• Russia expresses willingness to take Mladic for medical treatment

    Russia sent a message to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) confirming its willingness to accept Ratko Mladić, the former commander of the Bosnian Serb forces, for medical treatment. This was reported by TASS on Wednesday, March 22nd.

    “The contents of the message are confidential and meant for the ICTY. But what’s mentioned in the petition (sent to Mladić’s defense team in the ICTY on March 20th) is true,” stated Victoria Goncharova in an interview with the …

  • Putin promises to increase sales of Russian weapons on world market

    Russian military equipment is supplied to 52 countries, and the portfolio of orders for export is at about $50 billion, said Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin, Izvestia reported.

    “Russian military products are in strong demand and are supplied to 52 countries around the world. Last year, new contracts were signed for a total of $9.5 billion, so the domestic defense industry’s portfolio of orders for export remains at $50 billion,” the president said at a meeting of the committee for …

  • Eurovision participant from Russia banned from entering Ukraine

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has banned Russian singer Yuliya Samoylova from entering the country for three years, although she was meant to represent Russia at the international competition “Eurovision” which will be held in Kyiv in 2017.“The decision was made on the basis of information received about her violating Ukrainian legislation [entering the territory of the Crimea, which is temporarily not controlled by Kyiv, in violation of the procedure established by Ukraine, in 2015]” …

  • Russia is building a large number of warships

    Military shipbuilding enterprises in Russia are busy with orders that will run through to 2023. During a press briefing, the President of the United Shipbuilding Corporation said, "With regard to military shipbuilding, it's true that presently we are busy until 2021-2023. Most of our enterprises have never experienced such a load, not even during the Soviet era.”

    "Presently, the number of years and projects that will comprise the load on each of the shipyards in the future varies greatly. Now …

  • Polish Defense Minister accuses Tusk of making a deal with Putin

    Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz has accused the former Prime Minister of Poland and current President of the European Council Donald Tusk of making an “illegal deal” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as reported by Polskie Radio.

    According to Macierewicz, Tusk deliberately did not order an investigation into the plane crash near Smolensk because he had made an agreement about it with Russia.

    “Premier Donald Tusk made an illegal deal with Vladimir Putin at the expense of Poland, …