the east of Ukraine. According to a report published on Tuesday, December 20th, on the website of the US Treasury, seven more individuals and more than 20 companies were included in the sanctions list.

    Individuals who were included on the sanctions list were businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, who has close business ties with the Russian Ministry of Defense and the managers of the banks …

  • The State Security Service of Ukraine: Russia distributed special equipment for wiretapping in Ukraine

    The SBU has revealed a large sales network in the Odessa region of special technical information – GPS-trackers with integrated ultrasensitive microphones, as reported by the press service of the agency.

    "The devices were made by a Russian company which closely cooperates with the Russian Federal Security Service and were ordered by one of the Ukrainian leading market players in GPS devices. Russians, with the help of certain design features and special software, have the ability to activate …