• Russia failing to meet OPEC oil production quota

    Russia may have to pay a high price for the OPEC+ deal to reduce oil production which was concluded in the spring of 2020 after a price war with Saudi Arabia.

    Russian oil companies have been facing problems trying to restore production volumes after the largest one-time decline in history, which removed every sixth barrel produced in Russia from the oil market.

    While OPEC+ countries are increasing production, and the total quota for the cartel is increased by 400,000 barrels per day every …

  • Lukashenko: if Ukraine begins war with Russia Belarus will not stand aside

    Belarus does not brandish its weapons but is ready to respond if someone comes here with a sword or a gun. If Ukraine tries to unleash a conflict with Russia, Belarus will not stand aside, said Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko said during a meeting with the military.

    "We need to defend our country. I am not dramatizing the events, but I warn our military: we must adequately respond to of their movements," Lukashenko said.

    According to Lukashenko, the West allegedly uses migrants as a …

  • Polish Prime Minister accuses Merkel of legitimizing Lukashenko’s regime

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki criticized the acting Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel for a telephone conversation with Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko, the DPA agency reports.

    "The European Union should get involved in finding a diplomatic solution. But when Chancellor Merkel called Mister Lukashenko, she contributed to legitimising his regime, while the struggle for a free Belarus is going on for 15 months now. Lukashenko also abused his conversation with Angela Merkel. …

  • Russia sends 2 landing ships to Black Sea

    2 large landing ships of the Russian Baltic Fleet, Korolev and Minsk, are crossing the Mediterranean Sea on route to the Black Sea, reported the editor-in-chief of the BlackSeaNews website and the head of the Monitoring Group Institute for Black Sea Strategic Studies Andriy Klymenko on his Facebook page.

    "5 days ago (as of November 27) they were near the northeastern coast of Algeria. If they do not stop anywhere, we can soon see them in the Black Sea," Klimenko wrote.

    According to him, it …

  • U.S. considers cutting off Putin's entourage from international payment systems

    The United States is considering new sanctions against Russia due to the situation around Ukraine. According to American analysts, Russia has deployed almost 100,000 troops near the Ukrainian borders.

    According to The New York Times, American and British officials are working on sanctions against Russian oligarchs close to President Vladimir Putin.

    The measures may include restricting access for Russian oligarchs to Visa and Mastercard, as well as travel restriction to the UK and Europe for …

  • Zelensky calls on Putin to publicly deny Russia is preparing to invade Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin should publicly deny the reports that Russia is preparing to invade Ukraine.

    "We constantly hear from Russians that "something is missing for the meeting." It seems to me that if they do not think about the escalation, then Russians and the President of the Russian Federation should say that "we are not planning [an invasion]," Zelensky said during a press conference.

    He admitted that it could be a public …

  • Lukashenko calls on Germany to accept migrants crowding along Polish border

    Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko called on Germany to accept migrants trying to enter the European Union through the Belarusian-Polish border. “Most people here are those who want to reunite with their families. Take those people in. This is a small burden for Germany," said Lukashenko during a visit to the logistics center near the Bruzgi border crossing on the border with Poland.

    According to Lukashenko, acting German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to accept migrants, but she is …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine will ask new German government for weapons

    Kyiv will resume negotiations on arms supplies with the new German government, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

    "As for the issue of weapons, our position remains unchanged: we see no obstacles in obtaining weapons and strengthening Ukraine’s defense capability from any country in the world. There are no legal, political or moral constraints to this. We will communicate with the new German government on this matter," he said.

    The minister also spoke about military cooperation …

  • Russia accuses Ukraine of military offensive in Donbas

    The spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are carrying out attacks in some areas of the Donbas.

    "The hotheads of the Kyiv regime, apparently feeling complete impunity, are in favor of a military solution to the internal Ukrainian crisis," RIA Novosti quotes Zakharova as saying.

    The representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry added that Ukrainian servicemen allegedly use weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements. At the same …

  • Ukraine, U.K. and USA exchange intelligence data on possible Russian attack on Ukraine

    Intelligence services of Ukraine, Great Britain and the United States exchanged information about the buildup of Russian troops near Ukraine, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov during a working trip to the Shiroky Lan training ground in the Mykolaiv region.

    "I had two important meetings – with the British  Secretary of State for Defense, Ben Wallace, and the US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin. We had serious conversations where we clearly compared the facts that our and their …