• Russia's Gazprom increased gas supplies to Donbas

    From January to September 2018, PJSC Gazprom supplied 1.75 billion cubic meters of gas to the territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions that are not controlled by Ukraine. That is 11.5% more than the same period in 2017 and 26.9% more than during nine months in 2016, according to the company’s annual statements, Interfax Ukraine reported.

    Gazprom has been supplying gas to the uncontrolled territory since February 2015 through gas metering stations in Prokhorovka and Platovo on the border …

  • DPR head Pushilin announces integration with LPR and accession to Russia

    Newly-elected leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin claimed that borders and customs between territories controlled by the DPR and LPR would be removed, and that in the future, the territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions which are controlled by pro-Russian militants will become a part of Russia, the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda reports.

    “We can speak about a single Donbas, but it happened so in 2014 l, that it was split into two Republics. We didn’t …

  • Lithuanian Foreign Minister: Russian missiles are dangerous for Europe

    Russia has been violating the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF) for several years, the Foreign Minister of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius said in an interview with DW on Wednesday, November 14. Although US President Donald Trump announced that he was planning to quit the treaty, it is just an intention and not yet a decision. According to the Lithuanian politician, it is Donald Trump's tactic to exert pressure on Russia.

    Linas Linkevičius said that …

  • U.S. and Poland agree on military cooperation to deter Russia

    The United States Department of Defense reported that the head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, held a meeting with the Polish Defense Minister Marius Blaszczak, during which the parties agreed on cooperation in the defense sphere.

    “Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Polish Defense Minister Marius Blaszczak today at the Pentagon to reaffirm the strong defense relationship between the United States and Poland and continuing commitment to work bilaterally through NATO to deter Russ," …

  • Austrian Chancellor: Espionage scandal will not affect relations between Austria and Russia

    Liga.net reports that the Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz stated at a press conference that Austria intends to preserve good relations with Russia, despite the recent espionage scandal.

    “We have a good relationship with Russia, and this will not change in the future,” stated Kurz.

    At the same time, the chancellor stressed that Austria will always “prevent and criticize” espionage attempts.

    Earlier in Austria, a former officer who from the 1990’s had been giving information to Russia …