• EU expresses concern about latest Russian weapons found in Donbas

    The European Union expressed concern about the discovery by the OSCE Mission in the Donbas of the modern Russian radar station 51U6 Kasta-2E1, which is used by the Russian Armed Forces, reports Ukrinform.

    "The EU is concerned that on February 15, for the first time, SMM (Special Monitoring Mission) recorded the radar station 51U6 Kasta-2E1 near the village of Bugaevka, which is not under Ukrainian government control. This highly modern weapon is used by the Russian Federation and it raises a …

  • Russia and Belarus to build three joint military training centers

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and his Belarusian counterpart Viktor Khrenin held a meeting in Moscow, where they discussed joint military cooperation activities for 2021, reported the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    The ministers agreed to establish three combat training centres for military personnel. Two of them will be created in Russia in the Nizhny Novgorod and Kaliningrad regions, another in the Grodno region in northwestern Belarus, which borders Lithuania and …

  • Stoltenberg: Russia would not have captured Crimea if Ukraine had been in NATO in 2014

    The Russian Federation would not have annexed Crimea if Ukraine had been a NATO member as of 2014, because other members of the Alliance would have stood up for Ukraine, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in his speech at the College of Europe in Bruges, RBC-Ukraine reports.

    "My short answer is that this would not have happened, because the purpose of NATO is to protect every ally," Stoltenberg said.

    He added that NATO uses a "one for all and all for one" rule if one of the Allies …

  • Construction of Nord Stream 2 pipeline delayed by half a year

    The completion of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline continues to be postponed.According to Interfax, the operator of the project, Gazprom's Swiss-registered subsidiary Nord Stream 2 AG, has postponed the completion date in Danish territorial waters by another five months. About 160 km of pipe remain to be laid there.In a new Notice to Mariners published by the Danish Maritime Authority, the company says it plans to continue work until September 2021. Two months ago, in a similar document, the deadline …

  • German banks refuse to open accounts for Russia Today news agency

    According to RT itself, Ruptly GmbH (RT video agency) and RT DE Productions GmbH (RT's Website in German) received notices on February 26 about the closure of accounts in Сommerzbank from May 31 this year. This happened a month after the announcement of the upcoming launch of Ruptly’s German TV channel scheduled for December 2021.

    Ruptly has sent dozens of requests to other German banks, as well as to European banks with branches in Germany, asking to open an account. But none of them agreed. …