• Poland accuses Putin of masterminding migrant crisis at its border

    Responsibility for the migrant crisis on the Belarusian-Polish border lies with Russia, which pursues an "imperial policy" and directs the actions of the self-proclaimed Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, said Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki addressing Sejm.

    According to him, Lukashenko is only a tool in the hands of President Vladimir Putin, who through his actions seeks to restore Moscow's global positions.

    "This is the first time in 30 years that we can say that our …

  • German engines found in Russian drones used by militants in Donbas

    Militants in Donbas use Russian drones with German-made engines, reported the German newspaper Tagesschau with reference to the report of the UK-based investigative organization Conflict Armament Research (CAR).

    Over a three-year period, CAR studied six different models of Russian military drones and one non-military model used in eastern Ukraine. The drones were captured in the conflict zone. The work was funded by the EU and the Foreign Office in Berlin.

    The report says the drones are …

  • Poland to double size of its army making it the largest in Europe

    The Polish government has prepared an updated defense decree, which provides for a sharp increase in the number of the country's armed forces.

    According to Poland Daily Live, the document will replace the military doctrine adopted in 1967, when Poland was part of the Soviet bloc.

    According to the bill, the number of personnel in the Polish army  should double in the coming years  - from 150 to 300 thousand people, which will make it the largest in Europe. Cyber defense units will also be …

  • Poland and Lithuania deploy troops to Belarus’ border as large migrant group tries to break into EU

    A very large group of migrants gathered in Belarus near the border with Poland. They have been trying to break through barbed wire and enter the territory of the European Union, reported the Polish Defense Ministry.

    The Polish Defense Ministry published a video taken from the air, which shows that several hundred people near the border strip from on the Belarusian side. Large groups of migrants are also observed near Grodno, near the border crossings Bruzgi (Belarus) and Kuznica (Poland). …

  • Russia: Ukraine not allowed to use combat drones in Donbas

    Only OSCE observers are allowed to use drones in the Donbas, said the spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova on her Telegram channel.

    Earlier, the representative of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic in the trilateral contact group, Rodion Miroshnik, told RIA Novosti that the drone, which was detected by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission on November 6 in the territory controlled by Ukraine near the demarcation line in the Donbas belongs to the Ukrainian Armed …

  • Russia calls presence of US warships in the Black Sea a ‘provocation’

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu called constant visits of American and other warships to the Black Sea a "provocation".

    "This is, you know, an almost constant attempt to test us, to check how ready we are, how much we have built the entire system along the Black Sea coast, in general in the south of our country. They (the United States) are not alone in this, in such inspections and in such campaigns," Shoygu said on TV Channel Russia 1.

    According to him, the Russian military is …

  • Der Spiegel: Germany ignored Poland's position on Nord Stream 2

    The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy did not take into account Poland's position in its assessment for the certification of the Russian Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, Der Spiegel reports.

    At the end of October, the Ministry sent to the German Federal Network Agency (the regulatory office for energy sector) an analysis of the reliability of gas supplies. It said that the issuance of the certificate "does not jeopardize the security of gas supplies to Germany and the European …

  • Belarusian soldiers threaten to shoot at Polish border guards

    The Polish Defense Ministry reported about the worsening situation on the Belarusian border due to a large influx of illegal immigrants.

    According to the Polish Defense Ministry, Belarusian soldiers threatened Polish border guards with weapons while trying to move a large group of illegal immigrants across the border.

    The incident occurred on November 3. Polish border guards found a huge group of about 250 illegal migrants trying to cross the border. They were accompanied by Belarusian …

  • Russian diplomat found dead in Berlin

    A Russian diplomat was found dead near the embassy building in Berlin, Der Spiegel reported, citing sources in German intelligence and security forces.

    The body of a 35-year-old man was discovered on the morning of October 19 by German police officers responsible for guarding an area around the Russian diplomatic buildings a few hundred meters from the Brandenburg Gate.

    Medics who arrived at the scene were unable to resuscitate him, and the police concluded that he probably "fell out of the …

  • Russia prepares to absorb Belarus as Minsk's debt mounts

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko put their signatures under the integration decree of the Union State, approving 28 programs in the areas from gas price regulation and defense to central banks policy.

    The document, the preparation for which was going slowly for more than three years and accelerated dramatically after the elections in Belarus, was signed via a videoconference on Thursday.

    Russia will continue to "provide assistance …