• Zelensky and Putin to visit Turkey separately after Erdogan's inauguration

    The presidents of Ukraine and Russia, Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin, will visit the recently re-elected Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan after his inauguration, reported the newspaper Hürriyet, citing its sources.

    According to the newspaper, there will be a large number of foreign leaders at Erdogan's inauguration, but Putin will make a "separate private visit", and Zelensky will visit Turkey shortly after.

    "During these visits, which Putin and Zelensky will hold one after another, …

  • The Hague Permanent Court of Arbitration orders Russia to pay $5 billion to Ukraine’s Naftogaz for assets seized in Crimea

    The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ordered Russia to pay the Ukrainian gas company Naftogaz $ 5 billion in compensation for the lost property in Crimea. This is the largest amount awarded by an International Arbitration Tribunal as compensation for Russia's expropriation of assets in Crimea. If the Russian Federation refuses to pay, the decision can be enforced, said the press service of Naftogaz.

    "These are the consequences of Russia's seizure of our assets in Crimea in 2014.  …

  • Media: Kremlin bribed EU officials to recognize Crimea as part of Russia

    After the annexation of Crimea, a group of political technologists associated with the Russian government began to "restore" Russia's image abroad and ensure recognition of the "annexation" of the peninsula in the EU countries. Tens of thousands of euros were allocated for bribing European officials, according to a joint investigation of the Important Stories Project, the international Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), the Italian Association of Investigative Journalists …

  • Kyiv: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard trained Russian forces to use drones in occupied areas of Ukraine

    According to Ukraine’s center for national resistance, personnel linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard travelled to the occupied territories of Kherson and Crimea to teach Russian forces to use Shahed-136 “kamikaze” drones.

    The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is comprised of elite paramilitary units that are a branch of the Iranian armed forces.

    The Iranian instructors are reportedly based in the settlements of Zalizniy Port, Hladivtsi (Kherson region), and Dzhankoy (Crimea). …

  • As Russian media confirm KIAs among reservists in Ukraine, Putin says mobilization will be completed in two weeks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said the partial mobilization of reservists will be completed in two weeks, Russia’s state-run Interfax news agency reported.

    "This work is already coming to an end. Now there are 222,000 people mobilized out of 300,000 in the forming troops, and I think that within about two weeks all mobilization measures will be completed," Putin said at a press conference following his visit to Kazakhstan.

    The announcement comes amidst further reports that mobilized …