• Gas prices soaring in Europe as Russia's Gazprom refuses to increase transit through Ukraine

    Gas prices in Europe, after a month of respite, are soaring again. On Thursday, the cost of gas futures on the London ICE exchange exceeded $ 500 per thousand cubic meters amid growing demand, a shortage of LNG supplies and Gazprom's refusal to increase transit through Ukraine.

    Contracts for August, pegged to the price of gas at the EU's largest hub TTF, reached $501 per thousand cubic meters (€40.87 per thousand kWh), showing an increase of 3% per day and 10% since the beginning of the week. …

  • Lukashenko: Russian armed forces will be deployed in Belarus if necessary

    The self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that if necessary, Russian bases can be created on the territory of Belarus, reports BelTA news agency.

    "They accuse us that Lukashenka wants to place Russian bases on the territory of Belarus. Listen, we're not stressing about the fact that they have created a bunch of these bases in Europe. It’s their sea. Why are you making claims against us?", Lukashenka said.

    At the same time, he noted that establishing Russian bases in …

  • Kremlin: Biden’s statements about Putin are intended for Americans worried about Russia’s technological achievements

    US President Joe Biden's statement that the Russian economy relies only on nuclear weapons and oil is an attempt to calm domestic opponents alarmed by Russian innovations in the field of high technology and the change in the position of the American leader on Nord Stream 2, said the Vice-Speaker of the Russian Federation Council, Konstantin Kosachev.

    "Some [Biden's] statements cause sincere bewilderment. This is, in fact, an attempt to repeat the ridiculous thesis of [former U.S. President] …

  • Russia deploys military aircraft to Afghanistan border

    Su-25 assault aircraft from the Russian military base in Kyrgyzstan will be involved in joint trilateral exercises on the Tajik-Afghan border, scheduled for August 5-10, Interfax reports with reference to the press service of Russian Central Military District.

    During the exercises, the aircraft will reinforce more than a thousand Russian troops and tanks, who will be training in "destroying a conditional enemy" when crossing the border.

    During the drills, the Su-25 crews will “search for …

  • Russia announces free arms deliveries to Tajikistan

    Moscow will provide the Tajik army with weapons and equipment free of charge, reports RIA Novosti, citing the Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoygu.

    "Today, joint work to neutralize threats from the territory of neighboring Afghanistan comes to the fore. The hasty withdrawal of foreign troops from there provoked a rapid degradation of the situation, an increase and a surge in terrorist activity," Shoygu said.

    According to Shoygu, the Russian 201st base will provide military assistance to …