• Putin demands that Ukraine provides security guarantees for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet

    Russian president Vladimir Putin said that, in order for Russia to rejoin the "grain initiative", Ukraine must provide security guarantees for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.

    "We are not saying that we are stopping our participation in this operation (grain initiative). No, we are talking about the fact that we are suspending it," said Putin.

    He stressed that as soon as such security guarantees are provided by Ukraine, Russia will return to the agreement.

    Putin also demanded that the UN, which is …

  • Moldova joins US sanctions against pro-Russian politicians

    The Commission for Emergency Situations (CSE) of Moldova imposed sanctions on persons included in the US sanctions list, who are considered participants in "constant campaigns of malicious influence of the Kremlin" and involved in systemic corruption in the republic, reported the Moldovan news agency Realitatea.

    Agreements made by individuals and legal entities included in the US sanctions list will be carefully inspected by the Moldovan authorities.

    The list of persons suspected of having …

  • Chinese Huawei preparing to leave Russia

    The Chinese manufacture company Huawei intends to leave the Russian market and is suspending it works with local counterparties. The manufacturer of smartphones and electronics intends to close its head office. The company has also stopped supplying new products to the Russian market, focusing on selling off the remaining inventory, reports the Russian newspaper Izvestia, citing its sources

    "Huawei really does not supply its devices to Russia directly now," one of the sources close to one of …

  • Kyiv: ‘grain export corridor’ continues to work without Russia

    On October 31, the UN and Turkey agreed on continuing exports of Ukrainian grain along the humanitarian corridor. 12 ships with agricultural products have already left Ukrainian ports, reported the press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.

    "Representatives of the UN and Turkey are negotiating with the Russian delegation and continue to look for solutions for the full implementation of the Grain Initiative. According to the proposal of the Joint Coordination Center, …

  • Kyiv: Russians leaving Chornobaivka and Kherson

    For the first time since the capture of the Kherson region, the Russians have taken all the equipment out of Chornobaivka and are leaving Kherson, said the adviser to the head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration Serhiy Khlan on the air of the FREEDOM telethon.

    According to Khlan, there are fewer Russians in the regional center, but they continue to loot the city and intimidate the local population. Chornobaivka was empty for the first time in many months.

    "There are no visible …

  • Russian General Lapin dismissed from his post after being accused by Kadyrov of surrendering Lyman

    Russian Colonel-General Alexander Lapin, who has recently been criticized by the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has been removed from the post of commander of the Central Military District, reported the Russian news agency RBC, citing the TV channel Grozny.

    There has been no official information from the Russian Defense Ministry yet.

    Colonel-General Lapin has recently been repeatedly criticized by the head of Chechnya Kadyrov, as well as the co-founder of the Wagner PMC Yevgeny Prigozhin. …

  • Media: Russians discussed a nuclear strike on Germany before the war with Ukraine

    A few weeks before the attack on Ukraine, the Russian army discussed scenarios for a nuclear strike on Germany, reports Spiegel, citing intelligence data. Western intelligence agencies allegedly intercepted Russian Navy radio communications during its drills in the Baltic Sea at the end of last year.

    The intercepted conversations focused on three targets for possible strikes: Berlin, the U.S. air base at Ramstein and Büchel Air Base, where the U.S. army stores nuclear weapons.

    Security …

  • Russian warships in Sevastopol attacked by unknown drones

    Russian ships docked at Sevastopol Bay of the Black Sea Fleet located in it were attacked by drones, reported Sevastopol governor Mikhail Razvozhaev.

    "Black Sea Fleet ships are repelling a UAV attack in the waters of the Sevastopol Bay. No facilities in the city are affected. Stay calm. The situation is under control. All operational services are ready," he said. According to Razvozhaev, in addition to the UAV, the Russian military, according to preliminary information, "destroyed an above- …

  • EU report: about 31,000 European companies owned by Russians

    Despite the sanctions, Russian citizens continue to be actively engaged in business in the countries of the European Union, reports DW.  According to the report, published on Friday, October 28, by the European Commission (EC) on the risks associated with money laundering and terrorist financing, Russians are the owners of almost 31 thousand companies in Europe.

    The main areas of their entrepreneurial activity in the EU, as follows from the document, are construction, real estate trade, hotel …

  • Kadyrov confirms multiple Chechen soldiers killed in Ukrainian artillery strike near Kherson

    The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, said on his Telegram channel that 23 Chechen servicemen were killed, and 58 others were injured during Ukrainian artillery strike near Kherson.

    "Yes, on that day our losses overnight were great. But the Chechens are fighting jihad war, fighting against the forces of the Iblis. And if it is destined to fall in a holy war, then it is an honor and a great joy for every true Muslim. We all dream of perishing in the way of Allah. May the Almighty accept them!" …