• Estonian General: Sooner or later Russia will fall apart

    The Estonian Defense Ministry is not worried about Russia’s deployment of a helicopter base on Gogland Island in the Gulf of Finland, err.ee writes. In fact, when discussing this base, former Estonian Defense Forces Commander Ants Laaneots predicted the collapse of Russia.

    On Wednesday it was learned that Russia has established a helicopter base on Gogland Island in the Gulf of Finland which it intends to make permanent. Five helicopter pads and all the related infrastructure have been added …

  • Kremlin to exchange 33 Russians for 33 Ukrainian prisoners

    Russia and Ukraine are close to concluding a prisoner exchange. According to recent information, Moscow and Kyiv are discussing a “33 for 33” exchange that will not take into account the editor-in-chief of RIA Novosti’s Ukrainian branch, Kirill Vyshinsky, reports RBC news agency citing an informed source. Two other sources familiar with the details of the negotiation process on both sides confirmed that such an exchange scenario is being discussed.

    According to the current plan, Vyshinsky’s …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky urges EU to keep Russia out of G7

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had a telephone conversation with the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, reports the press service of Ukrainian President.

    "Volodymyr Zelensky called on the European Union to show its determination against Russia's return to the Group of Seven (G7) until the annexation of Crimea and the aggression in the Donbas continue. These are the reasons why Russia was excluded from the G7," reads the message of the Ukrainian President.

    Donald Tusk …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau condemn plan to allow Russia back to G7

    On August 22, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had a telephone conversation with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. They discussed Russia’s possible return to the G7, reports press-service of the Ukrainian President.

    Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Trudeau for Canada's firm position against Russia's return to the Group of Seven because of the aggression, which continues in the Donbas, as well as the annexation of Crimea.

    "He also noted that in a situation where Ukrainians continue to …

  • Russian defense minister talks of threat in the East

    The military strategic situation around Russia remains tense: in addition to increased activity by NATO states in the West, there are now threats coming from the East, said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu.

    Shoygu claims that the eastern threat to Russia is being created by the actions of the US and its allies, who he says are trying to expand their influence in the Asian and Pacific region.

    “In the eastern strategic area there is a persisting trend towards a complication of the …