• Ukrainian oligarch Kolomoisky promises to return to Ukraine if Zelensky wins elections

    In an interview with journalists from the program “Schemes: Corruption in detail”, exiled Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky promised to return to Ukraine if Volodymyr Zelensky wins the second round of Ukraine’s presidential elections.

    When asked whether he would return if the actor Zelensky is elected president, Kolomoisky responded: “Well of course. I was already intending to return, but now there are all kinds of situations… I had plans to return to Ukraine between the first and second …

  • Israeli company publishes satellite images of Russian Iskander missiles in Syria

    The Israeli company ImageSat International (ISI), specializing in satellite photography, took a photo of the Iskander-M complex at the Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria. The company posted the photos to its Twitter page.

    The photos date April 17. The company claims that they capture the conveyor and loader, as well as the Iskander launcher.

    #NOW: an #SS26 #Iskander #SSM practice in #Hmeimim, the #Russian airbase in #Syria. #SnapTasking and high-revisit advantage.#ISI #missile #VISINT #IMINT …

  • Russia to dispute arbitration court verdict on Ukrnafta lawsuit

    Russia has not yet received the International Court of Arbitration’s ruling on the Ukrnafta lawsuit through the official diplomatic channels, but it plans to dispute the ruling at the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland, RBC reported citing the Russian Justice Ministry.

    “The Russian Federation plans to dispute the current decision and to use all the available legal protection mechanisms provided by international law and Swiss legislation,” the ministry said in a statement.

    On 12 April, the …

  • Israel may have used latest Rampage missiles in last Syria attack

    The Israeli Air Force may have used the latest Rampage air-launched ballistic missiles during its operation to destroy an Iranian center in Syria where surface-to-surface missiles supplied by Hezbollah were being stored.

    This theory was proposed by the military analyst Babak Taghvaee on Twitter. He claims that Israel resorted to using Rampage missiles out of fear of possible losses if Syria were to activate its S-300 aerial defense systems.

    "Israel Air Force successfully used Rampage for …

  • International arbitration rules to recover $50 million from Russia for the expropriation of Ukrnafta assets in Crimea

    The UN arbitration court ordered Russia to pay US 44.4 million dollars to the Ukrainian oil company Ukrnafta for the expropriation of property in Crimea, reported Ukrnafta’s press service in a statement published on the company’s website.

    The focus of the dispute was administrative offices and 16 gas stations that were seized by Russia after the annexation off the Crimea.

    On June 3, 2015, PJSC Ukrnafta referred the dispute to an ad hoc arbitration tribunal using the Arbitration Rules of the …