• Kremlin: Russian Armed forces received seven intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2018

    Since the beginning of 2018, Russia's Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) have received seven intercontinental ballistic missiles, stated the Deputy Defense Minister of Russia, Alexei Krivoruchko.

    "Seven intercontinental ballistic missiles, four autonomous launchers, 17 combat duty support vehicles, and eight integral units of stationary systems were received [by the Russian Armed Forces]", the statement reads. In addition, the Aerospace Forces received 11 new and 21 refurbished aircraft, and one …

  • Ukraine refuses to reconcile with Russia's Gazprom

    The Director of Business Development of the Ukrainian company Naftogaz, Yuriy Vitrenko, stated that any reconciliation with regards to the ruling of the Stockholm Arbitration Court on the Naftogaz-versus-Gazprom case is impossible. 

    “It should have been negotiated before the final decision of the Arbitration Court. Now it is too late to ask for amicable agreement. According to the decision of the Arbitration Court, Gazprom should pay us $2.56 billion, plus $75 million interest, and also cover …

  • Media: information on Russian hypersonic weapons leaked to foreign intelligence agencies

    The Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB) began executing search warrants as part of the investigation into the leak of the data related to the development of the hypersonic weapons, the newspaper Kommersant reports.

    According to the newspaper, the searches were executed at the Russian Central Research Institute of Machine Building (TsNIIMash) and the office of the director of the United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC), Dmitry Payson.

    Kommersant writes that the FSB is questioning …

  • Ukraine expresses concern over the OSCE data leak to Russia

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed its concern about the report of security threats against the members of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) in Ukraine coming from the possible interference of Russian Federation intelligence services in their work, as stated in the commentary of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

    "In this regard, the Foreign Ministry asked the OSCE SMM to share the measures to be taken to prevent such cases in the future. Ukraine condemns any actions …

  • Media: Russia prepares sanctions against Ukrainian companies and politicians

    The Russian Government is preparing sanctions against Ukraine. Several hundred individuals and entities including big businessmen and politicians will be subject to restrictions, reported the newspaper Kommersant.

    The sanctions will affect “several hundred individuals and about a hundred entities,” including businessmen, politicians and officials. The Russian Federation’s Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Finance will be coordinated in this policy by …