• Two Russian officers killed in Syria

    Two military advisers from Russia have been killed in Syria: Captain Evgeny Konstantinov and Major Aleksander Skladan, commander of the reconnaissance battalion, as reported by RBC news outlet, citing Sergei Minko, the Chairman of the regional branch of “Boevoe Bratstvo” (“Military Brotherhood”) in the Jewish Autonomous Region of Russia.

    In Minko’s words, the retreating Syrian army left the Russian military alone with the enemy.

    “The Syrian army stopped providing covering fire, and retreated. …

  • Mogherini: Russia hardly can be called a superpower

    The Russian Federation can hardly be called a superpower today due to its economic situation, as stated by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in Jordan, CNBC reports.

    "If we look at the state of the Russian economy today, it can hardly be called a superpower," Mogherini said. She also added that today the GDP per capita in Russia is lower than in most of the …

  • For now, Russia does not plan to supply Belarus with Iskander-M missile systems

    Dmitriy Shugaev, Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, told Interfax that for the time being, Russia does not plan to supply the Iskander-M operational and tactical missile system to Belarus. "At the moment, there have been no official requests for the acquisition of these systems from Belarus," he said during MILEX – 2017, the 8th International Exhibition of Arms and Military Machinery.

    In October 2016, Belarusian Foreign Minister, Vladimir Makei, gave an …

  • Russia says it has answered all US’s inquiries regarding interference in elections

    Oleg Khramov, deputy secretary of the Russian Security Council, said in an interview that Russia has answered all the questions coming from the US in connection with the accusations of Moscow interfering with American presidential elections and hacking the Democratic Party’s servers, Kommersant newspaper reports.

    “The Russian state departments responded in a timely manner to all inquiries coming from foreign partners. Thus a response was given immediately, in November (2016). Additional …

  • Poroshenko plans to sign law banning St. George's ribbon in Ukraine

    President Petro Poroshenko will sign a law banning St. George's ribbon as soon as it arrives from the Verkhovna Rada. He stated this on Sunday in his speech on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression in the Historical-Memorial Reserve 'Bykivnia Graves'.

    Poroshenko noted that eight years ago the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly adopted a resolution on the identity of the Nazi and Stalin regimes and proposed a joint day for the memory of the victims of Stalinism …