Russian mercenaries in east Ukraine paid over 60 K roubles a month
As reported by Ukrainian intelligence, military units and weaponry prohibited by the Minsk agreements are being accumulated by pro-Russian militants in the Donbas region of Ukraine. At the same time The Russian Federal Security Service is investigating the militants shelling their own positions. “The pro-Russian rebels are taking steps to support the Russian occupying forces with their rotation and redeployment of the front formations, ensuring their readiness to carry out missions in …
Turkey promises to disclose the evidence of the Russian involvement in buying of ISIS oil
The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, stated that Ankara has the evidence to prove Moscow is involved in oil trade with ISIS. “We have the evidences and we will show it to the world,” the European mass media quoted Erdoğan. He mentioned that Syrian businessman, George haswani who has Russian citizenship is, allegedly, one of the oil buyers.
Furthermore the President of Turkey, called the Russian accusations of his family’s involvement in oil supplies from the territories, which are …
Crimean energy independence to cost Russia $ 2 billion
The Russian government may pay $2 billion for the power bridge construction between Kuban – Crimea Peninsula, wrote newspaper Vedomosti, referring to the estimates of “Renaissance Capital” analyst Vladimir Sklyar.
To construct the stations with 940 MW total capacity may cost US $1.1–1.3 billion. But, according to Sklar, the construction in Crimea will cost $400-450 million more.
On Dec. 2, the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, launched the first line of an energy bridge to Crimea. The first …
Russia prepares new bases in Syria
Russia prepares two new air bases in Syria
Russia increased the number of air bases in Syria: one accommodates fighters in the province of Homs, another - used for helicopter departures in Al-Tayas, reported by Reuters, referring to the statement made from the Observatory on Human Rights in Syria, based in London.
As reported, the second base is controlled by ISIL (banned in Russia) in Palmyra. The base is used for terrorist attacks in this area.
Activists also reported that Russia is …
Kremlin hampers progress in Donbas
The Kremlin's position prevents effective work in the Donbas
To postpone the Ukrainian question and unite in the fight against the "Islamic state" was the call made by the representative of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, at the meeting of OSCE Foreign Ministers in Belgrade.
In turn, Ukrainian foreign Minister, Pavlo Klimkin, reminded those in attendance that the Ukrainian issue is on the agenda for the Belgrade meeting. Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine threaten peace no less than the "ISIL" …