• Former Pentagon adviser: The US should have given anti-tank missiles to Ukraine two years ago

    According to Evelyn Farkas, the former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, if Ukraine had received Javelin anti-tank missiles two years ago, the country would not be experiencing the current conflict. 

    As the former Pentagon adviser explained to Golos Ameriki, the US could still provide Ukraine with these ani-tank missiles, which would help to change the balance of power in the region, as well as send a clear message to Moscow that if the current conflict …

  • Trilateral Contact Group signs two documents in Minsk

    The Trilateral Contact Group has reached an agreement on the development of additional documents aimed at the stabilization of the situation in the Donbas.

    According to the OSCE Special Representative, Martin Sajdik, the Trilateral Contact Group on the settlement of the conflict in the Donbas signed two documents during the meeting in Minsk.  The first one provides for the identification and designation of mine fields and the creation of mine clearance maps for the Donbas. The deadline for …

  • The Pentagon has found a replacement for Russian RD-180 rocket engines

    The Pentagon has found a replacement for Russian RD-180 rocket engines, having signed contracts with two American companies, American Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Services. This was stated in a message by the Ministry of Defense of the United States.

    Aerojet Rocketdyne will focus on the development of the rocket engine AR1.  An agreement was reached for $115 million.  United Launch Services will develop a prototype booster Vulcan with a rocket engine BE-4 and rocket propulsion. This …

  • Amnesty International: Russia carries out systematic airstrikes on hospitals in Syria

    Crisis Response Director for Amnesty International, Tirana Hassan, stated that Syrian and Russian Air Forces carry out systematic airstrikes on hospitals and other civilian infrastructure targets in order to ensure the movement of offensive Government troops in Syria.

    Healthcare facilities in the regions that surround Aleppo and are controlled by opposition groups are the main targets of airstrikes by Russian and Syrian Armed Forces, the EPD Agency quoted Hassan as saying on the 2nd of March. …

  • Russia's Poseidon gas transport project won’t be a priority for the EU

    The EU is not ready to grant priority status to Russia’s new Poseidon gas transport project.

    According to Evropeyskaya Pravda, this statement was made by the European Commissioner, Maroš Šefčovič, during the Ukrainian Energy Forum.

    “It is difficult to comment on this Russian initiative as it was only announced a few days ago.  We do not have any official documents yet,” Sefchovich said.

    "However, we can say that the Poseidon project duplicates the transit routes which will transport Asian …