• Will Ukraine accept Russia's debt restructuring offer ?

    Putin has agreed to restructure Ukrainian debt but Kiev may reject his offer. After a long period of negotiations, Russia has agreed to restructure the Ukrainian debt, which the previous government, headed by Viktor Yanukovich and Nikolay Azarov, loaned from Moscow at the end of 2013. Russian President, Vladimir Putin has proposed the restructuring scheme and called it “the best conditions”.

    Experts believe that Ukraine, which refused to pay the debt earlier, will reject Putin’s offer. However, …

  • Increased risk of renewed fighting in Eastern Ukraine

    The situation in the East of Ukraine remains tense. Militants shelled Ukrainian positions 25 times in the last 24 hours. The majority of the attacks occurred in Donetsk area. Towns of Marinka, Troitskoe, Verhnetoretskoe, Krasnogorovka, Peskov and Avdeevka were shelled with anti-aircraft systems, mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. The Ukrainian positions in the towns of Shirokino, Zaitseve and Novgorodskoe also came under direct fire.

    After 20 pm, the towns of …

  • Russia hits ISIS with missiles launched from a submarine

    Russia has brought in submarines to the military operations in Syria.Russian submarine, Rostov-on-Don, fired cruise missiles at Al-Raqqah, the stronghold of ISIS – reports Russian RBK referring to a sources in the Russian Ministry of Defence. The submarine, transitioning from the Russian Northern Fleet to Novorossiysk, launched Kalibr cruise missiles from the eastern Mediterranean. Russian commandment currently analyse the results of the strike using aerial and space surveillance.

    According to …

  • Ukraine may return heavy weaponry if situation escalates.

    According to Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko, Ukraine could return its heavy weaponry to the frontlines if fighting with pro-Russian separatists escalates further. "Our military commanders will be forced to return artillery and mortars to defend Ukrainian positions and protect the lives of our servicemen," he said in a daily televised briefing.

    Five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the past 24 hours during fighting in the east of Ukraine, its highest death toll since a …

  • Kremlin: Putin will meet with Merkel and other leaders at G-20

    According to the Russian President's assistant, Yuri Ushakov, Putin will meet the heads of States and European governments at the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey. At the talks with the leaders of Germany, Great Britain and Italy, he is going to discuss bilateral and international issues including the situation in Syria and Ukraine. The metting of the Russian President with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, is scheduled for November 13.

    According to Ushakov, it is expected that the heads of …