• Media: Russia to recall its U.S. Ambassador

    Russia recalls its ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, who played a key role in Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections, BuzzFeedNews reports citing three anonymous sources.

    According to BuzzFeedNews, Kislyak and his family will leave Washington next month after a farewell reception in his honor. The reception will be held July 11th at the St. Regis Hotel, two blocks from the White House.

    Earlier it was reported that the 66-year-old Kislyak will go to New York and lead the Russian …

  • Ukrainian president points out threats from Nord Stream 2 in discussion with French prime minister

    In Paris, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe discussed the development of trade and economic cooperation and renewable energy projects, the press service of the President of Ukraine reported.

    The Ukrainian president’s press service noted that the two politicians agreed to activate the Ukraine-France Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Matters.

    “Petro Poroshenko and Édouard Philippe discussed the prospects of French companies entering the …

  • Russia will continue to supply RD-180 rocket engines to the US

    Russia will continue to supply RD-180 rocket engines to the United States, said Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees the Russian government's space industry, RIA Novosti reports.

    "We discussed this issue; I won't deny, I gathered our specialists several times. We thought - what for?” he said.

    "We would [otherwise] lose money; let them fly on our engines, especially since they are old ... It [the RD-180] is from 1994; we already created a new engine a long time ago, and they [our …

  • Media: Ukrainian intelligence unmasks Russian agent who planned to recruit SBU officers

    In the Odessa province, Ukrainian counter intelligence has exposed and arrested a Russian FSB agent who intended to recruit officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), TSN correspondent Andriy Tsaplienko wrote on his Facebook page.

    According to the journalist, the arrested person by the name of Igor Tkachenko was previously the head of communications for the “Dniester” battalion of the so-called Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR), and is currently an agent of the FSB and the …

  • Over 1,700 residents of the Crimea were conscripted into the Russian military this year

    As of June 23, more nearly two thousand Crimean residents have arrived at the units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for military service, Krym.Realii reported with the reference to the data of the Southern Military District of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

    “The Military Registration and Enlistment Offices of the annexed Crimea have met more than 80% of the goal of springtime conscription into the Russian Army. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation …