• Russia sends more bombers to Syria

    Russia has sent a group of Su-24 and Su-34 bombers to its Hmeymim base in Syria and is preparing to send a group of Su-25 ground attack aircraft in an effort to intensify its support for the Syrian government after the ceasefire plan broke down, Izvestia reported, citing an unnamed Russian military official.

    “Extra Su-24 and Su-34 bombers and Su-25s are still in reserve on Russian territory. If necessary, the group [in Syria] can be strengthened in 2-3 days. Su-25 ground attack aircraft, …

  • Moscow demands that Washington provide information about potential terrorist attacks against Russia

    The director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, stated that the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs requires that Washington immediately provide all information on planned terrorist acts against Russia and its citizens. According to her, silence will be considered withholding information.

    “In case of the presence of any information about planned terrorist acts, possible attacks on Russian cities, possible provocations and …

  • A representative from Iranian travel agency says Crimea will replace Turkey as destination for Iranian vacationers

    At the Open Crimea forum in Yalta, representatives from the travel company BuranPars, which serves Iranian tourists, stated that the Crimean peninsula is a promising travel destination and will replace Turkey for Iranian tourists, RIA Novosti reports.

    “Iranians love to travel and explore new destinations. Turkey will be gradually replaced for Iranian tourists. I think the Crimea is the best alternative for this. Next season, we plan to open a Crimean tour from Iran. In Turkey, some people just …

  • UK citizen appeared in London court for involvement in the war in eastern Ukraine

    A 41-year-old Briton, filmed on video together with pro-Russian separatists in the Donbas, appeared in a London court on the 28th of September. Benjamin Stimson, from Oldham in the north-western part of England, is charged under several articles of the British anti-terrorist legislation.

    According to a police spokesman, he is specifically accused of “intent to commit an act of terrorism and the steps to implement this” and “intent to commit acts of terrorism and assistance to acts of terrorism” …

  • US General Hodges: We are able to deter Russia

    Late last week, the Commander of the U.S Army in Europe, Lieutenant General Frederick Benjamin Hodges, visited Latvia and met with the Commander of the National Armed Forces of Latvia, Raimonds Graube, in order to discuss bilateral cooperation and the implementation of the decisions of the Warsaw Summit, as reported by BaltNews.lv.

    "I have regularly visited Latvia over the past four years and I see the contributions of the Ministry of Defense and the National Armed Forces of Latvia in the …