• EU to fund pipeline to help Finland reduce its dependence on Russian energy

    The European Union will provide €187.5 million for the construction of a gas pipeline which will allow Finland to reduce its dependence on Russian energy, Deutsche Welle reported.

    On Friday, July 15, EU member states excepted the proposal of the European Commission to finance the construction of the pipeline, which will connect Estonia and Finland. This was reported on the website of the European Commission. The pipeline, which will begin operating in 2020, aims to reduce Finland's dependence …

  • Mayor of Ankara: Pilot who shot down Russian plane last year participated in coup attempt

    According to the Mayor of Ankara, Melih Gökçek, one of the participants of the coup attempt in Turkey was the pilot of the F-16 fighter that shot down a Russian Su-24 frontline bomber over the Turkish-Syrian border in November of last year, RBC reported.

    While many of the details of Friday night’s coup attempt in Turkey remain unclear, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has insinuated that Fethullah Gulen, a powerful US-based Muslim cleric, is behind the coup attempt.

    At least 161 people …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reaffirms its support for the Turkish government

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it reaffirmed its support for the democratically elected government in the Turkish Republic following an attempted coup in the country on Friday night, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    "We hope that the President and the government quickly restore social peace and stability based on respect for democratic values ​​and the laws of Turkey," the statement read.

    Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin also expressed his condolences for …

  • NASA doesn't plan to extend contact with Russian Space Agency to deliver astronauts to ISS

    NASA does not plan to extend its contract with the Russian Space Agency to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) after 2019. The final decision will, however, be made in the near future. Russian RIA Novosti news agency reported that this was stated by the associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Directorate at NASA Headquarters, William Gerstenmaier.

    “As of now, we do not plan to extend the contract but we are reviewing it and will make a decision …

  • Estonian Air Force: US may deploy F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to the Baltic

    The Commander of the Estonian Air Force, Colonel Jaak Tarien, stated that U.S. fifth generation F-35 fighter jets could soon be deployed in the Baltic States. According to him, the aircraft will be invisible to the Russian anti-aircraft defense system in Kaliningrad.

    “This aircraft is called a flying supercomputer. For example, the F-35 can stay invisible to the Russian anti-aircraft defense system that is located in the Kaliningrad region,” Tarien noted. According to him, if F-35 fighter jets …