• Antonov showcases its aircraft at arms exhibition in India

    The delegation of the Antonov State Company of Ukraine is participating in DefExpo-2016, the Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems Exhibition, in Goa, India, the company said in a statement. As noted in the statement, the promising projects of the Antonov State Company can become the basis of further development of fruitful cooperation between Ukraine and India in the aviation industry.

    "The Antonov State Company proposes the latest multi-purpose An-132 transport aircraft with …

  • Rzeczpospolita: Putin's allies have lost billions of dollars due to sanctions

    The publication wrote that Timchenko had lost about four billion dollars and Rotenberg, about three billion.

    During the two years that sanctions have been imposed by the EU and the U.S. against Russia due to the war against Ukraine, friends of President Vladimir Putin have lost billions of dollars.

    Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported this issue, adding that Gennady Timchenko, who is “number one” in all the “blacklists” of the West is the most affected by the economic pressure. Before the …

  • Moldova insists on the withdrawal of the Russian troops from Transnistria

    The Republic of Moldova reaffirms its position on the withdrawal of Russian troops and weapons from Transnistria. This was announced during the Moldovan-Russian consultations that took place in Chișinău, the news agency UKRINFORM reported.

    The head of the Moldovan delegation, Darii Lillian, who is the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, said that Moldova insists on the replacement of the Russian peacekeepers in the security zone on the Dniester by the mission of the …

  • Russian arms deals exceed $50 billion

    The export contracts of Russian weapons accounts to more than $54 billion  the Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation of the Russian Federation, Anatoly Punchuk, said in an interview with the news agency RIA Novosti. "As for the orders portfolio, today it is over $54 billion," Punchuk said.

    As reported, after the operation in Syria, Russia received many requests to sell military equipment. 

    Algeria intends to buy 12 Su-34 frontline bombers and 10 Su-35C. …

  • Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs calls for stronger sanctions against Russia

    The Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stéphane Dion, stated that Ottawa favors maintaining and strengthening sanctions against Russia, Maclean’s reported. Speaking at the opening conference at the University of Ottawa in Canada, the Minister reported about the effectiveness of sanctions against Russia due to the fact that a large number of countries supported the sanctions.

    “Sanctions, imposed against Russia because of the situation in Ukraine, are effective only because a large number of …

  • Latvia blocks website of Russian news agency 'Sputnik'

    Authorities in Latvia called the agency an instrument of Russian propaganda and misinformation. The decision to block the website is related to sanctions imposed on Russia by the European Union.

    Latvia denied the agency the right to use the domain .lv for the news portal Sputnik Latvia, as reported by internet portal Delfi on March 29th. As reflected in the official letter received by the management of Sputnik Latvia on behalf of the NIC registrar, "registration of the domain name sputniknews. …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces expect separatist assault on government-held Avdiivka

    The fighting around Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine has intensified in recent days, and, according to journalist Roman Bochkala, separatist groups are preparing a major assault on Ukrainian positions.

    Bochkala noted on his Facebook page that members of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic have been using heavy artillery, weapons that are prohibited by the Minsk Agreements, to prepare for an offensive on Avdiivka.

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces insist that they defend their positions using only …

  • Police in Kiev will receive English lessons, courtesy of the UK Embassy and other donors

    A new project, Capital English, was launched to help police in Kiev learn English for free. The program was presented by the Mayor of the capital, Vitali Klitschko, together with the Deputy Chief of the National Police, Konstantin Bushuyev, and the head of the Kiev Police, Andrei Kryschenko, UNIAN reported.

    "We have launched these courses; this is just one of the police reforms, it is one more step on the path to make our city a truly European one where services are available in many languages, …

  • Washington has ruled out exchanging Russians in US prisons for Savchenko

    Washington is not considering the possibility of exchanging sentenced Ukrainian Pilot, Nadiya Savchenko, for Russians convicted by the United States."We do not consider this possibility," the spokesman for the US Embassy in Moscow, Will Stevens, told RBC. The US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, in turn, has called reports of such talks "ridiculous," RIA Novosti reported. Earlier, Interfax, citing informed sources, reported that Moscow is negotiating the exchange of Savchenko for a group …

  • Another separatist official dismissed as the power struggle in the so-called LPR continues

    Last week, members of the People’s Council of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic voted to dismiss Chairman Aleksey Kariakin, who was also one of the leaders of the “Army of the South-East”, which was instrumental in seizing parts of the Luhansk region in the beginning of the war, Radio Svoboda reported. Kariakin’s removal is the latest in a series of forced resignations of commanders of so-called LPR forces, the majority of whom were involved in the early battles of the war.

    Moreover, …