Former Ukrainian Ambassador to the US Valeriy Chaly confirmed to the LB.ua in an interview that Ukraine has not agreed to declassify the transcripts of the phone calls between US President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.
“If Ukraine agrees to publish the relevant phone call, according to procedure, it must agree to declassify it… Phone calls have a certain restricted access. In the US, it’s very closely regulated, you saw an example of this in the last scandal, …
Ruslan Boshirov, one of London’s chief suspects in the Skripal poisoning case and identified by Bellingcat to be the same person as GRU Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga, has been spotted in the wedding photographs of GRU Major-General Andrey Averyanov’s daughter, Radio Liberty reports, based on a joint investigation with Bellingcat.
According to the journalists, the photographs were taken six months before the poisoning of the Skripals. The wedding was held in a hotel on the shore of Lake Senezh, 15 …
The Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has had its Austrian compressors remotely shut down, Pavel Krylov, head of department N335, told the Interfax news agency.
According to him, the equipment from the Swiss company LMF was “deactivated via satellite”. Now the compressors are “dead weight, they still aren’t working, they’ve simply turned into scrap metal,” Krylov lamented.
The manufacturer itself is capable of remotely deactivating compressors and similar equipment, a source close to Gazprom told …
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko stated that the European Union's sanctions against Russia could not be lifted until Russia fulfills its part of the Minsk agreements.
"We have a consensus with European Foreign Ministers that sanctions cannot be lifted if Russia does not fulfill its part of the Minsk agreements," wrote Prystaiko on Twitter.
Prystaiko also noted that the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry asked to strengthen sanctions because of the recent so-called "elections" in the Russian- …
The Russian Navy’s frigate “Admiral Makarov” fired practice shots in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, using Kalibr cruise missiles (NATO classification: SS-N-27 “Sizzler”), RIA Novosti reports.
The ship’s commander, second rank captain Anton Kuprin, said that “all the weaponry has been tested in combat in the last two years, Kalibrs have been fired directly, and shots have been fired from the anti-aircraft systems”.
“Ships of this project have already carried out assignments …