• Kremlin warns of ‘decisive steps’ if Ukraine joins NATO

    Ukraine's membership in the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) would be the worst-case scenario, it could force Russia to "take decisive steps" to ensure its own security, said the press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov in an interview for the documentary "Vladimir Putin: the master of the game" of TV channel France 5.

    "Ukraine's membership in NATO would be the worst-case scenario. This is a scenario that goes beyond the "red lines" of Russia's national interests. This is the …

  • Pro-Russian militants holding OSCE members in Donbas hotel demanding release of Russian officer detained by Ukraine

    Pro-Russian militants are holding two employees of the OSCE Monitoring Mission in Horlivka and demand the release of a militant detained by the Ukrainian military on October 13, reported the representative in the Trilateral Contact Group from Ukraine Sergiy Garmash on Facebook.

    According to the report of the OSCE, on October 17 at 17:00, two men 30-39 years old in civilian clothes entered the hotel and told the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission representatives that they are no longer allowed to …

  • Russia: Syria did not respond to Israeli airstrikes due to civilian planes in area

    The Syrian military refused to use air defense systems during Israeli airstrikes because of two civilian aircraft flying in the area, said the deputy head of the Russian Center for the reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit.

    The incident occurred on the evening of October 13, Kulit said, from 23:35 to 23.39 four tactical fighters F-16 of the Israeli Air Force "entered Syrian airspace in the area of the US-occupied territory of al-Tanf, located in the province …

  • Russian gas supplied to China is cheapest in the world

    The Kremlin has been unable to fill its budget after redirecting its gas policy towards the east after the annexation of Crimea and the beginning of the sanctions war with the West.

    While spot gas prices in Europe and Asia exceeded $ 1,000 per thousand cubic meters, and in the United States soared at a record speed in 10 years, China continues to buy gas from the Russian gas giant Gazprom at bargain prices.

    In the third quarter of 2021, the average cost of gas, which flows through the $9 …

  • Russia accuses American warship of violating its border

    A US Navy destroyer attempted to cross Russia's border in the Sea of Japan, said the Russian Defense Ministry.

    The incident occurred around 17.00 GMT in the area, which Moscow declared closed to international shipping due to joint exercises with China, reports Interfax citing a statement of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    The drills were held the day before and are due to last until October 17. The American destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) has been in the area for several days.

    According to the …