• US Air Force Secretary: Russia is the main threat to our national security

    The United States Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James, confirmed that Russia supports the hostilities in eastern Ukraine. In her interview with Fox News, James called Russia the number one threat to US national security, Voice of America reported.

    “Russia is one of a handful of [countries] that could pose an existential threat to the United States. They have nuclear weapons. They have been acting in very aggressive manners in recent years. And they’re also investing [in] and they’re …

  • Latvia detects three Russian military ships near its borders

    Three Russia ships were detected near Latvian territorial borders, as stated by the Latvian Armed Forces on Twitter.

    “On August 6, three Russian ships, Boikiy Steregushchy-class corvette, Admiral Essen frigate of Admiral Grigorovich-class and Dimitrovrgrad tarantul class corvette, were detected in the Latvian exclusive economic zone about 9 nautical miles from the Latvian border," reads the statement of the Latvian Armed Forces. 

    Relations between Moscow and the West have deteriorated …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador to the US criticizes Trump for his stance towards Russia

    The Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States, Valeriy Chaly, said that the statements of the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States, Donald Trump, regarding Ukraine and the Crimea have caused considerable concern in Kyiv.

    In the article in The Hill newspaper, Chaly emphasized that Trump sends the wrong signal to the world by his statements which call for the violation of international law. The Ambassador also noted that Trump’s statements run counter to the platform of …

  • US company to build nuclear fuel plant in Ukraine

    Ukraine has reached agreements with Westinghouse with regard to the increase of supply, and the future construction of a nuclear plant in the country. Interfax-Ukraine reported that this was said by the Minister of Energy and Coal Mining of Ukraine, Ihor Nasalik.

    “We have agreed on the diversification of supplies to nearly half of the nuclear units. We have also agreed to build a nuclear fuel plant in Ukraine,” Nasalik said.

    He said that they reached these agreements during his recent trip to …

  • Latvia to spend one sixth of its defense budget on radio systems

    The Latvian Ministry of Defense plans to modernize their tactical radio systems in the coming years. To accomplish this, the ministry plans to purchase equipment made by American manufacturer Harris Corporation for €67.4 million. As noted by BaltNews, this purchase represents more than one sixth of Latvia’s entire defense budget.

    Latvian military experts say this is good equipment, and the intention is to make the purchase by 2019. The equipment to be purchased includes Falcon-II and Falcon- …