• Russia: Ukraine's banning of the St. George's ribbon will postpone the implementation of the Minsk agreements

    The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs belives that banning St. George's ribbon in Ukraine will postpone the implementation of the Minsk agreements. This was stated by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova at a briefing in Moscow, UNIAN reports.

    "Regarding the ban on the distribution and manufacture of St. George's Ribbons, you know perfectly well that this will not affect the Russian Federation in any way but it will have a huge negative impact on …

  • Russian hackers fabricated evidence of cooperation between Russian independent media and the U.S. State Department

    Russian hackers fabricated evidence of cooperation between the U.S. State Department and independent Russian media and opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The corresponding research was published by the human rights organization Citizen Lab.

    According to Republic news outlet, the falsification became possible after hackers got access to the documents of American journalist David Satter, who had worked for Radio Liberty in Moscow since 2013. Before placing Satter's documents in the public domain, …

  • Russia intends to build helicopter carrier by 2022

    The first Russian helicopter carrier could be delivered to the Russian Navy within as little as four years, its construction has already been included in the state weapons program, said Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov, as reported by TASS.

    “The construction cycle of a helicopter carrier is a minimum of four years, well, somewhere towards 2022,” he said during the HeliRussia 2017 exhibition, in response to reporters’ questions on when the Russian helicopter carrier could be built. …

  • Ukraine's NSDC did not consider the termination of passenger rail transport with Russia

    The termination of passenger rail transportation between Ukraine and Russia was not considered at the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.

    "The issue of stopping passenger transportation by rail to Russia was not considered at the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council," the NSDC press service stated, responding to a request from Interfax-Ukraine.

    Russian newspaper "Kommersant" cited several sources close to the government of Ukraine, reporting that …

  • Russia’s representative to NATO: Russia concerned about increase in U.S. military budget

    Russia is concerned about the increase in military spending by Donald Trump’s administration within NATO by 40% in 2018, Russia's permanent representative to the alliance Alexander Grushko said on the television station Rossiya 24.

    “What worries us right now is that the Trump administration asked for $4.8 billion for next year for the so-called Allied Reassurance Initiative. This year, the funding amounted to $3.7 billion. This means a 40 percent increase,” he said.

    According to Grushko, this …