• Finland conducts police sting operation against suspected Russian-backed money launderer

    On Saturday, Finnish authorities began a large-scale police operation that included a search and seizure of property of a Finnish-registered company believed to be involved in money laundering. Yle news agency reported that over a hundred representatives of law enforcement agencies were involved in the special operation in the Turku archipelago and in the Varsinais Suomi (region of southwest Finland).

    During the operation, police searched ten locations, the homes and offices of the company’s …

  • Russian citizen arrested in Norway on suspicion of espionage

    Norwegian authorities reported the arrest of a Russian citizen on suspicion of illegal intelligence activities. The Norwegian news agency NTB reported on September 23 that the man was detained at Gardermoen Airport near the capital of Oslo on September 21. The agency reports that the man, whose name is not being disclosed, was taken into custody after a hearing in the Oslo District Court on September 22.

    He will be held for two weeks because of the evidence destruction risk, NTB cites …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: situation in the Azov Sea to be discussed at UN General Assembly

    Russia's aggressive behavior in the Azov Sea will be discussed at the UN General Assembly, stated the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pavlo Klimkin.

    "At the General Assembly in New York there will be a series of meetings with the American side regarding this matter," he said during a briefing.

    The Foreign Minister promised that the situation in the Azov Sea will be one of the key points Ukraine brings up at the General Assembly.

    Klimkin also reported on the implementation of …

  • Ukrainian energy expert: Nobody can stop Nord Stream-2

    Nobody can stop the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. Sanctions could provoke another trade war and were a motive for negotiations, said energy expert Valentin Zemlyansky in an interview with Inforesists news outlet, when commenting on the U.S. President Donald Trump decision not to impose sanctions against Nord Stream-2.

    "It is absolutely clear that these sanctions were directed not so much against Russian companies but against Germany and the EU. If introduced, they would lead …

  • Il-20 crash will not affect Israeli strategy in Syria

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that it is not responsible for the destruction of the Russian Il-20 reconnaissance plane and did not use the plane as cover during its attack on Syria, Interfax reports.

    “Israel’s fighters did not hide behind the Russian plane, and were in Israeli air space when the plane crashed,” the IDF’s official statement reads.

    The situation surrounding the downing of the Il-20 over Syria will not change Israel’s plans to make air raids against the pro-Iranian …