• Lukashenko: Russia will not attack Ukraine

    Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko said that Russia is not going to attack Ukraine, and all statements about this are allegedly used as an excuse to "hammer Russia".

    "They need a reason to hammer Russia. So, they put up that label. Although no one in Russia is going to attack Ukraine. Russia is aware of what is happening in Ukraine. And what is happening there, and what NATO and the Americans plan, is unacceptable not only for Russia, but also for us, because we are located nearby," …

  • Lavrov: Ukraine must be forced to implement Minsk agreements

    If Ukraine does not intend to follow the Minsk agreements of its own free will, it must be forced to do so, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the air of the TV channel Russia 1.

    "If it [Ukraine] is left alone, with its conscience, of course, it will not do anything. It must be forced, this is why the Normandy format was created, but Berlin and Paris are still manipulating their obligations," Lavrov said.

    The initial part of Minsk agreements on the settlement of the conflict in the …

  • Media: Russia is preparing to seize two-thirds of Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is preparing to seize two-thirds of Ukraine's territory in early 2022, reports the German newspaper Bild, citing its sources among high-ranking military officials.

    According to sources, Russia’s "plan maximum" for the war against Ukraine "lies in Putin’s drawer, and he has not yet decided whether it will be caried through." At the same time, according to Bild, the buildup of Russian troops, which started in April, indicates that the Kremlin seems to be inclined …

  • Lukashenko announces joint Russian-Belarusian military exercises near Ukrainian border

    Russia and Belarus will hold joint military exercises near the Ukrainian border, said the Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko.

    "We have agreed with President Putin that in the near future we should hold exercises together on the southern borders, the Belarusian-Ukrainian border," Lukashenko said.

    He noted that the exercises are planned to be held in two stages. The first stage will be held in the winter. According to him, everything is ready for this.

    Earlier, Belarusian Defense …

  • Kremlin: Zelensky's statements about Crimea are a direct threat to Russia

    The latest statements by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky about Ukraine taking the annexed Crimea back represent a direct threat to Russia, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.

    According to him, Zelensky's statement that the regaining control over Crimea should become Ukraine’s main goal and philosophy means that Kyiv "intends to use all available means, including force, in order to encroach on the Russian territory."

    Putin's spokesman added that while Kyiv’s …