• Barack Obama called on Putin to withdraw Russian forces from Ukraine

    While meeting with President Putin at the G20 Summit, President Obama raised the issue of withdrawal of the foreign troops from Ukraine, the release of hostages and return of the control over the Ukrainian border. The information on the meeting of the two Presidents has been made available through an official report of the US National Security Council.According to the White House, the talks between Putin and Obama lasted about 35 minutes.Talking about the situation in Ukraine, the US President …

  • Ukraine may return heavy weaponry if situation escalates.

    According to Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko, Ukraine could return its heavy weaponry to the frontlines if fighting with pro-Russian separatists escalates further. "Our military commanders will be forced to return artillery and mortars to defend Ukrainian positions and protect the lives of our servicemen," he said in a daily televised briefing.

    Five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the past 24 hours during fighting in the east of Ukraine, its highest death toll since a …

  • How France became the principal enemy of ISIS

    On November 13 a series of terrorist acts hit Paris. Several explosions happened near the Stade de France stadium during the match between France and Germany. The President of France, François Hollande was there, he was not hurt. Other attacks took place in one of the restaurants in the 10th arrondissement of Paris and the Bataclan concert hall in the 11th arrondissement. 129 people were killed during these horrific attacks.

    Why terrorists chose Paris and how France has become one of the …

  • Kremlin: Putin will meet with Merkel and other leaders at G-20

    According to the Russian President's assistant, Yuri Ushakov, Putin will meet the heads of States and European governments at the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey. At the talks with the leaders of Germany, Great Britain and Italy, he is going to discuss bilateral and international issues including the situation in Syria and Ukraine. The metting of the Russian President with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, is scheduled for November 13.

    According to Ushakov, it is expected that the heads of …

  • Ukrainian accused of plotting to blow up Russian Embassy has been acquitted

    Ukrainian citizen, Vadim Bezkorovainy, who was accused of preparing terrorist acts against the Russian embassy in London, has been aquitted by a jury trial. The case hearing took place in the Central Criminal Court of London on November 13. However, he has not been released yet as it appears he has been staying in Great Britain illegally using a Polish passport under the name of Karol Beletski. Now he is facing a deportation.

    Bezkorovainy was arrested in March 2014 in the suburb of London and …

  • US Government is planning to provide another $1 billion to Ukraine

    According to Jacob Lew, the Secretary of the Treasury of the US, the Department of Treasury is considering the possibility of financial support amounting to $1 billion to Ukraine – reported Interfax-Ukraine.

    “We are working on the provision of the third billion of credit guarantees within the next months. “It’s extremely important for Ukraine to follow up with the reforms in the tax and energy areas and to strengthen the anti-corruption measures” – stated Jacob Lew after the meeting with the …

  • SITE Intelligence Group: Jihadists on Twitter Celebrate Attacks in Paris, Speculate Who Planned them

    According to SITE intelligence group, Jihadist-affiliated Twitter accounts celebrated the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, France, and speculated which jihadi group might be behind them.

    Many users expressed the belief that IS was behind the attack.Jihadi supporters celebrated the attack with Arabic-language hashtags translating to “#Paris_On_Fire,” as well as the more widely used hashtag “#FranceUnderAttack.” Islamic State (IS) supporters, in particular, used Arabic hashtags …

  • Der Spiegel: Putin is ready to abandon Assad

    "The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, had no intentions to support Bashar Assad as a President of Syria. Apparently, he is ready to fulfil the requirement of the West on the resolution of Syrian conflict" – reported German weekly Der Spiegel on November 13, referring to a secret document in their possession. The document talks about Russian strategy in Syria and relations with the West.It shows that Putin is seeking a beginning of the negotiations on the resolution of the Syrian conflict …

  • Ukraine recognised Soviet deportation of Crimean Tatars as genocide

    On November 12, the Ukrainian Parliament, Verkhovna Rada, approved a resolution recognising the deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944, as genocide. 245 Ukrainian MPs voted for the resolution. According to the document, May 18 will be marked as the Memorial Days for the victims of the genocide.The explanatory note to the resolution provides information about forced evictions of more than 180 thousand Crimean Tatars directed by the Soviet Union’s State Defence Committee. As stated in the document, …

  • Islamic State threatens Russia

    The terrorist group, Islamic State, published a video threatening to carry out attacks on Russian soil– reported SITE international intelligence group. The group tracks jihadist activities on the Internet.

    In the video, a sequence of video scenes is accompanied by a song “Soon, very soon” and features images of murder and ISIS militants. "Soon a sea of blood will flow" -proclaim the jihadists.

    The Kremlin responded to the video. "Russian Intelligence Agencies will examine the video …