• Media: NATO deploys forces in the east in preparation for war with Russia

    The reason for the numerous deployments of NATO forces in Eastern Europe has finally been revealed: the alliance wants to prepare for war with Russia, German web site NEOPresse writes.

    As the publication emphasizes, NATO has been augmenting its military presence in Eastern Europe since 2015. It all began with Poland, and in 2016, corresponding measures spread to Baltic states – Latvia and Lithuania. Together with the deployment of rapid response squads, new military bases were organized, and …

  • Russian Defense Ministry announces successful launch of Bulava intercontinental missile from Yuriy Dolgorukiy submarine

    The Yuriy Dolgorukiy submarine launched a Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from a submerged position in the Barents Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. According to the Ministry, the target was located at the Kura missile testing range in Kamchatka, and the launch was made according to the combat training plan.

    “According to objective control, the ICBM military components completed an entire flight program cycle and successfully hit the targets at the testing range,” …

  • 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 …