• Lavrov: Russian nuclear doctrine will apply to newly annexed territories of Ukraine

    Russian legislation and military doctrines will apply to new territories if their entry into Russia is enshrined in the country's constitution, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a press conference at the UN.

    "The entire territory of the Russian Federation, which is stipulated and can additionally be stipulated in the Russian Constitution, is certainly under the full protection of the state. This is absolutely natural. All laws, doctrines, concepts, strategies of the Russian …

  • On September 30th, Putin to declare annexation of Russia-occupied territories of Ukraine

    Russian president Vladimir Putin is expected to address the Russian Federal Assembly on September 30, reports RIA Novosti, citing sources in the Russian Parliament, the State Duma.

    The source of the news agency said that on this day there will be a "protocol event", which, according to the preparation level, indicates the presence of the president.

    According to the Russian news agency TASS, on this day the State Duma is expected to implement “a procedure for the accession of the DPR, LPR, …

  • Ankara: Turkey will not recognize results of referendums in Russia-occupied territories of Ukraine

    Chief advisor to the Turkish President, Ibrahim Kalin, said on the air of the TV channel NTV that Turkey would not recognize the results of referendum held by Russia in occupied territories of Ukraine.

    "Similar to our position on Crimea, we do not recognize the outcome of the referendums that Russia wants to conduct. We recognize the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine," Kalin said. The politician also said that Turkey from the very beginning supports Ukraine and is the only …

  • Berlin: Germany is ready to provide asylum to Russian 'draft dodgers'

    Russians who do not want to join the Russian army as part of the mobilization announced by the Russian president, Vladimnir Putin, will be able to obtain political asylum in Germany, said the German government.

    Evasion of mobilization is a convincing reason for a positive consideration of the application for political asylum in Germany, DW cites the press secretary of the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

    According to the German government, the corresponding instruction has already been given to …

  • Russia begins accession referendums in occupied territories of Ukraine

    "Polling stations" have opened in the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions. "Voting" in all territories will last until September 27. Also, polling stations also began to open in Russia, where, according to the Kremlin, refugees will vote.

    According to TASS, "in the interests of security", in the first four days, the voting will be done through door-to-door visits.

    In the DPR and LPR the referendum questionnaire also has a question whether …

  • Kadyrov: there will be no mobilization in Chechnya

    The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov said that mobilization would not be carried out in the republic. According to him, this is because during the war in Ukraine, Chechnya "exceeded the mobilization quota”.

    According to Kadyrov, 20,000 people from Chechnya took part in hostilities during the war. Thus, the republic exceeded the "plan" by 254%, he said.

    At the same time, according to Kadyrov, the relatives of the women who tried to hold an anti-war rally in Grozny earlier have already been …

  • Zelensky to drafted Russians: Protest, fight back or surrender to Ukrainian captivity

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appealed to the Russians who are subject to mobilization and gave them the options "in order to survive."

    "I will explain to the Russians in Russian what is happening. 55,000 Russian soldiers died in this war in six months. Tens of thousands are wounded and maimed. Want more? No? Then protest. Fight. Run. Or surrender to Ukrainian captivity. These are the options for you to survive," said Zelensky.

    The Ukrainian President noted that in many Russian …

  • Classified clause of Putin’s mobilization decree allows Russia to draft up to a million people

    The classified seventh paragraph of the decree of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, contains information on the mobilization volume. According to this paragraph, up to one million Russians can be drafted into the Russian army, reported the newspaper Novaya Gazeta.Europe, citing sources in the Kremlin.

    According to Novaya Gazeta.Europe, the Russian leadership at first wanted to classify the entire text of the decree. But later the Kremlin decided to put under the "for internal use" …

  • 215 Ukrainian military freed from Russian captivity in exchange for Putin’s friend Medvedchuk and 55 Russian POWs

    215 Ukrainian servicemen, including 124 officers, were released from Russian captivity. The exchange took place in Chernihiv region. The head of the office of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration, Andriy Yermak, reported that 200 servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were released in exchange for one pro-Russian politician Viktor Medvedchuk. As part of another exchange agreement, five Ukrainian military commanders from Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol were exchanged for 55 Russian …

  • Flights leaving Russia sell out after Putin announces 'partial' mobilization

    Russians rushed to leave the country after Putin declared “partial” mobilization. All the tickets to visa-free destinations have been sold out. The Russian news website The Insider reports that, according to the Russian travel search platform Aviasales, there are no tickets available for the flights to Istanbul for the next few days. There are also no direct tickets to other cities in Turkey: Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman and Izmir.

    There are no tickets for flights to Armenia – neither direct nor …