Contents tagged with Israel

  • Russia and Iran near landmark strategic partnership agreement

    Russia is on the verge of signing a comprehensive cooperation agreement with Iran, one of Israel's primary adversaries. This announcement was made today by Maria Zakharova, the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during a briefing. The draft of the new interstate agreement between Russia and Iran is in the final stage of approval, and it is expected to be signed during one of the upcoming meetings between the presidents of Russia and Iran.

    Zakharova highlighted …

  • Kremlin continues contacts with Hamas despite Israel’s outrage

    The Kremlin does not find it embarrassing to meet with representatives of a terrorist organization in Moscow, which carried out a horrific massacre in Israel on October 7 and has been attacking Israeli cities with rockets for the past 20 days. "We continue and consider it necessary to maintain our contacts with all parties," said Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of the Russian president, at a press briefing.

    He clarified that Moscow also hopes for a "dialogue with Israel." Peskov also …

  • Lithuania's Foreign Minister: Russia is using Hamas-Israel conflict to ramp up its Ukraine offensive

    Russia was waiting for Hamas to attack Israel in order to resume its offensive in Ukraine, said Lithuania's Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis, as reported by Ukrinform.

    "We cannot forget or divert our attention from Ukraine, where the situation is not the easiest. We have seen that Russia has resumed its offensive. This reminded us that Russia is expecting a situation like this where we can be distracted and reduce our focus on these attacks. My main hope is that we can send a …

  • Anonymous Wagner mercenary claims Russian private military contractors invited to fight for Hamas in Gaza

    Russian mercenaries from the private military company (PMC) Wagner are being offered to fight in the Gaza sector on the side of Hamas, said one of the Wagner fighters in an interview with the Russian news agency Eurasian News (EAN). The news outlet did not disclose the mercenary's name and callsign for his safety.

    "We have good work for good money. There is always demand for us. There are offers for work: Libya - 180,000 rubles ($1842) per month, Syria and the Central African Republic - from 25 …

  • Ukraine accuses Russia of aiding Hamas in attack on Israel

    Spokesperson of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Andriy Chernyak said that the Russians were aware of Hamas' preparation for an attack on Israel and even provided the terrorists with weapons obtained in Ukraine. In an interview with the news outlet RBC-Ukraine, Chernyak stated that the Russian military-industrial complex helps the Hamas militants in conducting combat operations.

    "Currently, the Kremlin is using the Hamas attack to spread further propaganda against Ukraine …

  • Kyiv: Hamas attacks on Israel resemble Russian atrocities in Ukraine

    The Ukrainian Centre for Strategic Communications and Information Security notes that Russia is interested in destabilising the situation in the Middle East. According to the Centre all acts of violence committed by Hamas militants in Israel resemble the atrocities committed by Russia in Bucha, Irpin, and other Ukrainian cities.

    "The scale of Hamas' operation shows the level of planning and significant organisational efforts, which wouldn’t be possible without the involvement of powerful …

  • Ukraine threatens travel restrictions on Hasidic Jews in response to deportations of Ukrainians from Israel

    The Embassy of Ukraine has issued a warning to the Israeli government concerning Hasidic Jews' entry into Uman, stating that if the deportation of Ukrainians from Israel persists, they may not be allowed in. This message was conveyed through a post on the embassy's Facebook page on Sunday, August 20.

    Specifically, Israeli pilgrims will be prohibited from visiting Uman during the Jewish New Year, or Rosh Hashanah, and the visa-free regime between Ukraine and Israel may be cancelled if the …

  • Relations between Russia and Iran hit a rough patch

    Relations between the two best friends, Iran and Russia, began to deteriorate. The reasons for this were two factors. The first is the territorial claims of the Islamic Republic to three islands in the Strait of Hormuz.

    On Monday, July 10, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with colleagues from the member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council: The Kingdom of Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the Secretary General of the organization Jassim Al- …

  • Russia asks Israel not to interfere with transfer of air defense systems from Syria to Ukraine

    Russia has asked Israel not to interfere or hinder its efforts to transfer military equipment from Syria to Ukraine.

    Israel’s national broadcaster Kan-11 reported, citing an Israeli official, that recently representatives of Russia and Israel had a series of talks in which Moscow asked Jerusalem "not to interfere" with the transfer of Russian weapons from Syria to Ukraine.

    Kan described this request as "extraordinary".

    Russia and Israel have been jointly coordinating their air operations in …

  • Ukrainian military delegation arrives in Israel to discuss creating missile warning system in Ukraine

    The journalist of the Israeli TV channel Keshet, Moriah Asraf Wolberg, reported that a delegation of Ukrainian military arrived in Israel on November 28 for talks on assisting Ukraine to create a missile warning system. The Israeli government asked the media not to advertise this visit.

    The Ukrainian delegation is reportedly headed by a high-ranking military official. The Ukrainians held several meetings with representatives of the Israeli Defense Ministry.

    According to Wolberg, the Ukrainian …