• Russia officially granted asylum to former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych

    Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych now lives in Russia under a grant of temporary asylum. This was announced by the ex-president’s lawyer Vitaliy Serdyuk on Thursday, October 13th. Serdyuk received information from the General Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation on September 29th in response to his request. Interfax-Ukraine released a fragment of the official response that stated "Certificate of temporary asylum granting in the Russian …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Russian troops in the Donbas have been brought to full combat readiness

    Russian military units have been brought to full combat readiness in the Donbas, as reported by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on its Facebook page.

    According to intelligence reports, over the past days the enemy brought numerous units into high readiness, including three separate motorized rifle brigades, nine separate assault infantry marine regiments, a rocket artillery battalion of 100 separate motorized rifle brigades, 11 separate motorized rifle …

  • Vietnam refused to allow Russia to reestablish military base on its territory

    Vietnam refused to provide its territory for deployment of a Russian military base. A statement from the Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued on Thursday, October 13th reads that Hanoi’s policy "is not to make military alliances and not to unite with any country against a third country.”

    "We will also not allow any State to deploy a military base on our territory,” stressed Lê Hải Bình, an official representative of the Ministry.

    In early October, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian …

  • PACE has not recognized elections in Crimea, called for extension of sanctions

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has condemned Russia’s State Duma elections, which were held in the annexed Crimea on the 18th of September.

    A resolution titled ‘The political consequences of the Russian aggression in Ukraine’ was adopted on the 12th of October. It states that the act of holding these elections grossly violates international law and also calls into question the legitimacy of those elected to office.

    The resolution also includes an amendment proposed …

  • U.S. officials find growing evidence of connection between Russia and WikiLeaks

    There is mounting evidence that the Russian government is supplying WikiLeaks with hacked emails belonging to Democratic Party officials, namely those of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, CNN reported, citing officials familiar with the investigation.

    The way in which the emails are leaked "suggest Moscow is at least providing the information or is possibly directly responsible for the leaks," one U.S. official said.

    U.S. intelligence agencies are continuing their investigation into the …