• Russian MoD orders next generation optical-electronic intelligence satellites

    The Russian Ministry of Defence plans to deploy the optical-electronic intelligence satellites in 2019. These will be based on the latest Hrazdan spacecrafts, Kommersant reports, citing industry and military sources on Thursday, July 28, 2016.

    In 2008 - 2015 the military launched three such satellites and now there are only two of them. According to the publication, they are actively involved in the operations of the Russian Armed Forces in Syria.

    According to its description, Hrazdan is, " …

  • Ukrainian MP: 50,000 Russians fought in the Donbas

    Anton Herashchenko, a member of the “People’s Front” faction of parliament, wrote on his Facebook page that 50,000 Russians took part in hostilities on the territory of Ukraine. "These are not just speculations and assumptions but documentary evidence discovered by volunteers of the project 'Myrotvorets' [Peacemaker] in a mailbox belonging to Russian terrorist Maria Koleda. Koleda serves as a head of the terrorist press service of the terrorist organization, the Donetsk People’s Republic,” he …

  • The Kremlin: Trump saying he might recognize Russian-Crimea is only campaign rhetoric

    Any conclusions drawn from the statement can be attributed to campaign rhetoric.

    Through the President of Russia’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin reported that the statement made by the US Republican Party's presidential candidate, Donald Trump, concerning the possible recognition of Crimea as part of Russia, will not change Russia’s attitude towards him, RIA Novosti reports.

    According to Peskov, Trump’s statement was a case of campaign rhetoric.

    “We know perfectly well that …

  • Ukraine's Antonov wins $2.9 million suit against Russian aviation plant

    As reported by the press-service of law firm Ilyashev & Partners, which represents the interests of the company in court, the Antonov State Company won a suit against Russian company Aviakor Aviation Plant for $2.9 million.

    “Pursuant to the court judgment of July 4, 2016, the claims of the State Enterprise Antonov for more than USD 2.9 million were satisfied and shall be recovered in favor of our client,” the statement read.

    The subject of the dispute was the payment of royalties for use of …

  • Transit of Russian gas reached record low

    The head of Naftogaz, Andriy Kobolyev, has reported on the low volumes of Russian gas transit and explained that this a result of the pressure that Moscow is exerting on Kiev. He said this while on air with Channel 5.

    “Transit volumes have continued to decrease and are now at a record low. This is related to the pressure that Russia exerts on Ukraine and Naftogaz. Its goals are to firstly minimize the revenue from this type of business and secondly, I think, it is part of a tactic to promote …