• US accuses Russian aircraft of another dangerous maneuver over the Baltic Sea

    The US military has accused Russian aircraft of yet another dangerous maneuver over the Baltic Sea, Radio Svoboda reported.

    US Navy Captain Danny Hernandez, a spokesman for the US European Command, said that the incident took place on April 14th when a Russian Su-27 fighter jet "performed erratic and aggressive maneuvers" dangerously close to a US RC-135 reconnaissance plane during a routine flight in international airspace.

    He added the Russian Su-27 barrel-rolled near the RC-135, coming …

  • Lawyer: Savchenko's health continues to deteriorate

    Nadiya Savchenko’s lawyer, Ilya Novikov, reported a sharp deterioration in his client’s health, Current Time reported, with reference to Ukrainskaya Pravda.

    Savchenko is on the 12th day of her dry hunger strike, but agreed to have IV fluids administered.

    “If yesterday, Nadiya’s sister Verna had not persuaded her to agree to go on a drip, her condition would have been even more complicated,” Novikov stated.

    Novikov stated that there was a possibility that Russia would agree to transfer …

  • Russia's new National Guard will be used in operations abroad

    Russia’s new National Guard will now be able to fight outside of Russia. Participation in peacekeeping operations is one of the functions of the new office as stated in the published draft of the presidential decree on the establishment of the Federal Service of the Russian Guard, RBC reported.The Federal Service of the National Guard Troops of Russia (Rosguard) will participate in the peacekeeping operations and employees` training of law enforcement bodies of foreign states. This is stated in …

  • Donald Trump has not responded to invitation to visit Crimea

    The website Kryminform, which is closely tied to Crimean authorities, reported that U.S. Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, ignored an invitation by the head of the Russian-controlled Administration of Yalta, Andrei Rostenko, to visit Crimea.

    But, as Rostenko noted, in the event of Trump’s victory in the elections, the invitation will be repeated.

    “We haven’t had an answer yet. I think that he is busy campaigning. If he wins, we will repeat our invitation,” he said.

    The Russian …

  • After a small growth in February, Russian industrial production continues to decline

    In March 2016, the industrial production growth index began to decline again in Russia. After small growth in February, it suffered a 0.5% decline for the year.

    The Index of Industrial Production for Russia in March 2016 declined by 0.5% as compared to the first month of last spring, as indicated by Rosstat Materials. Industrial production in February rose for the first time in a year, increasing by 1%. However, as compared to 2015, there were 29 days in February this year.

    Earlier, experts …