• Russian production of a next generation missile boat to begin in Crimea after Victory Day

    The construction of a new generation missile boat, named Storm, will begin on the 10th of May in Feodosia.

    The small Project 22800 boat was designed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau.

    According to the Defense Ministry, the short term goal is to build more than 10 such boats for the Russian Navy.Two more small missile boats, named Hurricane and Typhoon, are already being built at the Pella Shipyard in St. Petersburg.These new generation missile boats have a displacement of 800 tons and …

  • Estonian PM proposes extending sanctions against Russia

    The Prime Minister of Estonia, Taavi Roivas, expressed his support for extending the anti-Russian sanctions policy at the meeting with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, that took place on Tuesday in New York, Interfax reported.

    ”It is extremely important that the international community remembers Russia’s attempts to publicly participate in resolving the conflict in Syria while it didn’t make a single step to withdraw from Ukraine,” Roivas said.

    “We can’t talk about …

  • Spain issues arrest warrant for Russian politicians with ties to Putin

    Spain has issued an international arrest warrant for Russian politicians and former officials who are closely associated with Russian President Vladimir Putin. These individuals are suspected of being involved in two organized crime groups.

    A list of these suspects was made public by Judge José de la Mata. It includes high-ranking officials who have worked, or who are still working for, Russian law enforcement agencies. It also includes individuals working in the judiciary, business, banking …

  • Russian Defense Minister announces plan to create three new divisions to counteract NATO build up

    Russia is planning to create three new army divisions to counteract the buildup of NATO forces.

    The Russian RIA Novosti agency reported that Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu made this announcement on Wednesday.

    Two new divisions will be created in the Western army district and one in the Southern.

    "The Ministry of Defense is taking a series of steps to counteract the buildup of the NATO forces in the immediate proximity of Russian borders. By the end of the year two new divisions will …

  • Ukrainian energy companies file suit against Russia for lost assets

    Two Ukrainian energy companies have brought a claim to the UN Arbitration Court asking for compensation for losses due to the inability to control assets in the Crimea after the peninsula was annexed by Russia, as reported by Reuters on Monday, May 2nd.

    According to the agency, the two companies involved are Ukrnafta and Stabil.

    They contend that Russia violated its obligations under the Russian-Ukrainian bilateral investment agreement by "expropriating" the investments of these companies …