• In a leaked wiretap, Belarusian Interior Minister reveals Lukashenko’s orders to shoot at protesters and create special detention camps

    Belarusian opposition initiative By_Pol, the union of the security forces of Belarus,  posted on the Internet an audio recording, where a man, with a voice similar to the Belarusian Interior Minister Nikolai Karpenkov’s, discussing the use of weapons against protesters and the creation of special detention camps.

    In the released recording, one can hear Karpenkov talking about a meeting with the self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, where Lukashenko directly approves the …

  • U.S. delivers additional military aid to Ukraine

    The United States has delivered to the Ukrainian Armed Forces another shipment of military assistance as part of Ukrainian Security Assistance Initiative, reported the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.

    As part of the initiative, Ukraine received 20 Humvee trucks and 84 boats.

    "Nothing could stop the delivery of 20 Humvees to the Ukrainian Land Forces and Special Operations Forces along with 84 boats for Ukrainian Navy as part of the Ukrainian Security Assistance Initiative," the Embassy said on …

  • Russia withdraws from Open Skies Treaty

    The system of Russian-American agreements on mutual arms control and military activity, created at the end of the Cold War, continues to fall apart.

    Moscow is beginning the process to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Friday.

    “On November 22, the United States withdrew from the treaty. As a result, the balance of interests of the signatories was "substantially disrupted, its effectiveness was seriously damaged, and the role of the Open Skies Treaty …

  • Russia’s Gazprom postpones construction of Nord Stream-2 pipeline

    Construction of the last section of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline in Danish territorial waters has been postponed.

    Switzerland's Nord Stream 2 AG, Gazprom's 100 percent subsidiary, has no plans to start work on January 15, the day when Denmark’s permit for the beginning of the construction takes effect, Handelsblatt reported.

    The reason for the delay is the necessity to "check the equipment," the company spokesman said, adding that the exact date when the construction could begin can not be …

  • Russia prepares for escalation in Syria after Biden comes to power

    Russia is preparing for worsening of the situation in Syria after the Democrats come to power in the United States. Russian officials believe that the Democrats plan to change the policy of Donald Trump on non-interference in the Syrian conflict.

    On Monday, January 11, a large landing ship Saratov passed through the Bosphorus Strait in the direction of the Russian base in Tartus.

    According to Interfax, the ship entered the Mediterranean Sea, where the Russian flotilla of more than ten …