• U.S. builds new military base in northern Syria

    The U.S.-led coalition forces have begun building a new military base in northern Syria, where Russia has been trying to establish its presence, reported Russian Telegram-channel " the Military Observer" which monitors the Syrian conflict.

    It is noted that the new base is being built in rural areas in Deir ez-Zor province, which is home to a third of Syria's oil deposits. Russia is very interested in this territory and it has repeatedly made attempts to take control of it. One such attempt a …

  • Putin signs law allowing Kremlin to fine YouTube and social networks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved an amendment to the Code on Administrative Offences, which will allow to fine foreign Internet platforms that allow discrimination against Russian state media.

    The document provides for sanctions for non-compliance with the regulations of the Russian media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, which previously received the right to block or slow down access to resources listed as violators by the Prosecutor General's Office and the Foreign Ministry.

    According …

  • Largest investor leaves Nord Stream 2

    Germany's Wintershall Dea no longer plans to provide funding to the Nord Stream 2 project, the company said in a annual report.

    "The Group‘s involvement with the Nord Stream 2 project is limited to the provision of loans together with four major European energy companies (ENGIE, OMV, Shell and Uniper). The company‘s loan payments to Nord Stream 2 AG amount to €730 million and were completed prior to the revision of the ‘Countering America‘s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act ‘CAATSA‘ Section 232 …

  • Armenian Prime Minister: during Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Russian missiles worked only 10 percent of the time

    During the war in Nagorno-Karabakh in the autumn of 2020, the Russian Iskander missiles in service with Armenian Armed Forces did not exploded "or exploded only 10% of the time", said Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in an interview with the website 1in.am.

    Answering the journalist's question: "How is it possible?", Pashinyan replied: "I don't know... Maybe it’s an 80s weapon."

    Pashinyan’s comments came in response to the words of the country's former Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan that …

  • Ukraine signs $85.6 million tank-repair contract with Pakistan

    During the IDEX-2021 exhibition, Ukrainian state-owned defense holding Ukroboronprom signed a contract with Pakistan to repair T-80UD tanks with a total value of $85.6 million, reported Ukroboronprom’s press service.

    "Our armoured plants are constantly updating their production facilities and improving technology, which ensures high quality work and products. We also discussed with the Pakistani side new orders for the supply of 6TD1 and 6TD2 engines to this country," said Yuri Gusev, CEO of …