• Belarusian President Lukashenko: conflict in Eastern Ukraine cannot be resolved without the USA

    During a meeting with US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale in Minsk, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said, that the United States could contribute to the settlement of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, reports BelTA news agency.

    "Speaking about the problems of Europe, and especially Eastern Europe, in particular, Ukraine, I am convinced that it would be impossible to resolve this conflict without the participation of the United States," said Lukashenko. …

  • China promises Kremlin $2.6 billion to accelerate Russian economy

    The Russia-China comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation has reached a new level, said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev after meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Moscow.

    Medvedev said that after the meeting he and Mr Keqiang signed a set of agreements consisting of nearly twenty documents, including commercial agreements and investment agreements.

    Overall, China plans to allocate roughly $2.6 billion to projects that form part of the plan to accelerate the Russian …

  • Putin: Israel is a Russian-speaking country

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Israel is a Russian-speaking country, and Russians and Israelis are one family with a shared history, reports Channel 24. According to the Russian President, the two countries are linked by family, kinship, and friendship ties.

    "I say that without any exaggeration. There are almost two million Russian-speaking citizens of Israel in the country. We consider Israel a Russian-speaking state," said Putin.

    The statement was made during the conference of …

  • Russia authorizes Syria to use S-300 missile systems against Israel

    After repeated incidents of Israel attacking targets in Syria despite certain agreements with Russia,  the Syrian military has received permission to use its Russian-made aerial defense systems against Israel, provided that Syria takes responsibility for the consequences, reports Russian news outlet Avia.pro citing its source.

    “Russia has authorized the Syrian military to bring the S-300 to full combat readiness and attack Israeli aircraft if there is the slightest threat,” the source claimed. …

  • Kyiv: Russia using passports to strengthen Donbas bargaining position

    Russia has expedited its issuance of Russian passports to inhabitants of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said in a statement, citing intelligence data.

    According to the statement, the command of the Russian Armed Forces is “taking measures to expedite the so-called passportization of the population”. Ukrainian intelligence believes that this is so that, as of October 1, the armed divisions in the Donbas will contain “only soldiers with …