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  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry tells foreigners not to visit the Crimea

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on foreigners to enter the Russian-annexed Crimea solely in accordance with the laws of Ukraine and international law, as was stated in an address posted on the Ministry’s website on 25 July.

    The MFA of Ukraine reminds that foreigners may enter and leave the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine through entry/exit border checkpoints only with special authorization of competent authorities.

    “Ukraine considers the disregard for Ukrainian …

  • Theresa May defends Trident nuclear program due to threats from North Korea and Russia

    Before the vote on updating the Trident nuclear program, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, stated before parliament that the United Kingdom can’t turn away from the nuclear deterrence program because of real threats from Russia and North Korea. According to the Prime Minister, the nuclear program is a guarantee of national security and that is why it can’t be abandoned.

    “Some people suggest to us that we should actually be removing our nuclear deterrent. This has been a …

  • Adviser to the President of Lithuania: NATO considers Russia to be a greater threat than ISIS

    NATO sees Russia as a greater threat than the so-called Islamic State. According to Postimess, this was said by the Advisor to the President of Lithuania on Foreign Policy, Nerijus Aleksiejūnas.

    “If you look at the document adopted by NATO, it is clear that Russia is mentioned more frequently. This, I believe, reflects a certain understanding that the Russian threat is equally understood by all and that this is a threat to us as the Alliance, as well as to the whole of Europe,” Aleksiejūnas …

  • Russian spy ship spotted off the coast of Hawaii during US-led naval exercises

    Russia has sent a spy ship to the shores of Hawaii to monitor the US-led Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 naval exercises, according to Pacific Fleet Spokesman Lieutenant Clint Ramsden.

    The spokesman explained that the Russian Balzam-class auxiliary general intelligence ship “recently” arrived in international waters off the coast of Hawaii.

    “Obviously, we are aware that it is there, and we’ve taken all precautions necessary to protect our critical information. Its presence has not affected …

  • Der Spiegel: Russia is behind cyber attacks that were initially thought to be carried out by ISIS

    According to German experts, the so-called Islamic State is unable to carry out complex hack attacks. According to Der Spiegel, the truth is that Kremlin’s hackers are behind the cyber-caliphate.

    So-called cyber-caliphate of the Islamic State terrorist group may be a Russian invention. German security experts believe that the so-called Islamic State isn’t yet able to carry out complex spy and sabotage attacks over the internet, Der Spiegel reported on the 18th of June with a reference to its …

  • The Pope establishes Assistance Committee for Ukrainians affected by the war in the Donbas

    Pope Francis established a special committee for distributing funds collected for Ukrainians affected by the war in the Donbas. The fund is called The Pope for Ukraine and is aimed at providing assistance for war victims irrespective of their nationality or religion, Vatican Radio reports.

    The committee will distribute funds and consists of four members. It will be chaired by Jan Sobiło, the Auxiliary Bishop of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia. The Committee will consider proposals from "interreligious and …

  • British frigate intercepted Russian submarine in the North Sea

    NATO forces have escorted a Russian submarine in the North Sea. The Russian diesel-electric submarine Stary Oskol is making its way to the Black Sea Fleet.

    A Russian submarine was detected by NATO forces in the North Sea and then intercepted by a Royal Navy warship. The submarine, Stary Oskol was escorted by the HMS Kent frigate on its path through the English Channel, The Telegraph reported.

    According to the Secretary of State for Defense, Michael Fallon, the interception of the submarine …

  • Kerry: Russia should focus on its economy, not on demonstrating its military power

    The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, stated during a working visit to Mongolia on June 5th that the Russian Federation needs to focus on the retention of country’s economy, the press service of the U.S. agency reported. In addition, Kerry noted that Russia’s economy has slowed down because of its policy in relation to Ukraine.

    “In Russia, for example, there are no significant investments into the energy sector and the area of new technologies. The real slowdown of the economy has …

  • Poll: Russian citizens consider the US, Ukraine and Turkey to be their main opponents

    Russian residents believe that the United States, Ukraine and Turkey are the main enemies of the country. These are the results of the last survey by Levada Center, dedicated to the attitude of Russians to other countries.

    The USA is the most hostile to Russia, according to 72% of Russians. Ukraine took second place with the highest ever recorded rate of 48% (in 2015 only 37% thought so). The third most unfriendly country is Turkey. In 2015 only 1% of the respondents thought Turkey was …

  • DART-450 aircraft with Ukrainian engine will be exhibited at the Air Show in Farnborough

    A DART-450 twin-engine aircraft manufactured by Austrian company Diamond with a Ukrainian AI-450S engine has been successfully tested and will be exhibited at the Air Show in Farnborough. The announcement was made by the press-service of public joint-stock company FED (Kharkiv), a participant of the AI-450S engine project reported.

    “The DART-450 aircraft will be exhibited at the International Air Show in Farnborough that will take place in July 2016. The certification procedure will be …